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Call for Nominations
AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award

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The Innovation in Accounting Education Award Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 Innovation in Accounting Education Award.

Award Intent

  • The award is intended to encourage innovation and improvement in accounting education.
  • Further, it recognizes significant programmatic changes or a significant activity, concept, or set of educational materials.
  • The winner may be an individual, a group of individuals, or an institution.
  • Normally, this award is given in recognition of a single-item initiative, which could have been developed and implemented over a several-year period.

Award Criteria
The primary criteria used to judge nominations include:

  • Innovation (for purposes of this award, an educational innovation is something new or different that will spur interest in the study of accounting or that will improve the effectiveness of accounting education. The innovation aspect must be something that allows for instruction and learning to take a path different from the usual/traditional.)
  • Demonstrated educational benefits or value (i.e., evidence of the educational merit of the innovation); and
  • Adaptability by other educational institutions or to other situations (thus, the quality of a nomination is enhanced to the extent that the innovation has been adopted elsewhere)

Award Presentation

  • The award and $5,000, funded by the Ernst & Young Foundation, will be presented at the AAA Annual Meeting.
  • The winner will be announced in the Fall Accounting Education News.
  • The award-winning innovation will be eligible for publication in Issues in Accounting Education as a scholarly article, subject to the normal manuscript review process and acceptance of a suitable manuscript by the editor of the journal.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations

  • Nominations are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 31.
  • Each nomination should include a 200-word summary of the activity, concept, or materials, along with a detailed statement, not to exceed six (6) pages (double-spaced), in Word or PDF format, which responds to the above-listed selection criteria.
  • Each nomination can be accompanied by no more than five (5) attachments (tables of data/implementation results, DVDs, CDs, letters of support, results of adaptations at other institutions or settings, books, monographs, PowerPoint slides, etc.).
  • Adequate materials must be submitted so that the evaluation committee can make an assessment on the three dimensions listed above in "Award Criteria."
  • Please attach the nomination and material to an email and send to the AAA Awards Coordinator at awards@aaahq.org with "2014 Innovation in Accounting Education Award" in the subject line of your email.
  • Upon receipt of your nomination you will receive an acknowledgment message from the AAA Awards Coordinator.

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