Mathematician comes out against mandatory diversity statements, while others say they continue to be valuable -- with some caveats.
Heterodox Academy"The 'professed purpose' of these statements is to identify candidates who have the skills and experience to advance institutional diversity and equity goals,’ Thompson wrote. But ‘in reality it’s a political test, and it’s a political test with teeth.’"
The 'HxA Way' is a set of norms which we encourage members to adopt in all professional interactions -- and which we insist upon in our platforms and events
Heterodox AcademyHeterodox Academy is oriented around a particular set of norms and values, which we have taken to calling the ‘HxA Way’:
-- Make Your Case With Evidence
-- Be Intellectually Charitable
-- Be Intellectually Humble
-- Be Constructive
-- Be Yourself
Viewpoint diversity criticisms aimed at student affairs administrators have started to gain traction in recent years.
Heterodox Academy“Creating a campus environment that is inclusive of different ways of seeing the world can help render campuses and classrooms more welcoming to students of historically marginalized and underrepresented backgrounds.” @JosephGuar
Could the eggshells that many male faculty members walk on with female medical students be hindering the deep relationships that help trainees learn better?
Heterodox Academy“What is the cost to female students’ ability to learn, to their sense of connectedness to the profession, their psychological well-being, if their faculty mentors are too cautious to fully engage in authentic relationships with them?” @LizGaufberg@WBUR
Americans are as polarized as they've ever been. Could the problem be that we're caring for each other too much?
Heterodox Academy"Undergrads were shown a news story about a controversial speaker from the opposing party visiting a campus. Students who had scored higher on the empathy scale were more likely to applaud efforts to deny the speaker a platform.” @robertwrighter@WIRED
Tony McAleer is a former white supremacist who now works to help others resist the appeal of hate groups. His new book is, "The Cure for Hate."
Heterodox Academy“When we can repair the internal piece, when we can repair that toxic shame and connect to our humanity, we can connect to the humanity in other people.” @mcaleer@chrismartin76
Heterodox Academy‘We can judge an ideology. We can judge an activity. But we got to make sure we don’t slip into judging the human being, which assumes to be so rampant in the society.” @mcaleer@chrismartin76