Dear Fellow TI:ME Members,
I am honored to have been elected to serve as President of TI:ME. I have been a member of the organization for quite a while; I am constantly impressed by the enthusiasm of all of our members, the dedication of TI:ME’s leaders, and the collective push we provide toward advancing technology for music teaching and learning.
When I ran for this position, I wrote that I had a clear set of goals that I would like the organization to address. Here are some of them:
- Increase membership, in part, by re-conceptualizing the membership committee, and holding a membership drive to bring in new members. With the leadership of our Executive Director, this push for new members also includes corporate sponsors and institutional members.
- Take a critical look at the TI:ME competency areas, which are a de facto set of “standards” in our field. These competency areas were written a long time ago, and need to be revisited and updated. I would like to consider the possibility of publishing a document around refreshed competency areas.
- Re-examine our coursework offerings (certification classes) and consider new topics, new methods of delivery, and flexibility in what it means to offer or take a TI:ME class.
- Re-examine TI:ME’s strategic plan, operational plan, and policies to move us into the future along a professional, successful path.
I would like to express my great thanks to my friend Amy Burns for her amazing work as President. Amy became President during a time of tremendous transition, and kept the organization afloat. She left it better than she found it, and for that, I am grateful.
I look forward to hearing from TI:ME’s members, and I am excited to lead the organization’s work toward greatness.
Dr. Jay Dorfman