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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.


Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Fear Itself

Fear can reduce the ability of students and campus employees to save lives.

fire prevention and safety

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

First, Get Their Attention

Tips on keeping the actions and message of fire prevention and safety in the forefront of campus communications.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Enhancing Network Security

A look at intrusion detection and protection systems.

University of Scranton

Facility Focus (Science, Research, Stem)

University of Scranton

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

How Much?

Fayetteville State University

Facility Focus (Science, Research, Stem)

Fayetteville State University

Recruit & Retain (Syracuse University)

Sending First-Years Away

Want sophomores to stay? Send them away as freshmen.

Facilities (Managing Assets)

My FM-Related Frustrations

Observations on the little things that impact day-to-day performance.



successful transportation program

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Transportation Tales

Here are success stories and insights as to what makes for a successful transportation program.

Paul Smith

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Walking the Talk

A Paul Smith's College professor takes sustainability beyond the classroom.

Adaptive technologies

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Access for All

Adaptive technologies help students with disabilities fully engage in campus life.

Lighting the Way

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Lighting the Way

It's hard to overstate the importance of effective campus lighting. At institutions of all types and sizes, lighting is a key consideration.

Basements & Lower Levels

What Lies Beneath

Basements and underground real estate are evolving from mechanical rooms and storage zones to fully functional, vibrant campus spaces.

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.