Last week, I attended a 'roundtable' event at the Co-operative College that focused on co-operative higher education. The Agenda was as follows: Dan Cook, author of Realising the Co-operative University (2013) has written up some notes of the meeting which you can read on his blog. There is still much work to do but last week's event felt … Continue reading Co-operative university ’roundtable’ at the Co-operative College
I have written a short review for the Journal of Education Policy of Co-operation, learning and co-operative values, edited by Tom Woodin. Here are the opening couple of paragraphs: As Tom Woodin points out in his Introduction to the book, Co-operation, Learning and Co-operative Values, the Rochdale Pioneers of the nineteenth century Co-operative movement aspired to ‘re-arrange … Continue reading Review: Co-operation, learning and co-operative values
One of the significant issues that our research into co-operative higher education has understandably raised is the extent to which it would be (must be?) regulated by the legislative framework for higher education in the UK. Depending on how you view it, one of the 'benefits' of working within the regulatory environment is that students are … Continue reading A ‘co-operative mutual fund of communal interest’ for student finance?
Reblogged from Richard Hall's website: Working with 20 co-authors, Joss Winn and I have just submitted the manuscript for Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education. The edited collection forms part of Bloomsbury Academic’s series on Perspectives on Leadership in Higher Education. Assuming that the review process goes to plan, the book is slated for publication in early … Continue reading Mass Intellectuality and Democratic Leadership in Higher Education
Letters from Utopia, first published in Post-16 Educator (84). Download PDF. “The state of abundance is not a Utopian vision but the real possibility of conditions already in existence.” (Kay and Mott, Political Order and the Law of Labour, 1982, 1) What follows is a series of short letters written by a student from the University of … Continue reading The University of Utopia
Yesterday, my colleague Mike Neary and I met with Dan Cook (who wrote a very good consultancy report for the Co-operative College on Co-operative Universities in 2013), Ian Snaith, a Lawyer and legal scholar specialising in co-operatives, and Smita Jamdar, a Lawyer who specialises in education. Our intention was to look at the new Higher Education and Research … Continue reading HE White Paper, the HERB, and Co-operative Higher Education
I mentioned that Mike Neary and I received funding for a new project on 'Co-operative Leadership for Higher Education'. This is just a note to say that the project has its own website which you can subscribe to: http://coophe.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk Recent posts outline the project, relate it to our previous project to develop a framework for co-operative … Continue reading Website for Co-operative Leadership for Higher Education
Mike Neary and I presented a conference paper today at the Co-operative Education conference. You can find it on this page. We'd really appreciate comments on the framework we have developed in the paper and is illustrated below.
Following on from a conference paper that I wrote in late 2014, I have been thinking more about the 'social' (Italy) or 'solidarity' (Canada) or 'multi-stakeholder' (UK) form of co-operative as a constitutional and organisational form for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The corporation To begin with, I have been thinking about the chapter in Marx's … Continue reading Social Solidarity Co-operatives for Higher Education (2)
Mike Neary and I have been awarded funding by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education to focus on 'co-operative leadership' in the higher education context. Below is the introductory section of our research proposal. You can read the rest on Mike's blog. Here's a link to the project blog. The aim of this research is to explore the possibility … Continue reading Co-operative Leadership for Higher Education