Campus Co-ops and the “(Re-)Co-op-tation” of the University - NASCO Institute

Session materials from “Campus Co-ops and the “(Re-)Co-op-tation” of the University,” presented by Darryl Reed and Tristan Laing at NASCO Institute 2016.


Universities and cooperatives have many shared values and historically have cooperated closely. This session examines: (1) the overlap in the values and missions of cooperatives and universities (and colleges); (2) why universities do not cooperative as closely as they used to or should, and; (3) why such cooperation is important for both parties, and; (4) practical efforts and strategies that can be undertaken to encourage mutually beneficial cooperation in education, research, development and commercial relations between universities and coops. (There will be lots of discussion and examples of such successful cooperation.)