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Professional Councils and Governance Committees

The association is restructuring its governance as a result of the Governance Review that was conducted in 2012-2014. As part of this new structure, the number of standing committees will be reduced to six Professional Councils and three Governance Committees.

Professional Councils

Effective 8 April 2016, TESOL will launch six Professional Councils that will provide professional expertise to help advance the Association's strategic objectives and activities. Made up of TESOL members, Professional Councils supplement or complement the practical work of the Association.

Governance Committees

Three Governance Committees are responsible for critical areas of governance within the Association. Members of each of the Governance Committees serve by virtue of being elected to their position.

Call for Volunteers

The Association will have an annual call for members to serve on Professional Councils. In most cases, the call for volunteers will be held in August, with volunteers serving 1 November–31 October.

To find other ways to get involved, please visit TESOL's volunteer page.

Former Standing Committees

The following committees were dissolved effective 31 December 2015. Future work in these important areas may be conducted by task forces or ad hoc committees.
  • Board Operations Committee 
  • Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Employment Issues Committee
  • Global Professional Issues Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Rules and Resolutions Committee