TACTYC Innovation in Accounting Education Award


2018 Award Winner: Monique S. Kelley, MPA, CPA [GA], Fresno City College

ACCTG 4A Boot Camp

ACCTG 4A – Financial Accounting is a challenging entry-level course for many students.  The course is comprehensive and the prerequisite course to all other accounting courses at Fresno City College.  Many students struggle with beginning concepts and require assistance to improve their understanding.  By offering the “Accounting Boot Camp” to at-risk students, this will help students to improve their foundation for the remainder of their courses.  It will also help to improve their overall success in the accounting/business CTE programs. This camp will be available to those students who would like to receive additional assistance in understanding accounting basics.  This boot camp format may be used in other courses/subjects as well. 

Monique Kelley has taught accounting for over 20 years. She is a tenured faculty and the current co-chair of the Accounting Department at Fresno City College. She has taught at Georgia Perimeter College and Morris Brown College in Georgia. Monique has held an active CPA license in Georgia since May 1997. She earned her B.S. in Accounting at Morris Brown College in 1992 and her Masters of Professional Accountancy at Georgia State University in 1995. Her work experience includes over 13 years at local accounting firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and other organizations. Monique enjoys teaching, learning, and spending time with her two teenagers.  Her signature hashtag is#LearnAccountingToday on various social media sites.


Award Judging Criteria: The winner of the TACTYC Innovation in Accounting Education Award will submit a poster or hands-on technology demonstration that is innovative, improves the effectiveness of accounting education, and can be adapted by other educators for use with their students.

Award Presentation:

  • One (1) winner will be selected from those who present a poster or technology hands-on demonstration during the TACTYC Poster-Technology Demo Session.
  • The winner of the TACTYC Innovation in Accounting Education Award will be announced on the TACTYC website after the conference and recognized at the TACTYC conference.
  • The winner will be presented a certificate of recognition and $250. 


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