Just read this new article from Dave Hobby and I can't get over how brilliant the idea he listed in the bottom paragraph really is! Here is a link to the article: http://strobist.blogspot.com/2013/01/q-will-you-help-us-get-studio-for-our.html
I've copied the last paragraph from his article below (hopefully he won't sue me for posting it):
The kicker is that while the lights would be free to check out, you'd have to turn in a photo and full BTS write-up from your shoot every time you used them. So within a year, you'd not only have a good gear closet but also a location- and gear-specific knowledge bank to teach your fellow students how to use the best studio of all.
I only wish that photography schools everywhere did this. It did get my wheels turning as to how I could try to implement something like this on a small scale even with the minimal gear that I have.