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ERIC Number: ED497636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-8909-5639-2
University Facilities Respond to the Changing Landscape of Higher Education Including the Top Ten Critical Facilities Issues. APPA Thought Leaders Series
Lunday, Elizabeth
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (NJ3)
This report was issued from a 2006 meeting of individuals representing a variety of higher education institutions. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the future of higher education with particular attention to its built environment. The report provides a contextual overview of the changing landscape of higher education by identifying the drivers or trends affecting higher education's future. Seven trends were drawn from summit discussions, including: (1) Financial constraints; (2) Competition; (3) Changing demographics; (4) Demand for innovation and tradition; (5) Changing stakeholder expectations; (6) Accountability; and (7) Resistance to change. The report relates these trends to the top ten issues affecting facilities professionals as identified by research and focus group discussion with APPA members: (1) Resource scarcity and affordability; (2) Performance measures and accountability; (3) Customer service; (4) Information technology; (5) Developing the lab and classroom of the future; (6) Facility reinvestment and total cost of ownership; (7) Workforce management and demographics; (8) Sustainability; (9) Energy and environmental resource management and (10) safety, security and business continuity. Contents include five sections: (I) Executive Summary; (II) The Changing Landscape of Higher Education; (III) Top Ten Critical Facilities Issues; (IV) Discussion Questions and (V) Conclusion. Two appendixes are included: (A) Participants in the 2006 Thought Leaders Summit; and (B) References and Resources. [This report is sponsored by Carter & Burgess, Fort Worth, Texas.]
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. 1643 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818. Tel: 703-684-1446; Fax: 703-549-2772; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, Alexandria, VA.