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White-necked Rockfowl: November 9 2013 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School

November 9, 2013 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School

World University and School
{Open} Business Meeting – Agenda (hour-long meeting)
Saturday,  November 9, 2013
9 am, Pacific Time

1. Welcome and Greetings

1.1 News:

World University and School is seeking its first high school applicants this autumn 2013 to matriculate online next autumn 2014, first in English, for free, Creative Commons' licensed, MIT OCW-centric (not endorsed by MIT), undergraduate, online, accredited, bachelor degrees. WUaS is planning for our students to be up to speed, should they wish to apply to MIT for a year, for example, during their studies. Please let high school students know, and use the MIT application information here -  

1.2 Minutes

2. Committees

2.1 Planning committee

see Master plan and Business plan below

The WUaS Business Plan is updated -

2.2 Finance

Treasurer's report for October 2013


2.3 Information Technology




2.4 WUaS Outreach

Friends / Quakers


2.5 Hiring planning

2.6 Fundraising

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

2.7 Nominating committee

Seeking committee members, facilitators and recorders

2.8 Languages' and Countries’ committee

2.9 Accreditation committee

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:

Poland -

Philippines -

Chile -

c. Blog entries:

November 9, 2013 WUaS Monthly Business Meeting for World University and School

Applying to World University and School which is seeking its first high school applicants this autumn 2013 to matriculate online next autumn 2014

Gray-necked Rockfowl: Friendly Meeting for Meditation Online (in the manner of nontheist f/Friends and Quakers)

Northern Gannets: NtF WUaS f/Friendly Meeting for Meditation this Saturday, and 2nd Saturdays of the month for 15 minutes, preceding WUaS monthly business meeting

Corncrake: "The Fight for the Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet--For Now," How to keep the internet 'free' legally internationally, across all 242+ countries? What kind of global culture will help generate this, realizing that internet freedom of speech, is different from US 1st Amendment freedom of speech in the information age? World University & School is planning accredited, online, Law Schools in all 242 + countries

Scottish raptors: Bagpipe playing and planning, and toward a top quartet (and possibly in a Google + group video Hangout, and in real, real time), and eventually with top pipers, Learning Piobaireachd beauty

Annona reticulata - seeds - Red Custard-Apple: Collaborating with 'Friends School in Ramallah' (which began in 1869), now an International Baccalaureate high school + which is taught in both English and Arabic, and explore how Quakerly to network WUaS with them in developing the online MIT OCW-centric WUaS, I.B. schools, first in English?

Tragopan: Steps to elicit the relaxation response, per Herbert Benson MD, Quakers, Nontheist f/Friends and a de facto relaxation response in Meeting, Relaxation response in warm water and at Harbin

Clivia seeds: Applying to World University and School which is seeking its first high school applicants this autumn 2013 to matriculate online next autumn 2014

Philippine Eagle: An amazing, interlingual, Wikidata database - for Wikipedia's 285 languages+, that we all wrote together as group, knowledge generation!

Gray fox in Palo Alto baylands: The Innovation Intermission with Cheryl Contee, Harvard talk, How to create or generate a flourishing culture of STEM - Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics - learning among African Americans, and among people of color, and online, and around the world, and well after the 1960s?, how can we generate a culture of learning, and especially among people of color, through open, free, online, highest quality MIT OCW-centric, education, and in the Bay Area, for example?

Woodland stream, PA: Friendly sharing ... Quaker-informed, MIT OCW-centric World University and School, BPPE forms, (like FGC, AFSC and FCNL's paid, service work), Quaker colleges, But all of this requires monies, and organization, that WUaS does yet have

Helices in nature: What would a F/friendly informed MIT OCW-centric philosophy of science and of STEM school (at WUaS), perhaps complementing the Stanford School of Philosophy of Science, and in many languages, with engaged, high level discussion, and many book publications, look like? :)) Generative Quaker opportunity :)

California tiger salamander: Notes from the Stanford School of Philosophy of Science conference at Stanford on October 25 and 26, 2013

Bonobo gaze: Glad to have found this recent essay about Bonobos chimpanzee by naturalist writer David Quammen, Our ongoing primatological narratives about this peaceful chimpanzee ... interesting science, Added this to the Bonobo chimpanzee, wiki, subject page at WUaS, What can humans learn from Bonobo about care and nonharming?

