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The current University Collaborations of the Month are
Ohio State University
Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University

Every month two B-, C- or Start-Class higher education-related articles are chosen for you to improve. Be bold!
This COTM is organized by WikiProject Universities. (vote for future collaborations or see past collaborations)
This collaboration is effective: May 20, 2011 — June 20, 2011 until someone updates it.
Pick the next WikiProject Universities COTM!

Keep up with the COTM by adding this banner to your user page with {{UniversitiesCOTM}}

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Things To Do
  1. Work on articles that need cleanup. A randomized short list is here
  2. Work on the collaborations of the month
  3. Create a page for each and every university and college and add {{infobox University}} for it. See the missing list for those institutions still awaiting articles.
  4. Place {{WikiProject Universities}} on every related talk page.
  5. Ensure all articles, including Featured articles, are consistent with the article guidelines.
  6. Continue upkeep of University Portal

This Collaboration of the Month (COTM) by WikiProject Universities is a collaborative effort to improve higher education articles on Wikipedia. The collaboration project was originally established as a Collaboration of the Fortnight by Jameson L. Tai in November 2007. The project was briefly revived in November 2008 as a Collaboration of the Month and returned in November 2009 with a new moderator. Contact Mabeenot with any questions.

How to help[edit]

We're looking for editors to help upgrade B-Class articles to GA-Class and Start-Class articles to B-Class
  • You can contribute by:
  1. Increasing coverage and accuracy
  2. Adding supporting materials
  3. Improving references and citations
  4. Refining the article's structure and organization
  5. Copyediting grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  6. Improving the quality and clarity of the writing
  7. Establishing and maintaining the article's neutral point-of-view
  8. Providing well-rounded coverage of the subject
  9. See GA/FA requirements for more details
  • General guidelines
  1. Help verify/supply new sources
  2. If the article lacks a universities infobox, create one
  3. Update figures. (Enrollment figures and number of awards fluctuate every semester/year. It drastically affects the accuracy of this encyclopedia to make sure the data displayed in the article is up-to-date.)
  4. Check to see if the article is following the suggested WikiProject Universities article structure breakdown
  5. Make sure the article is NOT an advertisement. The last thing we need is a misplaced online university trying to solicit to students through our services. If it is written like an advertisement, fix it. If you cannot, notify us on the appropriate subject header on this talk page.
  6. Remove any instances of academic boosterism.
  7. Be Bold
  • And most importantly...
  1. Have fun!

Article Selection[edit]

Every month, two articles will be selected for this Collaboration project to improve, one B-class and one Start-class. The selection process shall be as follows:

Each calendar month, a list of ten (10) B-class articles will be chosen by the moderator out of Category:B-Class Universities articles, upon which editors will then vote. Topics that receive three (3) votes but are not selected as the People's Choice Collaboration of the Month will automatically be retained for the next month's vote. Topics that fail to receive any votes will automatically be eliminated. All other topics will be retained or eliminated at the moderator's discretion.

A Start-class article will be selected my the moderator from Category:Start-Class Universities articles to act as the Head Start topic, an alternative for editors who feel more comfortable working on a less-advanced article. While the moderator retains control over the selection of Head Start articles, anyone may suggest an article by writing on the moderator's talk page.

A designated moderator, currently Mabeenot, will be assigned to operate the COTM. Moderator assignments will be fixed until a need arises for changing the moderator.

Current People's Choice Selection[edit]

YesYOhio State University (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)

3 votes, Nominated
  1. --Chriss.2 17:35, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
  2. Racepacket (talk) 01:39, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 17:30, 1 May 2010 (UTC)


To vote, you have to be a registered user. Anyone who votes is encouraged (but not required) to make at least one edit to the current COTM. Please do not add nominations that were not selected by the moderator.

Sign with "# ~~~~" on the end of the list of the article you want to vote for and then update the vote count in the subhead. Opposing votes are not counted (see approval voting). You can vote for as many articles as you like. Additionally you can give a comment in the comment section, but remember that every editor that has ever edited a nominated article did so to the best of his of her ability.

