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Governance Restructuring

In 2012, the TESOL Board of Directors ​launched a​ governance review to improve ​the efficiency and efficacy ​of the association in meeting the membership's needs. ​This page will be regularly updated with news and information about the ongoing governance review and restructuring.

If you have questions or comments about the governance review, please contact Associate Executive Director John Segota.

Proposals for Public Review and Comment

The Board of Directors has developed two proposals for restructuring the association's Knowledge-Based Member Communities and its Affiliate Network. The proposals are available for public review, with feedback and comments collected through 12 February 2017. Further details are available through the links below.

Transition Timeline: 2016–March 2017

Affiliate Task and Interest Section Task Force submit final reports to the Board of Directors, and present findings at 2016 TESOL International Convention   April 2016
Affiliate and Interest Section Task Force Reports shared publicly for public feedback and comment 20 April 2016
Deadline for public feedback on task force reports. 10 June 2016
Board reviews and considers public feedback, and formulates plan to move forward July–October 2016
Board shares ideas and plan to move forward with Interest Section leaders, Affiliate leaders, and public for feedback and comment November 2016–February 2017
Board considers feedback and discusses plans with Interest Section and Affiliate leaders at 2017 TESOL International Convention March 2017

IS and Affiliate Task Forces

In May 2015 the Board of Directors appointed two task forces to study and make recommendations about the structure of the association's Interest Sections and Affiliates, respectively. Further information on each task force is available below. The task forces submitted their final reports to the Board of Directors in March 2016. Public comment was collected in early 2016. The full reports are available below.

Governance Restructuring

In March 2015, the Board of Directors voted to move forward with transitioning to a new governance model for TESOL International Association. In August 2015, the Board of Directors revised and approved the new governance model based on feedback and input from members. The documents below outlines the revisions to the new model, and provides a timeline of detailed steps for the transition.

Online Town Hall

An online town hall was held on 12 February 2015 at 10:30 am EST with the Executive Committee to answer your questions about the new governance model. Click here for the full recording of the town hall and the transcript of the chat thread that accompanied the event.

Governance Review Task Force Report


Background Documents

Questions or Comments?

Please contact John Segota, Associate Executive Director.