George Krull/Grant Thornton EDGE in Teaching Award in a Junior- or Senior-Level Course (formerly the Innovation in Junior and Senior-Level Teaching Award)
The intent of this award is to both recognize and disseminate successful leading-edge practices in the teaching of junior- or senior-level accounting courses (e.g., undergraduate intermediate and advance financial, cost/managerial, auditing, systems, tax, fraud/forensics, etc.) that continue to enhance accounting majors’ interest in accounting and encourage them to pursue the CPA profession as a career. Lesson plans include learning objectives, detailed case/activity description, and addressed the AICPA Foundational Competencies Framework for Aspiring CPAs.
The goal of this award is to inspire the following:
- Excellence in accounting education
- Dynamic teaching
- Groundbreaking techniques
- Engagement in the classroom
The winner may be an individual or group of individuals.
The Selection Committee will use the following as their primary criteria to judge submissions:
- Use of incorporating technology into the junior- or senior-level accounting course
- Use of emerging topics such as data analytics, ESG, cybersecurity, forensic accounting, financial planning, etc. into the junior- or senior-level accounting case
- Transferable to other institutions in terms of resources and instructor skills/connections
- Enhances learning of traditionally difficult topics
The teaching practice may not be a commercial product for which the faculty member has a financial interest.
The pool of candidates will be selected by the AICPA EDGE in Teaching Awards Task Force from accepted applications that both address the above noted criteria and are specific to junior- or senior-level courses in accounting.
The George Krull/Grant Thornton award will be granted once per year. Winners will be expected to present their submissions at the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) and at the AAA Annual Meeting. The award recipient will receive an award, a certificate, and a monetary prize (up to $5,000) to help off-set the costs of the registration fee, travel, and hotel costs. If warranted, up to two (2) submissions could also be selected for honorable mention.
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