Amherst College (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Massachusetts, United States

0 votes, Nominated
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 01:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Dalhousie University (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Nova Scotia, Canada

0 votes, Nominated
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 01:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

DePaul University (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Illinois, United States

0 votes, Nominated
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 01:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

George Washington University (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

District of Columbia, United States

1 vote, Nominated
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 01:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

  1. Comparativist1 (talk) 00:41, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Queen's University (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Ontario, Canada

0 votes, Nominated
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 01:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Royal Academy of Music (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

England, United Kingdom

0 votes, Nominated
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 01:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

University of Glasgow (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Scotland, United Kingdom

0 votes, Nominated
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 01:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

University of Western Australia (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)[edit]

Western Australia, Australia

0 votes, Nominated
  • Official Nomination -Mabeenot (talk) 01:26, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Previous Collaborations Chronicle[edit]

WikiProject Universities Collaboration of the Fortnight Project

Edition Dates Article(s)
Editor Nominated Topic B-Class Improvement Drive Start/Stub Improvement Drive
I Dec 07, 2007 ~ Dec 20, 2007 University California State University, East Bay Beijing Institute of Technology
II Dec 21, 2007 ~ Jan 03, 2008 Harvard University Boston University Syracuse University
III Jan 04, 2008 ~ Jan 17, 2008 Florida Institute of Technology Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Norfolk State University
IV Jan 18, 2008 ~ Jan 31, 2008 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute California Institute of Technology Berklee College of Music
V Feb 01, 2008 ~ Feb 14, 2008 University of Kent University of Colorado at Boulder University of California, San Francisco
VI Feb 15, 2008 ~ Feb 28, 2008 University of Phoenix United States Military Academy Rollins College
Feb 29, 2008 ~ Mar 13, 2008 Spring Break
VII Mar 14, 2008 ~ Mar 22, 2008 King's College London Clemson University University of Hong Kong
VIII Mar 28, 2008 ~ Apr 10, 2008 Kennesaw State University Columbia University Chulalongkorn University
IX Apr 18, 2008 ~ May 01, 2008 East Carolina University Mills College Jamia Millia Islamia

WikiProject Universities Collaboration of the Month Project

Edition Dates Article(s)
People's Choice Head Start
I Dec 01, 2008 ~ Jan 31, 2009* University of California, Berkeley none
II Nov 25, 2009 ~ Dec 25, 2009 Rochester Institute of Technology Lethbridge College
III Dec 26, 2009 ~ Jan 26, 2010 University of Ottawa Kyoto University
IV Jan 27, 2010 ~ Feb 27, 2010 Cal Poly Pomona University of Zurich
V Feb 28, 2010 ~ March 30, 2010 University of California, San Diego Bachelor of Arts
VI March 31, 2010 ~ April 30, 2010 Louisiana State University University of Tasmania
VII May 1, 2010 ~ May 31, 2010 Monash University Arcadia University
VIII June 1, 2010 ~ June 30, 2010 Brown University Université Laval
IX July 1, 2010 ~ July 31, 2010 University of Wales, Lampeter Annapolis Group
X August 1, 2010 ~ August 31, 2010 Cornell University Belarusian State University
XI September 1, 2010 ~ September 30, 2010 University of Sydney University of South Dakota
XII October 1, 2010 ~ May 19, 2011
(COTM became inactive)
Drexel University Osaka University
XIII May 20, 2011 ~ June 19, 2011 Ohio State University Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University

* The first edition of COTM was extended due to a delayed launch and the moderator's WikiBreaks.

Active COTM Editors[edit]

To add your name into this section, please type in # ~~~~ to the bottom of the list. I will contact people on the following list of COTF updates, questions, urgent issues, and RfCs on the COTF program.

  1. - Jameson L. Tai talkcontribs 05:34, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
  2. Madcoverboy (talk) 13:17, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
  3. Noetic Sage 19:42, 14 December 2007 (UTC)
  4. Timrollpickering (talk) 01:26, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
  5. Disavian (talk/contribs) 22:56, 22 January 2008 (UTC)
  6. Samwisep86 (talk) 21:51, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
  7. Mabeenot (talk) 21:12, 1 December 2009 (UTC)
  8. Marco Guzman, Jr (talk) 05:36, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
  9. Adavis444 (talk) 19:33, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
  10. Dualus (talk) 06:09, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

How the COTM is selected[edit]

The article with the most votes at the end of each month will be selected as the following month's People's Choice COTM topic. If two articles have the same number of votes, the older article (judged by earliest edit in article history) wins.

Please add your signature below the college you wish to vote for and manually change the number of votes for that college. Colleges with more than 3 votes may be renominated for the next month.

Nomination Instructions[edit]


{{UniversitiesCOTM}} puts the COTM announcement as shown at the top of this page.

{{WikiProject Universities}} includes the ability to denote an article as being a nominated, current, or past COTM. Add the following syntax to the article's {{WikiProject Universities}} template on its talk page:

  • Nominated COTM: {{WikiProject Universities|collaboration-nom=yes}}
  • Current COTM: {{WikiProject Universities|collaboration-now=yes}}
  • Past COTM: {{WikiProject Universities|collaboration-past=yes}}

Defunct templates[edit]