I agree that other qualitative and quantitative information would be helpful and I hope
that Sj or other trustees will comment on the level of trustee engagement.
From what I've seen in the public records, the
attendance of WMF trustees at Board events seems to be fairly good, but that says nothing
about whether trustees were asking valuable questions and contributing substantially to
conversations with staff and other trustees.
I am wondering if we could have live broadcasts of the non-confidential portions of Board
meetings, similar to how the monthly live metrics meetings are broadcast. Would anyone on
the board or from staff (Sue? Geoff?) like to comment on that idea?
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:52:32 -0500
From: Nathan <nawrich(a)gmail.com>
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] WMF trustee activity levels
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The obvious point, which has been made many times on this list over the
years, is that activity on mailing lists or meta is not a good proxy for
measuring the activity of a member of the board. The best measure would be
engagement with the duties of the board (which don't include posting on the
lists or being an active editor). We'd need peer evaluations and meeting
attendance records to really get to that. If we had that information, I
know it would figure in my voting for board elections.