Creative and Innovative Awards
Each year NAASS recognizes member schools that offer creative and innovative programs. Through these awards, NAASS seeks to highlight the importance of curriculum development, give credit to summer session administrators who make outstanding contributions to the operation/management of summer session, and provide a forum for members to learn from each other.
To submit your program for consideration, please complete an online award application using the password already provided to you by the Executive Secretary's office. The deadline to apply is September 18, 2013.
• Credit: This category includes courses for which students earn college-level credit hours that apply toward a degree.
• Non-Credit: This category incorporates all other courses categorized as non-credit, even though "credit" may be earned toward teacher CEUs, a high school diploma, etc.
• Administrative: The administrative category is for innovative strategies and ideas in planning, financing, marketing, reporting, administrative structure, public relations, student services, and other similar areas engaged in by the summer session leadership and staff.
Each program is judged on the following criteria: creativity, uniqueness, benefit to students, and adaptability to other institutions. You may submit more than one program in a single category. However, you may not submit a program for consideration in more than one category.
Contingent on the number of submissions, two awards are granted each year based on the size of the institution. Institutions with an academic year enrollment of less than 7,500 will fall into the small school category, while those with equal or more than 7,500 will fall into the large school category.
This year’s poster session will provide an opportunity for finalists to showcase programs while interacting with members.
If you have questions, please contact:
lhogue [at] ucmo [dot] edu (Laurel Hogue), Chair of the Creative and Innovative Awards committee
Or call: (660) 543-4674