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This Wikimedia Foundation grant has a fiscal sponsor. The National Council of Teachers of English administered the grant on behalf of The Conference on College Composition and Communication.

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NCTE/CCCC Wikipedia Initiative 2021-22
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summaryEstablished in 2019, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Wikipedia Initiative proceeds from the conviction that it matters to edit Wikipedia, especially for academics committed to knowledge equity as a fundamental groundwork for social justice. We are developing skills, cultivating inclusive community, and building structures of support and recognition for scholars of writing, rhetoric, literacy, and language studies who want to engage with Wikipedia as a form of global public scholarship.
targetEnglish, French, Spanish Wikipedia and Wikidata
type of grantonline programs and events
amount$31,050 USD
type of applicantorganization
granteeDrkill
contact• mkill@umd.edu• lavetisian@ncte.org
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created on04:23, 11 February 2021 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

What problem are you trying to solve by doing this project? This problem should be small enough that you expect it to be completely or mostly resolved by the end of this project. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

WikiProject Writing logo in blue

Wikipedia’s list of vital articles identifies fundamental topics at five levels that editors should prioritize for development to featured article status. At each level, vital articles on fundamental topics in the humanities are underdeveloped, often assessed at C-Class or lower on the article quality scale. These articles could benefit greatly from expert attention.

While there is powerful alignment in the educational missions and knowledge equity goals of the Wikimedia Foundation with those of the academic humanities, there remains significant misunderstanding of and skepticism toward Wikipedia among scholars in the humanities.

Humanities scholars whose research and teaching focus on writing, rhetoric, literacy, and language studies are uniquely positioned to contribute significant and balanced content to a wide range of vital general interest articles like Communication, Grammar, Language, Literacy, and Writing along with field-specific academic topics. But unlike GLAM institutions with relatively stable staff and institutional support for work with Wikipedia, scholars connected by academic discipline are widely distributed across institutions and disincentivized from contributing to Wikipedia by a publish-or-perish professional culture. Developing a strong and stable culture of scholars who feel a sense of professional responsibility for improving Wikipedia as the main public knowledge resource in the world requires sustained training, support, and development of resources that address the specific concerns of academics editing Wikipedia in their areas of expertise.

What is your solution?[edit]

For the problem you identified in the previous section, briefly describe your how you would like to address this problem. We recognize that there are many ways to solve a problem. We’d like to understand why you chose this particular solution, and why you think it is worth pursuing. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

Wikipedia-trained academics are essential for improving vital, general interest articles as well as high-traffic, field-specific articles toward knowledge equity goals.

The Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC, read as “Four Cs”) is the flagship professional organization in the US for academics in the many subfields of composition studies. Its vision is to be “a clear, trusted public voice for the teaching and learning of writing, composition, rhetoric, and literacy” (https://cccc.ncte.org/cccc/about).

Established in 2019, the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative proceeds from the conviction that it is important for scholars to edit Wikipedia, especially for academics committed to knowledge equity as a fundamental groundwork for social justice. The initiative is run by scholars working to develop skills, cultivate inclusive community, and build structures of support and recognition for all scholars of writing, rhetoric, literacy, and language studies who want to engage with Wikipedia as a form of global public scholarship.

In 2021–22, the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative is focusing on developing content with vital articles front and center, with knowledge equity always in mind, and with a new international taskforce working on translation across English, Spanish, and French Wikipedias (and hoping to add additional languages).

It is our hope that the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative might serve as a resource and a model for other academic professional organizations recognizing Wikipedia as an important site for public scholarship and the public humanities.

Project goals[edit]

What are your goals for this project? Your goals should describe the top two or three benefits that will come out of your project. These should be benefits to the Wikimedia projects or Wikimedia communities. They should not be benefits to you individually. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

