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. This page will be updated with news and information about the ongoing governance review and restructuring.
If you have questions or comments about the TESOL governance review, please contact TESOL Associate Executive Director John Segota.
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.
New Governance Model
At their meeting in March 2015, the Board of Directors voted to move forward with transitioning to a new governance model for TESOL International Association. The document below outlines the new model and provides additional information on next steps. .
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 |
Governance Review Task Force Report
Governance Review Task Force Members
Denise Murray - Chair
John Segota - Staff Liaison
Questions or Comments?
Please contact John Segota
, Associate Executive Director.