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2015 - 2016 AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize

The AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize is the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. The Prize will serve to recognize, inspire and motivate members to achieve the status of a superior teacher.

Charge

  • To annually select up to three prize winners, one each in the categories of graduate, undergraduate, and two-year accounting degree programs. (These categories are based on the level at which the faculty member primarily teaches, not the degrees offered by their college.)

Prize Intent

  • The AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize is to honor current active faculty and is not for lifetime achievement or for retired or deceased faculty members.

Award Presentation

  • The prize will consist of a cash award, a medallion, and certificate awarded at a ceremony at the Annual Meeting. The cash portion of the prize will be $25,000 and will be maintained at this level in equivalent dollars to 2014 purchasing power based upon the U.S. CPI-U or similar measure.

Membership

  • An AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize Convener and a Representative of the Donor will be appointed each year by the Management Team.
  • The Selector Panel members will be appointed to serve staggered terms by the Management Team.
  • Ex-officio members of the Selector Panel will include the representative of the donor and a representative of the AAA professional leadership.
  • A team of Nominators will be chosen by the Selector Panel from AAA Segment leader recommendations or appointed at-large to assure sufficient breadth and diversity of the nominee pool.

Meetings

  • The Convener and Selector Panel meet in person twice per year.
  • Other meetings may be scheduled at the discretion of the Convener, and can be online, as appropriate.

Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the charge as stated above.
  • Questions about the charge or responsibilities of the Convener or Selector Panel should be directed to Susan Crosson, Director of the Center for Advancing Accounting Education.
  • The AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation prize is the foremost recognition of an individual who consistently demonstrates the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. A nominee must demonstrate a track record of significant achievement over at least ten years of teaching in higher education, and the promise for future contributions to the accounting education community—through their thought leadership in teaching and accounting education. First and foremost, nominees must have exhibited consistent excellence in the delivery of accounting education. Teaching excellence may have occurred in the traditional classroom, in an online environment, or in other learning environments. Such excellence may be evidenced by student evaluations, peer reviews, materials developed for classroom use, or other evidence of excellence in direct teaching. Not only must nominees be passionate, inspirational, innovative, and demand high standards in the classroom but the effects of their impact and generosity must also extend beyond the classroom as evidenced by their mentorship of others, their freely sharing of print-based or other media-based materials, and/or their willingness to take risks in their career to advance their and others’ excellence as a teacher.
  • Eligibility for Award:
    • Nominee must be a current full-time faculty member in an accounting program or school with established record of at least ten years of teaching.
    • Nominee must be a member in good standing of the American Accounting Association who is not currently serving on the Board of Directors.
    • If selected for the award, nominee must agree to attend AAA Annual Meeting Award presentation in New York in August.
    • If selected for the award, nominee must agree to share their knowledge and approaches at various AAA venues and events, as available.
    • Be nominated by one of The AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize Nominators.
    • Nominee applications will be kept on file for two years.
    • Nominees in year two of their nomination cycle will be asked to resubmit an application.

Members

Name / Affiliation

Contact

Term Length

Term Expires

Convener
Michael A. Diamond, Professor Emeritus
University of Southern California
Past President of AAA

Ex-officio Member:
2016 Representative of Donor
Gary Previts
Case Western University

gjp@case.edu

Ex-officio Member:
2016 Representative of Donor
Tracey Sutherland
Executive Director of the AAA

tracey@aaahq.org

Selector Panel

Nancy Bagranoff
University of Richmond

nbagrano@richmond.edu

2

08/2016

Susan Crosson
Director of the Center for Advancing Accounting Education, AAA

Susan.crosson@aaahq.org

2

08/2016

Peter Ewell
National Center for Higher Education

peter@nchems.org

2

08/2016

Hubert Glover
Drexel University

hdg26@drexel.edu

2

08/2016

William Holder
University of Southern California

wholder@marshall.usc.edu

2

08/2016

William McCarthy
Michigan State University

mccarth4@msu.edu

2

08/2016

Jan Williams
University of Tennessee

jwilli13@utk.edu

2

08/2016

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