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Monday, February 15

TASP: Summer 2017 Call for Proposals

The Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) will hold its 63rd and 64th sessions from late June to early August 2017 and 2018 at Cornell University and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, with two seminars held at each site in each year. We seek faculty pairs to lead each seminar.
Admission to TASP is highly competitive, with over 1,000 applicants for 64 slots, and TASPers routinely go on to attend the most rigorous colleges and universities. Telluride prides itself on successfully recruiting promising students from nontraditional and disadvantaged backgrounds for the program.
Each TASP is anchored by a college-level, discussion based seminar, grounded in the rigorous analysis of texts and ideas. Successful seminars have come from a wide range of disciplines---philosophy, environmental studies, psychology, English and comparative literature, drama, history, dance, political science, anthropology, Africana studies, and many others. They can be interdisciplinary in scope, and have on occasion incorporated unorthodox methodologies or approaches.
The TASP Committee invites you and a colleague to submit a joint proposal for a 2017 or 2018 TASP seminar. Each instructor receives a competitive stipend for his/her work, which includes program preparation, six weeks of teaching (three hours per day, five days per week), and program evaluations. Instructors work collaboratively with two college-aged program counselors who assist TASP students in all aspects of the program and seminar.
We encourage you to review the call for proposals. Proposals are due to teach.tasp@tellurideassociation.org by April 1, 2016. Please visit our website  for more information about TASP. If you have any questions, or plan to submit a proposal, please contact us at the address below.

Jessica Dragonetti
Co-Chair, Summer Program Committee
Telluride Association