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
- Richard Knipel
- Frank Schulenburg, Executive Director
- LiAnna Davis, Head of Communications and External Relations
- Jami Mathewson, Program Manager
- November 25 (Village Pump)
- November (Village Pump)
- Late October (Village Pump)
- Mid-October, Village Pump note
- October (Village Pump)
- 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 Much has changed since that proposal, however, and the information there may be out of date or incomplete. 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.