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🎉 Call for MWIS Chair-Elect!

  • 1.  🎉 Call for MWIS Chair-Elect!

    Posted 20 days ago


    Hello MWIS Colleagues,<o:p></o:p>

    It's already time to elect a new Chair-Elect! We hope you will consider nominating yourself or a colleague to serve as a future MWIS Chair.  The Chair Elect (or incoming Chair) is elected online by members who list MWIS as their primary interest section and will take office at the next virtual TESOL Convention (March 24-27, 2021). The new Chair-Elect will assist the new Chair for one year before becoming the official Chair the following year and then, in the third year, serve as the outgoing chair to offer advice for the next leadership team.<o:p></o:p>

    The Chair-Elect and the Chair collaborate to lead the IS, keep members informed about TESOL events, plan convention activities, respond to membership concerns, encourage MWIS social media activity, and so on. The leadership also assists the newsletter editor (Alex Monceaux) with our newsletters which are published twice a year<o:p></o:p>

    In terms of Convention planning, the Chair-Elect helps plan the Intersection and Academic Panel sessions, plays a role in recommending session proposals, takes minutes at the annual MWIS business meeting, and attends several TESOL leadership meetings to represent the interests of materials writers.<o:p></o:p>

    The position is professionally enriching and can also be a lot of fun. There are many opportunities to network with other IS leaders, MWIS members, members of other interest sections and organizations, and more. Please note that it is an unpaid position and there will likely be some modifications in the IS leadership roles as TESOL undergoes restructuring with the new Professional Learning Networks and revised Interest Section practices. We will hear more about these following the 2021 convention.<o:p></o:p>

    The incoming chair should be able to attend the 2021 and 2022 conventions to take part in the IS Leadership Workshops and Assembly and attend various MWIS functions. The only requirement is to be a current TESOL member and have MWIS as your primary IS, and, of course, want to help teachers and materials writers in some way!<o:p></o:p>

    If you are interested, please send an email of interest with your name, your institutional affiliation if any, and a 150-word biography that will go on the ballot. Feel free to team up with another MWIS member to nominate yourselves as co-chairs if that sounds more manageable. Nominations will be taken until March 1, 2021 and elections will be held right after.<o:p></o:p>

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact either of us.<o:p></o:p>


    Michael Bowen & Teresa Nguyen
    MWIS Co-Chairs

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    Teresa Nguyen
    ESL/ELL Department Chair
    Golden West College
    United States

  • 2.  RE: 🎉 Call for MWIS Chair-Elect!

    Posted 19 days ago
    It would be GREAT if you would first announce what MWIS is... spell it out!!!!
    I have no idea as is and don't want to read through the whole letter to find out.  
    Joyce Cunningham
    Professor Emerita
    Ibaraki U.-Japan/Centennial