Minerva Project

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Minerva® integrates deep expertise in learning science and educational design, with systematic program delivery, to prepare learners for academic, professional, and societal impact.

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Our Process

Our team of learning experts manages a three-part process that is structured to ensure successful collaboration and the ongoing effectiveness of your programs.

Phase 01
Design

Define & Plan
We begin our process in close collaboration with your teams, documenting institutional and program goals, establishing shared expectations, and devising a comprehensive design plan.

Phase 02
Develop

Build & Prepare
In this phase, we start executing the plan by constructing the components of the learning journey and readying your institution, including instructors and learners, for program launch.

Phase 03
Deliver

Support & Measure
During the course of the program, we provide ongoing technical, academic, and operational support, as well as impact measurement and analysis, which are sustained for the lifetime of the partnership.

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Design
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Develop
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Deliver
Data-Rich Delivery System
Curriculum
Forum
Assessment
Pedagogy

Minerva learning journeys are built upon three educational pillars: Transdisciplinary Curricula; Fully Active Learning; and Outcome-Driven Assessment. These pillars are delivered via our proprietary virtual learning platform, called Forum™.

By using digital technology as the basis of our delivery system, Minerva makes both instructional and learning data more visible, applicable, and interconnected. Activity in one synchronous session informs the next, concepts learned in one domain are reinforced in others, and learning outcomes are consistently monitored and measured.

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Transdisciplinary Curriculum

Our world does not fit within disciplinary boundaries. Minerva designs courses to be interconnected, making them more relevant, and prompting learners to transfer their knowledge across fields in order to build broadly applicable — and enduring skills.

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Forum Learning Environment

With synchronous, multi-stream video, powerful integrated course development and management tools, and rich data collection and analysis features, our Forum platform is purpose-built to enable Transdisciplinary Curricula, Fully Active Learning, and Outcome-Driven Assessment.

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Outcome-Driven Assessment

Infrequent, high-stakes exams are poor indicators of actual learning, adding unnecessary stress to the process. Minerva learners benefit from frequent, low-stakes, informal feedback coupled with formal assessments that drive toward clear learning outcomes.

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Fully Active Learning

The evidence for the benefits of active learning is indisputable. Minerva instructors are trained in its core principles and techniques, including learner engagement during class time, and deliberate practice spaced over multiple sessions, and across courses.

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Minerva’s innovations certainly pose a challenge to a sclerotic university model … campuses across the world will at some point have to address the [model’s] deficiencies.
Bryony Clarke
The Guardian
Comprehensive Services
Impact Measurement & Analysis
Program & Partnership Positioning
Marketing & Communications Strategy
Experiential Learning Design
Learner Support Services
Outreach & Admissions
Data-Mediated Learning

We recognize that program success depends upon much more than the data-mediated learning approach at the center of all Minerva partnerships. To support our partners’ goals and help grow institutional value, we provide a range of crucial connected services.

From initial positioning and co-branding strategies to student acquisition and operational management, we provide planning, design consultation, and strategic advisory throughout the entire process, and for the life of the partnership.

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Impact Measurement & Analysis

Becoming a Minerva partner initiates an iterative, enduring, and sustainable relationship. Our collaboration is ongoing and includes strategic, academic, technical, and operational support. As the partnership progresses, Minerva continuously measures and analyzes program impact, for learners and for the institution.

Insights from these data feed back into our support teams, informing curricular refinement, program growth, and institutional expansion. As a key component of our offering, Impact Measurement & Analysis enables us to provide a clear picture of the learning outcomes achieved, as well as the value of our partnership.

Program & Partnership Positioning

Whether yours is an existing institution or one being conceived from the ground up, adoption of the Minerva model represents substantial change—a new way of doing almost everything. Strategic brand positioning is one of the most potent means of signaling and managing such structural change.

Minerva’s team offers critical brand support, including positioning, program naming, messaging, and visual identity consultation. We work with you to position our alliance effectively in the market, generate excitement among stakeholders, and convey program benefits to learners and other key audiences.

Marketing & Communications Strategy

Driving interest in a new educational institution or program requires considerable marketing and communications effort to raise awareness, elevate the new or evolving brand, and effectively reach target audiences and stakeholders.

Minerva experts collaborate with you to develop comprehensive, multi-channel marketing and communications plans that help build internal capacity for ongoing program promotion and stakeholder engagement. From messaging and audience mapping to publicity and reputation management, we work with you to enact sustainable marketing strategies and tactics with reach and impact.

Experiential Learning Design

Minerva designs experiential programs that integrate with its academic curricula, to enable hybrid learning journeys that engage learners in the world, while providing multiple opportunities to practice the transdisciplinary skills learned in class. Experiential learning can take many forms, from explorations in the field to project work in communities to work-study programs with employers.

