March 2015 College Planning & Management

March 2015

On the Cover

wood a material of choice

Wood Makes the Grade For Student Housing

By Lauren Rockart

Cost savings, aesthetic value and speed of construction make wood a material of choice for campus construction.

cost-reduction strategies

Doing More with Less

By Mark Rowh

Colleges and universities are developing cost-reduction strategies that are bringing results. Will these ideas work for your campus?


Healthy Sustainable Campus

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Healthy Campus, Healthy Community

By Brandon Barrett

Sustainability has becomes a way of life at Michigan's Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Their new Healthy Living Campus is a testament to that.

Student Dining Facility

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The WOW! Factor

64 Degrees, a reimagined student dining facility, has opened at the University of California, San Diego.

Parking Video Surveillance

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Keeping an Eye on Parking

By Amy Milshtein

Video surveillance makes a big difference in improving parking lot safety. The latest technology promises to streamline operations and maybe boost your bottom line as well.

classroom and lecture hall presentation technologies

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Show and Tell in the Digital Age

By Karen Spring

Today's classroom and lecture hall presentation technologies provide accessibility to a variety of materials both to presenters and students, in the classroom or remotely.

Roofs Bearing Weight

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Roofs: Bearing the Weight of a New Job

By Ellen Kollie

Today's roofs are often expected to bear the weight of physical components that contribute to sustainability efforts. Here's what you need to know when planning for these features.

Special Section

University of California, San Diego

Impact on Learning

University of California San Diego

Purdue University

Impact on Learning

Purdue University

Coppin State University

Impact on Learning

Coppin State University

Towson University

Impact on Learning

Towson University

San Jacinto College

Impact on Learning

San Jacinto College

University of Utah

Impact on Learning

University of Utah

University of Western Ontario

Impact on Learning

University of Western Ontario

University of Colorado

Impact on Learning

University of Colorado


Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Residence Hall Fires

By Mike Halligan

Take steps now to reduce kitchen and cooking fires in campus housing.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)

A Psychological Approach to Sustainability

By Ashton Eley

The University of Arkansas delves into the social side of sustainability.

Editor's Note (The VIew From Here)

Good Partners

By Deborah P. Moore

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physcial Plant)

Working While Occupied

By Michael G. Steger

Technicians should be prepared to minimize their impact on occupied spaces.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Budgeting for New Demographics

By Dr. Scott D. Miller, Dr. Marylouise Fennell

Serving new student populations creates unprecedented challenges.


University of Cincinnati: Sheakley Athletics Center

Facility Focus (Sports Fields)

University of Cincinnati: Sheakley Athletics Center

Husky Stadium Renovation and Expansion

Facility Focus (Sports Fields)

University of Washington: Husky Stadium Renovation and Expansion


Theatre Seats

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Seats Highlight of Theatre Renovation

Wenger seating brings great comfort and an improved viewing experience to patrons and scholars at the Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre.

FuelCell Energy

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Fuel Cells Energize a University

FuelCell Energy was able to generate clean energy and greatly reduce costs for CCSU and Connecticut taxpayers.



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