Category: Monthly Reports

Category: Monthly Reports

Recent news from Wiki Education

Monthly Report, September 2018

Highlights This month, Emory University Libraries hosted an all-day Wikipedia workshop to inform faculty and professors about how to improve Wikipedia within higher education. Educational Partnerships Manager Jami Mathewson presented to faculty about Wikipedia, why they should work to improve Wikipedia, and how students and faculty can improve Wikipedia’s quality and equity. She was joined … Continued

Monthly Report, August 2018

Highlights We announced our upcoming collaboration with the National Archives (NARA) to run a course to train scholars how to edit Wikipedia. We’re thrilled about working together to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of women’s suffrage in the United States and related topics. David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, also published an announcement about the opportunity … Continued

Monthly Report, July 2018

Highlights Jennifer Sadler and her students from the University of Mississippi visited Wiki Education’s San Francisco office in July. During their visit, the students learned what it means to work for a mission-driven non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was a great opportunity for staff to share their professional paths and contextualize the … Continued

Monthly Report, June 2018

Highlights Wiki Education held its second in-person board meeting for the 2017-2018 fiscal year in Tiburon. Our Senior Leadership team informed the Board of key initiatives the organization is planning to undertake in fiscal year 2018–19. Board members also discussed and approved Wiki Education’s new strategic plan, as well as the annual plan and budget … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ May 2018

Highlights The success of our Wikipedia Fellows pilot was featured in the American Sociological Association’s (ASA) publication Footnotes. It’s great to see that academic associations like ASA and their members are as excited as we are about the prospects of academics learning how to improve Wikipedia. Read the article by Community Engagement Manager Ryan McGrady … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ April 2018

Highlights We hit a major milestone this month in our Classroom Program. Students have officially contributed more words to Wikipedia since our program’s inception in 2010 than were published in the last print edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Executive Director Frank Schulenburg wrote a piece about the significance of this milestone, which can be read … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ March 2018

Highlights Wiki Education was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education this month, thanks to a great interview with the National Women’s Studies Association’s Allison Kimmich about our Classroom Program. It was an opportunity to show off the great work students have done and the impact of our partnership with NWSA. Courses through our NWSA … Continued

Monthly Report, February 2018

Highlights We had our all-staff meeting in February, one of two such events throughout the year. It was a great opportunity to discuss the organization’s future strategic direction in general and begin our annual planning process for next year. George Mason University Visiting Scholar Gary Greenbaum brought the article on U.S. President James K. Polk … Continued

Monthly​ ​Report,​ January ​2018

Highlights January was a great month for Wiki Education’s fundraising. We applied for and received a $500,000 USD unrestricted donation from the Pineapple Fund, a philanthropic association run by an anonymous donor with one of the 250 largest Bitcoin wallets in the world. The fund is drawn to organizations that are dedicated to universal knowledge … Continued

Monthly Report, December 2017

Highlights Fall 2017 courses finished up in December and made quite an impact. This term, with 318 supported courses, students edited 7,200 articles, created 635 new entries, and added 5 million words to Wikipedia. That’s equivalent to about 11.5% of the last print edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica! We’re proud of our efforts to scale … Continued