WASSA Institutional Support Program
The WASSA Institution Support Program is designed to provide financial support
for WASSA members who wish to have another WASSA representative visit their
institution with the goal of providing information about summer session
administrative matters. The Institution Support Program provides assistance to
summer session administrators and/or their supervisors and staff who want to
learn more about program design, implementation and management; budget and
finance; marketing; staffing related issues; research; institutional review of
summer session operations; and other matters pertinent to summer session
Eligibility. All WASSA member
institutions in good standing are eligible for this program. Participation in
the program is open to WASSA member institutional representatives, other summer
session staff members or administrative officials who wish to consult about
summer session administrative issues.
Application. Eligible members
should complete the WASSA Institution Support Program application and submit it
to the chair of the WASSA Professional Standards Committee (fax, email
attachment, or USPS) to be received no later than:
Nov 1: for travel planned December 1 - May 31, or
May 1: for travel planned June 1 - August 31
The WASSA Resolutions &
Professional Standards Committee will review all WASSA Institution Support
Program applications and the chair or his/her designee will forward
recommendations to the WASSA Executive Committee for approval.
Program details. This program
will permit an experienced member of WASSA to visit a requesting institution as
a consultant or outside reviewer. The consultation visit is limited to two-days
(2) and must be compatible with the availability of the WASSA consultant. The
on-site consultation must occur within the travel period associated with the application
thirty-days (30) following the conclusion of the on-site consultation, the
WASSA institutional representative requesting the consultation must complete
the WASSA Institution Support Program award report and submit it to the chair
of the WASSA Resolutions & Professional Standards Committee. The consultant
and a host institution representative will co-present a session about their
experience at the next annual WASSA conference. Should they be unable to attend
the following conference in-person, arrangements will be made for a remote
presentation at the conference, webinar, or some other presentation method.
At the discretion of the WASSA Executive Committee, and depending on the quality
and potential impact of the proposed internship described in the application,
along with the availability of funds, a combination of no more than four (4)
awards will be given in any single calendar year for both the WASSA Institution
Support Program and the WASSA Internship Program. The intention is the
allocation of one award in each program for each application deadline.
However, if, at a given deadline, no applications are received for the other
program, then two (2) awards may be given for only one program.
For each approved application, (max.
$500) will be awarded to pay for the on-site consultation requested. The award can
only be used to defray costs of transportation and lodging only for the WASSA
consultant. The WASSA Institution
Support Program award does not cover other expenses, such as supplies, food, or
salaries/benefits, associated with the on-site consultation.
Award funds for the WASSA Institution
Support Program are distributed after the following steps are completed:
- appropriate receipts have been received
by the WASSA Treasurer within thirty-days (30) after the completion of the
consultation, documenting travel and lodging expenses associated with the
The institution requesting the
consultation is expected to pay an honorarium to the consultant at the rate of
$125/day onsite, as well as cover any additional travel or per diem costs
incurred by the consultant that exceed the WASSA Institution Support Program
A detailed budget should be submitted
with the application, clearly indicating the amount the institution is going to
pay and the amount being requested of WASSA.If the institution wishes
to pay its share to WASSA directly rather than to the consultant, the
institutional funds should be paid by check made out to WASSA and sent to the
WASSA treasurer within thirty-days (30) after the completion of the consultation.
Submit documents as noted to:
- WASSA Treasurer - WASSA Resolutions & Professional Standards Committee Chair
Download Institution Support Program application [word document].