June 2017 College Planning & Management

June 2017

On the Cover

Maintenance Repairs

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind

By Glenn H. Telfer, Jeff Nelson

Available technology options can be used to improve campus infrastructure maintenance and repair.



Facilities (Campus Spaces)

The Handwriting Is on the Wall

By Michael Fickes

Take a look at the next big thing in college and university classroom design: walls you can write on and push around.


Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Off the Grid

By Amy Milshtein

Microgrids offer college campuses energy independence, resiliency and lower power bills. Are you ready to take your school off the grid?

Active Shooter Training

The Safe and Secure Campus

Training for The Unthinkable

By Michael S. Dorn

Does your options-based active shooter training approach meet standards of care?

Drones on campus

The Safe and Secure Campus

An Eye In the Sky

By Brandon Barrett

The capabilities of and uses for drones are growing at a rapid pace. How can they be used for campus safety...and should they?

public-private partnerships

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Why Your Next Collaboration May Be a P3

By Ellen Kollie

Here are two examples of public-private partnerships that suggest it might be the best approach if you’re ready to add or replace campus housing.


The Sustainable Campus (Trends and Innovations)

A Green Revolving Fund

The University of Dayton sees sustainability as the greater good.

Recruit & Retain (Lebanon Valley College)

Executing a 'Power Play'

By Edwin R. Wright, Don Parsons

Using athletics to bolster recruitment and retention efforts.

Emerging Technology (Enhancing, Engaging, Connecting)

Cybersecurity Attacks

By David W. Dodd

It's not a matter of "if," but "when." Is your institution prepared?

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Let's Talk About PM

By Bruce A. Meyer

A look at the preventative maintenance model vs. "run to failure" model.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

What Matters to You?

By Shannon O'Connor


Kent State University

Facility Focus (Learning Studio and Classroom Design)

Kent State University: Center for Architecture and Environmental Design

Parsons School of Design

Facility Focus (Learning Studio and Classroom Design)

Parsons School of Design: The New School's Making Center


TCU flooring

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Purple Pride

Time keeping

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Synchronized Timekeeping Solution


The Safe and Secure Campus

When the Unthinkable Happens

Ask the Expert (Purchasing and Procurement)

To Bid Or Not To Bid?

By Duff Erholtz

The Safe and Secure Campus

Drones on Campus: Have a Policy

Hot Tips (Color Pavement Marking)

MMA vs. Thermoplastic

By Karen Dinitz

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