Awards

Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award 


The Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award is designed to recognize exceptional graduate accounting course practices. Award recipients are selected from the pool of accepted submissions to the AAA's Effective Learning Strategies Forum.

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earning objectives, detailed case/activity description, and addressed AICPA Core Competencies.

Winning lessons/materials for all AICPA educator awards for this and previous years are available for download to AICPA members through the Accounting Educators' Curriculum Resource.

The finalist(s) for this award will be asked to present their work at the American Accounting Association Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA), receive a plaque and an AICPA funded award totaling $2,500. Past Award Winners and Honorable Mentions are listed below.

Apply first for the American Accounting Association's ELS Poster Session and when confirmation is received, you may apply for the ELS Educator Awards program.



Other Educator Awards

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2015 Mark Chain/FSA Teaching Innovation Award

Recipient
"Detective, Critic, Curator, Investigator - A Novel Approach to Encoruaging Student Research and Creativity”
Patricia Johnson, Canisius College

Honorable Mentions
“Crowdsourcing Analysis of Government Expenditures: "Armchair Auditors" - Case and Results of its Use in a Graduate Accounting Systems Class”
Daniel O'Leary, University of Southern California

“Bringing an Accounting Case to Life with Trained Actors: Teaching Interviewing and Teamwork Skills”
Genevieve Risner, Michigan State University



2014 Mark Chain/FSA Teaching Innovation Award

Recipient
"Digging Deep: Using Forensic Analytics as a Context to Teach Excel and Access”
Tina M. Loraas and DeWayne Searcy, Auburn University

Honorable Mentions
“The Original Forensics: Using Debate to Teach Critical Thinking Skills”
Timothy D. West, Lisa L. Roth, and Yanelly Villegas, Northern Illinois University

“A Business Communication Model for an MBA Managerial Accounting Course”
David Stout, Youngstown State University  



2013 Mark Chain/FSA Teaching Innovation Award

 

Recipient
“Expanding Soft Skills: Incorporating Feedback in an MAS Capstone Course”
Jennifer Butler Ellis, Mark E. Riley and Rebecca Toppe Shortridge — Northern Illinois University

Honorable Mentions
“Should Congress Take a Bigger Tax Bite Out of Technology Companies?”
Mark Holtzblatt and John Geekie. — Cleveland State University
Norbert Tschakert — Salem State University

"Lean Accounting in Support of Lean Manufacturing: Ronny the Robot Simulation"
Rosemary Fullerton — Utah State University


2012 Mark Chain/FSA Teaching Innovation Award

Recipient
“Crossing the Line: Ordinary People Committing Extraordinary Crimes”
Kelly R. Pope — DePaul University

Honorable Mentions
“The Application of Lean Accounting to a Manufacturing Simulation: A Teaching Note”
Gerald K. De Busk and Clay L. Moerland, Jr. — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Lawrence P. Grasso — Central Connecticut State University

“TeachingIFRS.com”
Mark Holtzblatt — Cleveland State University
Norbert Tschakert — Salem State University


2011 Mark Chain/FSA Teaching Innovation Award

Recipient
“Modelling Uncertainty in C-V-P Assignments: Going Beyond the Basics!”
Terry Campbell — Kelley School of Business at Indiana University – Bloomington
Paul M. Goldwater — University of Central Florida
David E. Stout — Youngstown State University

Honorable Mentions
“Jensen Pharma: A Governance Role Play”
J. Jay Keels — Coastal Carolina University
Norman T. Sheehan — University of Saskatchewan

“Simulating an Audit in a Graduate Auditing Class”
Rebecca Rosner — Long Island University – CW Post Campus


2010 Mark Chain/FSA Innovation in Graduate Teaching Award

Recipient
“How to Develop a Forensic Accounting Class that Investigates Local Cases of White Collar Crime: Lessons Learned from the Justice for Fraud Victims Project” 
Sara Melendy and Gary Weber — Gonzaga University

Honorable Mentions
“Back to the Future:  Using Accounting History to Explore Professional Opportunities” 
Charles Leflar — University of Arkansas
Tracy Manly — University of Tulsa
Connie McKnight — University of Central Arkansas

“Radar Graphs:  An Alternative and Complementary Approach to Ratio Analysis” 
David G. De Boskey and Martha Doran — San Diego State University

 


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Educator Awards

Article A listing of AICPA's educator awards.
Published on February 17, 2016

Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award

Article The Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award recognizes and disseminates successful teaching practices in the first sequence of accounting. Award recipients present at the annual AAA Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA).
Published on February 11, 2016

George Krull/Grant Thornton Innovation in Junior and Senior-Level Teaching Award

Article The George Krull/Grant Thornton Innovation in Junior and Senior Level Teaching Award recognizes the successful innovative practices in the teaching of junior- and senior-level accounting courses.
Published on February 11, 2016

Distinguished Achievement Application

Application The AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award recognizes full-time college accounting educators distinguished for excellence in teaching and for national prominence in the accounting profession. The award has a dual function: to extend profession-wide recognition to the recipient and promote role models in academia. State CPA societies and individuals may submit
Published on January 14, 2016

AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

Award The AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award is presented annually at the AICPA Spring Council Meeting to a college-level accounting educator.  This annual award recognizes outstanding college accounting educators.
Published on April 30, 2015

Kenneth Merchant honored with AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

Article The AICPA recognizes Kenneth A. Merchant, Ph.D. as the 2014 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient for demonstrated excellence in accounting education as a full-time college accounting professor.
Published on April 20, 2015

Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Awards

Award The AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Awards recognizes full-time college accounting professors who excel as educators and who have achieved national prominence in the accounting profession.
Published on April 20, 2015

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