Education Committee

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The Education Committee of WMUK has been meeting by phone during 2013 (see Category:Education Committee meetings). It also carries on discussion and clearing-house functions on its mailing list.

Under its Charter, the Committee combines trustees, WMUK staff and volunteers. Currently its membership is:

  • Simon Knight - board liaison
  • Stevie Benton
  • John Cummings
  • Daria Cybulska
  • Charles Matthews
  • Martin Poulter
  • Padmini Ray Murray
  • Fabian Tompsett
  • Toni Sant

Matters in hand

These are notes on current discussions.

Training and its management

EduWiki conference

Education outreach


  • Virtual Learning Environment
  • Upgrade and configuration of new system for the WMUK VLE
  • Upgrade of graphical design and new skin
  • Proposed workshop



Committee's role

  • Update of Charter

Past Board discussion

From Minutes 30Jun12:

  • DECISION: It was agreed that there will be GLAM and education sub-committees, the creation of which will be led by Fæ and Doug respectively. The leaders are to come back to the board at the next meeting with a charter describing the committees, initial membership, and (if appropriate) budget outlines, for formal board approval.

From Minutes 26Jul12 subsection Education Subcommittee:

  • DT has set up a sub-committee. Stevie Benton, John Byrne, Joscelyn, Doug, Martin Poulter, Charles Matthews, and User:Leutha.

Mention in Minutes 8Sep12/Strategy day, under Hoped-for Outcomes, Others:

  • Place education outreach in a central position in future plans

From Minutes 8Jun13b

  • DECISION: SC to be board liaison for the education committee, replacing DT.

Caveat on delegation

The Education Committee is not covered by the terms of delegation in the Articles (see Articles of Association/2013 EGM revision#Delegation of Directors' powers) because it does not consist solely of Directors. Its role is advisory.

See also