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.


New Mexico State University

Facility Focus: Auditoriums, Music Rooms, Performing Arts

New Mexico State University

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Things I've Learned 2014

Reflections on learning, taking risks, trust and remembering what matters.

equestrian higher ed studies

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

The Winner's Circle

A new program on the campus of Long Island University taps into an equestrian legacy to prepare students for careers in a burgeoning industry.

Geographical information system

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Mapping Safety

Geographical information system technology (GIS) supports emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Windows 10

Transformation, or last hurrah?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

At What Cost?

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

The Student as Consumer

Institutions must focus on students’ growing expectations.

visual communication

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Seeing is Communicating

Leveraging visual communications to inform, protect and collaborate across the campus.



Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Engaging Sustainable Thinking

The University of Pittsburgh develops in a new academic paradigm.

Higher Education Building Trends

An Eye On the Horizon

As 2015 arrives, no one can be sure what the year will hold for higher education. Still, colleges and universities continue to evolve in physical, social, pedagogical, digital and other ways. Here is a sampling of trends worth watching.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Self-Inspection Programs

Reduce demands on staff and improve safety through self-inspections.

Boston Conservatory

Facility Focus: Auditoriums, Music Rooms, Performing Arts

The Boston Conservatory: Studio Building

Outdoor Learning Environments

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

How to Design Outdoor Learning Environments

Outdoor learning environments support education and will continue to do so well into the future. Here are some tips for planning your next space, along with idea-building success stories.

Flipping for STEM

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Flipping for STEM

While the flipped teaching model is old news in the humanities it finds new purpose in STEM subjects. But look out. This trendy pedagogy may require an overhaul of your classrooms, especially the large lecture hall.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Cool Comes at a Cost

Investment in student-centered areas is changing spending for institutions.

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