June 2014 College Planning & Management

June 2014

On the Cover

Renovating Legacy Data Centers


Renovating Legacy Data Centers

By Robert Stein

Examples of innovative solutions to difficult problems demonstrate the value of a dedicated team approach to updating campus computing spaces.


Flexible Furnishing

Campus Furniture & Equipment

Furnishing for Flexibility

By Scott Berman

Dynamic furniture, which can move and convert to serve more than one purpose, is available for a variety of campus spaces.

smart card ID badges

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Dressing Up in Your ID Badge

By Michael Fickes

Tennessee State University tightens security with new student ID badges in response to security incidents over the past year.

campus furniture

Campus Furniture & Equipment

Don't Be Afraid To Ask (Your Students) Questions

By Brandon Barrett

Students are creative, intelligent and resourceful and a great source of feedback when it comes to campus furniture.

zero-waste campuses

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Don't Throw That Away

Colleges and universities are moving toward zero-waste campuses.

By Sherrie Negrea

Colleges and universities are involved in a number of reduce-reuse-recycle initiatives as they travel the path to becoming zero-waste.

Furnishing and Equipping Student Spaces

Campus Furniture & Equipment

Furnishing and Equipping Student Spaces

By Wid Chapman

An unconventional commons in midtown Manhattan is designed with students in mind.

integrated control systems

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Converging Network Services

A facilities manager's guide to integrated control systems on campus.

By Randy S. Tritz, L. William Nattress III

Expert advice for facilities managers on understanding and managing integrated technology and building management systems.

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Let It Go

By Amy Milshtein

As the trend of outsourcing services grows, schools need to examine the pros and cons. What should you keep and what's safe to give up?


Facilities (Managing Assets)


By Pieter van der Have

What is hanging over your head?

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

Greening the Urban Environment

By David Browning

El Centro College installs wind turbines on its Dallas campus.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Renovating Higher Education

By Deborah P. Moore

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Video Surveillance Systems

By David W. Dodd

Highly capable systems are integrating with other robust security technologies.

Recruit & Retain

You're In!

Customizing college acceptance letters.

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

The Power of Mental Simulation

By Michael Dorn

An easy technique for improving emergency preparedness.


Lancaster Bible College: Teague Learning Commons

Facility Focus (Libraries and Learning Commons)

Lancaster Bible College: Teague Learning Commons

North Carolina State University Library

Facility Focus (Libraries and Learning Commons)

North Carolina State University: James B. Hunt Jr. Library


Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Centralized Security Saves Time and Money


Recycling Resources

Recycling Resources

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