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.


Legally Speaking (Insight on the Issues)

Make it Right

If an emergency occurs, we need a comprehensive plan that includes everyone.

new classroom spaces

The New Class

The bionic classroom is here. Packed with technology, reconfigurable on a moment's notice and ready to foster innovation, these spaces help forward-thinking instructors educate next-generation students. College Planning & Management profiles five new spaces that push the edges.

Ask the Expert (Campus Safety)

How can we protect students and assets outdoors?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Finding a Balance

campus lighting

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Lighting the Way on Campus

What's new in lighting technology for campus facilities as well as the campus itself? The answers might surprise you.

classroom technology

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Setting Goals in a Digital Age

With a little goal setting, administrators can use technology to advance education and meet students’ needs. Here are two ways in which technology is providing what today's students expect—in the classroom and beyond.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

What is FM About?

It's still not about the buildings. Not really.

University of Hartford

Facility Focus (Student Services)

University of Hartford: E. Clayton Gengras Family Student Union



Hot Tips (Sustainable Construction)

Building With Wood

University of Florida

Facility Focus (Historic Renovations)

University of Florida: Newell Hall Renovation

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Getting the Right Word Out

Preparing staff to utilize emergency communications systems under stress.

Hot Tips (Purchasing)

Strategic Procurement

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Useful or Frivolous?

Legally Speaking (Insight on the Issues)

Mission Possible

Thoughts on the legal significance of working in teams.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Wildfire Risk

Tips for lessening the risk of damage in the urban-wildland interface.

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