Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pinus ponderosa: Minutes, (Financial Report) and Agenda for Monthly Business Meeting at WUaS

June 13, 2015 Minutes, (Financial Report) and Agenda for Monthly Business Meeting at WUaS

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

Minute 1:

WUaS will become a online host site for Reed College federal work study (RWS) students in September with contract. Scott, at Reed College presently, will explore further possibilities of a developing WUaS strategic partnership with Reed.

Minute 2:

Scott will explore further Wikidata / MediaWiki collaborations with G.W.


World University and School
{Open} Business Meeting – Agenda (hour-long meeting)
June 13, 2015
9 a.m., Pacific Time

Email here if you'd like to participate:

1. Welcome and Greetings

1.1 News:


Here's recent and upcoming news about World University and School:

Scott will be teaching the open free "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" beginning in September on Harvard's virtual island and in Google group video Hangouts - and probably newly in Google Classroom, and potentially using Columbia Professor Hugh Cline's new book "Information Communication Technology and Social Transformation: A Social and Historical Perspective." All are welcome. See, for example -

4 Big Developments for WUaS in the past month - a) WUaS got Google Apps for Education for Free b) WASC Senior "Incubation Policy," c) Federal Work Study WUaS hiring possibility and in strategic partnership with Reed College, d) WUaS got a new business bank account with Employer Identification Number

Scott is giving a presentation at Friends Association for Higher Education (FAHE) on June 20th In Oregon:

"World University and School and Growing the Religious Society of Friends in many languages and with planned Ph.D.s & professional degrees by Scott MacLeod, World University and School"

WUaS will begin to send emails from the newly Google-verified domain, and related, which is in the great Gmail and Google Apps for Education.

See, too, the related:
Meeting WorldUniversity

I'm resending below the "Developing Young Leaders - World University's Fund for Internships and Fellowships" - Please donate generously if you can. Thank you.




This month we'll meet in Free Conference Call. 

1.2 Minutes

2. Committees

2.1 Planning committee

see Master plan and Business plan below


2.2 Finance

Treasurer's report for May 2015.

WUaS as Federal Work Study (FWS) host site for Reed College per Reed Financial Aid office.

Reed got a new business bank account with our EIN on it.

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

2.3 Information Technology

Google Apps for Education

MediaWiki/Wikidata development questions to G.W.

2.4 WUaS Outreach

Friends General Conference in North Carolina: WUaS will hear if there's table space to send outreach materials on June 15th.


2.5 Hiring planning

WUaS FWS hires in September 2015 - how many? Job descriptions? In Google Human Resources' software? ... on "the teaching side" of WUaS and FWS work

WUaS's Reed contact, Meredith D. is holding a workshop at Reed today for Reed Alumni, June 13th, - and on related questions potentially.

2.6 Fundraising

Knight Foundation's "Prototype Fund" due August 17th ... have made contact with KF ... seems possible. 

2.7 Nominating committee

Seeking committee members, facilitators and recorders

Reed Alumni?

Reed Community for WUaS Board of Trustees?

2.8 Languages' and Countries’ committee

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

bilingual degrees? 

2.9 Accreditation committee

New WASC senior incubation policy!

Could Stanford which grants Ph.D.s, Law Degrees and Medical degrees, as well as Bachelor degrees, incubate WUAS in WASC senior in California?

Could Reed in Oregon help incubate us with WASC senior?

Could a Friends IB School in another language incubate WUaS in a parallel way - at the online IB high school level? 


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

From the Reed community?

6. New WUaS pages and updates

a. Updates:

b. New pages:

c. Blog entries:

Siberian Tiger: June 13 WUaS monthly business meeting - Open, hour-long 9 am PT, Contact Info, Teaching the open free "Information Technology, the Network Society and the Global University" beginning in September on Harvard's virtual island, 4 Big Developments for WUaS in the past month, Presentation at Friends Association for Higher Education In Oregon, Google-verified domain, Resending "Developing Young Leaders - World University's Fund for Internships and Fellowships"

Brain: How did language evolve say between 200,000 years ago and 2 million years ago? "Indexicality" (Deacon)?, Explore the history of the origin or language with brain and cognitive science with the brain itself as evidence, The brain and bodymind itself, which after much further understanding, may well become evidence itself - "inside" of us, How too will Computational Linguistics help us understand further some of these questions?

