AMERICAN ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATION
TWO-YEAR COLLEGE SECTION

The Two-Year College Educator of the Year Award

The Two-Year College Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award


Awards

The Two-Year College
Educator of the Year Award

Do you know someone who has distinguished him/herself in the field of accounting education? Please nominate that individual for the annual Educator of the Year award which will be presented at the American Accounting Association annual conference during the meeting of the Two-Year Section. This is a wonderful way to recognize the professional contributions of one of our colleagues. A committee of the Two-Year Section will select the recipient.

Eligibility
The candidate must:

  1. Have at least ten years of teaching experience and have taught at a two-year college.
  2. Have at least five years of continuous membership (including the current year) in the AAA Two-Year College Section.

Note: Current officers and selection committee members are not eligible for this award. Two-Year College Section members may be eligible if they teach at four-year institutions. Contact the selection committee chair with questions about eligibility.

Criteria
The candidate must show evidence of:

  1. Excellence and innovation in teaching accounting.
  1. Commitment to the improvement of teaching within his or her institution.
  2. Leadership in the development of teaching and learning beyond his or her own courses.

Nomination Procedure

  1. The nominator must notify the committee electronically by March 1st annually. Self-nominations are acceptable.
  2. The candidate must submit nomination materials (see next section) by March 15th, annually.
  3. Submissions must be made electronically. Attach a Microsoft® Word file to an email and send to mahrens@stlcc.edu with "TYC Educator of the Year Award" in the subject line.

Submission Materials
The candidate should submit the following by March 15th:

  1. Name, college address, home address, college phone number, home phone number, fax number and email address of candidate.
  2. A vitae or resume.
  3. Other materials that show:
    1. Number of years of teaching experience.
    2. Number of years as a member of the AAA Two-Year College Section.
    3. Evidence of teaching excellence. Examples: data from teaching evaluations over several years, list of special course development efforts, description of effective teaching strategies used, letters from colleagues and students, examples of course materials, previous teaching awards or summaries of student ratings.
  4. Evidence of educational leadership. Examples: conducting seminars, workshops, conferences, or other events for colleagues; papers, texts, newsletters, or other publications related to teaching; work on special projects related to learning.


The Two-Year College
Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award

The Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award of the Two-Year Section of the American Accounting Association is designed to recognize full-time college accounting educators who have distinguished themselves for excellence in teaching and for involvement in the accounting profession. The award extends profession-wide recognition to the recipient and promotes role models in academe.

A committee of the Two-Year Section of the American Accounting Association will review the nominations and select the recipient. The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association.

Eligibility
The committee will assess each nominee considering the following qualifications. The criteria listed under each qualification will be used as guidelines by the committee in determining the nominee's eligibility for the award.

  1. Length of Teaching Career. A past or current full-time accounting educator at a two-year college having a teaching career of at least 20 years. Ten of the twenty years of teaching must have been at a two-year college.
  2. Excellence in Classroom Teaching and Motivating Students:
    1. Demonstration of Innovative Teaching Methods: documented by the nominee's administration, chair, or the nominee.
    2. Curriculum Development: documented by the nominee's administration, chair, or the nominee.
    3. Student/Faculty Relations: serving as a mentor, advisor to the Accounting Club, advising students, etc.
    4. Recommendations from the nominee's colleagues, former students, etc.
    5. Service to the Department and /or College: serving on department and/or college committees, i.e. curriculum committee, etc.
  3. Contribution to the Accounting Profession and Participation in Scholarly Activities:
    1. Participation in professional accounting organizations, i.e. AICPA, AAA, State CPA societies.
    2. Participation and attendance at seminars, symposia, short courses, and workshops.
    3. Scholarly and professional publications.
    4. Involvement in civic activities.

Nomination Process and Application Procedure
Nominations can be made by anyone who has knowledge of the nominee's background relevant to the eligibility requirements. Self-nominations will not be accepted. The deadline for nominations is March 1st annually.

Each nomination must consist of the following:
(1) the nominator’s name and address and the name and college/university affiliation of the nominee,
(2) a statement by the nominator supporting his/her nomination detailing how the nominee meets the eligibility requirements, 
(3) the nominee's curriculum vitae, and 
(4) other submissions to support the eligibility requirements of the award as outlined above.

A nominee who is currently involved in administration or research is still eligible for the award as long as he/she has met the 20-year teaching requirement.

The nominee need not be a CPA or hold a doctoral degree.

Nominees who are not selected for the award can remain eligible for selection in the future, provided that they still meet the selection criteria and updated biographical data is submitted. In any given year there may be no recipient, one recipient, or more than one recipient.
The Deadline for Submissions is March 1st  annually.

Submissions must be made electronically. Attach a Microsoft® Word file to an email and send to carolynbhughes@abtech.edu with "TYC Lifetime Achievement Award" in the subject line.

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