November 2015 College Planning & Management

November 2015

On the Cover


Healthy Schools

Consistently Green

By Amy Milshtein


sustainable IT

Technology (Innovations for Education)

Turning Information Green

By Michael Fickes

A survey of the sustainable ideas that college and university IT departments can choose to "green" their operations.

campus signage and wayfinding

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Signs of Green

By Karen Spring

Pursuing sustainability in campus signage and wayfinding offers a number of benefits.


Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Globalization: Serving a Growing Market

By Ellen Kollie

University of Central Florida administrators are constructing a new facility designed to meet the needs of international students, driven by an intentional goal to increase enrollment.

Code Compliant

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Are You Code Compliant?

By Mark Rowh

Campus environmental safety staff are working diligently to meet and exceed mandated performance standards for energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions and more.

Innovative Products + Services

New Product of the Year Awards 2015


Porous Asphalt Pavements

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Porous Asphalt Pavements

By Kent Hansen

Permeable pavement reduces runoff and filters pollutants from stormwater.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Changing Spaces

By Deborah P. Moore

Safety & Security (Protecting Campus Resources)

Increasing Survivability

By Michael Dorn

There is no single magic solution for preventing active shooter incidents.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Occupational Hazards

By Michael G. Steger

When you travel, do you leave your FM hat at home? I don't.

Recruit & Retain (Marlboro College)

What Do Colleges Need? Authenticity.

By Brigid Lawler

Getting real with college applicants can have unforeseen rewards.


The University of Houston: Student Center

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

The University of Houston: Student Center

Marian University: Alumni Hall

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Marian University: Alumni Hall

Southern Illinois University: Student Services Building

Facility Focus (Student Centers)

Southern Illinois University: Student Services Building



Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Student Center Goes From Dreary to Vibrant


Hot Tips: Product Safety

How to Avoid 'Greenwashed' Products

By Lauri Watnee

Ask the Expert: Safety Technology

What's the latest in surveillance systems?

By Robert LaBella

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