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.
- 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.)
- The AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize is to honor current active faculty at U.S. post-secondary institutions.
- The prize will consist of an inflation adjusted cash award, a medallion, and certificate awarded at a ceremony at the Annual Meeting. The current cash portion of the prize is $27,500.
- The AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize Convener and Representatives of the Donors will be appointed each year by the Management Team.
- The Selector Panel members will be appointed to serve staggered three-year terms by the Management Team.
- The Convenor will be appointed to serve staggered two-year terms by the Management Team.
- Ex-officio members of the Selector Panel will include representatives of the donors 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Award is not for lifetime achievement or for retired or deceased faculty members.
- Nominee must teach in a program designed to prepare students for careers in accounting, as broadly defined in the Report of the Pathways Commission. Hence, although outstanding teachers, individuals who only teach in MBA programs without accounting tracks or focus on working with Ph.D. students would not be eligible for nomination.
- 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 Atlanta, GA 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.
- If not selected in the year nominated, Nominees will be invited to re-submit an application the following year. Thus, Nominee has two years of eligibility.
- If nominated again in later years, the member will be asked to submit an application.