|Sabbatical (boat's name), where Quality concepts incubate!|
Reflecting on this week's activities:
Both my Fall '13 courses are off to a good start. I have 15 students in MGMT 488 Advanced Cases and Problems (a strategic management course) and 40 in MGMT 370 Quality/Operations Management. The first night's class for each went quite well. My MGMT 488 course is a mixed delivery course; mostly Blackboard with 4 required face-to-face meetings. This is a class of all-star students. I had most of these students previously in MGMT 370 so I know their work ethic. The make-up of this semester's MGMT 370 course, however, seems different than the past. This semester the students seem a bit more mature for some reason. Good thing because last semester we had way too much drama for my liking.
We have many good things on the Horizon:
Our student branch of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) at Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, MI is going well. We do need to fill a couple leadership positions, but otherwise the group is doing great. Because the campus has no student life our student branch is completely virtual; on Facebook. We do, however, host two live events; one is a tour of a local manufacturer and the other is a panel discussion. This panel of "West Michigan's Most Influential Quality Professionals" is a big hit with my students and the panelists enjoy the interaction with the students almost as much. The next installment of this event is scheduled for October 16.