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.


University of Arkansas: Student-Athlete Success Center

Facility Focus (Student Commons and Informal Learning Spaces)

University of Arkansas: Student-Athlete Success Center

Commonwealth Honors College

Facility Focus (Student Commons and Informal Learning Spaces)

University of Massachusetts Amherst: Commonwealth Honors College

Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES)

Facility Focus (Student Commons and Informal Learning Spaces)

Loyola University Chicago: Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES)

Hot Tips: Purchasing

Six Steps to Procurement Optimization

learning styles

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bring Back the Agora!

Encouraging the exchange of knowledge in informal as well as formal gathering places is redefining and shaping the physical spaces in which teachers teach and students learn.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Enrollment Growth Strategies

Tips for growing enrollment by improving your brand

higher education trends

Looking Ahead: Thought Leaders Forecast Trends 2016

From the campus library to guns on campus, covering a variety of higher education issues, a range of higher education industry experts share their outlooks on what the future holds.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

My New Year's Wish



Recruit & Retain (Otterbein University)

Dollars and Sense

Giving everyone the chance to succeed takes more than money -- it means working together. The results speak for themselves.

Ask the Expert: Security

What are best practices for securing a building?

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

How Our Buildings Are Viewed

Attention to detail is a sometimes burdensome part of the job.

living-learning laboratory

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Common Ground

Campus landscapes can have an integrated role in education and research. At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, a living-learning laboratory -- The Lakeshore Nature Preserve — has successfully evolved in partnership with the greater campus community.

The Sustainable Campus (Trends in Innovations)

Don't Overlook Hazardous Waste

Green campus waste management operations involve more than recycling.

Campus Policing

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Campus Policing Made Friendly

Conflicting narratives make campus policing difficult. Three schools talk about high-touch practices that keep their schools safer.

Monitoring Technology

Fire & Life Safety (Focus On Preparation and Prevention)

Monitoring Technology

Stay ahead of inspections with monitors for fire extinguishers and other equipment.

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