  1. We will continue to expand, support, and engage a community of expert academic Wikipedia editors by offering regular training sessions, coordinating collaborative editing projects, and sharing a growing online library of free and open help and advice resources. All our workshops and resources work to address the specific needs of academics editing Wikipedia and to highlight their essential role in addressing issues of knowledge equity.
  2. We will expand the work of WikiProject Writing both (a) to coordinate targeted development of vital, general interest articles as well as high-traffic, field-specific articles toward knowledge equity goals and (b) to translate content across English, French, and Spanish Wikipedias. By partnering with international academic professional organizations we will establish a translation task force as part of WikiProject Writing. Doing so will improve the quality and further the reach of encyclopedic content related to language, literacy, culture, rhetoric, and writing and also provide for global perspectives to be better represented in vital articles.
  3. We will develop new strategies to counteract Wikipedia-hostile academic attitudes. CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Graduate Fellowships will act as a pathway for professional recognition of Wikipedia editing as a form of public scholarship. By training and mentoring an international cohort of graduate fellows to take on a range of roles and projects (for example, participating in WikiProject Writing, offering editing workshops in Spanish and French, and developing advice and help resources), we can begin to change attitudes from skepticism to a sense of responsibility for improving global public knowledge. Scholars and teachers participating in the initiative have also been expanding the use of Wikipedia in their classrooms both as a source of information and for production.

Project impact[edit]

How will you know if you have met your goals?[edit]

Getting Started with WikiProject Writing Workshop - February 2021

For each of your goals, we’d like you to answer the following questions:

  1. During your project, what will you do to achieve this goal? (These are your outputs.)
  2. Once your project is over, how will it continue to positively impact the Wikimedia community or projects? (These are your outcomes.)

For each of your answers, think about how you will capture this information. Will you capture it with a survey? With a story? Will you measure it with a number? Remember, if you plan to measure a number, you will need to set a numeric target in your proposal (e.g. 45 people, 10 articles, 100 scanned documents). Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

We will continue to track the impact of the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative overall and on a year to year basis using the Programs & Events dashboard, and add the Spanish and French language Wikipedias to our tracked wikis:

Outputs

  1. Revamp WikiProject Writing with a focus on improving vital, general interest articles as well as high-traffic, field-specific articles toward knowledge equity goals.
  2. Coordinate monthly “takeovers” of WikiProject Writing in collaboration with CCCC member groups including the Asian/Asian American Caucus, Black Caucus, Latinx Caucus, Queer Caucus, Feminist Caucus, Global & Non-Western Rhetorics Standing Group, Standing Group for Disability Studies, and Transnational Composition Standing Group.
  3. Establish a translation task force as part of WikiProject Writing to translate and contribute targeted content across English, French, and Spanish Wikipedias.
  4. Improve the categorization and exposure to field-specific articles across multiple language Wikipedias by creating properly linked Wikidata items for undocumented articles.
  5. Build up the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative meetup page with embedded expert-focused resources, with an emphasis on addressing knowledge equity goals.
  6. Provide twice monthly editing workshops, focused on editing Wikipedia as an academic and engaging with WikiProject Writing.
  7. Provide collaborative online editing hours, where experts can work on articles and discuss best editing practices with our Wikimedian-in-residence.
  8. Facilitate an editing workshop and an edit-a-thon at the 2022 CCCC Annual Convention (March 9-12, 2022, Chicago, IL).
  9. Create six fellowships for graduate students, with an emphasis on supporting international collaboration and translation among scholars editing English, Spanish, and French Wikipedias.
  10. Survey CCCC members on their experience and likelihood to continue editing post-workshops.
Wikipedia Editing for Field Experts Workshop - February 2021

Outcomes

  1. Improve vital, general interest articles as well as high-traffic, field-specific articles within English, Spanish, and French Wikipedias with an emphasis on providing due weight to historically minoritized scholars and their research.
  2. Expand both crowdsourced and Wikidata-sourced lists of articles to improve and create on WikiProject Writing.
  3. Develop a wide range of expert-focused resources on the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative meetup page and WikiProject Writing, ensuring readily-accessible information for current and future academic editors.
  4. Establish strategic partnerships among colleges, universities, libraries, publishers, and community organizations to develop a model for a pipeline that increases opportunities for professional recognition of scholars editing Wikipedia.
  5. Provide resources and a model for supporting scholars editing Wikipedia.

Do you have any goals around participation or content?[edit]

Are any of your goals related to increasing participation within the Wikimedia movement, or increasing/improving the content on Wikimedia projects? If so, we ask that you look through these three metrics, and include any that are relevant to your project. Please set a numeric target against the metrics, if applicable. Remember to review the tutorial for tips on how to answer this question.

