We are a non-profit association of higher education administrators throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico who lead or work closely with summer and special sessions. NAASS cultivates community and networking opportunities amongst members and relevant organizations. We promote the advancement of scholarship and research to enhance the critical nature of summer and special sessions for colleges and universities. The NAASS conferences provides an opportunity for professional growth and open exchange of ideas to develop quality summer programming and academic standards. A volunteer administrative council, regional representatives, and committees govern NAASS.
NAASS identifies emerging trends, promotes best practices, and facilitates the exchange of information among leaders in higher education in order to continually increase academic quality, student services, and fiscal success of summer and special sessions.
Founded and incorporated in Maryland in 1964 as the National Association of College and University Summer Sessions, NAASS evolved because of a perceived need for a forum by which summer session administrators could share common experiences and challenges associated with their responsibilities.