Heterodox Academy has a range of unique and informative- as well as transformative- resources that we offer, for free, to our audience. They are outlined below and linked to their specific pages so you can learn more. We encourage you to share this page with your network and let us know how you are using these tools on campus or otherwise.
OpenMind is an educational platform designed to depolarize communities and foster mutual understanding across differences. It comprises on online app followed up with an optional, in-person workshop, as well as a library of resources for teachers and learners.
Based in cutting-edge psychological research, the app helps users build intellectual humility, openness to diverse viewpoints, and ability to engage in constructive disagreement – through a series of brief, highly interactive and engaging modules.
The Heterodox Academy Guide to Colleges is a new, free and unique guide that outlines and ranks the top 150 national universities listed in the US News and World Reports, as well as the Top 50 Liberal Arts schools, according to their commitment to viewpoint diversity and promotion of free speech on campus.
Not just for prospective college students looking to identify schools that do not punish dissent and encourage heterodoxy, as opposed to orthodoxy, our guide to colleges contains information from a wide variety of sources that will help you make an educated guess about the likelihood that any particular school will expose you to a variety of viewpoints on politically controversial topics.
Everyone wants an open environment where all members of the academic community can express their ideas honestly. But increasingly since 2014 we hear reports that students and professors are heavily self-censoring, learning to “walk on eggshells.” Is this going on in your classroom, or at your university or high school? If so, then it is vital to know: WHICH students are feeling intimidated, about WHICH topics, and WHY? Are students primarily afraid of the professors, or of other students? Is it happening in all departments, or only in a few?
Heterodox Academy has designed a tool to provide good data on these questions. Our Fearless Speech Index is easy to administer, and it will give you a diagnosis, an X-ray, of what’s going on. See more >>
Half Hour of Heterodoxy is a series of interviews by HxA executive member Chris Martin with leading academics on various topics around viewpoint diversity, free speech, psychology, and sociology. Interviews are presented as both audio podcasts and linked YouTube videos to enjoy. Each episode is approximately 30 minutes.
We provide sample text for such a resolution, with the ability to modify content for the user’s specific university, focused on the following points:
- Adopt the Chicago Principles on Freedom of Expression
- Implement a non-obstruction policy for protests
- Improve Viewpoint Diversity
The Heterodox Holiday Placemat is the only free, downloadable resource dedicated to advancing discussions on viewpoint diversity and safety culture on campus around the dining table.
Created to help empower people to understand perspectives of those with whom they disagree politically, we invite you to envision an occasion where people like Gloria Steinem, Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman, John Stuart Mill, Martin Luther King and Karl Marx and other historical figures come together to do more than break bread- they break through their differences. The same can happen at your table.
Do you have any friends or family members who are just starting college this fall? If so, then consider sending them a link to Heterodox Academy’s “College Care Pack” featuring quotes, videos, articles and links to action items in support of viewpoint diversity.
Bringing the right attitude — including a spirit of curiosity about other perspectives, and humility about one’s own knowledge — will help promote viewpoint diversity and enable students to get the most out of college.
Show your support for viewpoint diversity by downloading our Viewpoint Diversity Support Badge. Areas for possible posting:
- Office doors
- Social media
- Meeting / Break rooms
On this page, we report relevant studies and link to relevant press coverage regarding viewpoint diversity on campuses in the UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden and South Africa.