CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2024 SECTION AWARDS AT THE AAA ANNUAL MEETING
The PI Section has the following Call for Nominations open for Section Awards. Please consider nominating one of your deserving colleagues – or yourself. The awards will be announced and presented during the 2024 Ethics Symposium at the Annual Meeting.
Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award
The intent of the Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award is to recognize new pedagogy for teaching ethics to accounting students. A monetary award of $1,000 and a plaque will be presented at the annual Ethics Symposium to an individual (or individuals) who has (have) developed and implemented an innovative technique/method for incorporating ethics into undergraduate or graduate accounting courses. Applicants should explain how they shared their pedagogical innovation with the public. Also, applicants who have already applied for the award, should consider updating their submission materials.
The deadline to submit nominations and supporting materials is March 1st, annually. Submit materials to Steven M. Mintz, email@example.com.The winner(s) will be announced at the Ethics Symposium at the Annual Meeting.
Examples of innovative techniques/methods include, but are not limited to:
- Developing a case, video, audio, or other teaching techniques that can be used to integrate ethics into the accounting curriculum.
- Developing a new course in accounting ethics including learning objectives and assessment techniques.
- Application of technology to teach ethics to accounting students including digital learning tools, or
- Application of E-Learning activities to enhance interaction with students in the classroom on ethics issues and the benefits therefrom.
Applicants should explain how they shared their pedagogical innovation with the public, which may include one or more of the following:
- Presentation at a seminar, workshop, or other form of public appearance, or
- Publication (or acceptance for publication) in a refereed journal, or
- Other form of communication.
Electronic submissions only should be sent and demonstrate support for how the pedagogical innovation advances accounting ethics education by including one or more of the following (as applicable):
- Identification and description of the course, seminar, or workshop in which the innovation is (was) used.
- Submission of the case, video, audio, or other innovation, along with teaching notes.
- Copies of instructional materials used in E-Learning activities.
- Detailed explanation of how digital learning tools support teaching and learning.
- Assessment results on the new pedagogy (i.e., efficacy survey, student performance, improvement in student performance), or
- Copy of the refereed journal article that was published or accepted for publication along with the official notification from the editor of the journal indicating acceptance.
In addition, all applicants should submit both of the following:
- A 500-word statement describing the contribution to accounting ethics education and
- Two letters of recommendation from educators in support of the nominee for the award and elaborating on the contribution of the technique to accounting ethics education.
- Initial mailing about award (by December 1).
- Reminder and announcement about the award and deadlines (PI Section Midyear Meeting), AAA communications, and external partners.
- Deadline to submit nomination and supporting materials (March 1).
- Selection Committee chooses and notifies recipient(s) (April 15).
- Announcement of Winner: Ethics Symposium (August 11).
Questions on any of the items mentioned in the Award Criteria should be sent to Steven Mintz at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award Winners
Barbara M. Porco, Fordham University
William F. Miller, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Tara J. Shawver, King's College
Accounting Exemplar Award
The Accounting Exemplar Award is given to either an accounting educator or an accounting practitioner (broadly defined) who has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and/or practice. Applicants should provide written nominations which provide information detailing how the nominee(s) has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and/or practice either by serving as a role model and/or by making significant contributions to the accounting profession in a manner which serves the public interest. Written nominations should be e-mailed to Pat Kelly at email@example.com by March 1, annually. The winner(s) will be announced at the Ethics Symposium at the Annual Meeting.
Committee Appointment and Composition:
The Accounting Exemplar Award Nominations Committee shall consist of five members appointed by the Chair of the Public Interest Section. Whenever possible, continuity of at least two members is encouraged.
Nominations Criteria and Procedures:
Criteria: The Accounting Exemplar Award of the Public Interest Section shall be awarded to an individual who has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and/or practice. The Accounting Exemplar Award may be awarded to either an accounting educator or an accounting practitioner (broadly defined).
Eligibility: The Chair of the Public Interest Section shall not be eligible to receive the award during his/her tenure as chair and for the following three years. Members of the Accounting Exemplar Award Nominations Committee shall not be eligible to receive the award during their tenure on the committee and for the following three years.
Call for Nominations: A Call for Nominations shall be published in the Fall issue of In the Public Interest. This Call for Nominations shall specify the criteria and shall require a written nomination specifying the reasons the individual nominated should receive the Award. This written nomination should provide information about the nominee which indicates that the nominee has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and/or practice either by serving as a role model and/or by making significant contributions to the accounting profession in a manner which serves the public interest. This notice shall also specify the deadline for nominations. Committee members may also make nominations but cannot do so after the deadline for nominations.
