Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bar-tailed godwit: Minutes for Feb 14 2015 WUaS open monthly business meeting (and agenda)

Minutes for Feb 14 2015 WUaS open monthly business meeting (and agenda)

February 14, 2015 Monthly Business Meeting Minutes for World University and School

Present: Larry Viehland, Scott MacLeod (head clerk and recording clerk)

(Feb 14, 2015 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School:

Minute –

Larry suggested beginning to get undergraduate students’ names and a commitment

Scott will explore beginning to develop, first in Google Forms, a sign up process …

And get students’ names and a commitment

Here are the initial best STEM-centric WUaS degrees ...

Electrical Engineering (typically 14 classes toward a major over 4 years)
General Science
General Engineering

... and for BPPE accreditation.

Minute –

Outreach –
WUaS will give a talk at FAHE - Friends Association for Higher Education (between M&W June 18-21, 2015, in Newberg, Oregon -

WUaS will make an ISSIP Presentation (online at 7:30 am on March 11, 2015 viz.

WUaS (Scott) will take the 12 week HarvardX/edX course JuryX - - with Harvard Law professor Charlie Nesson beginning March 10. ...

WUaS (Scott) will attend the talk on February 15, 2015 at Palo Alto Friends Meeting with Joyce Ajlouny ( and from Friends United Meeting / Ramallah Friends School / Ramallah Friends Meeting, and explore collaborating with them about online International Baccalaureate (IB) high school diplomas in conjunction ... and in many languages ...


February 14, 2015 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School

World University and School
{Open} Business Meeting – Agenda (hour-long meeting)
February 14, 2015
9 a.m., Pacific Time

Email here if you'd like to participate:

1. Welcome and Greetings

1.1 News:

NEWSFLASH: Happy Valentine's Day


WUaS's OPEN monthly business meeting meets this Saturday 2/14 at 9 am PT. Email if interested in participating - and see WUaS's blog below for further WUaS business meeting information.

WUaS's Business Plan's 6 Foci - Updated, In all 7,870 languages and 242 countries, MIT OCW, Yale OYC ...1) Fundraising for 501 (c) 3 WUaS, 2) Bookstore/Computer Store, 3) Governments' collaboration for CC Academic Degrees, 4) Academic Press, 5) Non CC Music lessons and tutoring, 6) universal broadband internet connectivity - ... (and

WUaS is ready to submit the BPPE documents with its curriculum this month (February now) to the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) in the state of California. WUaS needs to raise the $5,000 fee (as a tax-exempt donation). This is WUaS's main initial step to accreditation. Please donate to WUaS for this here - (See too: Your donations are much appreciated.


This month we'll meet in Free Conference Call.

Free Conference Call number change - it is - (712) 775-7031 - and the
Access Code is - 271-412-030.

The agenda for the upcoming February 14th, 2014 WUaS, monthly, business meeting is here -

1.2 Minutes

2. Committees

2.1 Planning committee

see Master plan and Business plan below


2.2 Finance

Treasurer's report for January 2015


WUaS has the Guidestar (affiliated with the IRS) Gold Label -

2.3 Information Technology


In Google Forms, get student name and a commitment

"Are you interested ... ?"

"Submit your name and email address and when you'd like to start this ... "

WUaS will contact you again when WUaS is closer to the starting date ...

Here are the initial WUaS degrees ...

3 pages ... each a degree and 4th page outreach to undergraduate ..

Electrical Engineering (typically 14 classes for a major over 4 years)
General Science
General Engineering

Apply September 1, 2015 - matriculate September 2016

After the required first year 2 semester Humanities 101 course and 2 semester Biology course with a programming aspect, WUaS's 15 week courses in general will begin on the quarter.

Use course names in Google Forms ...?

WUaS will offer 15 week courses in general 3 semesters a year


Kaiser Permanente / WUaS collaboration for WUaS online Hospital and Medical School? - 3 languages (English, Spanish, Chinese), medically secure databases ... medical diagnosis equipment sent through the mail ... history

2.4 WUaS Outreach

Scott will give a talk at FAHE - Friends Association for Higher Education (between M&W June 18-21, 2015, in Newberg, Oregon -

Scott will make an ISSIP Presentation (online at7:30 am on March 11, 2015 viz.

Scott will take the 12 week HarvardX/edX course JuryX - - with Harvard Law professor Charlie Nesson beginning March 10. ...

