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 Board.
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.
TEI Secretary and Treasurer
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities
[log in to unmask] 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)