February 2014 College Planning & Management

February 2014


defferred maintenance

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Can It Wait?

By Mark Rowh

When it comes to protecting campus assets, it really shouldn't... "It" being maintenance. The deferred maintenance conundrum is unfortunately still alive and well across the country.

Digital Learning

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Learning in a Digital World

By Brandon Barrett

Higher education is being reshaped by technology. A growing number of digital learning institutes are emerging on campuses across the country, and both students and instructors are adjusting to the new ways of teaching and learning they offer.

emergency communications systems

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

This Is an Emergency

By Michael Fickes

In an emergency, flawless communication saves lives.

purchasing cooperatives

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

The Buddy System

By Amy Milshtein

Don't believe there is strength in numbers? Then you don't know about purchasing cooperatives. These purchasing powerhouses save time, money and headaches. Are they right for your school?

Campus transformation and growth

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Transforming a Campus

By David W. Minnigan

In just over a decade, Nashville's Belmont University has undergone measured and successful change and growth.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)


By Deborah P. Moore

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

The Year of the Android PC?

Keep an eye on Android, a rising star in the world of personal computing.

By David W. Dodd

Facilities (Managing Assets)

How Clean is Clean?

Who does what, when, where and how often? And why?

By Pieter van der Have

Recruit & Retain (St. Leo University)

Managing Textbook Expense

Many students struggle with growing textbook prices. What can be done to help?

By Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., Susan Colaric

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Assess Your Plans

Have your life-saving approaches been properly tested?

By Michael Dorn

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Green to Gold

Sustainability center reaching maturity at Southeastern Louisiana University.


Spartanburg Community College

Focus (Classrooms and Collaborative Learning Space)

Spartanburg Community College

Evans Academic Center

University of Rochester

Facility Focus (Classrooms and Collaborative Learning Space)

University of Rochester

Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation


Outdoor Steel Benches

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New Outdoor Benches Make Campus Stand Out

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Sustainable, Energy-saving Fans

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