Our Programs | Teach at TASS or TASP
Each year, Telluride Association hires a pair of faculty to teach each TASS and TASP seminar.
The Telluride Association offers the Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS) to high school students who have completed their sophomore year and the Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) for those students who have completed their junior year. The Telluride Association, together with its university partners, has offered both programs tuition-free to all students since their inception in 1993 and in 1954, respectively.
In 2014, the Telluride Association together with Indiana University and the University of Michigan will host one TASS at each site. Together with Cornell University and the University of Michigan, the Telluride Association will host two Telluride Association Summer Programs (TASPs) at each site for a total of two TASSes and four TASPs.
The two programs bring together 16 to 18 students (depending on site) for an intensive six-week-long program. The programs combine the close, interdisciplinary consideration of texts and ideas in a discussion-based seminar with the opportunity for students to engage in meaningful service and self-governance. As the intellectual cornerstone of the program, the seminar grounds students’ experience of service and self-governance in the critical examination of perspectives and ideas. Faculty are responsible only for the seminar portion of the program, while tutors (at TASS) or factotum (at TASP) mentor students in other aspects of the program from written and spoken expression to organizing meetings and extracurricular projects and activities.
To apply to teach at TASS or TASP, please read through our calls for proposals, found in the column, left.
Please note that the Sophomore Seminar and Summer Program Committees accept proposals only from faculty pairs.
Please submit all applications materials together and in one continuous PDF to Teach.TASP@tellurideassociation.org. If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, please read through our FAQs, or write us at the above address.
The deadline for receipts of 2014 proposals: June 1, 2013
Please submit all applications materials together and in one continuous PDF to Teach.TASS@tellurideassociation.org. If you have any questions about submitting a proposal, please read through our FAQs, or write us at the above address.
The deadline for receipts of 2014 proposals: May 1, 2013
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