Welcome to "It's All Academic." It started as a book (more information here) and evolved into 8+ years of (almost regular) weekly blogs, sometimes still on academia, sometimes on everything but academia.
As best as they can be, the blogs are organized by the archives in the menu.
Current blogs: Forgive An Even Older Middle-Aged Man His Memories (Part Two) (Or, more about what I don't remember from my college days)
Raise (On being a parent)
Recent blogs on Academia:
Spin Cycles (How a college tries to smooth a dean's ugly public remark)
The History of Higher Education (As Told Through Limerick)
Academics & Assessment (The new role-playing game sweeping Academia)
How To Put Your Budget Down (Facing budget hearings)
Reflections In A Stagnant Pool (The exhaustion of conferencing)
The Results of the Bracketology Task Force (A tournament of all things Committee)
Everything You Know About St. Patrick Is Wrong (Patrick is the patron saint of academia)
Long-Range Missives (Long-Range Planning)
The Nothing Economy (When education produces nothing)
Grandmothers Galore (When students lives don't look like ours)
Stupidity Studies (On the need for a curriculum that studies the stupid)
Recent blogs of a more personal nature:
Three Probes (Poems on personal, professional and universal challenges)
Dodge The Bullet (Poem)
Recessional (To A Setting Son) (Reflections on a graduate)
Imposter Stockholm Syndrome (For the roles we have to play)
Check-Out Lines (Reflecting on mortality, when young vs old)
The Smug, The Lying, The Clueless, The Whining (Dealing with people)
Heavier (When things get so much harder to deal with)
See blog categories to left for archives.
About David Fleming
I have been a faculty member and administrator in Higher Education for 30+ years, currently serving as Vice President of instruction at Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, Michigan, a great two-year academic option for students interested in the full college experience. Thus ends my advertisement.