December 2013 College Planning & Management

College Planning & Management December 2013

On the Cover

The For-Profit Conundrum

The For-Profit Conundrum

By Amy Milshtein

For-profit schools have been in the spotlight lately and the news hasn't all been good, yet the University of Phoenix remains a bright spot. How do they do it and what can they teach other schools — even the nonprofit ones?


Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Food Service Exhaust Systems

A near miss offers an opportunity to be proactive.

By Mike Halligan

After a recent fire sprinkler activation on a food-service line, there was a review of what caused the sprinkler to activate. The activation was not due to a fire or a problem with the sprinkler head. It was determined that the sprinkler activated due to misplaced equipment under the hood.

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

Letting the Chips Fall

Norwich University fires up a new biomass facility in order to save approximately $1 million in annual fuel costs.

By Scott Berman

Walls and Ceilings: Design Options Offer Flexibility

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Walls and Ceilings: Design Options Offer Flexibility

Campus spaces can be reconfigured and resized, allowing for multipurpose use, if operable walls and creative ceiling components are incorporated into their design.

By Mark Rowh

Managed Print

Technology Planning & Management (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Toning It Down

Today’s print options help schools cut costs.

By Karen Spring

Monitoring a Safe Campus Checklist

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Monitoring a Safe Campus Checklist

Planning, training and vigilance are three key aspects of routine safety procedures for everyone on campus.

By Sherrie Negrea


Facilities (Managing Assets)

The Challenge of Coil Maintenance

Healthy buildings rely in part on clean coils throughout distribution systems.

By Pieter van der Have

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

The President and Academics

Cultivate and support senior staff positions for managerial success.

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

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)


The University of Rochester finds success with electronics recycling.

By Julia Sklar

Recruit & Retain (Langston University)

Reworking the Brand

Langston University sees an impressive increase in enrollments.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Education Worldwide

By Deborah P. Moore


University of Washington

Facility Focus (Science Facilities)

University of Washington

Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building

Central Oregon Community College

Facility Focus (Science Facilities)

Central Oregon Community College

Science Building


Dorm Room Safes

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Dorm Room Safes Keep Belongings Secure

Vanderbilt University Crystal Terrace

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Demonstrating a Commitment to Sustainability