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.


Indoor Air Quality

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

A Review Course on Indoor Air Quality

If you graded the indoor air in your buildings, would it pass or fail?

Financing Campus Facilities

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Getting Creative With Facilities Financing

Some campus administrators are looking beyond P3s and additional debt load to find ways to finance their capital projects. Check out these ideas.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Identity Management Systems

IdMS and multi-factor authentication are key elements of a security strategy.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Facility Focus (Auditoriums and Performance Spaces)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: W97

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

From the Ground Up

Monroe County Community College has made the switch to a geothermal HVAC system.

Campus Exteriors

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

At First Glance

Campus exteriors provide the initial impression of any college or university. These outdoor spaces can impact recruitment, retention, town/gown and alumni relationships and much more.

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Facility Focus (Auditoriums and Performance Spaces)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: Performing Arts Complex



Recruit & Retain (Saint Leo University)

Hitting the Right Notes

Music ensembles boost retention and promote student engagement.

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Violence Attack Methodologies

Adopt an all-hazards approach to preparation for a variety of attacks.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

A Tree-Friendly Campus

UT Dallas is transforming its grounds by caring for its trees.

Performaning Arts Center

Designed for Performance

A new upstate New York arts center is fostering student and faculty collaboration among disciplines and raising achievement.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Facility Focus (Libraries and Media Centers)

Virginia Commonwealth University: James Branch Cabell Library

Student Center

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Gathering Spot

Student centers are often the heart of the campus community. They play a major role in student life, recruitment and retention, town/gown relationships, alumni support and more. The first impression they make should be a welcoming one.

UC Berkley

Facility Focus (Libraries and Media Centers)

UC Berkeley: Moffitt Library Renovation

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