January 2016 College Planning & Management

January 2016

On the Cover

higher education trends

Looking Ahead: Thought Leaders Forecast Trends 2016

By Ellen Kollie

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.


learning styles

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Bring Back the Agora!

By Nicholas Koulbanis

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.

Campus Policing

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Campus Policing Made Friendly

By Amy Milshtein

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

living-learning laboratory

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Common Ground

By Alfonso Morales, Gary Brown, Daniel Aragon

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.


Recruit & Retain (Otterbein University)

Dollars and Sense

By Jefferson Blackburn-Smith

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

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Enrollment Growth Strategies

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

Tips for growing enrollment by improving your brand

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

My New Year's Wish

By Deborah P. Moore

The Sustainable Campus (Trends in Innovations)

Don't Overlook Hazardous Waste

By Mike Rozembajgier

Green campus waste management operations involve more than recycling.

Facilities Management (Managing Assets)

How Our Buildings Are Viewed

By Pieter van der Have

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


Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES)

Facility Focus (Student Commons and Informal Learning Spaces)

Loyola University Chicago: Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES)

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


Ceiling Panels Absorb and Block Noise

Case History (Real-World Solutions)

Ceiling Panels Absorb and Block Noise


Hot Tips: Purchasing

Six Steps to Procurement Optimization

By Tom Fitzgerald

Ask the Expert: Security

What are best practices for securing a building?

By John Mosebar

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