October 2014 College Planning & Management

October 2014

On the Cover

student and faculty recruitment

Finders Keepers

By Brandon Barrett

With the competitive nature of student and faculty recruitment growing more intense each year, it is now more important than ever to understand what makes the process of recruiting for each group similar and successful.


energy savings

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Is It Hot In Here?

By Amy Milshtein

Or is it just you? Internal air quality and comfort are more than just temperature. Whether your school is pushing the envelope or making small changes, there are many ways to keep building occupants happy and energy bills in control.

Security Technology

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

The Right Security Technology for the Job

By Michael Fickes

Technology can help protect people and property on a university campus. Too often, though, schools have the wrong technology.

Communication Tools

Technology (Innovations For Education)

Communication Tools: Meeting Expectations

By Ellen Kollie

With effective and timely communication vital to all campus constituents, the right tools must be planned, in place and operating smoothly.

Athletic Field Improvements

On Track: Athletic Field Improvements for MSU

Campus fencing

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

By Scott Berman

Campus fencing serves many different functions, be it to enhance landscaping or visual identity, for safety, noise reduction and privacy, or directing traffic. There are any number of types of fencing and other amenities to consider when site planning on campus.

athletic facility construction

Sports, Athletics and Recreation

New Look, New Logic

By John Guinan

Often, the most cost-effective route to a state-of-the-art facility involves the adaptation and reorganization of existing spaces.

Campus Ballpark

Sports, Athletics and Recreation

A Campus Ballpark, A Community Asset

By Jim Schmidt

Curtis Granderson Stadium, the new $10-million ballpark for the UIC Flames, is designed to be a ballpark that redefines what a collegiate athletic facility can provide a team, a campus and a larger community.

Career Services

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Career Services: The Times, They Are A-Changin'

By Jeff Canning

College and university career service offices are changing to meet new expectations.


Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Developing a Social Media Strategy

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

Harness the potential of social media for your institution's advantage.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

The Unasked Questions

By Michael G. Steger

The devil is in the details when coordinating campus activities and events.

Recruit & Retain (Eckerd College)

Building Better Peer Mentoring

By Marjorie Sanfilippo

Recruiting students to work with incoming freshmen benefits all.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Computer Power Management

By Steve Ryan

EPA ENERGY STAR makes it easy to save up to $50 per PC annually.

Fire-Mitigation Planning

By Mike Halligan

Developing a fire-mitigation plan is as important as the plan itself.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

The Consumerization of IT

By David W. Dodd

Implications of the increasing consumerization of technology in higher education.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)


By Deborah P. Moore


Westfield State University: University Hall

Facility Focus (Residence Halls)

Westfield State University: University Hall

Baylor University: East Village Residential Community

Facility Focus (Residence Halls)

Baylor University: East Village Residential Community


Building Exteriors

Master Planning Campus Amenties - Including Fencing - For Visual Character and Identity

Career Services

Career Services: The Students Perspective

Career Services: The Students Perspective

Geothermal Energy Project

Underground In Missouri

The Geothermal Energy Project at Missouri University of Science and Technology

Improving Fire Safety

Improving Fire Safety

A Mix of Technology and Education

By Bernard Cattrell

Recruitment and Retention Resources

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