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: 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)
Check-Out Lines (Reflecting on mortality, when young vs old)
Everything You Know About St. Patrick Is Wrong (Patrick is the patron saint of academia)
Long-Range Missives (Long-Range Planning)
The Smug, The Lying, The Clueless, The Whining (Dealing with people)
The Nothing Economy (When education produces nothing)
Heavier (When things get so much harder to deal with)
Grandmothers Galore (When students lives don't look like ours)
Stupidity Studies (On the need for a curriculum that studies the stupid)
Snow Falling On Seniors (When dual enrollment meets bad weather)
Swell (Comforting friends when loved ones die)
Hegone Engler (John Engler resigning as Michigan State University President)
Your Sin On My Tongue (Random Poem)
Cheaaaat! (When machines start cheating)
Longhand (The complexities of life cannot be reduced to trite sayings)
For Want (Turning a proverbial saying on its head)
Scooby-Doo And The Campus Kelpie (Abandoned colleges lead to mystery)
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.