CP&M Article Archive

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Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Smart Buying

Purchasing through cooperatives can help a college or university remain fully stocked with supplies while saving money for both the institution and its students.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Master Plan Implementation

An update on how the planning has come into being on the BGSU campus.

community space

Design for Community Spaces

Today's community colleges are interested in placemaking, in creating campuses where students learn, linger, and interact. With an eye to design, here are three examples of community colleges stepping up their interior spaces to improve the student experience.

Hot Tips (Purchasing)

Cooperative Procurement for Higher Ed

Intelligent Buildings (Facility Systems and Efficiency)

The Value of Benchmarking

Leveraging a strategic impact plan for energy training and education.

Kansas State University

Facility Focus (Workforce Development/Vocational Education)

Kansas State University: Foundation Business & Research Park

classroom design

Everything I Learned About Learning in Kindergarten

What higher education can learn from kindergarten classroom design.

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton

Facility Focus (Workforce Development/Vocational Education)

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton: Workforce Training Center



internet of things

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Intelligent Facilities

The Internet of Things can make the job of facilities managers easier, but getting buy-in may take some time and education.

Northwest State Community College

Facility Focus (Workforce Development/Vocational Education)

Northwest State Community College: Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

Hot Tips (Wall Protection)

Things to Know About Wall Protection

STEM

STEM Equality

Innovative programs and a concerted effort by many colleges and universities are increasing enrollment of women in STEM programs and helping them to navigate careers in traditionally male-dominated jobs.

campus farm

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Campus Farm Coming to Bucknell

Bucknell University will grow vegetables for learning, wellness, and engagement.

parking payment station

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

The Value of Parking Audits

In today's technology age, parking audits are more important than ever.

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