[tei-council] [TEI-L] Changes on the TEI Board (fwd)

David Sewell dsewell at virginia.edu
Mon Aug 15 13:48:53 EDT 2011

Copied formally to Council at Sarah's request.

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Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 13:46:47 -0400
From: Sarah Wells <spw4s at VIRGINIA.EDU>
To: TEI-L at listserv.brown.edu
Subject: [TEI-L] Changes on the TEI Board

To the TEI Council and larger community,

As some of you may have heard, the TEI Board had a contentious conference call 
last week, and the result was the Martin Mueller has resigned as Chair of the 

This occurred during a regular conference call last Thursday, August 11. Five 
out of six voting members were expected to attend, but minutes before the Board 
convened, one member apprised the Board via email that she would not be able to 
attend. This meant that only four of the six voting members were present, which 
still represented a quorum.  There were some difficulties in joining the 
conference call, and one Board member arrived a few minutes late. Prior to the 
meeting, a Board member requested a point of privilege via email, on a motion 
of confidence in the Chair. The Chair absented himself from the meeting to 
switch connections and another Board member moved for the vote of confidence 
without discussion. It failed, with one vote expressing confidence in the Chair 
and three against.  When the Chair returned he was apprised of the vote and 
left the call.

We realize that this may raise more questions & concerns than it addresses, and 
we will send out a more detailed explanation to account for this event and to 
outline our plans for finding a replacement. In the meantime, we are working on 
an interim solution to stabilize the Board. We are continuing our conversations 
on this list, and will hold a teleconference very soon.

Sincerely yours,
Sarah Wells
TEI Secretary and Treasurer


Sarah Wells
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
spw4s at virginia.edu    434-924-4370 or 434-924-4527

O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.

(Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls.
Stolen from the Washington Post's Style Invitational Week CLXI)

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