#43 EDU Roster
Closed: Insufficient data 4 years ago Opened 5 years ago by decause.

After meeting with the EMEA Ambassadors, we began discussing how best to engage with Educational Institutions who want to work with Fedora.

tl;dr - Each university is a unique snowflake, and there is no "one-size-fits-all" strategy that will work at all universities. We're going to be developing talking points and marketing strategy for engaging with different stakeholder groups at EDU's, but for now, the place to start is by making a list of all the folks we have who are currently at or involved with each EDU. It is great to know which ambassadors/contributors are involved, but most importantly, we want to gather a list of known staff/faculty supporters of Fedora and FOSS in general, who can become local "champions." This was the key to success at RIT (SJ and decause) and Seneca (ctyler) who really drove their local initiatives.

Next Steps: Create 2 wiki pages and/or spreadsheets with headings like:

Persons List
Name, FAS Username, Status (Student/Alumni/Staff/Faculty/Local)

Places List:
University or College Name, Location (City, State, Country), Student Programs (areas of study, student organizations), Faculty Programs (ongoing research grants, POSSE participation, Academic Professional Development programs), Events (hackathons, conferences, on-campus events), Internship/Co-op/Workstudy Programs (Yes/No), Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives (Links to websites, contact info for lead person), Contact Persons (linked to from Persons list), EDU Specialties (3D printing [like Michigan Tech], Game Design and Development [like RIT], etc...)

If someone has more fields they want to add


A few meetings ago, we began drafting a new spot on the University Involvement Initiative page for Campus Ambassadors or those affiliated with universities to add their information to a static list. This table can be found here.

Today's meeting agenda is looking pretty full, but I think this is a ticket we should begin discussing sooner than later.

With the push of compsci in to K-12 we should consider having a spot for secondary education institutions to be listed / request help.

Replying to [comment:1 jflory7]:

This table can be found here.

Since the table is for North American institutions I'd point out that Canadian universities don't use the .edu TLD. However if the EDU is the chosen placeholder for EDUcation then I'd be happy to add my name in the table :)

Replying to [comment:3 viorel]:

Replying to [comment:1 jflory7]:

This table can be found here.

Since the table is for North American institutions I'd point out that Canadian universities don't use the .edu TLD. However if the EDU is the chosen placeholder for EDUcation then I'd be happy to add my name in the table :)

Nice catch! I had created it so Campus Ambassadors of any region could add themselves to the page, but I realize now that it might have looked like it was only for North America. I added tables for all of the other regions, feel free to add yourself now! The .edu TLD is not required if a university doesn't use that.

Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Issue set to the milestone: Fedora 26 (was: Future releases)
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4 years ago

Discussed in 2017-02-21 meeting.

In the meeting, we agreed that in order to make sure this ticket fits into the overall University Involvement Initiative and working towards accomplishing its goals, this ticket will be closed and there will be additional conversation somewhere, soon, about moving forward with the Objective.

Metadata Update from @jflory7:
- Issue untagged with: meeting
- Issue close_status updated to: Insufficient data
- Issue status updated to: Closed (was: Open)

4 years ago

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