CFP: 2014 College-Level Summer Seminars in Af-Am Studies
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar
Call for Proposals for Summer Session 2014
Indiana University Bloomington & University of Michigan Ann Arbor; June 22 to August 2, 2014
The Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar (TASS) brings together 18 talented high school sophomores for an intensive six-week-long discussion-based seminar that focuses on race and social difference as central concepts in understanding society. TASS is a program for students motivated by genuine intellectual curiosity and a 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 close, critical examination of perspectives and ideas. Since its inception in 1993, TASS has drawn students without the lure of grades or college credit. Any high school sophomore is eligible to apply, but we make an effort to recruit members of historically underrepresented or disadvantaged groups--particularly African Americans. The Telluride Association, together with its university partners, offers TASS tuition-free to all students. Indiana University and the University of Michigan will each host one six-week-long TASS from June 22 to August 2, 2014.
Eligibility, Duties, and Compensation
The Sophomore Seminar Committee welcomes applications from all qualified applicants, but gives special consideration to Indiana 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 TASS tutors, college-aged program counselors selected for their ability to mentor TASS students in all aspects of the seminar and extracurricular life, but especially in composition and verbal expression.
The Sophomore Seminar Committee selects faculty pairs on the basis of their ability to foster critical, independent thought and sound judgment. Proposals should address race and other dimensions of human difference in understanding society. Please submit (1) a joint teaching statement, (2) a draft, week-by-week syllabus with reading list, (3) a 300-word course description, and (4) CVs for both co-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 Sophomore Seminar Committee at the same address. Deadline for receipt of proposals: June 1, 2013.
Telluride Association Sophomore Seminar Committee
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies