How to be a Wikimedia sysop/Wikiversity
In addition to the generic content about How to be a Wikimedia sysop which is about being an administrator on Wikimedia Foundation sister projects, this page seeks to provide guidance on sysop-related matters for Wikiversity. Note that on Wikiversity, sysop status is referred to as 'custodianship'.
One of the first starting points should be for custodian candidates to appreciate and understand Wikiversity's scope, mission, and vision. Since these are all in development, candidates are strongly encourage to contribute to improvements. An understanding of Wikiversity's history is also advisable. Sysops coming from other WMF projects are enouraged to appreciate that the Wikiversity scope for acceptable content is considerably broader than on the other projects because the mission is about providing learning content and learning spaces. Sysops coming from other projects are encouraged to engage in discussion with other contributors to help determine what content what or may not be considered to be within Wikiversity's scope.
Secondly, candidate custodians on Wikiversity are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with Wikiversity:Policies. What could be useful here is to list a suggested reading in a table, noting the most commonly occurring issues/points of debate on Wikiversity.. Policies attempt to make clear what processes to follow. But many of the policies are still in draft format.
The tables below provides a guide for one's policy reading.
Also note that not everything about what makes a wiki work/not work can be found in these policies. One of the common debates, for example, is over how users, custodians, and bureaucrats interpret and act/don't act on the policies. Other key debates including application of the policies and custodian/bureaucrat attitude towards fostering a "developist" culture compared to a "deletionist" culture. Broader literature about Wikiversity can be found in the Wikiversity namepsace, e.g., some especially useful links are:
People and tools
Thirdly, candidate custodians on Wikiversity should familiarise themselves with people and tools.
Community task: Make a reading list of policies which the community thinks should be read and understood by custodians. Use a helpful order for reading.: