So, you want a reference letter from me, eh? I hope I can help but there are a few conditions. I've put this page up to outline them so you'll know early on whether you can count on me or whether you should find somebody else.
The main criterion is that you've completed one of my ISCI 344 Game Theory, Systems Approaches to Regional Sustainability, or ISCI 422 Models courses. If not, I won't be able to provide a reference, sorry. I need to have seen your academic performance in a typical classroom setting. That's also why the ISCI 300 Seminar or ISCI 320 Retreat aren't suitable–they are both very atypical courses and don't highlight the kinds of qualities I'll need to be considering for a reference letter. I also can't provide a reference to students who are currently taking ISCI 344, 360, or 422 but haven't yet finished it–the final report for your project is an invaluable part of your evaluation.
If you have taken ISCI 344, 360, or 422 in the last few years then I'd probably be happy to provide a reference for any graduate or professional program applications or for a job related to your studies. But check with me to confirm. Once I agree to a referral I'll need a few things from you first:
Drop these items off at my office1) at least three weeks before it has to be dropped in the mail. That should give me enough time to complete it even if things are hectic. Once I've completed the referral I'll drop it in the mail and hope for the best.
I'd appreciate it if you let me know whether you get accepted or not for each reference I provide. Otherwise I have no idea how my references are being received. It would be good to discover if stronger support referrals resulted in more successful applications. Thanks.