Lifetime Achievement in Accounting
The Lifetime Achievement in
Accounting Education Award of the Two-Year College Section of the
American Accounting Association is designed to recognize full-time
college accounting educators who have distinguished themselves for
excellence in teaching and for involvement in the accounting
profession. The award extends profession-wide recognition to the
recipient and promotes role models in academe.
A committee of the Two-Year
College Section of the American Accounting Association will review
the nominations and select the recipient. The award will be
presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting
The committee will assess each
nominee considering the following qualifications. The criteria
listed under each qualification will be used as guidelines by the
committee in determining the nominees eligibility for the
- Length of Teaching Career. A past or current
full-time accounting educator at a two-year college having a
teaching career of at least 20 years. Ten of the 20 years of
teaching must have been at a two-year college.
- Excellence in Classroom Teaching and
a. Demonstration of innovative teaching methods: documented by
the nominees administration, chair, or the nominee.
b. Curriculum Development: documented by the nominees
administration, chair or the nominee.
c. Student/Faculty Relations: Serving as a mentor, advisor to
the Accounting Club, advising students, etc.
d. Recommendations from the nominees colleagues, former
e. Service to the Department and/or College: serving on
department and/or college committees, i.e., curriculum
- Contribution to the Accounting Profession
and Participation in Scholarly Activities:
a. Participation in professional accounting organizations, i.e.,
AICPA, AAA, IMA, State CPA societies, etc.
b. Participation and attendance at seminars, symposia, short
courses and workshops.
c. Scholarly and professional publications. d. Involvement in
Nomination Process and
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- Nominations can be made by anyone who has
knowledge of the nominees background relevant to the
eligibility requirement. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
- The deadline for nominations is May 31,
- Each nomination must consist of four copies
of each of the following: (1) a completed nomination form, (2) a
statement by the nominator supporting his/her nomination
detailing how the nominee meets the eligibility requirements,
(3) the nominees curriculum vitae, and (4) other
submissions to support the eligibility requirements of the award
as outlined above.
- A nominee who is currently involved in
administration or research is still eligible for the award as
long as he/she has met the 20-year teaching requirement.
- Nominees who are not selected for the award
can remain eligible for the future, provided that they still
meet the selection criteria and updated biographical data is
- In any given year, there may be no
recipient, one recipient, or more than one recipient.
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