Why Does Intellectual Diversity Matter?
When we are introduced to multiple points of view, when we see the same information through a different lens, we become practiced at interrogating our own knowledge and assumptions.
“As Debra Mashek, executive director of Heterodox Academy, tells me, ‘Thinking alongside and learning from others who see the world differently enables us to explore holes in our understanding, develop humility, and deepen curiosity.’”
“...the median ROI for liberal arts colleges was... higher than the median for all colleges and universities. Perhaps it’s because the best-performing liberal arts institutions are delivering... what a liberal education is supposed to be..."
"Understanding that which is not yet understood requires the ability to examine one’s own arguments and conclusions at a distance. This is the value of intellectual or viewpoint diversity." Read IHS President Emily Chamlee-Wright in