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2020 - 2021 Innovation in Accounting Education Award Committee

Nominations Deadline: January 31 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Charge

Carry out all activities to select recipients of the Innovation in Accounting Education Award. 

Select recipient(s) of the Innovation in Accounting Education Award which is presented at the AAA Annual Meeting. Specifically:

  • Actively seek and submit nominations
  • Review and evaluate nominations
  • Current Committee members who are nominated for the award will be asked to either recuse themselves from the Committee or remove their nomination from consideration.
  • All nominees nominated for a given year’s award – who are not selected for that year’s award – will be automatically considered for the award for the following two (2) years.  Nominees who were not selected for the 2020 AAA Innovation in Accounting Education Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2021 Award and, if not chosen for the 2021 Award, will also be considered for the 2022 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2022 Award, if a nominee has not been chosen as the award recipient or has not been re-nominated, he/she will no longer be considered for the award.
  • Select award recipient(s) based on the award criteria
  • Chair presents the Award(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this committee, s/he should contact the Chief Executive Officer, the President, or the Committee's Board of Directors Liaison.

Members

Name / Affiliation Contact Term Length Term Expires
Chair

Markus Ahrens
St. Louis Community College-Meremac

mahrens@stlcc.edu

 
1

 

08/2021

Members
Dana Hermanson
Kennesaw State University
dhermans@kennesaw.edu 1 08/2021

JP Krahel
Loyola University-Maryland

jkrahel@loyola.edu

1

08/2021

Yvette Lazdowski
University of New Hampshire-Manchester
Yvette.Lazdowski@unh.edu 1 08/2021

Qi Liu
University of Rhode Island

qiliu@uri.edu 1 08/2021

Gary Schneider
California State University, Monterey Bay

gary.schneider@yahoo.com

1

08/2021

Lynda Schwartz
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

lschwartz@umass.edu

1  08/2021
Board of Directors Liaison

Beth B. Kern 
Vice President–Education
Indiana University South Bend

bkern@iusb.edu

Expected Time Commitment

  • September 1 – January 31 – Actively seek and submit nominations
  • February 15 – April 15 – Review nominations, participate on conference calls and email discussions at the discretion of the Chair, and select award recipient(s)
  • August – Chair and award sponsor representative present the award(s) and check(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting; winner(s) of this award is invited to present their innovation at a concurrent session moderated by the Chair of this Committee on Wednesday afternoon of the Annual Meeting.

Roles & Responsibilities Timeline

Chair and Committee Members Responsibilities

September - January 31 February 15 - April 15 June August
  • Actively seek and submit nominations
  • Review nominations, participate on conference calls and email discussions, at the discretion of the Chair
  • Chair is allowed to vote in the award committee's deliberations.
  • Select award recipient(s) based on award criteria
  • Chair notifies the Professional Staff Liaison of the winner(s) by April 15th at barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org  
  • The Chair will have the opportunity to prepare and send a progress report in June which will be available for the Board of Directors to review at their August meeting. This report should include accomplishments and suggested modifications and should be sent to the AAA President, the Committee's Board of Directors Liaison, and Professional Staff Liaison, Barbara Gutierrez. (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org)
  • The Chair will write a thank you email to the award sponsor representative for their support of the award.
  • The Chair and award sponsor representative present the award(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting.
  • The winner(s) of the Innovation in Accounting Education Award is invited to present their innovation at a concurrent session on Wednesday, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, of the Annual Meeting, to be moderated by the Chair of the Innovation in Accounting Education Award Committee.

AAA Professional Staff Responsibilities

Committee Composition/Required Knowledge and Expertise

  • Committee members plus a voting Chair are appointed annually prior to the Annual Meeting by the Council Committee on Awards Committee.
  • Care should be taken that the Committee include members with knowledge about unique approaches and innovations.
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