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Oregon Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Guidelines for the Special Interest Group: Adult Ed SIG Chair (1 position) 

Duties & Time commitment: Approximately 70-90 hours of commitment per year for 2 years  excluding the quarterly board meeting time 

  1. Actively solicit papers and presentations from SIG members for the  conference and/or workshops. 

  2. Serve on the Election Committee (checking references, making  recommendations to the committee).  

  3. Serve on the Reading Committee for Conference/Workshop planning. 

  4. Serve on the Grant Committee. 

  5. Serve on the Advocacy Committee.

  6. Collaborate with the publications chair to help write or solicit interviews,  articles, and pictures that highlight the SIG. 

  7. Maintain an up-to-date contact list of Adult Ed English programs around the  state. 

  8. Communicate information to SIG group members. 

  9. Moderate online discussion forums for SIGs as needed. 

  10. Elicit needs and interests from SIG group members. 

  11. Forward job announcements to the Tech Team.  

  12. Organize ESOL Awareness Week activities as determined by the board. 

  13. Plan and offer professional or educational activities as requested by SIG members. 

  14. Report to the ORTESOL Board about SIG activities and outreach efforts at board  meetings. 

  15. The outgoing SIG Chair member will make sure that a report of procedures  taken to address each duty is passed on, as well as all documents associated  with the position. 


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