When I taught Ethics for Professional Managers and Engineers (HU 432), we would do a "bucket list" exercise. Every student would write down the 10 things he/she wanted to do before they kicked the bucket. It was a fascinating class activity, because it shed light on how much thought some students put into the goals they set for themselves (both personally and professionally). More importantly, it enabled those who did not have set goals reflect on how goals can change one's conduct--whether the conduct is something we do today or something we do for the next 100 days.

Numerous students established goals that revolved around travel--just wanting to see the world. I found the following clip on digg.com last night; it reminded me of teaching HU 432.