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2021 - 2022 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award Committee

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


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Charge

Carry out all activities to select at most two recipients of the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award which is presented at the AAA Annual Meeting in accordance with the general award criteria as adopted in 1972. Specifically:

  • Actively seek and submit nominations
  • Review and evaluate nominations
  • Select at most two recipients of the award 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.
     
  • 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 2022 AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2023 Award and, if not chosen for the 2023 Award, will also be considered for the 2024 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2024 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.

Members

Name / Affiliation Contact Term Length Term Expires
Chair

Natalie Churyk
Northern Illinois University 

nchuryk@niu.edu

1

08/2022

Members

Mahendra Gujarathi    
Bentley University

mgujarathi@bentley.edu

1

08/2022

Gail Hoover King    
Washburn University

gail.hooverking@washburn.edu

1

08/2022

Nancy Nichols
James Madison University

nicholnb@jmu.edu

1

08/2022

Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle
University of Missouri-St. Louis

moehrlej@umsl.edu

1

08/2022

David Stout

destout@ysu.edu

1

08/2022

Board of Directors Liaison

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

bkern@iusb.edu

Estimated Time Commitment

  • September 1 – January 31 – actively seek and submit nominations; participate on virtual calls and email discussions at the discretion of the Chair
    • Approx. 20-30 hours (only for those submitting nominations) 
  • February 15 – April 15 – review nominations, participate on virtual calls and email discussions at the discretion of the Chair, and select at most two recipients
    • Approx. 6-8 hours reviewing nominations; varies based on number of nominations
    • Approx. 2-3 hours participating on virtual calls
  • By April 15 – Chair notifies the Professional Staff Liaison of the winner(s)
    • Approx. 1 hour
  • By May 15 – Chair writes a Citation about winner(s) (300-500 words) and sends to Professional Staff Liaison
    • Approx. 2-4 hours; varies based on number of winners
  • August – Chair presents the award(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting
    • Preparation for presentation could take approximately 1–4 hours

Roles & Responsibilities Timeline

Chair and Committee Members Responsibilities

September - January 31 February 15 - May 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 at most two award recipients based on award criteria
  • Chair notifies the Professional Staff Liaison of the winner(s) by April 15th at awards@aaahq.org
  • By May 15th, the Chair will write a Citation (300-500 words) which will be presented at the Annual Meeting and email the document to the Professional Staff Liaison 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) and Citation(s) at the AAA Annual Meeting.

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 leaders in accounting education from a wide variety of academic institutions who have made sustained and substantive contributions over the course of their careers.
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