Greetings from the TESOL Board of Directors. At its October meeting, the Board of Directors spent considerable time discussing the results of the governance review, the recommended options and alternatives from the task force, as well as feedback received from members and leaders. Simultaneously, the board worked on developing a new 3-year strategic plan (2015-2017) for TESOL International Association. The timing of these two issues made for a very rich discussion around the kind of governance best suited to enable the association reach its goals, further its strategic direction, and effectively meet the needs of members and the field.
Because of the complexity of the work involved, additional time is needed to finalize the details on the draft strategic plan, as well as on the options for moving forward with reconfiguring the governance of the association. In both cases, there will again be opportunities for members and leaders to review each and submit their comments before the board makes its final decisions in March 2015. A more detailed timeline of next steps, including the time periods for feedback from members and leaders, will be disseminated in November. The Board is committed to making the whole process transparent. Stay tuned and thank you for your trust and support.