David Fleming
It's All Academic   www.davidflemingsite.com   
General Musings

When feeling the pressure of writing blogs regularly, and not being inspired by the good, the bad and the ugly of higher education headlines, I often have to resort to general pondering on topics.  Often there is an indirect link referenced somewhere in the blog, but these blogs represent musings not easily categorized in any other way.

June 20. 2017: Look At That Cow . . . In The Field (Cow herd research)

May 30, 2017: We Are All (Not) On Drugs (Academics using smart drugs)

May 8, 12 and 21, 2017: We're Not Like Everybody Else (But, then again, Neither is Everybody Else) (Distinguishing institutions who don't make the headlines)

April 6, 2017: Color My World With Hope (Observations from the annual HLC conference)

March 31, 2017: Navigating the Future; Ignoring the Present (Anticipating the annual HLC conference)

December 1, 2016: Deliver Us From More Elements (The periodic table keeps gaining more elements)

October 18, 2016: In Kind (Lack of civility in academia)

September 27, 2016: Insert Joke Here (College marketing through external websites)

May 31, 2016: The Sidewinder Enrolls Tonite (Endangered snake spotted on college campus)

May 9, 2016: Sitting, Not Standing, On Ceremonies (Reflections on 30 years of commencement ceremonies)

May 3, 2016: Is Ten Months The Gestation Period of a College President (Dayton's 10 month transition plan between presidents)

April 18, 2016: Trying To Make The "H" Stand For "Hip" (Notes from the annual HLC conference)

March 31, 2016: She's Giving Me Less Citations (A new MLA handbook in an era of Trump)

March 23, 2016: Mobster, Terrorist, Scholar (Research shows links between higher education and both terrorists and mobsters)

November 22, 2015: Snappy Answers to Questions of Stupid (On research studies about stupidity and sarcasm)

October 29, 2015: The Mission Here, Man (The sacred cow of institutional missions)

October 20, 2015: Come Together, Go Dutch (Use of word of the day in higher education stories)

October 6. 2015: Needs Assessment (What everybody seems to think colleges need)

September 29, 2015: The Full Monte (Elite colleges creating admissions' website)

May 30, 2015: The Brand. The Bland. (Branding campaigns)

March 28, 2015: Failure to Staunch (listing poorly performing colleges)

February 5, 2015: Meditation on Recent News (Escaped Snakes and Frozen Buddhists)

January 13, 2015: Hitting an All-Time (Mas)low (College support type services after students graduate)

December 29, 2014: Vision: 2015 . . . and Beyond (Predictions for the next year in higher education)

September 23, 2014: On Journeys To (And From) Summits (Annual Michigan Student Success Summit Conference)

September 2, 2014: Lebanese Blunder (On the closing of Lebanese College in New England)

June 27, 2014: I Know That I Don't Know What I Don't Know (Ignorance and knowledge combined)

January 22, 2014: "I Find This Scenario Quite Disturbing" (On students no longer able to find themselves at college)

August 8, 2013: Mysteries Of The Unengaged (On student and faculty engagement)

July 11, 2013: Building A Better Casket (Trying to fix higher education's woes)

May 15, 2012:  In Search Of (Using search firms to hire executives in higher education)

January 12, 2012:  Badges:  We Don't Need No Stinking Badges (Online credentials)  

December 20, 2011: The Wheels on the Campus Go Round and Round (Trends, or lack thereof, in Higher Education)   

October 22, 2011: Trending (Surviving Academic Conferences)

February 4, 2011:  Step Right Up: It's the Only Product You Will Ever Need* (Not everyone needs the four-year degree)

February 2, 2011:  Snow Day Thoughts (Private Institutions and branding)

January 27, 2011:  So You Wanna Be A Chief Academic Officer (On an Inside Higher Ed article about academic leaders)

February 28, 2011: So, which is it? (High School/College Relations)

October 3, 2011:  A History Lesson (On finding history graduates jobs)

September 15, 2011:   Burn Down The Mission Statement; or, Pass The Mission Template (On the lack of originality in mission statements)

March 24, 2011:  An Annual Rite of Spring (The dreaded evaluation process)

February 4, 2011:  Step Right Up: It's the Only Product You Will Ever Need* (Not everyone needs the four-year degree)

February 2, 2011:  Snow Day Thoughts (Private Institutions and branding)

January 27, 2011:  So You Wanna Be A Chief Academic Officer (On an Inside Higher Ed article about academic leaders)

October 7, 2010:  A Gulf War (On entering the world of blogging about higher education)