Governance Review

In late 2012, the TESOL Board of Directors convened a task force charged with conducting a review of the governance of the association below the board level 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.

The task force's report, and the findings from the governance review, were shared with leaders at the 2014 TESOL International Convention. The final piece of the report—the recommended options and alternatives—was released on 30 April 2014 for initial public feedback. These resources and additional updates are available below.

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

Governance Review: November 2014–March 2015

 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
 First week of February 2015
 Comment period ends
 15 February 2015
 Board reviews feedback on proposed model
 20 February–20 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



Background Documents

Task Force Members

Denise Murray - Chair Misty Adoniou Kevin Knight
Joe McVeigh
Suzanne Panferov
Allison Rainville
Renate Tilson
John Segota - Staff Liaison

Questions or Comments?

Please contact John Segota, staff liaison and TESOL associate executive director.