You have the option of (1) signing the following waiver,
or (2) declining to do so.
___1. I expressly waive any rights I might have to access
to this letter of recommendation under the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act of 1974, or any other law, regulation, or policy.
___2. I do not agree to the waiver above.
Date: __________ Signature:____________________
Name (printed): ________________
To the recommender: This form is intended solely for your
convenience. Before you agree to submit a recommendation, however, please
review the reference to the Federal law entitled the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as presented above in the instruction,
"To the applicant."
1. Please assess the candidate's promise as a graduate
student in anthropology. Of particular interest are your personal
impressions of the applicant's intellectual capacity, independence
and originality of mind, potential for independent study and creative
research, the quality of previous work, and any professional accomplishments
2. Please evaluate the scholarly or creative capability
of the applicant expressed as a percentile rating by placing an "X"
on the scale below:
Indicate the population to which the applicant is being
compared in this rating: __ Undergraduates I have taught or known
__ Graduate students I have taught or known __ Individuals I have
worked closely with in the arts or professions.
How well do you know the candidate?
___ Very well (contact with applicant both in and outside
___ Better than I know the average student (contact
in smaller classes, seminars)
___ As well as I know the average student (usual contacts
___ Not very well (contact in large classes but not
large enough to exclude some contact or knowledge of the student)
___ Not at all ( contact in classes too large to afford
an opportunity to be very familiar with the student's work)
I have served as the candidate's:
___ major advisor ___ Department Chair ___ teacher ___
Please indicate the strength of your overall endorsement
of the applicant:
___ Not recommended
___ Recommended with reservations.
___ Highly recommended
Name (please type or print):___________________________________________________
Position or title: _____________________________________________
Institution and address:_______________________________________
Return this form directly to: Graduate Coordinator
Department of Anthropology
California State University
Long Beach, California 90840-1003