The QEP Classroom Component has two elements that impact students and faculty around the college.

Evidence-focused first-year seminars (which began in Fall 2015) foreground issues of evidence and provide an intellectual space for faculty and students to explore evidence within and across disciplines.

Faculty electing to teach these focused courses receive professional development through the QEP Faculty Development Workshop.

Evidence-Focused First-Year Seminars

What does it mean to be “evidence-focused?” Evidence is not a discipline-specific topic but rather a central focus of students’ undergraduate experience. While almost all courses offered at Emory involve evidence, faculty all around the college are developing and teaching specially designated first-year seminars which teach explicitly about the nature of evidence as it pertains to that course.

Every discipline possesses its own conventions and standards regarding the definition, utilization, effective presentation, and critique of evidence. Faculty are using these evidence-focused courses to teach students the concepts, assumptions, and norms concerning evidence that are central to their discipline.

Click here to learn more about evidence-focused first-year seminars

Faculty Development Workshop

Faculty Members: You have the opportunity to participate in this exciting new initiative, help with QEP development and assessment, and foreground the nature of evidence in your first-year seminar! Click here for more information on how you can participate in our summer faculty development workshop and make your first-year seminar an evidence-focused venue for intellectual discovery.