UCO Accounting Professor Honored for Teaching Excellence

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award for the Southwestern Council for Business Schools and Programs to University of Central Oklahoma faculty member Robert Terrell, Ed.D.

April 30, 2014

Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, UCO University Relations, 405-974-2121, lhouts@uco.edu

UCO ACCOUNTING PROFESSOR HONORED FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award for the Southwestern Council for Business Schools and Programs to Robert Terrell, Ed.D., University of Central Oklahoma professor of accounting.

The council annually recognizes individuals from each of its 10 regions who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom. As a regional winner, Terrell is now a candidate for the 2014 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award, which will be awarded at the organization’s annual conference in June.

Mickey Hepner, Ph.D., dean of Central’s College of Business, noted that Terrell has been recognized for his teaching prowess numerous times in the past. A certified public accountant, Terrell has been a member of Central’s faculty since 1985.

“In 1994 the Oklahoma Society of CPAs honored [Dr. Terrell] as the Outstanding Accounting Educator. In both 2003 and 2008 Dr. Terrell received the College of Business Teaching Excellence Award, an annual award given to one of our 77 full-time faculty members. In 2008 Dr. Terrell also received the Neely Teaching Excellence Award, an award given to only one UCO faculty member per year,” Hepner said.

“Most notably in 2008, Dr. Terrell was named the Oklahoma Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.”

The International Teaching Excellence Award was established in 1995 to recognize outstanding classroom teachers.

“It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace,” said Douglas Viehland, ACBSP executive director. “ACBSP has a mission to develop, promote and recognize best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education. Recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal.”

ACBSP is the only global accrediting body to accredit business, accounting and business-related programs at all degree levels. Its mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. The council currently has 1,227 member campuses and more than 11,000 individual members.

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Cutline: The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award for the Southwestern Council for Business Schools and Programs to University of Central Oklahoma faculty member Robert Terrell, Ed.D.