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Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

Stephen M. Kosslyn and Ben Nelson (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262037150
eISBN:
9780262343695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Higher education is in crisis. It is too expensive, ineffective, and impractical for many of the world’s students. But how would you reinvent it for the twenty-first century—how would you build it ... More


Complex Systems and Effective Interaction

James Genone and Ian Van Buskirk

in Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262037150
eISBN:
9780262343695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

“Complex systems” are systems in which the independent behavior of interacting units gives rise to surprising and difficult-to-predict emergent patterns and properties. Most courses on complex ... More


Practical Knowledge

Stephen M. Kosslyn

in Building the Intentional University: Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262037150
eISBN:
9780262343695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

A common critique of universities is that they do not adequately prepare most students for life after graduation. In response to this critique, Minerva has focused its curriculum on “practical ... More


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