January 2020 NCASS meeting set at UNC-Charlotte

Registration for the January 24, 2020, NCASS meeting is OPEN.

The registration form does not allow for group registrations (my apologies). Remember that only one member from your institution needs to add the $25 annual NCASS membership fee to your cart. 

Register here.

The meeting will start at 8:30am with breakfast. Lunch is included with meeting wrap up at 2:30pm. 

For more information, contact President-Elect Shanna Coles at shannacoles@uncc.edu.


Join summer administrators in NAASS?s Middle/Southern Region for two days of learning, brainstorming, and networking! The two regions will partner in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, at Western Carolina University?s Biltmore Park Campus for the 2019 Bi-Regional Conference.

Over the course of two days, speakers will address topics directly related to summer, as well as some related ideas which affect summer sessions but might not be part of the typical conversation. Please mark your calendars March 20-22 for this conference. Registration will open in late January.


Diversity, the value of summer courses for students to make progress to degree, and marketing tips are on the agenda for the NCASS annual drive-in at the Hunt Library on the N.C. State University campus. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with breakfast and welcome followed by sessions on topics of interest to summer administrators.

Registration for the conference is $50. Annual institutional dues are $25 and can be paid along with conference registration. Public and private institutions are encouraged to join and share best practices and experiences from summer 2018.

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NAASS annual conference Oct. 28-30 in Portland, Ore.

With a theme of “Innovation & Excellence Year Round,” the North American Association of Summer Sessions hosted its 2018 annul conference in Portland, Ore. The three-day event was co-hosted by the NAASS Western Region. Attendees learned the ins and outs of summer administration, planning and marketing through meetings and smaller sessions with colleagues. The 2019 conference will be held in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 9-13.



Summer session administrators from North Carolina public and private institutions met for the 2017 drive-in meeting of the N.C. Association of Summer Sessions fall drive-in meeting on Friday, Dec. 8. As participants arrived, snow started to fall and cover the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Members turned their attention to speakers who covered issues related to  “Then, Now and ….” as they reflected on how summer sessions have changed and the opportunities for student success through summer terms. The snow cut short the meeting, and President Lynette Orbovich adjourned the meeting about 1:30 p.m. to ensure safe travel.




A stellar panel of experts from UNC General Administration and the N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities launched the one-day 2016 conference on “Access and Affordability: The Role of Summer Sessions.” Among the panel’s topics were the UNC System’s new strategic plan and the challenges of private institutions in offering robust summer sessions. Members attending welcomed the information shared.

That panel was followed by “Quirks in Setting Tuition,” where NCASS leaders and members discussed how to keep tuition affordable and the impact of the fixed tuition that will take effect at three System schools for academic year tuition in fall 2018. Attendees shared best practices for summer 2016 and elected officers.

In 2016 the N.C. Association of Summer Sessions moved its annual meeting from the summer to December, and membership agreed the later time worked better for summer session staff schedules. The 2016 conference took place at the Rizzo Center near the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Fall Conference “Serving NCASS Members” Held Oct. 2

Sessoms and Orbovich at award presentationThe 2015 annual conference was held Friday, October 2, hosted by Elon University.  Assistant Registrar Jesse Parrish led a presentation on “Strategic Agility: Driving Your Summer Enrollment with Data,” and Dr. Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology and associate director of Elon’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, will speak on Using Neuroscience to Enhance Summer Learning.  Members attending shared best marketing practices. Minutes and power-point presentations from the speakers are available in the members-only section of the web site. NCASS recognized Clayton Sessoms of East Carolina University for his long-time service to the state organization.