So I try to stay current with trends and issues in the academy especially those relating to faculty. Two recent books, both of which I am currently reading, have caught my attention. This review of Presidencies Derailed from this week's Inside Higher Ed provides a very good take on failed presidencies. The second book, College (Un)Bound, by Jeffrey J. Selingo is a cautionary tale for higher education institutions which are unwilling to evolve to a new fiscal, technological and socio-political reality. Might CSU be one of those that is actually devolving? More conversation on this to follow.