The information in this section will help you better understand the process and how to make the most of your relationships when it comes to working with the architectural community; contract service companies that handle your building security, custodial and maintenance activities, food and transportation services; private developers; buying co-operatives, and more.


  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)

    Trouble in Paradise: When Outsourcing Doesn't Work as Planned

    What are your options when outsourcing doesn't work as planned or intended? 05/01/2017

  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)
    Outsource Services

    A Tale of Two Auxiliary Departments

    Outsource or keep it in house? That’s the question facing many college and university auxiliary departments. CP&M looks at two different schools with two different approaches. 10/01/2015

  • Campus Bookstore Renovation

    The University Store on Fifth

    Renovation creates a destination at the University of Pittsburgh. 06/01/2015

  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)
    purchasing cooperatives

    The Buddy System

    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? 02/01/2014

  • Business (Managing Higher Ed)
    Measuring Success in outsourced services

    Measuring Success in Your Outsourced Services

    Here are five metrics for establishing and tracking performance and customer satisfaction in your outsourced campus services. 06/01/2013


Columns & Articles

  • Spotlight On Maintaining Town/Gown Relationships

    When campus expansions and major building projects are underway, it is vital that the town/gown relationship be enhanced though community engagement strategies in advance and continuing through design, planning, and construction phases. 08/13/2019

  • Hot Tips (Purchasing)

    Cooperative Procurement for Higher Ed

  • Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

    Smart Buying

    Purchasing through cooperatives can help a college or university remain fully stocked with supplies while saving money for both the institution and its students. 11/01/2018

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