How important is facilitating a SIG?

I thought that being the KOTESOL CALL SIG facilitator would really impress people when they saw it on my CV. Now, however, I am beginning to think it’s not very impressive.

My first clue was when I interviewed for a higher position here at Catholic University. They asked me if I was able to teach a CALL class. I was taken aback by the question; hadn’t they seen “CALL SIG facilitator” on my CV?

Then recently I tried to resign. Only one person expressed an interest in the position and that interest was limited to one email and may have been more about curiosity than anything else.

And I remember when I got the job back in 2003. I went to join this SIG and noticed a message on the KOTESOL web page “The CALL SIG is currently in need of a facilitator”. There just aren’t that many people who want to do the job.

Now if I somehow turned the CALL SIG into some monster organization like Kip Cates has done with the Gloabl Issues SIG in Japan, I would end up making a name for myself. But just being a facilitator does not seem to impress.

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  1. I thought that being the KOTESOL CALL SIG facilitator would really impress people when they saw it on my CV. Now, however, I am beginning to think it’s not very impressive.

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