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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.

IS and Affiliate Task Force Reports

The final reports from the Interest Section and Affiliate Task Forces are available for public review. Feedback and comments on each report will be collected through 10 June 2016. 

Transition Timeline: ​April 2016 - March 2017

WHAT WHEN
 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.

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

Resources

Background Documents

Questions or Comments?

Please contact John Segota, Associate Executive Director.