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Summer Academe: A Journal of Higher Education

The North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS), the Association of University Summer Sessions (AUSS) and the Western Association of Summer Session Administrators (WASSA) are pleased to share online access to Summer Academe: A Journal of Higher Education where readers can browse by volume or search by author, title, or full text.

Summer Academe welcomes submissions from different viewpoints, methodologies, disciplines and cultures that focus on summer session administration or pedagogy.  Specifically, manuscripts and articles are encouraged that deal with research and scholarship (refereed), reports on innovations and best practice, conference presentations, opinion pieces and commentary (that provide though provoking perspectives on critical issues, policies and contemporary events), as well as media and book reviews.

Summer Academe is a professional journal published jointly by NAASS, AUSS and WASSA. It has provided university and college administrators, deans and directors of summer sessions, and faculty involved in teaching and programming in summer sessions with a source of current research and best practices in summer session administration and pedagogy since 1996. 

Following a review in 2010 that included a readership survey, the sponsoring associations decided to revise and broaden the mandate of Summer Academe, but the added features are what the readers told us they wanted to see included in the journal. Once significant change is that Summer Academe is now published annually and available in an online format. The online version of the Journal includes papers on conference presentations, special topic, as well as media and book reviews. Research and scholarly papers continue to be an important component, but the added features should increase the value to readers.

Beginning in 2016, the academic editor for Summer Academe is Rachel Nottingham Miller of the University of Virginia.  Prior to Rachel, Bill Kops from the University of Manitoba served for several years before retiring in 2016. Rachel works with an Editorial Board comprised of representatives of the four co-sponsoring associations:

Editorial Board:
 - AUSS:  John Robichaux, Columbia University
 - NAASS:  Susanna Cowan, University of Connecticut
 - NAASS:  Beth Laves, Western Kentucky University
 - WASSA:  Claire Cross, Oregon State University

Submissions are usually due in May each year, but for specific details, please see the Submission Guidelines.


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