April 2017 College Planning & Management

April 2017



Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Boiler Room Is the Classroom

By Bert Valdman

What will students see when they look inside an advanced campus HVAC system? High-tech HVAC systems can serve as living labs.

Historic Campus

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Looking Back, Moving Forward

By Amy Milshtein

New buildings on historic campuses must pay homage to the past while claiming their own time and place in history. It's a hard line to walk. Three schools discuss rules to live by and when to break them.

Campus Housing Survey

Housing Survey

Campus Housing: Expectations vs. Reality

By Shannon O'Connor

Managing Campus Visitors

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Managing Campus Visitors

By Michael Fickes

In today's world, colleges and universities must not allow campus visitors to come and go without scrutiny.

Special Section


How Healthy Schools Save Money


Indoor Air Quality

How Healthy Schools Save Money

Indoor Air Quality

Water Quality

How Healthy Schools Save Money

Water Quality

Reducing Indoor Chemical

How Healthy Schools Save Money

Reducing Indoor Chemical Exposure


Legally Speaking (Insight On the Issues)

Compliance U

By Peter F. Lake

The evolving role(s) of general counsel and chief compliance officers.

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

An Honest Assessment

By Bruce A. Meyer

Is your organization evolving to exceed your customers' expectations?

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Strategic Succession Planning

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

Having a plan in place is the key to continuity of leadership.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Everything Old Is New Again

By Deborah P. Moore

The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

Electric Avenue

By Erin Schilling

The University of Georgia has raised $15 million to add electric buses to its fleet.


Southern Connecticut State University

Facility Focus (Landscapes and Outdoor Learning Spaces)

Southern Connecticut State University: Academic Science and Laboratory Building

University of Minnesota

Facility Focus (Landscapes and Outdoor Learning Spaces)

University of Minnesota, Mankato: The Connection


Energy Efficiency

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Energy Efficiency Made Easy


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

HVAC Technology Transforms Space


Hot Tips (Accoustics)

Flooring's Role in Acoustics

By Bob Bethel

Ask the Expert (Crisis Communications)

Is it possible to both integrate and segment communications?

By Fred Bezat

Combat Infection with UV-C Technology

By Daniel Jones

Deploying Ultraviolet-C technology maximizes infection control and protects student health across a community college campus.

Western Washington University Makes Over Energy Program

Western Washington University relied on Excel spreadsheets to manage their energy spending in the past, leaving them with no data. See how they transformed their operations, got the data they needed and saved over 200 hours per year.

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