2.5 Hiring planning

2.6 Fundraising

in recent email

2.7 Nominating committee

Seeking committee members, facilitators and recorders

2.8 Languages' and Countries’ committee

plan for students who's English is marginal - please attend these Language Google Hangouts

bilingual degrees? e.g. English - Turkish?

2.9 Accreditation committee

Here's Yale OYC - - for further CC courses for WUaS degrees.

International Baccalaureate - accredit online IB diplomas in conjunction with Ramallah Friends Meeting / Friends United Meeting- Joyce Ajlouny? ... and in many languages ...


WASC senior

Common Application / NACAC - how to get on their list of schools? Costs?

Become member of NACAC for Common Application

3. WUaS Master Plan

4. WUaS Business Plan

5.  WUaS Board

- is looking for a new Board member to focus WUaS fundraising

6. New WUaS pages and updates

a. Updates:

b. New pages:

Acupuncture -

Zapotec languages -

c. Blog entries:

Black-tailed Godwit: Happy Valentine's Day, WUaS open monthly business meeting on 2/14 (second Saturdays), WUaS at Guidestar as a 501 c 3 :

Red Panda: Computational Linguistics' wiki subject page at WUaS, All 7,870 languages, WUaS Universal Translator, Wikidata and Google Translate/Android, NAACL or ACL this year?, Adding cognitive systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning with time

Big Sur coastline: Esalen and Harbin books, My upcoming book: "Naked Harbin: Harbin Hot Springs Actual/Virtual Ethnography – Hippies, Warm Pools, Counterculture & Clothing-Optional, Virtual Harbin," Exciting - Google Earth Pro Now Available Free, Hoping we can explore and build a whole virtual earth world interactively with realistic avatars eventually in digital goggles in Google Earth Pro with OpenSim/Second Life ...

Asteraceae: Musical Outreach Talk {for WUaS} in Berkeley, Scottish Country Dancers, Scottish Small Pipes, "The Desperate Battle," "The Battle of Waterloo," Amanda Palmer TED Talk on "The Art of Asking," We want to accredit in California and begin to hire and grow, All this costs money, Just the initial accreditation fee with the state of California's BPPE costs $5000 and WUAS has the green light

Fisher: "Economics," "Chemistry," and "Physics," - and WUaS's Business Plan, and WUaS Monthly Board Meeting (2/14)

Chelan Mountains: Reed College and brain wave headsets, "Brain Wave: Psych majors dive into the mind-bending world of sensory substitution," Excited for all of this for brain research in a ... virtual Harbin / virtual earth ... and from our bathtubs, And especially for linguistic and brain research in all 7,870 languages ... with researchers and graduate students traveling all over the world to make the connections between what such developing brain hats/equipment and language use show

Mohave shoulderband snail: Glad Jimmy Wales is president (*) both of C.C. Wikipedia and Wikia (the wiki where C.C. WUaS is presently hosted), Some Wikidata and Wikipedia links of WUaS, Honor of WUaS (as well as my entry) getting deleted by Wikipedia :), WUaS has had only one reference in Wikipedia for at least a year now here - Nontheist Quakers, Added this upcoming great Wikidata:Wikibooks (in 288+ languages) to the main WUaS SUBJECT TEMPLATE -

Mollusca: Social Innovation Manager, Outreach to (e.g. high achieving high school) students for online STEM-centric WUaS, SF EDU startup weekend in 2015?, Help with accreditation?, How best for WUaS to become financially operational, so as to be able to hire interns, accredit, etc, to become the Harvard / Yale / Stanford / Oxbridge of the internet, and become a significant employer in all 7,870 languages

Torrey pine: An ECONOMICS' instructional design video? for graduate student instructors from MIT, Yale or Stanford, for example, and with the Conference Method viz. Reed College ... Economics' courses from Yale OYC and MIT OCW, What instructional resources Reed students found helpful and added to WUaS at Paideia in PHYSICS and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY wiki subjects - Khan Academy Organic Chemistry and UC Boulder Quantum Physics' simulations, Playing instructionally is great here at WUaS ... and wiki-wise especially

Long-billed murrelet: "How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft" - WUaS should scale up beyond these in all 7,870 languages via artificial intelligence and machine learning generative developments, while keeping PEOPLE at the center of this unfolding university and school, And also especially, to begin, for things like "Clinical_Trials_at_WUaS_(for_all_languages)" and other STEM research

Green sea turtle: Friends Association for Higher Education Request for Proposals, Young Friends and World University and School, Western Friend magazine panel on climate change, and a Quaker college's ethos, "What Canst Thou Say about Climate Change?" panel and the "Ocean and Climate Management Plan" wiki subject/school at WUaS

Chinook Salmon: The colors, water in painting, and motifs I was drawn to in the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, over the xmas holidays ... These are kind of my palette .. and that which I'd like to explore further ... Ah, French painting ...

