In 2012, the TESOL Board of Directors convened a task force charged with conducting a review of the governance of the association and—if warranted—proposing changes to improve its efficiency and efficacy at meeting the membership's needs. The task force completed its work and submitted its final report to the board in March 2014.
If you have questions or comments about the TESOL governance review, please contact TESOL Associate Executive Director John Segota.
Proposed Governance Model
The Board of Directors invites members to provide feedback on a proposed governance model for TESOL International Association. The document below outlines the new model and provides additional information on next steps.
Comments on the new model will be collected through 28 February 2015 via the survey link below.
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.
Timeline: November 2014–March 2015
| WHAT ||WHEN |
| Board of Directors completes proposal for new governance model |
| Early January 2015 |
| Proposed governance model shared with members for comment |
| January 2015 |
| Online Town Hall on proposed governance model |
| Mid-February 2015 |
| Comment period ends |
| Late February 2015 |
| Board reviews feedback on proposed model |
| March 2015 |
| Board deliberates and votes on proposed governance model |
| Board of Directors meeting, 23–24 March 2015 |
| Board presents new model and preliminary transition plan |
| 2015 TESOL International Convention, March 2015 |
| Transition to new governance model, with ongoing opportunities for comment |
| 2015–2017 |
Task Force Members
Denise Murray - Chair
John Segota - Staff Liaison
Questions or Comments?
Please contact John Segota
, staff liaison and TESOL associate executive director.