Forests surround, Scottish small pipes, Playing, Music

Snow Leopard: SF Quaker Meeting presentation Afghanistan Girls School - Care with Education for People in Refugee camps, Afghanistan WUaS, Pashto language, Urdu language, Admissions all at WUaS, Seeking English speaking-Afghani children to matriculate online in autumn 2016 for CC bachelor's degree, Travel around the world on outreach for WUaS, and add crafts to the WUaS Bookstore / Computer store at WUaS while underway (in a Google-made store in all 8,000 languages?)

Nelumbo water lily: The Berkeley Claremont public library is light, clear and beautiful, Just heard John Palfrey talk online about his vision for Digital Public Libraries, Free to All, "Rethinking Libraries in the Digital Age," Wanting to design further an online library for all 8,000 languages vis-a-vis WUaS

Agalinis: Reed College- WUaS Strategic Partnership Developments, Glad to hear that ONLINE WUaS federal work study (FWS) work is workable with the Reed's Financial Aid office, To begin FWS Interns at WUaS will ...

Borneo pygmy elephant: Jimi Hendrix, To "1960s," "PHOTOGRAPHY," and "Rock and Roll" wiki Subjects at WUaS? Nice way to display photography - with Jimi Hendrix music in the background and to "go there" to the 60s virtually, "Jimi Hendrix "Nine To The Universe" studio session 1970," Inspiring and liberating and was an amazing rock and roll~role model - kind of a teacher - for black and white folks ...

Plymouth red bellied cooters: A Cooperative and Community in SF - Cool Video … will add to … planned in many languages and as academic major, Public Banking? 12 yr old Victoria Grant in Canada with very clear explanation, A 1-minute video outreach on behalf of World University and School for the Bretton Woods IV conference and direct such a WUaS video to all participants from 50 Nation States attending your Institute for American Studies' impressive Bretton Woods IV conference meeting this autumn meeting in New Hampshire?

Fruit dove: The scientific mind and learning, "SCIMIND," Artificial Intelligence, Anthropology, Virtual Harbin, AFSC & WUaS, Easier to operationalize in AI the "TEM" mind compared with the "science mind," given "TEM's" foundation, Taking MIT OCW courses for credit in various languages in digital glasses while visiting places or STEM one is studying

Jaguar: Scottish Country Dance Open Band Berkeley St Clements, Loving_Bliss_(eliciting_this_neurophysiology), Scottish_Country_Dancing, Here attached is the recording from yesterday evening in MP3 (in Google Drive), Here are some related WUaS wiki subjects / schools - Scottish_smallpipes_and_borderpipes, Posted this here -

Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa): Just "walked" ~ 'arrowed' on my computer keyboard ~ down the Harbin road from the Harbin Gatehouse to the new Middletown Library, Google Earth - great - just updated toward interactive movie realism and as virtual Harbin ethnographic field site, See, too, this interesting Lego-virtual world development re the actual and the virtual, an important aspect of my Harbin ethnographic book manuscript ... Some field notes from walking down the Harbin Springs road from the Harbin gate in the newly updated Google Earth, Harbin field notes in this blog ... free, re Harbin field work, more research is needed to reiterate an academic cliche ... When will these Google Earth tiled photos become film realistic, live, 3D and interactive?, Just "flew" above ~ clicking on satellite view in Google Earth ~ Harbin Hot Springs ... Harbin HCC 40th Anniversary pamphlet

Chesapeake Bay - Osprey: Strategic Wikidata-World University Partnership?, [Wikidata] Help needed: a project to pull data from the World Bank, In what ways could wiki CC World University and School best contribute to this project - and as a startup research university?, Possible specific examples of Wikidata-World Bank-National Institute for Health-World University projects, Wikidata-WUaS strategic partnership, vis-a-vis, for example, mining World Bank data, as well as NIH data?

