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Assistant Dean Teague Elected to Board of Consortium on Graduate Communication

Brad Teague, assistant dean and director of The Graduate School’s English for International Students (EIS) program, has been elected as a member-at-large on the board of the Consortium on Graduate Communication (CGC). Having been a member of the organization since he joined Duke in 2015, Teague is enthusiastic about stepping into a leadership role with CGC.   

The CGC is an international association whose members provide professional development in written, oral, and multimodal communication to graduate and professional students. Its primary activities include face-to-face and online opportunities to discuss and share resources, pedagogy, research, curricula, and program models for graduate communication.

“All of the members’ work focuses on graduate communication,” Teague says. “It’s a good organization to be part of, because it’s really focused on the type of work that we do on a day-to-day basis.”

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Teague adds that members of the CGC comprise two main populations: those who work directly with international students and English as a Second Language programs, and those who work in writing centers, such as Duke’s Thompson Writing Program. CGC provides its members a platform to meet regularly and share best practices in this space.  

Teague will serve a two-year term starting July 1. Members-at-large serve as liaisons with other professional organizations and represent particular cohorts of members. Teague will represent CGC members who work with students in their second or additional languages.

He hopes that his leadership role will allow him to explore ways to expand CGC in other areas, including stronger collaborations with the TESOL International Association (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).  

Visit the English for International Students page to learn more about the EIS program.