Person(s) yet to complete eval: in the time it takes to read Breton's email, you could have evaluated this course. In other words, don't read his email. Just evaluate the course.
Alas, I fear those yet to complete are also those set to "weekly digest" and may not be receiving our pleas in time.
> On Dec 12, 2014, at 9:48 AM, "Asken,Breton M" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Adapted from Al Pacino's speech in the movie "Any Given Sunday."
> I don't know what to say really.
> 4 days to the biggest final of our graduate student lives
> all comes down to these evaluations.
> Either we finish them as a class
> or we are going to crumble.
> Inch by inch, play by play
> till we're finished.
> We are in hell right now, ladies and gentlemen
> believe me
> and we can stay here
> and not get our free bonus points
> we can fight our way
> back into the light.
> We can climb out of hell.
> One course evaluation, at a time.
> Now I can't do it for you.
> I've already done mine.
> You know when you get old in life
> things get taken from you.
> That's, that's part of life.
> But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff.
> You find out that life is just a game of variance.
> So is statistics.
> Because in either game
> life or statistics
> the margin for standard error is so small.
> I mean
> one degree of freedom too small or too big
> you don't quite make it.
> One uncorrelated residual, or unweighted indicator regression
> and you don't quite fit the model.
> The free points we need are right in front of us.
> They are in these two unfinished course evaluations.
> In this class, we fight for those points
> In this class, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us
> to pieces for those free points.
> We CLAW with our finger nails for those free points.
> Cause we know
> when we add up all those free points
> that's going to make the f***ing difference
> between GETTING AN "A" and GETTING A "B"
> between LIVING and DYING.
> I'll tell you this
> in any fight
> it is the guy who is willing to die
> who is going to fill out that course evaluation.
> And I know
> if I am going to have any life anymore
> it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for those free points
> because that is what LIVING is.
> The two free points right in front of your face.
> Now I can't make you do it.
> You gotta look at the guy next to you.
> Look into his eyes.
> Now I think you are going to see a guy who will fill out that evaluation.
> You are going to see a guy
> who will sacrifice himself for this class
> because he knows when it comes down to it,
> you are gonna do the same thing for him.
> That's a statistics class, ladies and gentlemen
> and either we fill these evaluations out now, as a class,
> or we will fail, as individual students.
> That's multivariate, guys.
> That's all it is.
> Now, what are you gonna do?
> Breton Michael Asken, ATC
> Graduate Student
> Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Neuropsychology
> College of Public Health and Health Professions
> From: Applied Multivariate Methods in Psychology [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Michael Marsiske [[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 7:34 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: LAST DAY...two left
> 35/37 students have completed student evaluations of teaching. This means you qualify for one bonus point.
> If the remaining two rate at https://evaluations.ufl.edu before midnight, you can still qualify for a second bonus point. Finishers, please encourage your colleagues!
> Michael Marsiske
> Associate Professor
> Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
> University of Florida
> PO Box 100165
> 1225 Center Dr, Room 3150
> Gainesville, FL 32610-0165
> Phone: (352) 273-5097
> Fax: (801) 720-5897
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Website: http://marsiskelab.phhp.ufl.edu