The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) offers a collaborative, dynamic, discussion-based forum for literacy leaders to explore current and emerging issues. Since 1970, CEL has assisted language arts leaders in sharing mutual problems and insights, exchanging resources, seeking the advice of successful leaders, and investigating issues of greatest concern to leaders.
Members-at-Large serve a term for three years representing the general membership on the CEL Executive Committee and help determine and implement CEL initiatives. Nominees must have attended two or more CEL conventions and volunteered in some capacity, such as by working on the Hospitality Committee or presenting/presiding at a breakout session. There are six Members-at-Large.
- represent the CEL general membership on the Executive Committee
- assist in planning functions of the Executive Committee
- perform other duties as assigned by the Chair (CEL Bylaws, Article III, Section 6.D)
Additionally, Members-at-Large contribute to the organization in some of the following ways:
- serving as coordinators of CEL programs
- writing a member-at-large letter to members inviting them to the CEL Annual Convention
- assuming responsibility for membership initiatives, recruiting, and retention [one Member-at-Large, appointed by the Chair, shall serve as facilitator of membership]
- attending all Executive Committee meetings and contributing to the discussions and decision-making
- participating in CEL presentations at NCTE conventions
- chairing sessions at the CEL Annual Convention
- offering sessions/presentations at the CEL Annual Convention
- serving at the CEL booth during the NCTE convention
CEL Convention, Spring CEL EC Meeting
Partial travel funding and complimentary registration is provided to attend the CEL Convention. Partial travel funding is provided to attend the Spring CEL EC meeting.
Area(s) of Expertise
- Time Commitment: Over 1 year
- Position Type: Elected by CEL Members
- Convention travel expected
Questions? Contact NCTECommittees@ncte.org