CP&M Article Archive

College Planning & Management's vast database of articles is a valuable tool for anyone who plans, designs, equips, maintains or operates colleges and universities nationwide. Popular topics include facilities, safety & security, technology, business, finance, recruit & retain and the campus scene. Articles are displayed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.


Editor's Note (The View From Here

In Memoriam: Peter Li

Parking Program

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Smart Parking

Colorado State University is finding success with a unique approach to promoting sustainability through its parking program.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing The Physical Plant)

That's What I Say

Words of wisdom and advice to smooth out the facilities manager's day.

parking structure restoration

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Fix It Or Forget It?

Whenever possible, renovation is the sustainable option.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Presidential Transitions

Considerations for timing the announcement of a new CEO.

securing college campuses

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Securing Open College Campuses

Finding solutions to the challenges that come with securing college campuses that are open to the public.

Hot Tips: Indoor Air Quality

Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DOAS)

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Heating With Wood

The University of Maine at Farmington has opened a new biomass heating plant.



Parkland College Student Union building

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Putting It All Together

Parkland College's new Student Union building is designed to be an integrated "front door" for the college's campus.

campus water crisis

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Bad Water

The water crisis in Flint, MI, has many colleges and universities taking a critical look at their water supplies. What are schools in Flint and around North America doing to ensure their drinking water is safe?

Ask the Expert: Maintenance

Why should we invest in cleaning?

 Windgate Art & Design

Facility Focus (The Arts: Theaters, Dance, Music And Visual Arts Spaces)

University of Arkansas – Fort Smith: Windgate Art & Design

composite product mapping

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

What's In Your Janitorial Closet?

A system called composite product mapping can help you select the most price-friendly and best-performing products for your maintenance needs.

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Columbia College Chicago: Testing New ID Checkpoints

Pest Management

Maintaining Buildings & Grounds

Pest Management

Keeping unwanted residents off your campus is an integral part of maintaining healthy and safe college facilities.

Does your institution have a deferred maintenance backlog?




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