Saturday, March 8, 2014

Erythronium howellii: MINUTES for March 8 2014 Monthly Business Meeting for World University and School

MINUTES for March 8 2014 Monthly Business Meeting for World University and School

Present: Larry Viehland, Scott MacLeod, clerk and recording clerk; Regrets: Juan Mendez, Govind Nair, Gantt Galloway

Minute: Scott will begin to look for WUaS Board Development resources, along these “Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts” lines “Roles and Responsibilities for Nonprofit Board Members”: A Training for Nonprofit Boards" ("This invaluable session will enhance board members’ knowledge of their basic roles and responsibilities. Topics to be covered will include communicating your nonprofit’s mission, best practices for board meetings, legal duties of board members, strategic planning, and other important topics. Send your entire board!") - - in Youtube, or a person who can do something similar in a Google + Hangout.

- Minute: At Larry’s good suggestion, Scott will seek out some 18 year olds to write down what words they would search on in “Google Search,” for example, for something like free, MIT OCW-centric, online degrees (at World University and School). And then see if such words can begin to bring up WUaS in Google searches, for example, words such as

‘free, STEM education,’ or
‘free degrees,’ or
‘free, MIT education,’ or
‘online, free, accredited, university education’

Through this WUaS will see what's there now, and then find a way to get those words which bring up WUAS out to prospective 18 year olds, with outreach.

(I just typed in the above phrases and then added “World University and School” each time after them, and only after adding WUaS did a WUaS wiki page then come up.)

WUaS would like to become the MIT / Harvard of the Internet and in all languages and countries.

- Minute: WUaS will seek to advertise next with Fettes College alumni magazine, in Edinburgh, Scotland, this April, - for free, MIT OCW-centric, WUaS degrees. (Fettes College, where Scott went to school in 1976-77 attracts a lot of high achievers, who may well know the value of free, high quality degrees, now online with WUaS).

- Minute: Scott will seek to speak with a local, public, high school guidance counselor (at Campolindo and Miramonte) about World University and School.

- Minute: Scott will look into Indiegogo crowdsourcing website for fundraising for educational institutions. 

Scott MacLeod

World University and School Recording Clerk
March 8, 2014


March 8, 2014 Monthly Business Meeting Agenda for World University and School

World University and School
{Open} Business Meeting – Agenda (hour-long meeting)
Saturday,  March 8, 2014
9 a.m., Pacific Time

1. Welcome and Greetings

1.1 News:

* World University and School has the 'green light' from both the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education ( and Western Association of Schools and Colleges senior (, which also accredits Stanford and UC Berkeley for accrediting online at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the state of California, and is beginning these accreditation processes. 

* World University and School is open and receiving undergraduate applications for this autumn 2014 for free (since C.C.) MIT OCW-centric bachelor's degrees. 

Students will be taking 32 of these courses over 4 years - - for free (C.C.) and MIT-centric, online, accrediting, WUaS undergraduate degrees, in English, (then in other languages - 

The College at World University and School - 

This is great, fascinating and exciting, - and WUaS has gotten no press about this. 

Classes will initially meet in Google + Hangouts, and registration will occur in Google Docs ... 


Here's information about how to apply:  

WUaS is quite an unobserved, remarkable opportunity for students - free (since C.C.) and MIT (not endorsed by MIT). Please let prospective students you know know.  

* These open, WUaS, monthly business meetings, in the manner of Quakers, are one way WUaS is very democratic, with an invitation to participate. (WUaS's wiki-ness - editable web pages - is another important way).

1.2 Minutes

2. Committees

2.1 Planning committee

see Master plan and Business plan below


2.2 Finance

Treasurer's report for February 2014

501 c 3 status reinstatement update

2.3 Information Technology



2.4 WUaS Outreach


Here's a very informative ...

"PRESS RELEASE in Interview-Format Article for World University and School - Artificial Intelligence Readers, MIT OCW-centricity, STEM-centricity, Accreditation" ...


WUaS is contacting Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland, to advertise with their alumni news soon.

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


WASC senior

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:

Universitian Newspaper at WUaS -

Caring and Loving -

Botswana university and school, and eventually as schools in all languages in Botswana

c. Blog entries:

PRESS RELEASE in Interview-Format Article for World University and School - Artificial Intelligence Readers, MIT OCW-centricity, STEM-centricity, Accreditation ...

Clarkia tembloriensis: World University and School's open, online, monthly business meeting meets this Saturday, March 8th, at 9am PT in a G+ Hangout, All are welcome, Such monthly business meetings, (in the manner of F/friends/Quakers), are an open invitation to co-guide the development of MIT OCW-centric World University and School, for both university and high school degrees, and as schools into all languages and countries

Kit fox: Jerry Brown documentary?, Does one exist? Jerry Brown and the 1960s? Did he have long hair, and was he a hippy? What's this history?, California Governor Pat Brown documentary, How best to describe Jerry Brown's mature and pragmatic vision for California?, Adding this blog entry to the Governance, wiki, Subject page at WUaS

Bee eaters: WUaS's Student-centric Economics/Finances - MIT / Harvard cost around $40,000 per year, plus $25,000 for students to live in Cambridge, and students pay for their books, At C.C., MIT OCW-centric WUaS, tuition will be free (since based both MIT OCW and WUaS are Creative Commons), students will be living in the rooms they went to high school in, and will also pay for books, WUaS Admissions and Blog, MIT OCW Video, How to reach high school teachers in Hangouts to let their students know?

McGee Pass, High Sierras: Poetry, Stanford, Harbin, Music, Global University, Quakers, Friends

Glen Aulin High Sierra Camp: Playing with sound waVes in front of Stanford, tforward unfolding bliss eliciting ... :)

Racoons: Did the United States just provide health care to the 45 million people uninsured prior to ObamaCare, or via the Affordable Health Care Act, over the past few months?

