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Building the Intentional UniversityMinerva and the Future of Higher Education$
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Stephen M. Kosslyn and Ben Nelson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037150

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.001.0001

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A Global Community by Design

A Global Community by Design

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(p.315) 23 A Global Community by Design
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Building the Intentional University
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Z. Mike Wang

Sultanna Krispil

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262037150.003.0023

We believe in community by design. Yes, community can be formed organically and through serendipity, but we believe that a thriving, vibrant community that is as complex and global as Minerva’s — spanning seven cities and with students from scores of countries around the world — cannot be sustained without intention and effort. In this chapter, we summarize the steps we took to build a global community at Minerva, from the formation of a set of community values to the structures we created to promote community (at individual, micro-community, and macro-community levels) to the programs we designed to sustain and build community for Minervans for generations to come.

Keywords:   character education, social-emotional learning, lifelong community, traditions, values

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