Minerva is a selective liberal arts college without a classroom or campus, reports PBS NewsHour.
The dormitory is on one floor of this old apartment building Nob Hill. Students will spend the first year here, and then the subsequent six semesters living and studying in six different cities around the world. Next year, they head to Buenos Aires and Berlin.
But the professors don’t go with them. In fact, they can be anywhere, including home, because they see their students exclusively online, via a proprietary software platform called the Active Learning Forum. It fosters a face-paced, engaging, seminar-style class. No lectures allowed.
Minerva has partnered with the Keck Graduate Institute, part of the Claremont University Consortium, to gain accreditation.