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CP&M Article Archive

College Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains or operates colleges and universities nationwide.  Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance, recruit & retain and the campus scene. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.


Recruit & Retain (University of Missouri -- St. Louis)

Advancing the Achievers

An innovative program allows motivated high school students to get a head start on their college careers.

science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Plugging In to STEM

A variety of technology options are ensuring that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students receive the best training and real-world experience before embarking on their careers.

Lighting Controls Save Energy

CaseHistories (Real-World Solutions)

Lighting Controls Save Energy

School Roofs

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Out of Sight...

...out of mind. That's what most people -- facility managers included -- think about their roofs, until there’s a problem. Informed choices and diligent maintenance could extend the usefulness of one of your school's biggest assets. Can you stretch the life your roof 20 years or beyond?

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Fire Extinguishers: Minimize Inspection Costs

Don't cut corners on the inclusion and inspection of fire extinguishers.

exterior and interior of campus buildings

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Finished Product

Today's options for building exteriors vary widely from traditional brick. An expanded palette of materials offers vivid color and texture choices to architects and designers.

The President's FY2015 Education Budget

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, President Obama announced his proposed 2015 Fiscal Year Budget. In recent years, the President’s budget has become more of a ritual than a reality. Maybe better described as a White House wish list. Though required by statute, these budgets are usually dead on arrival and until last year, nothing was ever resolved quickly or on time.

Designing for Safety

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Designing for Safety

Integrating Crime prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts into master planning and design is one demonstrated way to create an overall safe campus.



Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Emergency Messaging Systems 2014

An EMS should be part of a comprehensive communications strategy.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Let's Take This Outside

A complete maintenance plan extends well beyond your facilities' walls.

Lafayette College

Lafayette College

Solar-Powered Sun Devils

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Solar-Powered Sun Devils

Arizona State University has developed a comprehensive solar program.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Today's Dollars

Marlboro College Victory Garden and Community Greenhouse

Facility Focus (Outdoor Learning Spaces)

Marlboro College

A Plan for Healthy Buildings

A Plan for Healthy Buildings

Identifying and removing common environmental hazards that can lurk throughout facilities are vital actions in maintaining a healthy campus.