WikiProject Writing Project Page

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the strain placed upon educators to transition to online learning and respond to the funding crisis in higher education, we have had to adjust our 2020-2021 participation goals. Our goals for 2021-2022, despite ongoing uncertainty, are:

Total participants

  • 230+ faculty members and graduate students registered on the initiative dashboard and introduced to Wikipedia editing and WikiProject Writing via workshops.
  • 20+ faculty members and graduate students registered on the initiative dashboard and editing from our workshop at the 2022 CCCC Annual Convention.

Target = 250+ new registered participants

New accounts registered

Target = 200+ new active editors (of 250+ new participants registered on the initiative dashboard)

Content pages created and improved

  • 400+ articles tagged and ranked for quality and importance by WikiProject Writing
  • 5+ articles nominated successfully to good or featured status
  • 350+ references added with a focus on citing significant scholarship from underrepresented groups and international communities
  • 250+ articles edited with a focus on vital articles and high impact, discipline specific topics
  • 200+ Wikidata items created for undocumented field-specific articles

Project plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing? What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

Organizers will . . .[edit]

Melanie Kill — Project Lead, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative

  • Direct the initiative and determine strategy in consultation with the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee
  • Oversee CCCC WiR and CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Graduate Fellows

Savannah Cragin — CCCC Wikimedian-in-Residence

  • Facilitate workshops and identify emergent questions and concerns from initiative participants, helping them to make highly effective and stable contributions to Wikipedia.
  • Liaise between the Wikimedia community and the CCCC scholarly community to develop a friendly collaboration informed by consensus-driven best practices.
  • Communicate, disseminate, and implement better usage of linked data through wikidata querying and statement creation for comp/rhet articles.
  • Create and update standalone resources to support humanities scholars interested in contributing to public-facing knowledge on Wikipedia.
  • Help develop translation-based Wikipedia editing practices to support the WikiProject Writing translation task force, with emphasis on English, French, and Spanish Wikipedia.
  • Promote CCCC Wikipedia Initiative events through social media, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative listserv, and the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative website.

CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Graduate Fellows

  • Facilitate international workshops.
  • Take on leadership roles on WikiProject Writing and its translation task force.
  • Edit, contribute, and communicate across English, Spanish, and French Wikipedias based on individual skillsets.
  • Promote the initiative’s successes and challenges by writing about their experiences for the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative blog.
  • Other projects emerging from the proposals and skillsets of selected applicants.

CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

  • Focus the efforts of the initiative on knowledge and communities marginalized by structures of power and privilege within academia and Wikipedia.
  • Organize events, programs, and collaborative projects for CCCC members editing Wikipedia as subject specialists.
  • Develop online spaces to provide support resources and ongoing opportunities for engagement, collaboration, and community for initiative participants.
  • Lead outreach to establish and sustain collaborations with CCCC member groups and international academic associations.
  • Track participation and assess impacts of initiative activities, circulating findings and actionable recommendations to the CCCC Executive Committee and interested stakeholders.

By the end of our project we will have . . .[edit]

  • Created a translation task force on WikiProject Writing, with a focus on translating and contributing content between Spanish, French, and English Wikipedias.
  • Developed curricula for translation-based editing workshops tailored to academic editors.
  • Continued to expand our network of scholarly Wikipedians by improving monthly workshop curricula and standalone resources.
  • Improved and created articles related to writing, rhetoric, literacy, and language studies with a goal of moving some to good or featured article status through coordinated collaboration on WikiProject Writing.
  • Established an ongoing system of monthly WikiProject Writing ‘takeovers’ by CCCC member groups organized around various dimensions of diversity as a strategy for representing the knowledge of minoritized scholars in both vital, general interest articles and field-specific academic topics.
  • Expanded our crowdsourced lists of articles for improvement and creation and created Wikidata sourced lists of articles on WikiProject Writing.

We will follow up with people who attend CCCCWI events by . . .[edit]

  • Sending follow-up emails after workshops with relevant resources on how to continue this work after our time together. We will utilize the Eventbrite registration platform to collect the email addresses of our participants.
  • Extending invitations to join WikiProject Writing on participants user pages through our CCCC Wikipedia Initiative invitation template.
  • Surveying CCCC members on their experiences and likelihood to continue editing post-workshops.
  • Sharing monthly reporting on the CCCC Wikipedia Initiative website.

