IJͼ

Committees

2023 IJͼ Committees

Committees


The IJͼ members who volunteer to serve on these committees devote their time, effort and energy to continuously improving both the organization and the language education profession. We are grateful for their service.

If you are interested in joining a committee or volunteering with IJͼ in other ways, please visit our volunteer opportunities page regularly for the latest ways to get involved.

FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE

Committee Charge: The Finance & Audit Committee is charged with providing financial oversight for IJͼ.

CONVENTION COMMITTEE

Committee Charge: The Convention Committee ensures that the program content of the annual convention consists of rich, diverse, relevant subject matter. To reach this goal, the committee considers needs assessment surveys and trends in the language teaching community to deliver content in formats that attract a large, diverse audience and provide excellent overall professional development for those attending.

ADVOCACY & OUTREACH COMMITTEE

Committee Charge: The Advocacy & Outreach Committee works to increase members’ interest and ability to educate policymakers and the public about the importance of language education. It also seeks to increase IJͼ’s public profile with relevant stakeholders.

RESEARCH & ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Committee Charge: The Research and Assessment Committee helps ensure that proficiency-based language learning processes, practices, and outcomes are grounded in and realized through evidence-based research.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMITTEE

Committee Charge: The Professional Learning Committee (PLC) seeks to ensure that IJͼ’s professional learning opportunities are highly valued and made accessible to all language educators across the preK-16 continuum. The PLC seeks to improve the skills of language educators through collaboration, knowledge exchange, and discourse.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Committee Charge: The Leadership Development Committee is responsible for identifying potential leaders to serve in volunteer roles within IJͼ, promoting ways to increase volunteer engagement, and developing and supporting the leadership needs of IJͼ members.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

Committee Charge: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee shall consider, advise, and make recommendations to the IJͼ Board that support the organization’s strategic goal of developing and promoting a diverse and inclusive language education community by working to break down barriers to access and opportunity. The DEI Committee will ensure that strategic objectives relating to diversity, equity and inclusion are incorporated into IJͼ’s governance structure, initiatives, awards, and other programs, products, and services.