I've just posted final grades to PeopleSoft. I'll be returning final projects and comments on peer evaluations for Project #3 later today or tomorrow.
Thanks for a great semester. I don't think I told you, but you were the most interactive group of students I've ever had in this course. It made it a lot of fun for me to teach. I hope you enjoyed it too and found it worthwhile.
For reasons we'll discuss in class, my life has become a little complicated in the last couple of weeks. I'll return many, but not all, Project #3 papers this evening. Because I'm returning them a later than I'd hoped, I am also extending the due date for the final course project. Originally it was due on Monday, 12 December. The new due date is:
Wednesday, 14 December, 5:00pm
Aldo Leopold's "The Land Ethic", from A Sand County Almanac, is a classic essay outlining an argument for conservation. If you haven't read it, I encourage you to take a look at it before Monday. If you have read it, you may want to read it again. I've added a link to it on the detail page for Monday's lecture.
You should find an e-mail from me with papers for your evaluation attached. Please try to return by Wednesday morning. I will do my best to return papers with my comments and peer evaluations by late Wednesday or early on Thursday.
I've posted the last two sets of notes and updated the reading list. We'll begin a discussion of economics on Monday, and it will probably continue into Wednesday when we'll start a discussion of ethics and aesthetics, which will take us through next Monday. A week from Wednesday we'll discuss Project #3 (and you'll have a chance to evaluate me).
You should also have received brief comments on your peer evaluations. If you ddin't let me know. I think I e-mailed all of them earlier this afternoon.
Notes for tomorrow's lecture on setting conservation priorities are now posted. There are a couple of things I want to finish talking about concerning decision making under uncertainty, and there are lot's of things to talk about with setting priorites. We're going to have a busy day.
I've posted the notes on decision making, and I've also posted Project #3. I anticipate that we won't finish our discussion of decision making until Wednesday, though how much time we spend on it will depend on how interested in it you are.
I am almost finished grading your Project #2 papers -- only 3 to go. I'm an early riser so I'm going to bed in a few minutes, but I should have time to finish grading them before lecture tomorrow, and I'll do my best to get all of them e-mailed back to you before I see you at 10:30. I do, however, have a meeting at 9:00, so it's possible that I won't make it until sometime Monday afternoon.
As promised (threatened?), I've posted some notes to guide our discussion tomorrow. You'll find them on the detail page associated with tomorrow's lecture. Feel free to bring them along if you'd like, but I put them together mostly so that I'd have a reference handy during our discussion.
I'm really sorry, but it is very clear that I won't have papers graded and returned tomorrow as I had planned. I didn't get power back until Saturday afternoon, and I've been playing catch up ever since. I've been booked solid with meetings yesterday and today, and it looks as if I will be for the rest of the week. I will get comments back to you by Sunday night at the latest, and I hope it will be earlier than that.
Tomorrow's discussion of Project #2 will go forward as planned, and I'll post an outline to guide our discussion sometime later this evening. (I go to bed early, so if you check back before you go to bed, you're certain to find it -- unless you are very peculiar and go to bed even earlier than I do.)