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.


campus staff deciding on purchasing options

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

You'd Better Shop Around

It can be advantageous to the bottom line if your campus purchasing department has a process in place to invite new vendors to the table to bid on providing goods and supplies.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Where Are We Headed?

An introduction and outlook on the path to moving forward for campus operations.

Ask the Expert (Fire Safety)

Why do we need a fire sprinkler shut-off tool?

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Maintaining Critical Systems

Keep your fire and life-safety technology in top shape for best performance.

Georgetown University: Healy Family Student Center

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Georgetown University: Healey Family Student Center

Hot Tips (Waste Management)

Smart Trash, Smart Campus

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Hill Student Center

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Hill Student Center

Don't Forget Supplier Diversity



campus flooring choices

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Prestige Factor

Flooring plays a vital role in creating attractive "front-of-the-house" spaces. But in addition to being attractive, the floors in these areas must also be functional, safe and cost-effective.

digital signage

Technology (Innovations for Education)

The Writing on the Wall

As technology improves and costs go down, colleges may be tempted to use more digital signage. How do you balance digital and static signs to create a cost-effective program? Three experts share insights.

Living Building

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

The Living Building at Georgia Tech

This living-learning laboratory will be a model for the region.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Support for the Arts

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Who Holds the Keys?

Rapid access to master keys is vital when lives are at risk.

cyber security: server

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Battling Cyber Criminals

Cyber vandals and criminals pose dangers to colleges and universities.

Product Implementation

Trends Shaping Higher Education: Safety & Security

Trend Toward Product Implementation

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