Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hot spring: WUaS MINUTES, News and Agenda from Saturday 8/13/2016 monthly business meeting

Minutes, Agenda & News for WUaS August 13, 2016 Monthly Business Meeting

Present: Burl Amsbury, Larry Viehland and Scott MacLeod (presiding and recording clerk)

Minute 1:

Welcome to Burl Amsbury who is exploring becoming the Chief Operating Officer at World University and School -http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University_Foundation. Burl has 3 degrees from MIT, including one in EE, and one of his 2 Masters is from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Burl is active with Quakers/Friends in Colorado.

WUaS will seek to brand all 204 planned major universities (accrediting on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC) as the Harvards of the Internet in terms of excellence with Burl, as well as planned wiki schools in all 7,943 languages for open teaching and learning. 

Minute 2:

WUaS is seeking to develop WUaS for a) student applications, b) course catalog and c) WUaS querying  in MediaWiki/Wikidata/Wikibase - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/08/saguaro-next-steps-for-developing-wuas.html - by September 1, 2016. 

In communicating further with Wikidata about developing this summer “You at World University”  - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/  - in collaboration with WUaS course-offerings/high school student applications first in English/registrar/transcript process, WUaS will inquire in what ways WUaS could begin to do so with Wikimedia Phabricator tickets.

Minute 3:

Scott MacLeod has developed WUaS newly in Quickbooks for nonprofits.

Sincerely, Scott MacLeod


August 13, 2016 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School

World University and School
{Open} Business Meeting – Agenda (hour-long meeting)
August 13, 2016
9 a.m., Pacific Time

Email - worlduniversityandschool@gmail.com - if you'd like to participate.


WUaS will be a "client" in a, UC Berkeley Law course this autumn for a second semester in a row, partly to explore forking WUaS per these planned revenue streams - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.com/2016/01/14-planned-wuas-revenue-streams.html. Thank you, Professor Kell!

MIT Dean Cecilia d'Oliveira this spring, in the context of this UC Berkeley Law "New Business Practicum" course with Professor Bill Kell, asked WUaS to post the following CC information about WUaS's relationship to MIT: 

MIT OCW Creative Commons' licensing and endorsement clarifications:

1) MIT is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, World University and School 
2) MIT does not offer credit to WUaS students, and 
3) All MIT OpenCourseWare materials are available for free through http://ocw.mit.edu

which you'll find here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org/ 

Thank you, Dean d'Oliveira!

WUaS has received 2 accreditation updates in the past month from UC Hastings' Law Professor Emeritus Bill Wang vis-a-vis the U.S. Education Department and the State of California's BPPE - https://www.cooley.com/ed-to-propose-new-rules-for-online-education - and - https://www.cooley.com/ca-bppe-issues-final-regulations-on-data-reporting. WUaS will seek to comply with these. Thank you, Professor Wang!

WUaS is also hoping to emerge in a new wiki out of Wikidata/Wikibase with a student application process as well as course catalog (CC MIT OCW- and CC Yale OYC-centric), and as wiki schools for open teaching and learning this summer perhaps via You at World University - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Admissions_at_World_University_and_School - (WUaS donated WUaS to Wikidata last autumn).  

Students in applying to WUaS at this time can add their names to the form here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org ...

World University and School
seeks 17 year old students to apply for FREE 
Creative Commons' licensed best STEM OpenCourseWare-centric 
undergraduate degrees (BA/BS) this autumn 2016
(accrediting on CC MIT OCW in 7 languages and CC Yale OYC)
matriculating online in the autumn of 2017



1 Welcome, Burl A!

2 COO?

3 financial report / fundraising

4 IT - Wikidata

5 getting the student application form and course catalog working by early September

a) Student application form; see sign up form here - 

b) Courses at WUaS for credit - Course Catalog in AI 

  • 5.1) In what ways could we reach out to MIT itself (since you both have degrees from MIT) for AI / machine learning / machine translation database developers with CC MIT OCW in 7 languages in CC Wikidata? 

6 Outreach / advertising

7 Western Friend - M.C.K. - could you help us think through please how to get student applicants / Friends / Quakers to apply this autumn 2016 and WUaS could get 2000 students to matriculate online in autumn 2017, graduating probably in 2021?

8 Closure

- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President  
- Please donate to tax-exempt 501 (c) (3)
- World University and School
- via PayPal, or credit card, here -
- or send checks to
- 415 480 4577
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- 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. 

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