ERIC Number: ED352874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Today's Challenge to Tomorrow's Vision. A Study of Facilities Conditions at Schools of Theology.
Schaw, Walter A.; And Others
This publication provides an assessment of the condition of campus facilities at 202 schools of theology in the United States and Canada. The original project included an initial assessment through workshops and on-site evaluation of facilities operations at 41 theological schools. Eventually the project was extended to encompass all theological education institutions. The first of 12 chapters reports a series of quantitative findings from the research conducted in the second phase of the study. Chapter 2 is a collection of on-site qualitative observations at the 41 campuses in the original study. Chapter 3 explores the need to accurately assess facility conditions, and the value of using a financial planning model to ensure the continued health of facilities. Chapter 4 presents financial perspectives for the renewal and replacement of facilities at schools of theology. Chapter 5 applies the spiritual principle of stewardship to institutional resources. Chapter 6 reviews the critical role of trustees for leadership and expertise. Chapters 7 through 11 are case studies gathered from selected participating schools of theology providing examples of success stories resulting from the project as well as sound approaches to solving deferred maintenance problems. An epilogue defines the social significance of the project. Appendixes contain technical notes and a list of participants. Also included is a glossary and a 74-item bibliography. (JB)
Descriptors: Deferred Maintenance, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance, Facilities, Facility Requirements, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, School Maintenance, Theological Education
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 1446 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3492 ($35).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Alexandria, VA. Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.