Gray bat: [Wikidata] Data amplitude and representation, "If Q items are not static entities, what is the best way to convey that they are not?", Anthropology actively develops participant observation as methodology in academic spheres in multiple languages, Apply the wiki Wikipedia approach to Wikidata Q items?

Andean Mountain Cat: NEW Argentina Law School at WUaS, New Argentina World University and School too (not yet in Spanish), Stanford Law talk yesterday - "Constitutional Conversation with Professor Fernando Toller: Are Corporations Persons? A Latin American View"

Olive ridley sea turtle: Google Glass ahead - Cool, "Google Glass is still misunderstood, says the guy who wore them in the shower" from Robert Scoble, Can't wear these for Harbin ethnographic work (per Harbin), But will look to add these links to the Google wiki subject page for open teaching and learning here and planned in many, many languages, I hope Google Glass will be important in helping to create a far-reaching virtual earth - with historical 3d worlds too

Plum: Harvard University @Harvard "New platforms genetically barcode tens of thousands of cells at a time", The main SUBJECT TEMPLATE at CC WUaS has a BAR CODE option for every wiki page - … - will every gene at CC WUaS & @wikidata get a QItem # in many languages? Harvard University @Harvard "It's been 100 years since a massive library, which rose after the Titanic sank, joined the Harvard community", Like Oberlin College and Conservatory Quaker-informed WUaS plans online to have both a Music School and College in many lands and languages

Mariana fruit dove: Would you be interested in teaching a NtF course for credit at online F/friendly-informed World University and School with matriculated undergraduates from around the world in 2016 or 2017 in a Google group video Hangout, for example, and for pay?, giving a presentation about Friendly-informed World University this year at Friends Association on Higher Education (FAHE) in Newberg, Oregon, WUaS on Quaker religious diversity, How students are enjoying their courses, Harvard Classics and Quaker John Woodman's writings

Matschie's Tree-kangaroo: The infinity potential for World University and School in terms of open wiki teaching and learning in All 8,000+ languages and 242+ countries and for free CC University degrees ... is amazing, fascinating and generative ...

Azure seas: Virtual Earths and Styles? Interactive, Film-realism, Real-real Time for Music-making, 3D, Goggles, Brainwave Headsets for STEM research, Assistive Technologies, - And eventually reliably for Commerce and Environmentalism planning, Google Earth style? Euro-style?, Wiki-style, where archaeologists, for example, add their own research, video et al, and from different decades? ... WUaS-style ... CC data?, What will emerge virtual world-wise in a CC accessible virtual earth for all of 7 billion of us? And in a virtual Harbin for research and creativity?

Cassia (genus): Cooperatives and an academic program as service, Collaboration between a) Mondragon University Team Academy, b) Finland TA c) a "cooperative startup companies' entrepreneurial undergraduate major" (14 courses over 4 years?) at CC MIT OCW-centric WUaS (as part of a liberal arts major) which is planning to accredit in most countries in their languages, and d) ISSIP grand challenge, Basque language and Basque country World University and School, Euskara (Basque language) Wikipedia

Tufted Gray Langur: "11 Greatest Guest Jams at Grateful Dead Concerts" (Rolling Stone), See, too "Gratefully yours: At Dear Jerry, an all-star lineup honored Grateful Dead icon Garcia" (2015 videos - Washington Post) ... ... feeling a little distant from generating loving bliss neurophysiology for 10 hours per day naturally for the next 50 years ... and learning and co-sharing this know-how ... how?

Green Pitcher Plant: WUaS seeks Head of Fundraising for Universal Translator plus ... If interested, Contact -, WUaS seeks to become the online Harvard of the internet in all 200 countries and 8000 languages

Nests: 4 engineering information technological internet challenges in CC WUaS, a) An Universal Translator in all 8,000 languages, b) An interactive, movie realistic, 3D virtual world with avatars, for academic researchers as wiki, C) Artificial Intelligence and in ALL Languages in a myriad of combinations, d) Real, real time music-making in terms of broadband, Stanford Chinese EE Researcher

