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New Position Announcement: Program Director of Summer and Special Programs

Posted By Tammy Bishoff, Wednesday, February 22, 2017
West Virginia University is pleased to announce a search for the Program Director of Summer and Special Programs.


WVU Online is accepting applications for a Program Director of WVU Summer and Special Programs. Reporting to the Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment Services, this position will serve as the lead on summer programming and development and management of other strategic special projects.


In order to be successful in this program, the ideal candidate will:

  • Manage Summer Session and Special Project budget planning, enrollment strategies, and analysis to ensure that each of the sessions/programs meet enrollment, strategic and financial objectives.
  • Oversee collection, management, analysis, and communications of enrollment, evaluation, and other data reporting.
  • Engage regularly with department chairs and administrators to plan and evaluate course offerings, provide instructional support, and sustain high-quality instruction.
  • Collaborate with University academic and student support units to problem solve student issues.
  • Propose and develop innovative opportunities to enhance summer session programming, including pre-college programs; summer freshmen cohort; summer session-based curricular programs.
  • Supervise professional staff and student workers, including hiring, training, and evaluating performance.
  • Promote and develop new and established curricula and programs that respond to the interests of various student groups and provide the appropriate college requirements.
  • Conduct research of summer session programs at peer and regional institutions and examine current practices at WVU to develop and implement suggested improvements, processes and goals at both the strategic and operational levels.
  • Coordinate with the marketing team to execute marketing strategies, including briefing communication experts on goals, providing feedback on marketing materials and developing social media outreach strategies.
West Virginia University offers a diverse Summer Session that serves approximately 11,500 students annually. The entrepreneurial revenue model is responsible for millions of dollars going back to the colleges. Summer Session and Special Program offerings allow colleges and departments to offer programming to allow students to keep on track, catch up, get ahead, add a minor, study abroad and much more. We support the university’s enrollment and retention goals by engaging visiting, incoming, and matriculated students.

Work Hours: Will include occasional evenings, nights and weekend hours
  • Master’s degree in marketing, communications, public administration, business, or related field 
  • At least three (3) years of relevant professional experience
  • Higher Education experience preferred, but not required
  • At least one (1) year of experience in the following:
    • Recruitment and/or program management
    • Fiscal planning and revenue projection/forecasting
  • Background check
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Three professional references
About WVU 
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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Winter Session - What would you do the same? What would you change?

Posted By Shelley Dempsey, Thursday, February 16, 2017

We are playing around with ideas for a winter session, and I'm curious to hear from those of you who are doing it well - and those who found that it didn't work for your campus.  What things would you do the same?  And what would you do differently if you could start over? 

Thank you!

Shelley - Univ of South Carolina

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Institutional Data on Conditionally-admitted Students in Summer Bridge Programs

Posted By Jacob Askeroth, Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hello everyone, 

Our Institutional Research office has asked us for some peer data from institutions that have summer bridge programs that particularly have conditionally-admitted students.  If this applies your institution/division, I would love and appreciate any data/numbers that could be shared regarding the following:

  • Selection criteria (how were the conditionally-admitted students chosen to participate in the summer bridge program?)
  • Average number of conditionally-admitted students
  • Incoming/high school GPA (averaged)
  • First year GPA (averaged)
  • Long-term GPA (over 2-4 years
  • Four- and six-year graduation rates
  • First destination or job placement rates

Thank you very much!

Tags:  Conditionally-admitted students  Summer Bridge 

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Postion announcement: Coordinator for Online & Summer Academic Programs, BGSU

Posted By Bowling Green State University, Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hello NAASS colleagues:

My name is Paul Cesarini.  I am a professor at BGSU, and currently serve as Assistant Vice Provost for Online & Summer Academic Programs.  I've recently had a vacancy in my office and am now looking for an experienced professional with a background in summer session administration.  The position description is posted at:

Coordinator, BGSU Online & Summer Academic Programs

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Tags:  analytics  Bowling Green  coordinator  data  online  summer 

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NAASS Website Feedback Survey

Posted By Steven Lee, Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hello NAASS Members,


The Information and Communications committee is taking a hard look at the NAASS website to make changes, additions and improvements. We have made a survey for the members to fill out and add feedback about what they would like to see added or changed on the website. 

If you have a couple minutes, we would really appreciate you completing the survey about the NAASS website. The link is below.

Thank you!! Have a great day!

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Job Posted | Columbia University, Director of Summer Sessions, Inter-Terms, Visiting Student, and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Posted By John Robichaux, Monday, November 14, 2016

Dear Colleagues,


It is my pleasure to announce the opening of the search for a


Director, Summer Sessions, Inter-Terms, Visiting Student and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

at Columbia University (Summer Sessions, Inter-Terms) and Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies (Visiting Student and Post-Baccalaureate Programs).


This is a New York City-based position.



Please distribute widely to qualified candidates.







John Robichaux | Executive Director

Summer Sessions, Visiting Student, Inter-Term, Pre-College,

Post-Baccalaureate, and Executive Education Programs
Columbia University, School of Professional Studies


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Position Avail - UCSB Director of Summer Sessions

Posted By Maurine K. Powell, Thursday, November 10, 2016

Position Opening - Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

The Director of Summer Sessions is responsible for managing administrative services and general operations of Summer Sessions at UCSB. Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to the Associate Director, Business & Finance Manager, Senior Analyst, Summer Start Programs Director, and Research Mentorship Program & Science Camp Director. Responsible for managing, preparing, administering, and directing resources including summer programs, budgets, marketing, and personnel. Works directly with deans, administrators, faculty, campus administrators, Academic Senate, and the broader community. Makes decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures achievement of objectives.   

Summer Sessions is the principal unit coordinating the academic coursework in the summer along with special programs and events. In its support of the campus academic and research mission, Summer Sessions works in collaboration with other campus units performing, broadly, three roles. First, it provides a range of fiscal management of income generated by summer fees, delivers enrollment and financial analysis, revenue-sharing and annual department provision reports and recommendations to senior campus officials. Second, it supplies reports to the colleges and academic departments to assist in their summer curriculum planning, processes all summer academic appointments and payroll, and collaborates with departments and faculty in the development and delivery of innovative academic and research-based summer courses and programs. Finally, it operates as a department in creating and executing special programs for both high school and incoming UCSB students, mentoring programs for Teaching Associates, cultural and enrichment experiences for the campus, and, in cooperation with appropriate campus entities, in crafting initiatives that explore new approaches to instruction in summer. 

To learn more about the position and/or to apply:

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Kansas City here we come....

Posted By Jeffrey D. Melin, Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Look forward to seeing everyone in Kansas City. Did you remember to vote? We will find out the results together Tuesday evening at the Election BBQ.

Tags:  Annual Conference 2016 

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Invitation to Quality & Research Committee meetings

Posted By Auden Thomas, Monday, October 31, 2016

NAASS Quality & Research Committee meets twice during the Kansas City conference - please join us at one or both meetings:

Meeting #1: Saturday, November 5 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM

Meeting #2: Wednesday, November 9 from 9:30 to10:30 AM

Tags:  Annual Conference 2016  research 

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Asst. Director - Research (Extended Campus @ OSU)

Posted By Maurine K. Powell, Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Oregon State University's Division of Extended Campus is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Research for the unit. The Division of Extended Campus is comprised of Ecampus (online courses/programs), Summer Session, Open Oregon State (Open Ed. Outreach), and PACE: Professional and Continuing Education. For additional details and a complete position description, see

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