The Future of the Institute for Higher Awesome Studies
Presentation by Cristina Xu, Chancellor of IHAS
What is an IHAS?
- IHAS = Institute on Higher Awesome Studies
- Experiment to develop minimal infrastructure to support Awesome Foundation without bogging it down
- Incorporated as a 503C
- Not affiliated with any chapter
- Want to enable faster and stronger growth for the foundation
- NOT: a service organization
- Designing Awesome Foundation site with Jessie Chan-Norris & web team
- Started and support Awesome Summit
- Foundation support to launch and support chapters in Detroit and New Orleans -- those chapters have now been wound down
- When we started IHAS, goal was to get infrastructure down so we can get it to grow
- Reached the limit of Christina’s vision, definitely time for new visions
- How should IHAS and AF work together or not
- What should the responsibilities of the next chancellor be? Should it even be called a chancellor?
- How should we choose the next IHAS chancellor?
- How do we make the decisions in a way that involves chapters who are not here
- “And now, Kitten Voltron” - When all the kittens (chapters) have to work together, we summon Kitten Voltron!