Elephas maximus maximus: un-development concerning my Harbin Hot Springs' ethnographic book proposal to Duke University Press ... If this were pre-internet publishing for my Harbin Hot Springs' manuscript, CC WUaS and Google Publisher?, Harvard and Brown University professors David Armitage and Jo Guldi "The History Manifesto" and Cambridge UP, I'd like the publisher to print 10,000 copies (and not 200 or 2,000, for example), sell all of them at something like $29.95, Considerations concerning a WUaS Academic Press and hiring graduate students in all 8,000 languages

Sri Lankan leopard: Nuwa, Very nice to meet you, your family, and friends from Sri Lanka at Harbin yesterday, Harbin Hot Springs and Sri Lanka, the Sinhala language, Chemistry WUaSs, Admissions page at WUaS, WUaS is seeking our first high school applicants this autumn 2015 to matriculate online in the autumn 2016 for a free, MIT, CC undergraduate bachelor's degree (from their high school rooms)

Macrovipera schweizeri: 4 Big Developments for WUaS in the past month - a) Google Apps for Education b) WASC Senior "Incubation Policy," c) Federal Work Study WUaS hiring possibility and in strategic partnership with Reed College, d) WUaS got a new business bank account with Employer Identification Number

Delhi Sands flower-loving fly: "India World University and School," "Hindi language WUaS," "India Law School at WUaS," WUaS is very interested in growing our SF Bay Area HINDI-SPEAKING COMMUNITY with, for example, students at Stanford and UC Berkeley and learners and teachers or all ages!

Wild Rivers: Accreditation Wonder - "New Pathways for Unaccredited Entities and Non-Institutional Education Providers," Some highlights relevant to WUaS from this Cooley report, Some initial implications of WASUC for World University, In my dream of dreams, Stanford Law, Stanford Medicine and Stanford itself would incubate WUaS through early stages of accreditation for all university degrees in English, and potentially Chinese and Spanish to begin

Ramalina thrausta: In exchange for free CC best STEM-centric degrees, WUaS would like to study inter-lingually and rigorously - engaging MIT OCW in 7 languages and Yale OYC - HOW STUDENTS LEARN, and Google Apps for Education will facilitate this, CREATIVE COMMONS' PRESIDENT - "Update from the CEO - One year in," CC licensed WUaS will thus help Grow the Commons enormously ... and potentially in Google Apps for Education

Caribbean seas: "Good news about WUaS's Google apps acquisition!," A VAST INFRASTRUCTURE or a new SHIP ... or even a warm OCEAN, for All-lingual best STEM-centric universities and wiki schools, A kind of online Stanford campus of the internet, whereas edX might be the online MIT / Harvard campuses of the internet - WUaS would like to build out in both of them, WUaS would also like to build out in a Google made virtual world ... See, for example, these beginning, What would a Watsu school in a virtual Harbin Hot Springs in a virtual world look like, for learning Watsu from home in your bath tub ?

Fritillaria: WUaS has just gotten the VAST INFRASTRUCTURE of Google Apps for Education for free :)), Couldn't ask for better or more ... will take awhile to get my mind around this and understand its implications :), Matriculated undergraduate students will have unlimited data to post videos in 36 courses over 4 years, for music making, and in all sorts of other ways, and in all 242+ countries and in their main languages + ... :)), WUaS got Google Apps for Education, thanks, in part, ... and probably because CC WUaS is a growth story of the Open Web .... Studying students inter-lingually for free CC STEMs degrees at WUaS in Google Education, Google Apps for Education as the online Stanford of the Internet?

Achiote: May 9, 2015 Minutes (and Agenda) for World University and School

7. SF f/Friends/Quaker WUaS developments


Scott is giving a presentation at Friends Association for Higher Education (FAHE) on June 20th In Oregon:

"World University and School and Growing the Religious Society of Friends in many languages and with planned Ph.D.s & professional degrees by Scott MacLeod, World University and School"


Could a Friends IB School in another language incubate WUaS in a parallel way - at the online IB high school level? 


Ongoing conversation with West Coast Friends about WUaS.

8. Closure

9. Next WUaS Monthly Business Meeting - Saturday, July 11, 2015, 9 am Pacific Time

Scott MacLeod

President and Presiding 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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