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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.


Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Put It in Writing

Be prepared for parents' questions when freshmen move onto campus.

Behavior Detection and Assessment

The Safer Campus

Security By Looking Around

A security methodology that enables security officers to recognize potentially violent individuals — before a tragedy occurs.

public safety officers

The Safer Campus

Wearing Many Hats

The role of public safety officers on campus continues to evolve.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Collaboration Systems

Many options are available, but good solutions are few.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

School's out for Summer!

Summer break is not for everyone, if it exists at all.

Recruit & Retain (Great Bay Community College)

Great Things Come in Small Packages

Small steps lead to large enrollment growth for Great Bay Community College.

Safe Campus Environment

The Safer Campus

Improving the Safety of Your Campus Environment

Safe campus environments are highly desired but not always delivered. Here's how to make some improvements.

Campus Library

Redefining the Campus Library

Follow a "road map" approach to improving space efficiency within the walls of existing library facilities.



Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

The President and Athletics

Adding or expanding athletics programs has an impact on enrollment.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Are We Safe Yet?

Ceiling, Walls and Floors Maintenance

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

On the Surface

Ceilings, walls and floors present challenges that can be met with planning and maintenance and without breaking the budget.

Flexible Furnishing

Campus Furniture & Equipment

Furnishing for Flexibility

Dynamic furniture, which can move and convert to serve more than one purpose, is available for a variety of campus spaces.

integrated control systems

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Converging Network Services

Expert advice for facilities managers on understanding and managing integrated technology and building management systems.

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Let It Go

As the trend of outsourcing services grows, schools need to examine the pros and cons. What should you keep and what's safe to give up?

zero-waste campuses

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Don't Throw That Away

Colleges and universities are involved in a number of reduce-reuse-recycle initiatives as they travel the path to becoming zero-waste.