This is an excellent start -- thanks so much for your efforts. I've done a little work tweaking the structure and headings in an attempt to get this into a policy format (whatever that means :-) ).
The next step is to announce the development of this policy draft to the community on the main WE list. I'd recommend that we work to a suggested time frame, eg:
- Draft policy completed by 10 August
- Further discussion and refinements till 20 August
- Draft version of the policy ready for submission to Council by 1 September
We need to review the draft charter of the workgroup to see if it accommodates the needs/requirements of this policy development.
Given your leadership in getting the style guidelines initiative off the ground -- I think that you should make the announcement to the community on the development of this policy.
Well done Jesse -- this is a great piece of work.
Hehe, I'm not really familiar with all this organisational proposing and whatnot. I'm much more of a doer, in fact I'm pretty confident I'll never take an ed administration job because I'd rather avoid the paperwork.
I think those dates are manageable. I was actually hoping I'd have the first draft finished by tonight. Should I make the announcement even now, when the first draft isn't complete?
I think the charter sections we'll have to look at are the bit on the facilitator's responsibilities (I've already added one bit) and the "ground rules" section. The last one, I think, needs to wait until we've got the draft finished, so we have the whole picture to look at and consider.
Thanks for the complements, Wayne. I really don't know what I'm doing here. :P
You're a wiki natural! I'm no expert on these things either, but like yourself, I care about what we're doing and what it can mean for education globally.
You're call when you want to announce the first draft --- I'll be adding bits when I find gaps in my schedule and other committments.