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Our Impact

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Foundational Pillars

To achieve our goal of creating an academic culture where different points of view are valued in the pursuit of knowledge, discovery, growth, and innovation, we focus our work on four areas.

Research and Evidence

We gather and publish data through our annual Campus Expression Survey. Throughout the year, we amplify mission-oriented research on our HxA Blog and from our Center For Academic Pluralism.

Public Awareness

We elevate the voices of our team and our members in the national media and on our own channels to demonstrate the value of heterodox thinking in the academy.

Member Activation

We work with our HxA members to organize events, workshops, and communities to advance the principles of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement across higher education.

Campus Engagement

We put our mission into practice by providing support, tools, and resources to help members engage in work to promote HxA values in their disciplines and on their campuses.

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Campus Expression Survey

Our annual Campus Expression Survey provides benchmark data that charts trends and progress from the student perspective. The results are one indicator whether our core principles are being valued in classrooms and on campuses across the country.

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2022 Annual Report

HxA is led by scholars, civic leaders, and business professionals dedicated to improving higher educational institutions by increasing open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement. Review our FY2022 Annual Report to gain a better understanding of how we are advancing our mission.

HxA in Action

The HxCommunities Flexible Funding Opportunity (FFO) program invested $380K across 24 member projects for campus-based and professional community activities. Find a curated selection of FFO projects below:

Views of Scientists, Engineers, and Professional School Faculty About DEI PoliciesOngoing research study of STEM scholars’ views on the implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion policies.
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Navigating Diverse Perspectives Related to Social Identity & BelongingA series of on-campus conversations at BYU where students with diverse perspectives participated in structured dialogues around divisive public health-related topics.
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Heterodoxy in CanadaHosting of the first Canadian conference on viewpoint diversity in academia on April 22, 2022, at McGill University in Montreal and virtually.
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The HxCommunities FFO was made possible through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
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