Thanks for your feedback and the likeminded ideas/posts.
To become a lecturer an applicant would be subject to a review by a rotating committee or board of representatives from each coop member organization in a designated small cooperative group (or node group).
Maybe each node group is actually made up of a business, a non-profit, a public/civic org, and a university. Any other orgs/entities you think should be included to form a nodular education unit?
Thanks for the feedback. For a light experiment we'd likely create a survey to gauge interest in drawing cross-organizational partnerships. Or, ideally, a mini symposium between a small cooperative group (eg: a business, a non-profit, an educational institution, a public library) which rotates between spaces would be an awesome test.
Thanks for the feedback. Do you mean a peer review of the content or the instructors?
Your questions sparked a few of our own: How do we maintain quality within the cooperative partners? Is there a core curriculum and then higher tiers of knowledge based on completed pre-reqs or is that too hierarchical? How are student peer reviewers selected? Are they peer elected or chosen at random?