Hector's Dolphins: Reed College conversation with Professor of Islam leading to re-visiting a summary of Sigmund Freud's "Civilization and its Discontents," Wanting to rif with these ideas, and even as improvisational social theory, including vis-a-vis Harbin Hot Springs anthropologically, The oceanic feeling Freud writes of perhaps vis-a-vis oneness and neurophysiology, Civilization as culture (in this blog) and perhaps discontents as counterculture (in this blog, too) although the worlds of Vienna and central Europe 100 years ago, and post 1960's America and California, {and India ~ as religious culture ~ for example}, all as place informing ideas, are very different ... And religion and destructiveness, and ego formation, as ideas, and the conflicts he examines intellectually, Guilt, sexuality and attraction, Implications for what might help therapeutically on-the-ground in real life, Unease and Culture, Offer a critique and alternative analyses about his theses, Neurophysiology

Aquilegia caerulea: WUaS's Business Plan's 6 Foci - Updated, In all 7,870 languages and 242 countries, MIT OCW, Yale OYC ...1) Fundraising for 501 (c) 3 WUaS, 2) Bookstore/Computer Store, 3) Governments' collaboration for CC Academic Degrees, 4) Academic Press, 5) Non CC Music lessons and tutoring, 6) universal broadband internet connectivity

Martes americana: Cannabis! I had forgotten that particular adventure!, Book manuscript proposal inquiry and first chapter about Harbin Hot Springs, Great ACADEMIC PRESS AT WUaS for all languages, Developing an internet publishing house business plan

Green Sturgeon: "The Making of Virtual Harbin Hot Springs as Ethnographic Field Site in Second Life and Open Simulator," The version of this video has been removed so I'm posting here the Youtube URL, Just emailed my actual / virtual Harbin Hot Springs proposal and first chapter to a great academic press, How to be at Harbin virtually from our bath tubs, and deeply? Excited to begin my second Harbin book, Google Earth has been deprecated and so could become the basis for an entire virtual world for everyone ... from those who build architecturally with AUTO CAD to STEM-oriented researchers to anthropologists working in the field, in which a virtual Harbin as ethnographic field site for actual / virtual comparison would be a part

West Indian Manatee with calf: Well met! - and Nicaragua_World_University_and_School, as well as Architecture wiki subject, Poetry Festival in Nicaragua, Added Avotcja's Indiegogo appeal to both the Nicaragua WUaS and and the "Assistive Technologies" wiki subject/school at WUaS, Avotcja's great video to the Poetry and Blues' subjects at WUaS

Colaptes: “Critical Media Sociology Today” 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association August 25-28, 2015, Interesting social internet theory conference in Prague later this year, Abstract Submission Deadline: Feb 1

Spotted Owl: Friendly-informed WUaS Presentation to Quaker Multnomah Monthly Meeting in Portland, Oregon, "Peace and Social Justice Studies" and "Poverty Action" editable wiki subject/schools for open teaching and learning, Added English, French, Russian and Arabic Language Wikipedias to their World Universities planned for those languages, in addition to Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish World Universities with both Wikipedias and STEM OCW in those languages

Gray wolf: Reed College Paideia "Zombie" films' class, "Film," "Consciousness," and "Philosophy" wiki subjects/schools at WUaS, "Zombies" entry Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy in, 18 of the 80 references in this "Zombies"' SEP entry contain the word "Zombies" in them

Tarsier eyes: Thanks for your engaging Paideia workshop on Sunday on "Video Production from Scratch for Beginners" at Reed, "On Music in Film - Ken Burns," Cuttyhunk film, a) Reed College Hum 110 lectures, primarily for the Internet, and b) recording, for instruction, Reed's guidelines for faculty on teaching via the conference method in Hum 110 sections

Pongo: do you know much about DBPedia?, List of all colleges and universities, institutions of higher education somewhere in this, Team to develop WUaS in WordPress with a database of Universitians, WUaS_Information_Technologies_and_Data_Plan, AI with the CC WUaS Library Resources' wiki page, On the non CC side to the WUaS Bookstore/Computer store side, An ISSIP grand challenge?

