Breakout Session

WASS: an open-source, web-based system for scheduling office hour, advising, and other academic appointments

Track: Student Services

Breakout Session VII
Fri 12:00 pm – 12:55 pm

It is generally agreed that a key to student success and student retention is a high degree of engagement between students, faculty and administrators. Facilitating the process whereby students meet with their professors and advisers is essential to fostering such engagement. This presentation will give an overview of WASS, an open-source appointment scheduling system which has been facilitating office hour, advising and other meetings at Princeton for the past nine years.

Goldstein, Serge
Director of Academic Services
Office of Information Technology

Dr. Goldstein has been at Princeton in various roles for 26 years. He started as a systems programmer, then became head of a web services group, then Director of Academic Services for Princeton’s Office of Information technology. While his current role is largely administrative, Dr. Goldstein continues to be involved in software development, including the development of WASS, a web-based office hours scheduling application that has been in use at Princeton for nine years.


Kelly Cole

Bio / Expertise
Kelly Cole is a freelance web developer who has been a lead contributor to the Web Appointment Scheduling System (WASS) for eight years. She specializes in building websites that optimize the user experience, focusing on “Mobile First” and responsive web design. Kelly has worked for Princeton University and Accenture, and she graduated from Bucknell University with a degree in mathematics and computer science.