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Summer Funding Models

Posted By Saint Louis University, Wednesday, February 21, 2018

As we look at improving our current summer model, I am curious as to what funding models are set-up at other colleges and universities.

1. How is your summer session office/department funded?

2. What does your summer revenue share model look like?

3. How are marketing and administrative costs for summer funded?

If you are comfortable answer the questions above, please respond to this thread or contact me directly at Thank you in advance.

Tags:  budget model  revenue share  summer funding 

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Summer/Winter Program Coordinator

Posted By Saint Louis University, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Saint Louis University is looking to hire a summer/winter program coordinator. The job posting can be found at the following link:

Job Summary

The summer/winter program coordinator provides leadership, strategic planning, and tactical execution for educational programming offered during the summer months and over the winter intersession term at Saint Louis University. 

Although housed in the School for Professional Studies, the position is responsible for University-wide summer programming as well as college credit courses offered during the winter intersession. The position works in collaboration with other campus units to provide college credit courses offered by several schools/colleges; camps, academies and special programs for K-12 students; and non-credit programming for international partners. 

The position is responsible for managing administrative services and general operations, and directing resources including budgets, marketing, and personnel. The coordinator position works directly with deans, faculty, campus administrators, and the broader community to make decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensure achievement of objectives. In particular, the coordinator works closely with the School for Professional Studies marketing manager to develop and execute the ‘Summer At SLU’ multi-media marketing campaign, the School’s enrollment management team, the University student housing team, Office of the Registrar, and representatives from various schools and colleges. The position reports to the School for Professional Studies Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Partnerships.

If you have questions, please contact Troy Hargrove at

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Summer/Intersesions and Time to degree

Posted By Tim Mozia, Monday, January 22, 2018
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018

I am looking for studies that have examined or measured the impact of summer or inter sessions on time to degree. I will appreciate any assistance you can provide. If you have any questions, please email me at . You can also call me at 562-985-5496. Thank you for all your help.

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Looking for survery participants for compensation study

Posted By Brian Degon, Sunday, January 21, 2018
Updated: Sunday, January 21, 2018

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has partnered with Sibson Consulting, an independent national human capital consulting firm with a special focus in higher education, to administer and conduct a short survey on online & distance education faculty pay practices at select colleges and universities. Sibson is administering the questions through an online questionnaire. We were hoping that you, or another member of your staff, could spend 15-20 minutes to complete this survey. These questions will explore the pay practices, guidelines, and criteria for compensation of faculty who teach online or distance education courses.  If you are able to answer these questions in the context of the entire academic year, please do so; if you can only answer with respect to summer courses, please note this in the final question (a free-form text box for additional comments).


All data submitted will remain strictly confidential. You may participate in the questionnaire online using the link provided below:


If you need to complete the questionnaire in multiple sittings, you will be able to save your progress and continue inputting your responses at a later time. The submission deadline is Friday, February 2. At the end of the study, we will provide you with a summary report of findings. We appreciate any time and assistance you can provide us. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn at or 212-251-5938.

Thanks so much and we hope you will participate in this important study.

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Summer Session/Winter Session Guidebooks?

Posted By Claire Napoletano, Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Do any of you have a summer session guide or other materials that you distribute to deans, department heads, and office administrative staff with logistical information on summer or winter sessions-- a guide for building sections, minimum enrollments, pay rates, timelines for different processes, etc.?    

If so, what information is included?  Do you hold in-person or web training sessions to help staff learn how to do successfully their part in creating and running summer/winter courses?

Thanks in advance for any expertise you have to share.  Wishing all a happy holiday season and some restful time away from the office!


Tags:  administration  Guidebook  Summer Session  Winter Session 

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Please Share Outcomes of your Summer Start Programs

Posted By Anne Van Arsdall, Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Do you have positive outcomes to share from your summer start programs?  I would love to know the impact that campuses are seeing from early start programs in terms of retention, graduation, and/or other student success indicators being evaluated. 

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NAASS Officer Handbook (2017)

Posted By Maurine K. Powell, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Greetings NAASS Members,

I am proud to announce the first ever, NAASS OFFICER HANDBOOK (see attachment).

Over the past three years, the RVPs/AVPs have been working to develop this handbook as as the 'go to' resource for all members to bring clarity and understanding to the overall organizational structure of NAASS, officer positions (centrally/regionally) and committees, along with the responsibilities within each.

As a member of NAASS, we encourage you to review this handbook and consider where your skills could be contributed to help strengthen and grow NAASS into a strong and vibrant organization representing Summer/Inter/Special Sessions around the globe.

Most respectfully - Reni Powell
Oregon State University
NAASS Treasurer (2016/17)

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Tags:  #NAASS2017  committees  handbook  officers 

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It's Time! Our Annual Conference has finally arrived!

Posted By Shanna Coles, Sunday, November 12, 2017
I'm excited to meet and mingle with fellow NAASSers as our annual conference finally gets underway. The program and all of the materials look great - super job conference committee! Please connect with hashtag #NAASS2017. Take pics and text them to me at 803-443-8814 or email to Thanks. 

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Yoga for Conference Attendees...

Posted By Angie Gora, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hello Everyone,

On Saturday, Nov. 11, I am volunteering to instruct an all levels, Vinyasa flow yoga class for anyone interested (NAASS attendees and attendee guests).  The hotel offers "Get Fit Kits" if you want to borrow a mat and meet me at 7:40 a.m. sharp at the Fitness Center. 

Depending on how may people show up, we may need to move to a new location.  I will be scouting this out on Friday, so it's important that you arrive on-time outside the fitness center at 7:40 a.m.  Class will start at 7:47 a.m. and will last 55-minutes.  No previous experience necessary.  

I received my American Council on Exercise Group Fitness Instructor Certification in 2013.  I currently teach yoga and strength classes in Bemidji, MN.   

I did notice the hotel offers a Sky Yoga class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, but I'm not sure if there is a cost.  In addition, I know a lot of you will be in a meeting at that time.  Take advantage of this is free alternative! 

Newcomers often refer to my class as, "fun."

Namaste, NAASS!

Angie Gora
Summer Program Director
Bemidji State University 

Tags:  All Levels  Body  Mind  Stress Reduction  Wellness  Yoga 

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"Banking" Credit Hours to use in Summer

Posted By Regina Jenkins, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Good morning,


We are in the very early stages of looking into allowing full-time students to "bank" unused credit hours from spring and fall semester to use in summer sessions.  Does anyone currently do this?  If so, I would love to connect on how it has worked, how you communicate the information to students, and how it was implemented.


Thank you!




Regina Jenkins

Boise State University

Director, Summer Sessions  

Phone: (208) 426-3295




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