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Innovation in Teaching Award

The Financial Management Association International's (FMA) Innovation in Teaching Award is designed to recognize inspiring educators, enhance the quality and relevance of education in finance, disseminate successful innovative practices, and elevate teaching as a craft to the next level.

Criteria

This competition is open to any educator who teaches undergraduate or graduate students in finance. Applicants must be current FMA members and willing to present their techniques in a special session at the 2018 Annual Meeting on 10 - 13 October 2018 in San Diego, CA, if selected as finalists.

Selection of the finalists and winner will be determined by a committee based on the following criteria:

  1. Innovation
  2. Broad transferability of the teaching technique in terms of resources and instructor skills/connections
  3. Measurable impact on students, institutions of higher education, and the finance profession

Application (Closed)

Applicants must submit (1) a letter of support from a dean or department chair (2) a 500-1,000 word description of their teaching techniques. The description should detail:

  1. The teaching procedure
  2. The knowledge or skills that this technique introduces or reinforces
  3. Materials, if any, that are required
  4. The impact that the technique has had on students, the applicant's institution, and/or the finance profession
  5. Summary of student feedback, comments, and/or evaluations
  6. The ease of transferability to another instructor

Please have all documents ready before completing the application as the form can only be submitted once.

Selection & the 2018 Finalists

A committee will selected three finalists to present in a special session on Friday, 12 October 2018, at the 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. At the session, audience members were invited to complete a nonbinding poll to help choose the award winners. The committee consider the nonbinding poll results in selecting the following winners:

Winner

  • Applied Financial Modeling with Peer Critiques by David Offenberg, Loyola Marymount University

Runner-Up

  • Promoting Active Learning in the First Finance Course: Four Steps by Jack Trifts, Bryant University
  • A Narrative Introduction to Corporate Finance by Jonathan Godbey, Georgia State University

Prizes

This prize is generously sponsored by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

The award winners will receive award plaques, recognition on FMA's website, and the following prizes:

  • First prize (1): $1,000
  • Runner-up (2): $500 each

The finalists' teaching technique submissions and a video recording of the conference session will be posted on the FMA website.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact FMA at +1.813.974.2084 or [email protected].