Deadline for Nominations: The deadline for nominations shall be March 1, annually. This will allow the committee time to discuss each nominee and also provide time to gather further information if necessary. At the Committee’s discretion, they may extend the nominations period if a majority of the members of the Accounting Exemplar Award Committee believe that this would be appropriate.
Committee Discretion: The Accounting Exemplar Award need not be awarded every year. The committee could decide, in any given year, that the award should not be given. The committee should then report at the annual meeting the general reasons for not making the award.
Presentation of Accounting Exemplar Award: The Accounting Exemplar Award is traditionally given at the luncheon held at the conclusion of the Professionalism and Ethics Symposium. The Symposium is held preceding the American Accounting Association’s Annual Meeting.
Previous Accounting Exemplar Award Winners
Cynthia Jeffrey, Iowa State University
George H. Diacont
J. Edward Ketz, The Pennsylvania State University
Robin W. Roberts
no award given
Steven M. Mintz and Barbara D. Merino
Joseph St. Denis
no award given
Mary Beth Armstrong and David Walker
D.R. Scott and Charles A. Bowsher
Lynn E. Turner
Stuart Chase and Prem Sikka
no award given
Arthur Levitt and Eli Mason
no award given
Art Wyatt, Abe Briloff, Tony Puxty, Harold Langenderfer, Ralph Estes
2023 Public Interest Section Best Paper Awards
We are pleased to present our 2023 Public Interest Section best papers awards to the following recipients:
PI: "Native American Governments' Borrowing Costs: Evidence from Municipal Bond Markets" by Serena Loftus (Kent State University), Sarah Shonka McCoy (University of New Mexico), and R. Z. Zhang (Kent State University).
AIS/SET: “Motivated Cognition and Employees’ Perceived Fairness of Algorithmic Performance Evaluation” by Yunshil Cha (University of New Hampshire).
International: “‘No Comment’: Language Barriers and the IASB’s Comment Letter Process” by Emily Anne Shafron (Texas A&M University), Christopher G. Yust (Texas A&M University), Brian Monsen (The Ohio State University), and Eduardo Flores (University of São Paulo)
ATA: “Investigating the Marriage Tax Penalty’s Disparate Impact on Financially Vulnerable and Historically Disadvantaged Couples” by Christine Cheng (The University of Mississippi), Amy J. N. Yurko (Duquesne University), Joseph Paul Yurko (University of Pittsburgh), and Ronald Joseph Yurko (Carnegie Mellon University)
Forensic: “Financial Fraud, Hispanics, and Transgenerational Bonds” by Jesus R. Jimenez Andrade (Texas A&M University-San Antonio)
Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting activities have societal impact. We welcome research in a wide variety of areas such as, but not limited to: sustainability accounting and reporting; professional and business ethics; corporate social responsibility and governance; regulation; and social justice. We welcome innovative research designs along with more traditional ones. The common thread among this wide array of research areas is the requirement that each study and its findings be grounded in the public interest by situating the study within a historical, social, or political context, and by providing guidance for responsible action.
Alternative Accounting Research Network (AARN)
AARN is a global community of interdisciplinary accounting researchers with a commitment to independent, innovative and purposeful research that seeks to address contemporary social and environmental challenges. For more information, please vist: AARN
26th Annual Ethics Research Symposium
In conjunction with the Public Interest Section, colleagues across the AAA who are engaged and interested in research and teaching related to Ethics are invited to submit papers, cases, and panel session proposals for presentation at the 26th Annual Ethics Research Symposium. The Symposium will be held in person in San Diego, California on Sunday, July 31st before the AAA Annual Meeting. The 26th Annual Ethics Research Symposium encourages submissions of all academic research, teaching papers, panel sessions, case studies (with related notes) that address relevant issues in accounting ethics. Submitted research should focus on ethical issues for individuals, companies, government, or society that ultimately inform applications for teaching, business practice, or policy.
The Accounting Exemplar award and the Excellence in Accounting Ethics Education Award will be presented by the Public Interest Section during the Symposium. In addition, the Symposium will recognize other research, including Best Research Paper, Best Innovation for Teaching, Best Paper by a current doctoral student, or Best Paper by an early career scholar (graduation from a doctoral program must have occurred within the last 3 years). Questions can be sent to the Ethics Research Symposium Co-chairs: Lisa Baudot, UCF (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dana Wallace, UCF (email@example.com)
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