Bear cubs: Phillips Academy Andover and Articles about Diversity in their school newspaper ... which newspaper is a great example for WUaS, at all levels, New, WUaS School Newspaper wiki subject page at WUaS ... planned for all levels eventually ... International Baccalaureate (IB), The College at WUaS, Ph.D. degrees at WUaS, Law, Medicine, Great to see in this paper that Sal Khan is teaming up with Andover, at an invitation from the White House, to develop an online high school program, WUaS would very much welcome an invitation from the White House, as well

Mother bear with cubs: In taking an all languages' approach (7,105) to online, wiki schools, and a large languages' approach to MIT OCW-centric university degrees ... WUaS will probably have to plan for differences in cultural learning practices, comparatively, even as WUaS engages MIT OCW courses translated into many languages as our academic standard ... and later as we construct courses vis-a-vis learning in different countries ... United Nations' languages, as large languages, first, Receiving Applications at WUaS for this autumn 2014

Rhesus macaque mother with baby: The initial development of wiki, Creative Commons' licensed, MIT OCW-centric World University and School with the Wikidata Toolkit, in Semantic MediaWiki, or related, and in Wikidata, as a 'concrete task use case,' and especially for structuring WUaS's upcoming wiki for SQL querying of data, - and multilingually (WUaS is planned for all 7,105 languages as wiki schools)?, A Hackathon opportunity here? In what ways

Red elderberry: Alpha Farm, (Quaker Process) and Intentional Communities (and hippie communes :)

American Bison: UC Berkeley talk "The Representation of Native America in German Museums" Critics of museums as constructors and planners of their future are an interesting potential / possibilities - and now, complementarily, in virtual worlds. Possibilities with virtual world museums lie in our ability to envision and create them anew, and all even build them together with relatively low barriers to access and relatively easily.

Papilionoidea - butterfly superfamily: Press Release in Interview-Format Article for World University and School - Artificial Intelligence Readers, MIT OCW-centricity, STEM-centricity, Accreditation

Smoketree flowers: Hippie Communes, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's autobiography "Searching for the Sound," Olompali State Park, Marin, California, "The Chosen Family" commune, Alpha Farm, another commune, in the Oregon coastal range, which continues to operate on Quaker-informed consensus process

Western Amazonia: Open Educational Resources' Conversation in Google + group video Hangout earlier, mostly with high school teachers around the U.S. with an interest in digital learning, "The "Why do Open Educational Resources Matter?" Roundtable," Text transcript, Some main, WUaS links in the text chat

Penstemon rostriflorus: Connecting is real, and can be really wonderful ... ah the Harbin warm pool (and an amazing ethnographic field site ... books in process :), friends and the Grateful Dead ... ... and with learning at MIT OCW-centric World University and School for Creative Commons' licensed, online, university degrees?

Peregrine falcon: WUaS talk at UC Santa Cruz, "World University and School & Conversation Among All Languages (and hence ‘Races’ – Peoples - Communities - Linguistic Groups)

Karner blue butterfly on hawkweed: NUMBER OF HOMELESS STUDENTS TOPS ONE MILLION FOR THE FIRST TIME, Online, Free High School Diplomas are, and will be, linked here, as they emerge, WUaS International Baccalaureate Diploma and Programme

Forest Owlet (Athene blewitti): I enjoy Caring and Loving neurophysiology a lot (as well as easing neurophysiology - meditation?) ... Created a new, wiki subject for this at WUaS, As sometimes challenging as these human actions and potentials are to carry out in modernity, with consumerism and in a globalized world, A global, Creative Commons' licensed, MIT OCW-centric ( university in all languages, may be an expression of caring and loving, which may in turn help many people

African elephant: Philosophy of Race, UC Santa Cruz talk, and World University and School and conversation among all languages, MIT OCW Translated Courses

Fukushima butterfly mutations: Learning Nuclear Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, My father's Gordon K. MacLeod MD, as Secretary of Health for the state of Pennsylvania, in the Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident in 1979, TV news media from Japan -- TV Asahi (based in New York)

Gangetic dolphins: WUaS in the Hindi language, India, Computer Science subjects at WUaS eventually in languages in India

Night frog in India: "Institute California's (and the U.S.) emission control standards, and controls, around the world, - especially in the Indias and Chinas of the world ... to reverse global warming and climate change" to the new, WUaS, law schools in India and China, See, too - NYT's "Beijing's Air Would Be Step Up For Smoggy Delhi"

Swallowtail Butterflies: Sad to learn that Jamaican social theorist Stuart Hall passed away in England, Added these to the Jamaica, Theorizing Cultural Change, Sociology, and Black Studies' wiki, Subject pages at WUaS

Coral reef fish: Institute California's (and the U.S.) emission control standards, and controls, around the world, - especially in the Indias and Chinas of the world - and as a kind of industry, and to reverse global warming and climate change? This could be one aspect of planning to avoid, and designing away from, global warming, How much would we in the U.S.A. who drive a car or truck need to reduce CO2 output each, to stabilize the climate, reverse global warming, and bring annual, worldwide CO2 output to ... ppm ( (How much would each country around the world?), 'Climate and Management Plan,' wiki page links at WUaS ...

Mountain Bluebird: Hacking school ... MIT OCW and Creative Commons' licensing seem to offer great possibilities for this to students like Logan LaPlante, and at the high school level, as well ... ... "Hackschooling makes me happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDx," Here's the nascent, WUaS International Baccalaureate Diploma and Programme, and Admissions at WUaS

7. SF f/Friends/Quaker WUaS developments

8. Closure

9. Next Meeting - Saturday, April 12, 2013, 9 am Pacific Time

Scott MacLeod

President and Head Clerk



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