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.


Historic Campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Looking Back, Moving Forward

New buildings on historic campuses must pay homage to the past while claiming their own time and place in history. It's a hard line to walk. Three schools discuss rules to live by and when to break them.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Electric Avenue

The University of Georgia has raised $15 million to add electric buses to its fleet.

Ask the Expert (Crisis Communications)

Is it possible to both integrate and segment communications?

Legally Speaking (Insight On the Issues)

Compliance U

The evolving role(s) of general counsel and chief compliance officers.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Developing Human Capital

University of Colorado: Champions Center

Facility Focus (Sports and Athletics)

University of Colorado: Champions Center

Life Sciences Building

Future Focused

From responsive rooms to bold buildings, today's colleges and universities are embracing innovative learning environments.



snow storm

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

It Might Happen: Tips for Preparing for Natural Disasters

Depending on your location, you may be at risk of experiencing specific disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, wildfires or winter storms. Here is advice from the experts on being prepared.

Ask the Expert (Cleaning Equipment)

Are battery-powered backpack vacuums worth the investment?

Leaky roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Is the Roof Leaking?

Leaky roofs can lead to expensive damage to facilities. Early detection of roof leaks can save headaches and dollars. Here is a look at various methods of leak detection for commercial roofing systems.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Solar, Minus the Investment

Towson University installed 4,000 solar panels with zero upfront costs.

campus lighting retrofit

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Tackling a Lighting Retrofit: Ten Tips for Success

Can you save energy (and money) by undertaking a retrofit with today's lighting technology? Yes, you can, say the experts.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Virtual Reality

The potential applications for education are exciting to consider.

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