Budget[edit]

How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. (You can create a table later if needed.) Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

CCCC Wikimedian-in-Residence

  • Salary for a half-time, remote Wikimedian-in-Residence employed by NCTE/CCCC on a 6-month contract from January–June 2022 - $12,000
    • Due to COVID-19, we shifted our current WiR position to half-time and extended our 2020–21 project grant to cover WiR salary through Dec 2021. In order to finish out a year of planned activities for 2021–22, we would need an additional six months of WiR funding.
    • We are also submitting a proposal to NCTE/CCCC to fully or partially fund an ongoing Wikimedian-in-Residence position.

CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Graduate Student Fellowships

  • Funding to create six, 12-month fellowships (July 2021–June 2022) with a stipend of $2,500 each - $15,000

Fiscal Sponsor Administrative Costs

  • Administrative costs of 15% to NCTE to act as our fiscal sponsor - $4,050

TOTAL = $31,050 USD

Community engagement[edit]

Community input and participation helps make projects successful. How will you let others in your community know about your project? Why are you targeting a specific audience? How will you engage the community you’re aiming to serve during your project?

We are reaching out to engage global writing studies and educator professional organizations in South America, Europe, and other regions. We will promote initiative accomplishments, events, and programs via social media (#CCCCWI), WPA-L (flagship professional listserv), nextGEN (graduate student listserv), TechRhet (digital rhetorics listserv), and CCCCWI-L (initiative listserv). Additionally, we can now promote events and programs through our CCCCWI meetup page & WikiProject Writing. We will share editor impact profiles and monthly reports on our new website along with our growing library of advice and help documentation. We will conduct a CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Annual Survey near the end of our funding period to assess initiative impact and community needs.

Get involved[edit]

Participants[edit]

Please use this section to tell us more about who is working on this project. For each member of the team, please describe any project-related skills, experience, or other background you have that might help contribute to making this idea a success.

Dr. Melanie Kill — Founding Chair, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

I am an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland. My research and teaching focus on digital rhetorics, rhetorical genre studies, technofeminism, disability rhetorics, and the public humanities. I have been editing and teaching with Wikipedia since 2007. In 2011, I was a Wikimedia Summer of Research Fellow and served on the Wikimedia Research Committee. My current book project offers a rhetorical analysis of the ways Wikipedia both carries forward and modifies the genre of the encyclopedia. I have many years of experience organizing edit-a-thons, facilitating editing workshops, and introducing both students and scholars to Wikipedia's technical, procedural, and cultural practices.

Savannah Cragin — Wikimedian-in-residence, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative

I bring several years of Wikipedia editing and teaching experience. I worked alongside the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Privacy (IRGP) at the University of California, Berkeley to increase awareness of cybersecurity and surveillance issues on Wikipedia as both an Undergraduate Research Fellow and Wikipedia Coordinator. Additionally, I worked with the American Cultures Center at Cal as their Wikipedian-in-Residence to assist instructors with Wikipedia-based assignments and recently completed the WikiEducation Foundation sponsored WikiData course. My experience working alongside scholars and linked data will help inform this project.

Dr. Sweta Baniya - Member, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

I currently serve as an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Professional and Technical Writing at the Department of English at Virginia Tech. My dissertation work has received the 2021 CCCC Outstanding Dissertation Award in Technical Communication-Honorable Mention. I teach both graduate and undergraduate courses at Virginia Tech that focus on rhetoric in the global society, international community engagement, and risk communications. My scholarship is heavily influenced by my work as a communication practitioner and community organizer. My research focuses on transnational conversations surrounding disaster response, non-western rhetorical traditions, and feminist rhetoric. My qualification for this project includes three elements: my background as a researcher and a practitioner, my empirical research that was supported by various grants and awards, and my commitment to the transnationalization of the field of rhetoric, writing, and technical communications. I believe this experience will help me to make a valuable contribution towards representing transnational and marginalized communities properly in Wikipedia.

