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.


University of Windsor

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bringing Out That Community Feel

A landscape reboot at the University of Windsor makes for a more cohesive, competitive, and inviting campus.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

UMN-Morris Leads in Sustainability

A successful focus on renewable energy and campus-wide cooperation.

Ask the Expert (Custodial Equipment)

What are the advantages of cordless vacuums?

indoor air quality

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Deep Breaths

The EPA says improving indoor air quality can improve the performance of students and faculty

digital sinage and display

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Top Uses for Digital Signage and Displays

Details of developing a successful installation on the campus of West Virginia University.

University of California, Berkeley

Facility Focus (Campus Housing)

University of California, Berkeley: David Blackwell Hall

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Beyond the Statistics

University of Oklahoma

Facility Focus (Campus Housing)

The University of Oklahoma: Dunham and Headington Residential Colleges



outsourcing SaaS

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

What to Ask When Outsourcing SaaS

Here are five questions to ask potential partners when seeking to outsource Software as a Service (SaaS).

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

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.

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

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