I'm curious how WUaS will develop our senior leadership re MIT's senior leadership here - - http://orgchart.mit.edu/senior-leadership (especially if I get a MIT Media Lab junior faculty position soon).
L. Rafael Reif
Vice President for Research
Maria T. Zuber
Martin A. Schmidt
Executive Vice President and Treasurer
Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation
R. Gregory Morgan
Who might become WUaS's Director of Research, for example? Could Google's Peter Norvig, even as a kind of senior great hippy programmer (see, too, this recent post about Stanford: http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/07/jackrabbit-hare-stanford-grateful-dead.html) recommend someone with both his research as well as Information Technology focus?
How would each of 204 online CC OCW universities develop their own mission statements (you'll find WUaS's here - http://worlduniversityandschool.org - and then its own senior leadership? How would this relate to WUaS's senior leadership as a whole?)
WUaS would also like to begin some aspects of developing our leadership by hiring graduate student instructors for this.
Here's MIT's current Mission Statement and Vision:
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Home - MIT Mission
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.
World University and School's mission is free education, courses, and degrees in all known languages. World University and School (http://worlduniversityandschool.org - like Wikipedia with best CC OpenCourseWare) seeks also to facilitate all levels of teaching and learning through open, editable wikis. WUaS plans to accredit at the university and high school levels to offer online degrees and diplomas in all countries' main languages. WUaS’s wiki will involve open and editable teaching and learning but also non-editable courses prepared under a Creative Commons’ license. WUaS will facilitate the use of free CC courses as credits toward degrees. Due to the rapid spread of broadband worldwide, WUaS plans to make this accessible to underserved parts of the world and to poor people everywhere. WUaS will explore the possibility of using universal translators to extend the project automatically to any language with time.
It will be great to explore how best to combine these missions.