Dr. Charles Bazerman – Member, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

I am a Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of California Santa Barbara. I have extensive publications on writing and won numerous awards <https://bazerman.education.ucsb.edu/> . I am founder of the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research and its conference on Writing Research Across Borders, as well as having leadership roles in other major writing organizations. I have long been engaged in open access publications and am an active editor at the open access publisher WAC Clearinghouse <https//wac.colostate.edu/> . I have been a moderate contributor to Wikipedia and committed to advancing the presence of writing studies in it. I have been particularly engaged in recruiting additional scholars internationally to participate in the initiative.

Dana Comi – Member, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Kansas, where I teach professional and technical communication, as well as first-year composition. I study the relationships between genres, infrastructures, and access using qualitative methods. I am excited to be part of the Wikipedia Initiative and working to improve the infrastructure of writing studies knowledge for writing studies teachers and researchers, as well as the general public.

Dr. Dylan B. Dryer – Member, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

I am Associate Professor of English at the University of Maine where I teach science-writing and research methods to undergraduates and graduate students. In my research I use qualitative methods (like surveying, interviewing, and direct observation) to learn more about how writers develop over time and quantitative methods (like automated analysis and assessment of multi-million-word collections of texts) to study patterns in organizations and cultures through patterns in writing. Developing accessible yet accurate coverage of complex phenomena like "standard language," "authorship," and "literacy" are my personal priorities for the CCCCWI initiative.

Dr. Tarez Samra Graban – Member, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

I am an Associate Professor of English at Florida State University, where I teach in the Rhetoric and Composition graduate program; the undergraduate Editing, Writing, and Media major; the Digital Humanities program; and the Honors Experience Program. I incorporate Wikipedia-based assignments into my courses on sustainability, public discourse, and archives, inviting students to consider the various arts of researching, writing in, editing in, and applying critical frameworks to the Wikipedia environment. I am on the leadership team of the Global & Non-Western Rhetoric (G&NWR) Standing Group, where we hope to increase our involvement with improving Wikipedia content on global and indigenous rhetorical topics. Finally, I co-direct the Demos Project for Studies in the Data Humanities and lead the Linked Women Pedagogues project, where my work centers on questions of prosopography and data mis/representation.

Dr. Matthew Vetter – Member, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

Associate Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, I am affiliate faculty in the Composition and Applied Linguistics PHD program, where I teach writing, rhetoric, and digital studies. A long-standing partner with Wiki Education, I have been teaching Wikipedia-based assignments at the undergraduate and graduate level since 2011, and have led 5 edit-a-thons in academic contexts. My research focuses on digital rhetoric and composition and I have published multiple articles on Wikipedia and Wikipedia-based education. Most recently, I published a chapter entitled "Possible Enlightenments: Wikipedia’s Encyclopedic Promise and Epistemological Failure" in the collection Wikipedia @ 20, edited by Joseph Reagle and Jackie Koerner. I am an advocate and leader in OER practices in my field, and work as a co-editor for Writing Spaces, an open access textbook series for writing education, and associate editor at Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy (both open access journals). I have been editing Wikipedia since 2011 and have made over 1800 edits since joining the community. In addition to my membership In WikiProject Writing, I am also involved in WikiProject Women in Red.

Dr. Alexandria Lockett – Member, CCCC Wikipedia Initiative Committee

I am an Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. I specialize in professional writing and technical communication with an emphasis on access and knowledge equity. I am committed to expanding Wikipedia engagement among culturally diverse editors. For at least a decade, I have taught college writing with Wikipedia. In addition, I conducted faculty development workshops at various institutions about integrating Wikipedia editing with writing and research across the disciplines. My professional service includes a major focus on Wikipedia, as well. I serve on the CCCC special executive committee on Wikipedia (2018-current). Additionally, I have served as a consultant and technical writer for the Wiki Education Foundation (2015-2019). I am co-editor of the book Learning From the Lived Experiences of Graduate Student Writers (Utah State University Press, May 2020). I also publish about the technological politics of race, surveillance, and access in articles that appeared in Composition Studies, Enculturation, and Praxis, as well as chapters featured in Wikipedia @ 20: An Incomplete Revolution (MIT Press), Humans at Work in the Digital Age (Routledge), Out in the Center (Utah State University Press), and Black Perspectives on Writing Program Administration: From the Margins to the Center (SWR Press).

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Endorsements[edit]

Do you think this project should be selected for a Project Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project below! (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the discussion page).

