The call for proposals for the 2024 TASS is now open. The proposal due date has been extended to Sunday, October 29, 2023. If you need additional time to complete a proposal, please contact us at the email in the call for proposals description.
In 2024, Telluride Association plans to host two seminars at Cornell University, two seminars at the University of Maryland, and one seminar at the University of Michigan. Please note that the Summer Seminar Committee accepts proposals only from faculty pairs.
Each year, Telluride Association hires a pair of faculty to teach each TASS seminar.
The Telluride Association offers the Telluride Association Summer Seminar (TASS) to high school students who have completed their sophomore year or junior year. The Telluride Association, together with its university partners, has offered both programs tuition-free to all students since their inception.
Each program brings together 10 to 14 students for an intensive, six-week-long academic experience. 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 outside of class.
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. Neither TASS-CBS nor TASS-AOS are given for credit, nor do students receive grades. Instead, faculty offer written evaluations for each student. Faculty are responsible only for the seminar portion of the program, which meets five days-a-week for three hours. Factotums, college-age teaching assistants hired by the Telluride Association, mentor students in other aspects of the program, from written and spoken expression to organizing meetings and extracurricular projects and activities.
Telluride Association is committed to antiracism, equity, and inclusion in our programs and our workplace. We encourage those with similar values to apply. We are committed to building a diverse staff, and we encourage applications from people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities. Telluride Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you need an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please contact executive.director @ tellurideassociation.org.