The last few days in Ann Arbor have been a blast: football games, golf, meeting the new class, having an occasional beer, buying textbooks. The usual pre-term stuff.
Meanwhile, I'm desperately trying to get back into the academic swing of things. Which has been relatively easy given the light reading load I have this week. For example, two of my five profs have asked us to "review the syllabus." Cool.
After doing my homework, it's clear that my "Crisis Management" course is going to be a weekly event. Here's the deal. Every week a CEO or Chairman from a major corporation (we're talking Fortune 100 companies) will present to our class. And each student prepares for the class and plays a role in the discussion. For example, next week we're talking to a CEO of a major fast food company and one of us will participate as if we were a major documentary director who made a film about eating food at said establishment every day for a month. Get it?
I'm not sure I do, yet. But given the topics, speakers, and high level of talent in the classroom, it should make for excellent ratings.