ERIC Number: EJ1017909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
APPA's BOK: Are You Ready to Participate?
Reynolds, Gary L.
Facilities Manager, v29 n5 p59-60 Sep-Oct 2013
The BOK (Body of Knowledge) is APPA's "Facilities Management" online manual. It makes information readily available, anytime and anywhere, to not only its members at all its institutions, but to anyone. Web media allows the BOK to be updated as needed, and includes links to additional resources. Because the BOK is an important part of APPA's knowledge base, efforts are made to update every chapter by asking authors to review their chapters and to inform their section editors on whether their chapters need minor or major revisions. The author of this article describes how he, as a section editor/content coordinator, reviewed the chapters in the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) section. He tells of how a chapter on interior design benefited him in a discussion with a designer by providing a practical example of "just-in-time" learning. Finally, he informs APPA members on how they may offer suggestions for additions to the chapters.
Descriptors: Facilities Management, Guides, Professional Associations, Information Sources, Resource Materials, Editing, Program Improvement, Electronic Publishing, Maintenance, Interior Design, Revision (Written Composition)
APPA: Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers. 1643 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-684-1446; Fax: 703-543-2772; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.appa.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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