CFP: 2014 College-Level Summer Seminars in Humanities/Social Sciences
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Telluride Association Summer Program
Call for Proposals for Summer Program 2014
Cornell University & University of Michigan Ann Arbor; June 22 to August 14, 2014
The Telluride Association Summer Program (TASP) brings together 16 talented high school juniors for an intensive six-week-long program combining 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. Since its inception in 1954, TASP has drawn students without the lure of grades or college credit. TASP attracts students with the desire to learn through dialogue and discussion. 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. The Telluride Association, together with its university partners, offers TASP tuition-free to all students. Cornell University and the University of Michigan will each host two six-week-long TASPs from June 22 to August 2, 2014.
Eligibility, Duties, and Compensation
The Summer Program Committee welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, but gives special consideration to Cornell University affiliated faculty at that site. Applicants should hold an advanced degree and a track record of excellent teaching. The committee accepts applications only from faculty pairs. Each instructor receives a competitive stipend (salary range $12,000 to $14,000) for program preparation, six weeks of teaching, and written student evaluations. Instructors work collaboratively with ‘factota’ – college-aged program counselors who mentor TASP students in all aspects of the program, including the seminar.
The Summer Program Committee selects faculty pairs on the basis of their ability to foster critical, independent thought and sound judgment. Proposals should evaluate some aspect of the relationship between thinking, action, and governance, broadly construed. Please submit, (1) a joint teaching statement, (2) a draft, week-by-week syllabus with reading list, (3) a 300 word course description, (4) CVs for both instructors, and (5) a short, five-page selection from a crucial text, all in PDF to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address any inquiries to the Summer Program Committee at the same address. Deadline for receipt of proposals: June 1, 2013.
Telluride Association Summer Program Committee
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