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Quantitative Reasoning Center

The mission of the Quantitative Reasoning Center is to be a prominent resource for both faculty and students to achieve quantitative literacy across the curriculum.  The QR Center follows the lead of the Academic Enrichment Center to aide and enhance the broad range of quantitative skills necessary for all Earlham College students to be successful both in the classroom and society.

  • For faculty in the natural sciences and social sciences, the QR Center serves as a resource to identify the quantitative skills needed by students to be competitive in the classroom.
  • For all students, the QR Center provides the necessary support and skill development for quantitative literacy across the curriculum.
  • For new students, the QR Center supports Academic Advising with a quantitative assessment to help align students’ skills with their academic program.



As the figure1 suggests, quantitative reasoning is the intersection of mathematics and statistics, critical thinking, and real-world experience.  The QR Center looks to engage faculty and students to bring light to this essential component of the undergraduate experience.

1Susan Elrod, “Quantitative Reasoning: The Next "Across the Curriculum" Movement.” Peer Review, Summer 2014, Vol. 16, No. 3

Contact Info

Matt Brown
Director, QR Center
Phone: 765-983-1737
Location: 231 Lilly Library

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Betsy Sperling
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 765-983-1341
Fax: 765-973-2120

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