Vicuña: First WUaS pages with OpenCourseWare and Wikipedias in those languages, Momentous because these are the very beginnings of best STEM-centric universities in those languages with two main CC resources, And, of course, you can teach here, since WUaS is wiki ... Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish World Universities

Succisella: Do Bonobo chimpanzees experience love?, I also appreciate especially their peaceableness, emerging from evolutionary biology, which I think of non-theistic. What do you think?, What do you think this "love" neurophysiology or neurochemistry is, to add an aspect to the concept / idea aspect of love which you're exploring?, Here are what I think is love in some of its best senses -

Steam rising: where there's steam, there could be warm pools, Non- Alternative / Bohemian / Hippie / Beat feminine norms, from America?, We held our own course reading from Wikipedia, with a really interesting conversation :)

Coho salmon: How Interns Can Wiki-Teach & Develop WUaS, and How Reedies can wiki-teach here and eventually develop WUaS as interns, SLIDE PRESENTATION, Internship Program at World University and School, WUaS Intern positions and WUaS General Manager pages

Oregon slender salamander: WUaS courses of study for degrees as WUaS explores building our next web site with databases, probably in WordPress and potentially MediaWiki/Wikidata, and planning for large languages for degrees

Aethionema - Stonecress: Thanks for your email about College of Piping Skype lessons this year, and Happy New Year! Aspirations for playing the Scottish Small Pipes this year, Learning in online lessons, Bagpiping Schools at WUaS - all wiki ...

Erythronium dens-canis: Talking about WUaS at Reed College and at Multnomah Monthly Meeting (Quakers) this weekend in Oregon, Heading up the northern California and Oregon coasts to Portland - Nice to be on the road, It isn't easy to GROCK this - - GO SURFING ... on the web for something that you love which is instructive, Find a WUaS subject that relates to this and add this to a WUaS Subject here -, Will Durant's "The Life of Greece" book as an example, Build an Android app using the IBM Bluemix, Friendly Teens and WUaS degrees

Zelkova sicula: "Use of Name Officer Massachusetts Institute of Technology," Creative Commons' licensed MIT OCW and CC WUaS, MIT OCW correspondence

Arabis species: To complement the other all-languages' lists, Watson/Bluemix and WUaS and Wikidata/Wikipedia?, 7,870 languages in Glottolog, Verna Allee's free digital book version "Value Networks and the true nature of collaboration" can be 1) instantly translated into any of the 52 languages and 2) will allow continuous updating and additions of cases and examples provided by users, This is a key coding kernel for an universal translator

Thamnobryum: Removing the MIT name from CC WUaS's web presence and signatures, Added this sample CC lecture from Professor Anand Agarwal to -

Apricot: Minutes for Jan 10 2015 Monthly Business Meeting (and Agenda) for World University and School

7. SF f/Friends/Quaker WUaS developments

AFSC / Linda Sanchez email

Hi Linda (and Pablo),

Following up on these University of California Zapotec teaching resources, would you like to see if you can find a volunteer (someone from 67 Suenos possibly, or someone just coming to AFSC?) to add the following to the Zapotec languages page - - and also show them how to add them (and eventually in a main first Zapotec language itself)?

 And would you like to become WUaS's (first) General Manager - - which would also involve finding funding for this position for yourself as well as for WUaS in conjunction with me (but I'm still learning how to fundraise)?
Would Laura at AFSC have successful ideas about how to fundraise for this position as well as for WUaS?

Yay Linda - thank you!


Scott will attend the talk on February 15, 2015 at Palo Alto Friends Meeting with Joyce Ajlouny from Ramallah Friends School / Ramallah Friends Meeting.

Ongoing conversation with SFFM and SF Bay Area Friends about WUaS.

8. Closure

9. Next WUaS Monthly Business Meeting - Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9 am Pacific Time

Scott MacLeod

President and Head Clerk
- 415 480 4577
- PO Box 442, (86 Ridgecrest Road), Canyon, CA 94516
- World University and School - like Wikipedia with best STEM-centric OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization, both effective April 2010.


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