The Implementation phase of Emory's Quality Enhancement Plan (The Nature of Evidence) is now complete.

This website will be archived later this year, and at that time we will provide information about final reports from the project.

For any general questions about future initiatives related to this QEP or any future QEP plans, please contact Emory's Academic Planning unit in the Office of Planning and Administration under the Office of the Provost.

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