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Result of ISfTE 2018 member at large election

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Result of ISfTE 2018 member at large electionCongratulations to Jackie Chan from Hong Kong and Vera Woloshyn from Canada, the newest members of the ISfTE Board. They will serve through the seminar in 2021. The election committee verified the votes. We would like to thank all the members who took the time to vote in this election.

Peggy Saunders Committee of ISfTE 2018 election broad
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ISfTE Board Elections – 2018

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The elections committee would like to present the four (4) colleagues nominated to fulfill the two (2) openings on the ISfTE Board. If elected they will serve a 3-year term on the board beginning in 2019. Each candidate has a written statement, which follows. Please consider your votes carefully. You will have the chance to vote for two candidates. Voting will be available from September 24 to October 15, 2018.

Please follow this link to vote:

The candidates in alphabetical order are

  • Ugochukwu K Agi, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Jackie Chan, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • DeeDee Mower, Weber State University, USA
  • Vera Woloshyn, Brock University, Canada

Please read (or download) the statements written by each candidate.

The on-line election process will take place from September 24 until October 15, 2018.

If you have difficulty accessing the Google voting form, please contact Peggy Saunders at She will help you access the form or input you vote separately.

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Call for Nominations for Two “Members At-Large” Positions on the ISfTE Executive Board – serving for a three-year period

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Dear ISfTE Members,

In accordance with the Constitution of ISfTE, the Secretary-General has created an election committee for the purposes of electing two at-large members to the ISfTE Executive Board.  These new members will serve a three-year term.  In this way, the board will move forward in a manner that rotates older and newer members on the board.

All current and former members of ISfTE are invited to nominate themselves or an ISfTE colleague to do this important work for the society. The election committee and the current executive board particularly want to encourage members from places in the world that are not represented on the current board; although, people from those areas are certainly invited to run for election as well.

If elected and not a current member (did not attend the 2018 seminar in Japan or pay the separate membership fee), it is expected that the new board member would pay the $75 membership fee.  It is also expected that the newly elected board members attend the annual executive board meetings which take place the day prior to the beginning of the annual seminar (Canada, 2019).

Please send the nomination of yourself or a colleague to Karen Bjerg Petersen, chair of the election committee at She will ask candidates for a short statement about their association with ISfTE and what they hope to contribute to the board.  Nominations are due by Friday, September 7, 2018. Elections will take place shortly thereafter.

Election Committee: Karen Bjerg Petersen, Ingebjørg Aarek, Anne Merete Selvik Ask and Peggy Saunders

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Message from SG, Susan Tilley

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Dear ISFTE members,

I am excited to begin my term as Secretary-General. Thank you to the membership for your support. I would also like to extend my thanks to the other nominees for the position. The fact that multiple people were willing to serve in this capacity is a sign of the health of ISFTE.

During my term, I hope to build on the work of a long list of former Secretary-Generals. I want to thank Jackie Pow, our latest SG, for his contributions to ISFTE. I expect I will benefit from his mentoring in the coming months. I am also fortunate that founding members and members of long-standing are also available and willing to support me in my transition into the SG position.

I am in the process of connecting with members of the 2017-18 Executive board and individuals in key positions related to the logistical running of ISFTE matters. I am looking forward to working with the members of the board in the coming months.

First on the agenda is the production of the ISFTE newsletter. The newsletter will be uploaded to our website and sent to members in November. You will find important information and current updates in the newsletter, including information regarding ISFTE 2018, which will be held in Japan.

I hope members are enjoying a productive fall term. In the Canadian context, this is a busy term in our universities, colleges and schools. I wish you much success in your teaching and research initiatives.

I look forward to my first ISFTE seminar as Secretary-General in Japan, May 2018.


Susan Tilley