ERIC Number: ED181813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Thirty Years of Sharing. Summer Sessions Commitment to: Students, Innovations, and Quality. North Central Conference on Summer Schools, 1949-1978.
Seagren, Alan T.; Randall, Ruth E.
A history of the North Central Conference on Summer School (NCCSS) is presented. The NCCSS is an organization of colleges and universities in the north central area of the United States that provides undergraduate and/or graduate instruction during the summer months. The organization utilizes the structure and techniques of a conference to review issues pertinent to institutions that offer summer instructional programs. The history of the organization is divided into three time periods: 1949-1958, 1959-1968, and 1969-1978. For each period a discussion of the annual programs, summary and observations, chronology, officers and board members, and committees and chairmen are included. Some of the topics covered in the annual programs include: faculty salaries, curricula, enrollment, publication methods, credit, budgets, organization, administration, admissions, and calendars. It is suggested that the Conference plays a vital role in maintaining the educational standards of summer schools, and in offering a forum for discussion of important issues. Its importance is also emphasized in light of the movement toward lifelong education and the declining traditional age cohort for higher education. A position paper on standards and a membership record are included. (SF)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Conference on Summer Schools, Rockford, IL.