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NOTE: This policy is still under development.
Allowed when invited by or paid by the space, with group approval. For example, Adam Savage of Mythbusters might be paid to put on an event where he teaches molding methods.
If there is a special case where a non-member wishes to teach a course to our members, it will require discussion and approval at a group meeting.
Member Approval is required under the following conditions:
- Not free for the students (material cost covered in other clauses)
- Materials must be purchased from a specific source
- If there are any safety concerns for the students
- Uses a significant part of the space available
- Place any risk on the space, damage etc
- Adds a cost to the operating expense of the place, extra power for example
- If the class is open (free or not) to non-member students.*
- If anyone in the group asserts that the proposed class does need to be approved**
- If there are any liability concerns
- For exception cases not covered here, member approval will be required. Use the group to start the discussion
* It is the intention that matters here. If the class is intended for members, non-members my attend as guest, under the guest related rules we already have in place. I do not know what those are. If the intention is to teach an open class without member focus, you will need approval.
** In other words, if anyone in the group thinks the class must be voted on, then it does.
Starting a Class
As a member, you simply post your proposed class to the group list. If there is interest, check the items listed above, and ask via the group list. If your class does not require member approval, announce it in the group list and schedule the event on the calendar.
If you need approval, bring it up at a Tuesday meeting in person or by proxy for a vote. Please have the major issues covered via the group list before the meeting. You should only need to cover any issues listed here before seeking approval. Do not plan on explaining everything about the class at that meeting as time is short.