Alongside the academic curriculum design, our team works to create custom experiential programming that utilizes campus, civic, and professional engagements to allow learners ample spaces to apply their knowledge to varied and unfamiliar contexts. Together, we design and implement transformational learning experiences that extend into the real world, building competencies and character, and providing preparation for career performance and societal impact.

Learner Support Services

All learning is enhanced by personal wellbeing and a nurturing environment, and hybrid and experiential programs require specific support services. Minerva works with you to identify learner needs, then put in place the mechanisms needed to enable the most effective education possible.

From residential living and transportation to physical and mental health, we draw on the deep experience at Minerva University which serves a global student body in multiple locations around the world. Working together, we can develop the structures and systems to enable your learners to not only succeed, but to thrive.

Outreach & Admissions

Shaping a cohesive outreach and admissions strategy is critical to the success of any program. Minerva’s outreach and admissions processes have been honed at Minerva University, making it the most selective undergraduate program in the world. We’re bringing that expertise to our new partnerships.

We collaborate to define admissions standards and desired applicant attributes, then to reach and admit a high-quality, diverse learner base. Minerva will help realize your enrollment goals by identifying, informing, and inspiring the right learners for you.

We recognize that program success depends upon much more than the data-mediated learning approach at the center of all Minerva partnerships. To support our partners’ goals and help grow institutional value, we provide a range of crucial connected services.

From initial positioning and co-branding strategies to student acquisition and operational management, we provide planning, design consultation, and strategic advisory throughout the entire process, and for the life of the partnership.

Select the service lines in the graphic for more.

Comprehensive Services
Data-Mediated Learning
We recognize that program success depends upon much more than the data-mediated learning approach at the center of all Minerva partnerships. To support our partners’ goals and help grow institutional value, we provide a range of crucial connected services. From initial positioning and co-branding strategies to student acquisition and operational management, we provide planning, design consultation, and strategic advisory throughout the entire process, and for the life of the partnership.
Program & Partnership Positioning
Whether yours is an existing institution or one being conceived from the ground up, adoption of the Minerva model represents substantial change—a new way of doing almost everything. Strategic brand positioning is one of the most potent means of signaling and managing such structural change. Minerva’s team offers critical brand support, including positioning, program naming, messaging, and visual identity consultation. We work with you to position our alliance effectively in the market, generate excitement among stakeholders, and convey program benefits to learners and other key audiences.
Impact Measurement & Analysis
Becoming a Minerva partner initiates an iterative, enduring, and sustainable relationship. Our collaboration is ongoing and includes strategic, academic, technical, and operational support. As the partnership progresses, Minerva continuously measures and analyzes program impact, for learners and for the institution. Insights from these data feed back into our support teams, informing curricular refinement, program growth, and institutional expansion. As a key component of our offering, Impact Measurement & Analysis enables us to provide a clear picture of the learning outcomes achieved, as well as the value of our partnership.
Marketing & Communications Strategy
Driving interest in a new educational institution or program requires considerable marketing and communications effort to raise awareness, elevate the new or evolving brand, and effectively reach target audiences and stakeholders. Minerva experts collaborate with you to develop comprehensive, multi-channel marketing and communications plans that help build internal capacity for ongoing program promotion and stakeholder engagement. From messaging and audience mapping to publicity and reputation management, we work with you to enact sustainable marketing strategies and tactics with reach and impact.
Learner Support Services
All learning is enhanced by personal wellbeing and a nurturing environment, and hybrid and experiential programs require specific support services. Minerva works with you to identify learner needs, then put in place the mechanisms needed to enable the most effective education possible. From residential living and transportation to physical and mental health, we draw on the deep experience at Minerva University which serves a global student body in multiple locations around the world. Working together, we can develop the structures and systems to enable your learners to not only succeed, but to thrive.
Experiential Learning Design
Minerva designs experiential programs that integrate with its academic curricula, to enable hybrid learning journeys that engage learners in the world, while providing multiple opportunities to practice the transdisciplinary skills learned in class. Experiential learning can take many forms, from explorations in the field to project work in communities to work-study programs with employers. Alongside the academic curriculum design, our team works to create custom experiential programming that utilizes campus, civic, and professional engagements to allow learners ample spaces to apply their knowledge to varied and unfamiliar contexts. Together, we design and implement transformational learning experiences that extend into the real world, building competencies and character, and providing preparation for career performance and societal impact.
Outreach & Admissions
Shaping a cohesive outreach and admissions strategy is critical to the success of any program. Minerva’s outreach and admissions processes have been honed at Minerva University, making it the most selective undergraduate program in the world. We’re bringing that expertise to our new partnerships. We collaborate to define admissions standards and desired applicant attributes, then to reach and admit a high-quality, diverse learner base. Minerva will help realize your enrollment goals by identifying, informing, and inspiring the right learners for you.
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