Can you imagine a more dreary subject than
regulatory risk leadership and management?
Enterprises in the business of reducing the cost of the secondary purpose of the academy need to brighten things up a bit. Reducing cost to build and operate public assets is never as glamorous as making money; a feature of the financial sector that insurance companies have managed with lighthearted campaigns. AFLAC uses a duck. GEICO uses a caveman and a lizard. Progressive Insurance uses a lady in white. Standards Michigan does it with publicly available photographs or renderings of the character of these “cities-within-cities” near the center of cultural and commercial life in every nation.
With our selection of images, we honor the settings and accomplishments of our colleagues in all colleges, universities and school districts. Of the five images we select every week one image features a college, university or school district from Michigan, one image from an international institution, and the remaining three from institutions of all sizes and affiliations within the United States. Sometimes we make exceptions to the general rule based upon which institution may be in the news.
We do our best to be respectful of intellectual property rights. Consensus standards are, after all, intellectual property. To the furthest extend possible we provide direct links to pages and documents that reside on organizational servers; we have plenty of content on our own servers. Simply clicking on the image should redirect you to its source.
Many images are also intellectual property. All images are obtained either from Wikimedia Commons or social media postings that are available royalty-free to the public at the time they were available. We have technical constraints — such as a 1920 x 720 pixels and resolution — that dominate image selection consideration. The vertical constraint of 720 pixels is a particular challenge.
We hope our visitors will not be shy about sending us their high resolution photos to showcase their accomplishments.
McGill University | Photo by Sangham Chouchan | February 13, 2019
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences | Dr. Jeff Stambough | January 20, 2019
Auburn University Photographic Services | December 20, 2018
University of Wisconsin Department of Dairy Science | November 21, 2017
Tuskeegee University Chapel | Christopher Stone | October 14, 2018
Mahidol University, Thailand | July 10, 2018
Michigan State University Healing Garden | Photo by “Jordan N.” | July 9, 2018
University of Colorado | Photo by Glenn Asakawa on Facebook | May 23, 2018
Dominican University | Wikimedia Creative Commons | May 20, 2018
Belmont University | Photo by Andrew Pickle | May 2, 2018
George Mason University | Photo by Evan Cantwell | March 28, 2018
University of Kansas | Photo by Andy White | March 23, 2018
Berklee College of Music | Photo by Mike Spencer Photography | March 2, 2018
Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet | Photo by Thomas Skogestad | February 15, 2018
University library of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest | Photo by Tamás Thaler | February 14, 2018
McGill University | Photo by Sangham Chouchan | January 31, 2018
Harvard University Annenberg Hall | Photo by Harvard Staff Photographer Kris Snibbe| January 13, 2018
Harvard University Business School | Photo by Harvard Facilities & Operations | January 5, 2018
University of Chicago | Rob Kozloff (January 10, 2017)
Columbia University | Eileen Barrosso (January 18, 2017)
Bristol Community College | Kylie Pasternak (May 1, 2017)
University of Nottingham | Mattbuck (June 12, 2017)
University of California Long Beach Walter Pyramid | Summum (June 25, 2017)
Stanford University Windhover | Interior Design Magazine | July 31, 2016
Universidad de Barcelona | Ricardo Patino | October 29, 2017
Berry College | Lauren Neumann | November 22, 2017
Mount Holyoke College | Mina Georgieva | November 21, 2017
Fort Lewis College | Evan Wick | December 9, 2017
Image selection is based solely upon the art and quality of the image. Standards is a dreary topic and anything we can do to brighten and enlighten how standards effect every aspect of our lives; all to the better. Image selection does not either imply an endorsement or intended to suggest a shortcoming in safety or sustainability.