July 2013 College Planning & Management

College Planning & Management July 2013

On the Cover

Renovation vs Historic Preservation

Renovation vs. Historic Preservation

By Mark Rowh

A sensible balance must be found when deciding how to renovate and repurpose historic campus structures to meet today’s programming needs.


Troubled Students

Business (Managing Higher Ed)

It Takes A Village

By Sherrie Negrea

More college and universities are finding success in using campus teams to manage troubled students.

emergency management

The Safer Campus

What We Can Learn From Mikey Mouse

By Shad U. Ahmed

Leveraging Disney's organizational behavior for emergency management at colleges and universities.

locking university doors

The Safer Campus

Locking the Doors

By Mark J. Berger

Finding the best solution for securing college and university doors is a challenge for security professionals.

Guns On Campus

The Safer Campus

Guns On Campus?

By Michael Fickes

Will giving students permission to carry guns on campus make college life safer? Opinions differ.

sustainability in restroom and locker room renovations

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Satisfaction in the Restroom (and Locker Room)

By Ellen Kollie

Here's how two campuses are satisfying administrators by saving money and satisfying students by increasing sustainability in their restroom and locker room renovations.

residence hall design

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

There's No Place Like Home

By Scott Berman

A trend in residence hall design, amenities, decor and furnishings is transforming dormitories into fashionable, stylish living spaces.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

The Safer Campus


By Michael Fickes

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design offers design choices that can enhance safety and security.


Facilities (Managing Assets)

Vampire Power Load

By Pieter van der Have

Thoughts about the silent consumption of energy on campus.

Trends in Green (Sustainable Innovations on Campus)


By Yael Chanoff, Olivia Drake

Wesleyan University’s student-designed permaculture garden blooms to life.

Fire & Life Safety (Focus on Preparation and Prevention)

Reviewing Fire Code Changes

By Mike Halligan

Ask questions and institute the changes necessary for compliance.

Business Practices (Achieving Administrative Excellence)

Is Image Everything?

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

Build and manage a strong image for your institution.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Student Loans

By Deborah P. Moore

Recruit & Retain (Wilson College)

Student Debt Buyback Program

Rewarding students for staying the course.