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31st Annual Teaching Academic Survival and Success Conference

March 29 - April 1, 2020









620 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Reservations: 800-325-3280


Mission of TASS:  Voice of the Practitioner


This is a conference for the serious practitioner who is passionate about helping all students, especially those who are underprepared or underrepresented, to survive and thrive in college and beyond. 


This conference offers a holistic approach to academic survival from the points of view of college faculty, learning assistance and student support professionals, administrators, and high school teachers. This is the forum where they share lessons learned from evidence-based decisions and real experiences in the classroom, as well as tutoring, mentoring, advising, or counseling sessions. 


It is for faculty, teaching student success courses and General Education courses in a variety of disciplines, who want to demonstrate and adopt effective, inclusive pedagogical methods that help students of diverse backgrounds learn.


It is for tutors, mentors, student success coaches, navigators, counselors, and advisors who share and learn from others best strategies in building our students’ academic and life skills.


At a time when there is rightly a growing focus on college completion, not just access, TASS is for administrators who want to share and learn new successful initiatives enhancing student engagement, retention, and graduation rates.


This conference is for reformers who feel an urgency to meet students where they are and give them experiences they need to grow and succeed. 


TASS offers networking opportunities to meet new, like-minded professionals, from all over the country in small settings where substantial discussions occur and friendships are made. 


Call for Proposals



We are currently accepting proposals for our 31st annual conference.  Proposals will be reviewed on a continuous basis between July 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019.  Notifications about the acceptance status will be made within a month of the proposal submission date.


Please be advised that the TASS website is currently “under construction” and may temporarily contain some information from 2019.  However, you can complete the proposal submission form at http://www.tassconference.org/forms/proposalform.php, and it will be submitted to TASS-2020.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


NEW!  Proposal topics and formats have been changed. Please carefully review the information below.


We are inviting abstracts focusing on students’ academic survival from the points of view of college faculty, learning assistance and student support professionals, administrators, and high school teachers. 


Proposals are invited on the following topics:


Ø    If you have any questions about the proposal submission process or if you would like to subscribe to the TASS mailing list, please contact [log in to unmask].

Ø    To get a better idea of the typical TASS conference schedule, activities, and concurrent sessions, go to the “Archives” page at http://www.tassconference.org/about/archives.php 



Victoria Appatova, Ph.D.


English, Languages and Fine Arts Department

University of Cincinnati Clermont College

4200 Clermont College Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45103-0162

Tel: 513.558.5361

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Past President, College Reading and Learning Association



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