  • I endorse this project. The strength and health of both CCCC and Wikipedia are reciprocally served through the ethical and thoughtful improvement of public-facing content where writing-related topics are concerned. Wikipedia's equities and inequities are well known -- or should be -- and so I see this project as an opportunity to raise awareness among users, and help motivate users, toward immediate action. Rhetorica19 (talk) 16:33, 26 Feb 2021 (UTC)
  • I wholeheartedly endorse this project. Writing is infrastructural to modern society, institutions, and citizen participation, but skill in writing is inequitably distributed, thereby reproducing inequities in societies internationally. Information about writing, writing education, and scholarship in writing is also currently underrepresented in Wikipedia, which is now a major global public knowledge resource. This initiative will support capacity building to rectify these inequities. Cbazerman (talk) 17:55, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project. This initiative thrives to create equitable public-facing content globally. This project will help not just the local people in the US but also global audiences and help in writing, education, and scholarship throughout. This project also breaks the boundaries of academic publications and makes knowledge accessible and accurate. Swetabaniya (talk) 19:12, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • It's essential that those who turn to Wikipedia to better understand the issues that confront them about language, literacy, and writing get the most accurate and responsibly sourced information. Compositionist (talk) 20:16, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This grant has my highest endorsement. Not only will this project serve to improve Wikipedia content as it relates to writing, rhetoric, literacy and language, it will also help to educate CCCC members (higher education English teachers) about Wikipedia and how to contribute to Wikipedia. Matthewvetter (talk) 12:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project as this will add a new paradigm to composition studies. It will also provide a platform to showcase the multidimensional aspect of rhetoric and its manifestation in unique ways of expression and literacy practices from all across the world. USKrishnan (talk) 03:52, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • As a career-long first-year writing teacher and professor who trains new graduate students to teach first-year writing, I am passionately supportive of this project. As a teaching tool, wikipedia editing and article creation has been one of the highest-impact activities that I have used in writing courses because of the real-world audience and purpose it creates. Building Wikipedia editing knowledge and capacity among the writing teachers trained in the field of composition and rhetoric has impact well beyond the site itself. Likewise, there is no better group suited to contribute to and maintain high-quality wikipedia entries than the leaders of this project and who they represent--writing and rhetoric teacher-scholars. AcaSheMia (talk) 14:38, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project. This project is necessary to better represent writing studies to the public, as well as the field itself. Just as if the Wikipedia page on gravity was full of errors and misinformation, there are consequences for definitions and examples of key concepts in writing studies that don't accurately represent the knowledge of the field. This project will help to bring about those changes for the benefit of the person who Googles 'What is a genre?' as well as writing studies researchers and teachers who engage concepts like these in their scholarship and teaching. Dcomi (talk) 20:35, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I fully endorse this project. Wikipedia is an incredible resource that will be enhanced by inviting and encouraging scholars from writing studies to share their understanding and expertise of issues pertinent to our scholarship and practice. JayKatJay (talk) 20:38, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I endorse this project. It is important to develop a culture of scholars to contribute Wikipedia, and this project outlines an actionable plan to provide the training, support and resources necessary to build such a community. Lynn671 (talk) 22:42, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • This is a wonderful project. Encouraging subject area experts to share their knowledge with Wikipedia in the name of increasing equity is an urgent mission. Having a mechanism like the CCCC to help bridge the gap between academia and Wikipedia is an equally important pursuit. I endorse this project in the hopes that it can meaningfully engage with these issues and look forward to its accomplishments. Wskent (talk) 23:30, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Endorse this grant application - it looks great. Building additional links between Wikipedia and scholarly communities benefits both. This project has a very modest budget, and its approach can have a real multiplier effect. The team has a proven track record on Wikipedia and I believe they can achieve their goals. Guettarda (talk) 23:32, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
  • Encouraging the editing of Wikipedia by academics committed to knowledge equity is critical! AthenaBear (talk) 02:36, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
  • I fully endorse this project. This proposal addresses at least two major issues: 1) the lack of cultural and linguistic diversity among editors and 2) underrepresentation of high-quality coverage of topics relevant to the humanities. It is ambitious and useful, especially for improving content and building community. JaneNova (talk) 05:46, 5 March 2021 (UTC)