January 2014 College Planning & Management

January 2014


On the Cover

Gerdin Business Building

Looking at 2014

By Sherrie Negrea

Our annual look at trends influencing campus life and learning is back. Technology, enrollment numbers and security are among concerns on the forefront as experts weigh in on what the coming year might bring.


Features

Shared Services Support Technology Infrastructure

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Yours, Mine and Ours

Shared services support technology infrastructure for colleges and universities.

By Mark Rowh

The concept of shared services has become a popular topic of discussion as colleges and universities strive for increased efficiency.


Sustainable Grounds

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

What Grows Here?

Healthy, sustainable grounds have an impact on everyone, from first-time visitors to students, stakeholders and the maintenance department.

By Brandon Barrett

Healthy, sustainable grounds can greatly impact the overall quality of campus life for everyone. The best ways to create such a landscape however are as varied as the plants that inhabit them.


Spring Preventive Maintenance

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Spring Preventive Maintenance: Achieving Excellence

By Ellen Kollie

Spring preventive maintenance is so much more than crossing items off a checklist. Here, three facility managers share their perspectives on delivering preventive maintenance excellence.


Managing Access Control

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Managing Access Control

By Mike Fickes

How much access control is enough for a college or university campus? Do you need electronic access control in the first place?


Columns

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Challenging Tradition

Don’t expect to apply existing emergency plans to new buildings.

By Mike Halligan


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Welcome to 2014

By Deborah P. Moore


Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Partners in Coffee

Integrating international outreach into sustainability education.

By Deborah McGrath


Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

BYOD Changes Everything

Institutions should develop effective "bring your own device" programs.

By David W. Dodd


Recruit & Retain (Unity College)

A Sustainable Growth

Unity College finds new and innovative ways to boost enrollment.

By Mark Tardif


Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

The Things I’ve Learned 2013

Reflections on changing, learning and remembering what matters.

By Michael G. Steger


Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

The President and Enrollment

Strategic CEOs involve themselves in recruiting and retaining students.

By Dr. Scott D. Miller, Dr. Marylouise Fennell


Departments

Salt Lake Community College

Facility Focus (Auditoriums, Music Rooms, Performing Arts)

Salt Lake Community College: Center for Arts and Media


University of Tulsa

Facility Focus (Auditoriums, Music Rooms, Performing Arts)

University of Tulsa: Lorton Performance Center


DePaul University

Facility Focus (Auditoriums, Music Rooms, Performing Arts)

DePaul University: The Theatre School


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