Heterodox Academy at University of Virginia is motivated by a desire to improve the quality of research and education at UVA by increasing open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement.
Heterodox Academy at the University of Virginia is made up of over 40 faculty members and administrators. The co-chairs of HxA at UVA will grow the Campus Community through monthly meetings with featured speakers presenting on topics related to issues facing higher education. We will also sponsor and co-sponsor events that align with the HxA Way.
In line with the mission of HxA, we are motivated by a desire to improve the quality of research and education at UVA by increasing open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement among faculty, students, and administrators.
Before being named a HxA Campus Community, we held several “Heterodox Happy Hours” in collaboration with Think Again @ UVA and The Blue Ridge Center, founded to help UVA students thrive through our commitment to free speech, viewpoint diversity, intellectual humility, and critical thinking.
Attendees of those gatherings formed the nucleus of our new Heterodox ‘Hoos campus community, and we hope to recruit more broadly this fall among faculty— with a longer term goal of establishing a student component over the next year or so.
Do you believe in open inquiry? A group of courageous professors and students have come together on the UVA campus because they believe in open inquiry, too. Will you help them? Your donation will help Heterodox Academy at the University of Virginia put on events that support the cause of open inquiry. As a supporter, you will receive invitations to HxA campus events, and updates on HxA activities on your campus and on other campuses all around the country.
Meet the leaders building the University of Virginia Campus Community
Mary Kate CaryAdjunct Professor, Politics Department and Director, Think Again at UVA
Gerard AlexanderAssociate Professor, Department of Politics
Jay NottinghamSenior Director of Development at the College Foundation
Your generosity supports our non-partisan efforts to advance the principles of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement to improve higher education and academic research.