Fordham's faculty and administrators are responsible for ensuring that you are gaining the skills and knowledge the University promises. In order to do so, we periodically review a sample of student work, examining the work for evidence of specific academic achievements. For example, we may look at how well students evaluate evidence or build arguments, weigh competing claims, or express complex ideas, respect different cultures or appreciate historic contexts. From the many papers students provide, we randomly pick a sample. That sample represents different courses, different teachers, and different assignments, but all of the papers will represent a specific part of the Core Curriculum. For example, we draw papers from a variety of EP1 courses in order to draw conclusions about the EP1 curriculum. We do not investigate the performance of specific students or faculty.