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ERIC Number: EJ1015910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-7249
FPI Cohort Reports: Canada/CAUBO
Dew, George
Facilities Manager, v29 n4 p31-33 Jul-Aug 2013
CAUBO--the Canadian Association of University Business Officers--is a volunteer-driven organization that represents the administrative function of virtually all Canadian universities (CAUBO is the Canadian counterpart to NACUBO in the United States). Member committees provide direction and subject matter expertise, with each committee typically focused on one or two major projects at any given time. A small national office in Ottawa, Ontario, with the support of consultants as required, offers administrative, analytical, and project management functions for these projects. Historically, from its origins over 75 years ago, CAUBO largely worked in finance and related areas. Beginning in the mid-2000s, in response to growing demand from other functional groups for national representation, this mandate was expanded, and in 2006 a Facilities Management Committee was created. From the start, a significant part of this committee's effort was directed toward what was then known as APPA's Facilities Core Data Survey. The need for trustworthy and comparable data is a growing need and theme of increased accountability and transparency across campuses. With increased financial pressures on higher education around the world, all governments, students, parents, and indeed our own internal institutional communities are looking for more data to validate the fairly large portions of budgets that are required to keep facilities and operations at a quality to support recruitment and retention and ensure the continuation of quality teaching and research.
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. 1643 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-684-1446; Fax: 703-543-2772; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
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