Wiki Education Foundation
The Wiki Education Foundation supports innovative uses of Wikipedia and related projects in communities of teaching, learning, and inquiry in the United States and Canada. The Foundation aims to improve the breadth, scope, and quality of Wikimedia content; enhance student information fluency; and increase the number and diversity of contributors to the free knowledge movement by engaging educators, researchers, and students.
A spin-off of the Wikimedia Foundation, the Wiki Education Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California, USA.
Wikipedia Education Program in the United States and Canada
The Wiki Education Foundation provides support for university instructors in the United States and Canada who are interested in assigning students to contribute content to Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects as part of their coursework. See w:Wikipedia:Education_program on the English Wikipedia for more information.
- Diana Strassmann, Chair
- Mike Christie, Secretary
- PJ Tabit, Treasurer
- Chanitra Bishop
- Robert Cummings
- Karen George
- Richard Knipel
- Karen A. Twitchell
- John Willinsky
See also full list of board slots open.
- Frank Schulenburg, Executive Director
- Sara Crouse, Deputy Director & Senior Director of Fundraising and Partnerships
- Jessica Craft, Executive Assistant to the ED
- LiAnna Davis, Head of Communications and External Relations
- Jami Mathewson, Program Manager
- Sage Ross, Product Manager, Digital Services
- June: PDF, on-wiki, blog
- May: PDF, on-wiki, blog
- April: PDF, on-wiki, blog
- March: PDF, on-wiki
- February: PDF
- January 8 (Village Pump)
- November 25 (Village Pump)
- November (Village Pump)
- Late October (Village Pump)
- Mid-October, Village Pump note
- October (Village Pump)
- 20 June 2014: Wiki Education Foundation board adds Karen George
- 11 June 2014: Karen A. Twitchell joins Wiki Education Foundation board
- 8 May 2014: John Willinsky joins Wiki Education Foundation board
- 14 April 2014: Wiki Education Foundation receives grant to support programmatic activities
- 12 February 2014: Frank Schulenburg named executive director of new WEF (joint press release with the Wikimedia Foundation)
The bylaws agreed by the interim board of the Wiki Education Foundation (WEF) in consultation with its pro bono legal counsel are available on Wikimedia Commons (PDF).
Many more details about the structure and proposed working of the Wiki Education Foundation can be found in the original proposal for the organization. Much has changed since that proposal, however, and the information there may be out of date or incomplete. More current information can be found in the grant proposal to the Stanton Foundation from March 2014. See also the foundation's (approved) request for funds from the WMF and its private wiki, which has a public page with minutes of board meetings.