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.
Transition Timeline: March 2015–March 2016
|WHAT ||WHEN |
| Board of Directors takes action to move forward with transition to |
new governance model
| March 2015 |
| Transition advisory councils begins with 2017 Convention |
Applications for task forces are accepted beginning 15 April
| April 2015 |
| Application deadline for task force applications is 1 May |
Interest Section Task Force appointed
Affiliate Task Force appointed
| May 2015 |
| Board releases detailed transition plan || August 2015 |
| Board takes action on committee changes || October 2015 |
| Affiliate Task Force submits final report || January 2016 |
| Interest Section Task Force submits final report || February 2016 |
| Sunsetting committees have final meetings (optional) |
Interest Section Leadership Council finalizes its duties
| March 2016 |
| Board takes action on other aspects of governance |
| 2016–2017 |
Task Force Members
Denise Murray - Chair
John Segota - Staff Liaison
Questions or Comments?
Please contact John Segota
, staff liaison and TESOL associate executive director.