Minutes for Sat Jan 5, 2019 World University & School
Monthly Business Meeting
- Larry Viehland (World Univ & Sch Board Chair, and CFO)
- Scott MacLeod (President, CEO, Professor, Founder, Presiding Clerk +)
- Eckhart Beatty
The next open WUaS monthly business meeting will be on Sat. Feb 9th at 9am Pacific Time. Scott on behalf of World Univ & Sch was glad to have attended the Scratch 3 drag and drop programming language MeetUp in SF yesterday (which is why MBM was a week early on Jan 5th, 2019) and seeks to grow too with Scratch 3:
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WUaS will follow up with the National Science Foundation in late January, per their guidance, re WUaS’s pending NSF grant application. This funding is budgeted for hiring graduate student instructors from greatest universities, and for the initial accreditation process.
World University and School seeks to hire graduate student instructors this autumn 2019 (from Stanford and MIT in particular) as WUaS matriculates its 2nd undergraduate class. Graduate student instructors will be teaching ‘sections’ online in something like Google group video Hangouts to 10 students, and in conjunction with MIT OCW faculty in video. This will be one way WUaS seeks to collaborate.
WUaS will begin to accredit with the state of California’s Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education in mid-February when their portal opens newly, and after hearing from CA BPPE.
In seeking to develop further undergraduate majors, WUaS will developing an environmental science major early on, but hold off on developing Society, Technology and Science major.
In developing Bachelor, Ph.D., Law and Medicine, as well as I.B. high school degrees, in each of all ~200 countries’ official and main languages, WUaS will seek to explore ways to develop online INTERLIBRARY LOAN with consortiums of major universities (e.g. Ivy League Universities and the 10 University of California campuses in the USA, and with other universities in other countries’ languages).
At the same time, WUaS will seek to address related questions re the Directors of The MIT Press and the MIT @medialab
My new @WIRED Ideas column article - The Quest to Topple Science-Stymying Academic Paywalls
WUaS is in an unique position to help provide a platform for this, and for simple online browsing of academic journals in all ~200 countries’ official languages for matriculated students +.
Wikidata and Information Technologies
In these regards, here is Wikidata’s recent open office hour, and WUaS will seek to attend the next open Wikdiata office hour to inquire further about this:
Wikidata:Events/IRC office hour 2019-01-08
The next open electronically-mediated WUaS monthly business meeting is on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 9am Pacific Time, 4pm / 1600 UTC.
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Minutes for Jan 5, 2019 WUaS Corporation Board Meeting
- Larry Viehland (acting CFO WUaS Corp and Board member)
- Scott MacLeod (acting President/Recording Clerk, Board member and Founder/Facilitator of the emergent WUaS Corporation)
People have been getting the finished version of the WUaS Press’s 3rd book in the mail. The WUaS Press does not yet publish in multiple languages with machine translation, neither STEM nor humanities’ books, but is seeking to develop this in each of all 7,097 living languages.
WUaS Press is seeking to open its online bookstore / computer store / robotics’ store as WUaS develops its web sites soon. In the process, the WUaS Bookstore will explore how best to carry and sell other publishers books, for example, Larry Viehland’s new "Gaseous Ion Mobility, Diffusion, and Reaction" (Springer 2018) - https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783030044930
In the process of opening the online WUaS Press bookstore, WUaS will seek to explore ways to sell books through PDFs, conceptually.
In the process of developing the new WUaS Press web site, WUaS will seek to explore developing out of TensorFlow/Cloud and into a stock price, and listing the WUaS Press on each of all ~200 countries' stock exchanges?
(WUaS would seek to teach how this can be done too in WUaS Law Schools in all ~200 countries' languages too).
The WUaS Press seeks to re-conceive the book, emerging conceptually out of something like Google Street View, with text in the side bar, and printable on paper too: