November 2013 College Planning & Mangement

November 2013


On the Cover

Model Behavior

Model Behavior

Costs will need to come down and construction projects will need to align with tangible benefits before BIM can really take hold in the education sector.

By Jerry Burke


Features

Living & Learning Spaces

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

The Right Combination

Living-learning communities are enhancing students’ learning opportunities outside of the classroom.

By David L. Damon, Julia McFadden


Digital Classroom

AV in Action

Today's students expect to learn with technology.

By Karen Spring

Educators know that students learn at different paces and on varying levels, so alternative methods of instruction are beneficial. Audio/visual aids make learning entertaining and fun, and encourage students to pay attention because they are engaged and interested. When these aids are coupled with a well-spoken instructor, the possibilities to learn are endless.


Bright Lights

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bright Lights, Big Data

From LEDs to fluorescents to precision controls, the future of lighting looks bright.

By Amy Milshtein


Teaching Campus Buildings to Talk

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Teaching Campus Buildings to Talk

Integrated security and building systems are making buildings smart enough to automate tasks and even report in.

By Michael Fickes


Water

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Water, Water Everywhere

Water conservation on college campuses moves into high gear.

By Sherrie Negrea


Digital Signage

In The Know (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Reading the Signs

A look at the challenges facing a digital signage network in higher education.

By Spencer Graham

A look at the challenges facing a digital signage network in higher education.


Columns

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Active Shooter Response Training

Suggested reactions can have unintended consequences.

By Michael Dorn


Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Roadie for a Day

Plan ahead for successful event support on campus.

By Michael G. Steger


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

November 11

By Deborah P. Moore


Recruit & Retain (Nova Southeastern University)

Opening Doors

Making college accessible to students with autism.

By Susan Kabot


Departments

University of Arizona

Facility Focus (Outdoor Learning Environments)

University of Arizona

Sonoran Landscape Laboratory


University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings in LED

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

University of Minnesota Finds Big Savings


Drury University

Facility Focus (Outdoor Learning Environments)

Drury University

Outdoor Classrooms


Sonoma State Combats Water Loss

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Sonoma State Combats Water Loss


Harlequin Floors

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Harlequin Floors Solves Problems for UArts


Technology Planning and Management

Emerging Technology

Windows 8

Microsoft's stumbles continue while other options improve.

By David W. Dodd


Tech Upgrade (Real-World Solutions)

Putting Students First with Technology


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