ERIC Number: ED352875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Facilities Renewal at the Small College.
Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Alexandria, VA. Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.
This monograph on facilities renewal at small colleges offers six case studies illustrating how these small private colleges and universities managed and funded deferred maintenance. The case studies were all written by facilities directors from institutions that developed innovative strategic plans to revitalize their physical plants. The first of the six descriptions tells how the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania developed and implemented a 5-year facility maintenance and improvement program covering prevention measures, funding, and inspection and monitoring. The second case describes how Saint Olaf's College in Minnesota developed a large deferred maintenance problem and handled several million dollars of work that had to be done in a short time. The third study discusses how Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania used a project management firm to reduce maintenance backlogs. The next chapter explains how Saint Mary's University in Texas managed the renovation of a key campus building. The following paper details how incoming president of Colorado College, Gresham Riley, continued that school's tradition of comprehensive planning and facilities support. The final report discusses how to successfully develop and present a plan for facilities renewal to board members. A 42-item bibliography containing items from 1979 to 1991 is included. (JB)
Descriptors: Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Deferred Maintenance, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance, Facility Requirements, Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Private Colleges, School Maintenance, Small Colleges
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 1446 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3492 ($31).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Alexandria, VA. Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers.