December 2016 College Planning & Management

December 2016

On the Cover

saving energy with solar panels

Saving Energy: Insights and Ideas

By Blake Jackson

Renewable energy credits are helping institutions invest in themselves and the environment.


Raining on roof

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Waterproofing Keys

By Mark Rowh

The building envelope has one primary job: keeping bad weather outside. There is a wide range of options available for waterproofing all aspects of the building envelope, from roofs to basements. Here are some of them.

Security drone

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Security Technology Wish List

By Amy Milshtein

Campus security professionals talk about what high tech gear they use, what new tools they covet and what they would never give up.

vacuuming the staircase

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Caring for the Cleaning Machine

By Terry Sambrowski

Vacuum cleaners and floor machines are an investment. Proper care and maintenance of these tools is vital and will extend their lifespans and provide good return on the investment made in them.


Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

So You Want a Career in FM?

By Pieter van der Have

How does the next generation of facility managers perceive the profession?

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

The Successful Presidential Search

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

Careful planning and measured steps are important for a successful result.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

An Award-Winning Green Campus

By Julie Rourke

A decade of efforts brings sustainability success to Lincoln Land Community College.

Recruit & Retain (Hampshire College)

Aligning Admissions with Mission

By Meredith Twombly

Recruiting the right type of student makes a big difference.

Editor’s Note (The View From Here)

Fond Farewells

By Deborah P. Moore


University of California, Santa Barbara: Davidson Library

Facility Focus (Libraries, Media Centers and Learning Labs)

University of California, Santa Barbara: Davidson Library

Villanova University: Falvey Library

Facility Focus (Libraries, Media Centers and Learning Labs)

Villanova University: Falvey Library

University of Southern Maine: The Learning Commons

Facility Focus (Libraries, Media Centers and Learning Labs)

University of Southern Maine: The Learning Commons


Central Carolina Community College

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New Software Provides Near-Paperless Campus

student on bench with laptop

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Tuning In to Student Needs


Ask the Expert (Calculating Costs)

What costs should be considered for flooring?

By Bob Bethel

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Five Key Waterproofing Focus Areas

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

At The End of The Day

After they've been used and maintained, be sure to then store your vacuum cleaners and floor machines properly.

Hot Tips (Flooring)

Simplify Maintenance With Rubber Flooring

By Tasha Hughes

Community College Gains Efficiencies with Central Online Calendar

How did a central online event calendar with event publisher make a big difference for Spartanburg Community College? Check out their success story to see how they benefit from a centralized event calendar, how it has given them a new way to market events and more.

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