The good news of the day is that I went to inspect my classroom, and it’s actually going to be (I hope) a very good space for our class. It’s in the basement of a science building, but it still has windows and is very new and clean feeling. It’s also got every electronic hookup I could ever want, right down to electronically controlled window shades. Sweet!
The bad news is, I just learned from the office manager that the books that are assigned for class aren’t going to come in until Week 2 (out of 10 weeks!). So all of my assignments for the first two weeks are sort of up in the air, particularly considering we have no copies through the department. I think I will reroute and move some readings up, but I’m also going to let the students know (shh, don’t tell the bookstore) that the previous edition of the book will have almost everything they need in it — and it’s going to cost them around $20, instead of $60, if they buy it used.