August 2013 College Planning & Management

College Planning & Management August 2013

On the Cover

college or university and the surrounding community

Creating a Strong Town-Gown Relationship

By Ellen Kollie

Cooperation between a college or university and the surrounding community leads to development, jobs, income and success for all. Here's why it matters -- for everyone.


Cost Effective Maintenance

Be Mindful of Maintenance

By Clyde Froehlich

Cost-effective and efficient maintenance and housekeeping operations begin at the programming and design stages of residence hall construction projects.

Green Campus and an acceptable ROI

Business (Campus Spaces)

Tipping the Scales

By Amy Milshtein

School administrators walk a tightrope, balancing their desire for a green campus with the need for an acceptable ROI. Here are three examples of how campuses strike that balance — or, in one case, not worry about it at all.

Maintaining the Campus Landscape

Maintaining the Campus Landscape

By Amy Milshtein

Whether it's mow and blow or a little more complicated, landscapes demand constant attention. Grounds professionals speak up about what it takes to stay in the green.

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Complying With the Clery Act

By Sherrie Negrea

Resources are available to assist institutions to efficiently and effectively fulfill requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act.

Show Me the Way to Go

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Show Me the Way to Go

By Scott Berman

Integrating the right signage into your campus can aid in building identity and marketing for use in the wider community.


Recruit & Retain (Student Veterans)

Serving the One Percent

Improving the higher education experience for student veterans.

By Brandon Willitts

Maintenance & Operations (Managing the Physical Plant)

Odd Jobs

Take pride in being prepared for and capable of solving the unexpected.

By Michael G. Steger

Smart Commuting

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations On Campus)

Smart Commuting

The University of Alabama at Birmingham ranks high in ride-sharing.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

The Role of Technology

By Deborah P. Moore


Building Blocks

By Edward Biller

Revitalized structures are a cornerstone of town-gown relations.

Messiah College

Facility Focus (Practice Facilities: Music & the Arts)

Messiah College

Calvin and Janet High Center for Worship and Performing Arts

Mount Holyoke College

Facility Focus (Practice Facilities: Music & the Arts)

Mount Holyoke College

Kendall Sports and Dance Complex