Olduvai and geological rifts: 'Game Changers: Trip Hawkins with the New York Times' John Markoff' - and World University and School

Marvelous Spatuletail: 'Hum 101' - WUaS's first year, required, undergraduate course, to teach critical thinking, 'Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation' and WUaS's possible points of articulation and shared innovations, International Baccalaureate, Art, child's play, and fundraising

Senegal Bushbaby: Timely and topical Harvard Berkman talk on Nollywood and film in Nigeria ... "The New Nollywood" - ... which I added to World University and School's 'Nigeria,' wiki, subject page ... ... eventually planned for all 521 languages there

California condor: What's anthropological agency? I heard a fascinating, Anthropology talk yesterday at Stanford, which suggested that food in Bengal, India, was an actant, or had agency, What's an agent anthropologically?, What's agency philosophically? What's agency for robotics? When can we say that a robot has achieved various degrees of autonomous causation? What's agency for digital bots such as avatars in virtual worlds?

Laughing Kookaburra: "Stanford University Roundtable: Are You Happy Now?" video, Far-reaching and germane conversation about happiness from knowledgeable and Stanford perspectives

Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise - Cicinnurus respublica: To sing and make music joyously online together at WUaS, Chanticleer~Wade In The Water (Spiritual), Joseph Jennings, Singing Harmony Links, Virtual Choir - World University Music School (planned as wiki for all languages and all instruments)

Spoon-billed sandpiper: Fieldwork ideas, in Indonesia and Harbin, Language-learning vis-a-vis learning about culture

Point Lobos, underwater, ecological abundance: Looks like ObamaCare in California will cost $1 per month, for those under a certain income level, after tax subsidies ... great and incredible, added some resources on ObamaCare and California to the 'Medicine,' wiki, subject page at WUaS, and which will also dovetail with World University and School's online Medical School

Grizzly: What is a wiki, and vis-a-vis World University and School?, "Information Technology and the Network Society" course

Senegalese cattle: Email correspondance, Music, Dance, Electric car to reverse global warming, Good, WUaS, annual business meeting this past Saturday, "Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton, Nice combination of book and film ... might be a great approach for a whole MIT OCW-centric course at online WUaS, Wharton Business School at Penn founded by Quaker, Founding Quaker-informed WUaS, - and planned in all languages and countries

Eastern Pennsylvania woodland forests: Quaker business practices inform WUaS monthly business meetings, and planned for all languages and countries, See this Forbes' Magazine article on "Doing Business The Quaker Way," (See also - Beyond Majority Rule: Voteless Decisions in the Religious Society of Friends (1996 (1983) 2nd ed.)), Both are here at the Quakers' wiki, subject page at WUaS as references, While WUaS is secular and nontheist and friendly - and WUaS is also MIT OCW, STEM-centric - WUaS plans to organize its Language-country universities' management-wise into their own monthly business meetings

Cuillins and Scotland: Check out this 'traditional' pipe band music medley from the Field Marshall Montgomery pipe band who were winners at the 'Worlds' this year again, and which is also somehow very lyrical, beautiful, and they're all 'one-ing' with each other, and are also somehow serene and relaxed, ... and they're some of the best, individual pipers in the world, as a band, How do they create such fine, relaxed, group piping? Grateful Dead 'space' in music in piping?

Bearberry: October 12, 2013 Annual Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School - Online, open, WUaS, monthly business meetings meet in a G+ Hangout on the 2nd Saturdays of the month from 9am-10am PDT

7. SF f/Friends/Quaker WUaS developments

Glad to have met with head of school Cathy Hunter at San Francisco Friends' School for about 30 minutes on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, with ongoing conversation about Friendly collaboration aheads - perhaps for BPPE accreditation, WASC senior accreditation and International Baccalaureate online accreditation, and in U.N. languages after English -

8. Closure

9. Next Meeting - Saturday, December 14, 2013, 9 am Pacific Time

Scott MacLeod

President and Head Clerk



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