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Kennedy, Mike – ProQuest LLC, 2010
While the relationship between academic variables and admission into medical school has been well documented, the relationship between socioeconomic background and admission has not been extensively examined. In 2001, the Texas Legislature passed HB 1641, which allowed for the use of socioeconomic variables in the admission of graduate and…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Data Analysis, Socioeconomic Background, Minority Groups
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Reveals how some schools are meeting the challenge of building new spaces to stimulate and inspire students during periods of climbing enrollment. The extent and character of the enrollment boom and its impact on public schools and universities are highlighted. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Postsecondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Discusses the benefits that schools and universities can gain by adopting environmentally sensitive practices in their design and operations. Includes resources for locating additional information about green schools and a list of 11 features that represent a comprehensive, sustainable school. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities Management, Postsecondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Explains how furniture selection for residence halls depends on the space available, the function it is intended to serve, and the types of students who live there. Discusses the creation of a home-like atmosphere, including instituting regulations that let students supply some of their own furniture. (GR)
Descriptors: Dormitories, Elementary Secondary Education, Furniture, Postsecondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Explores how schools and universities can make sure that construction sites do not pose a hazard to students or a temptation to thieves and vandals. Highlights safety recommendations for mounting construction projects while schools are in session. (GR)
Descriptors: Construction Management, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Presents examples of how state and local governments, spurred by legal mandates, have cooperated in funding new school construction projects to replace their crumbling school facilities with inspirational learning environments. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Public Schools
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Examines the decision-making process for selecting auditorium seating during facility planning. Considerations include durability, outside community use, space flexibility, and comfort needs. (GR)
Descriptors: Auditoriums, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Facilities
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Explains why the influx of computers into classrooms means that schools need to pay more attention to ergonomic furnishings. The health risks of poorly designed furniture are discussed as are the kings of furniture that work best ergonomically for computer use. (GR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Furniture Design, Human Factors Engineering, Postsecondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Shows how schools are working to avoid the types of equipment, supplies, and maintenance practices that harm indoor air quality. Simple steps to maintaining a cleaner indoor air environment are highlighted as are steps to reducing the problem air quality and the occurrence of asthma. (GR)
Descriptors: Asthma, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Illustrates how roofs that deflect the sun's heat away from the building can significantly reduce school energy budgets. Discusses the installation of white polymer roofs and use of reflective coatings. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Finishing, Polymers
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Discusses how colleges and universities are improving their housing, dining, and other services to make campuses more appealing to students. Bringing consumer options to campus and creating a sense of community for the students are explored. (GR)
Descriptors: Business, Campuses, Postsecondary Education, Student School Relationship
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Discusses technology's impact on educational facilities and operations. Technology's influence on a school's ability to streamline their business operations and manage their facilities more efficiency is examined, and how Baylor University (Waco, TX) used technology to cut energy costs is highlighted. (GR)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Educational Facilities, Organizational Effectiveness, Postsecondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2001
Discusses the usefulness of using emergency call boxes for establishing a safe campus environment allowing for more immediate response to emergencies. Technology's influence on the future of campus call boxes is highlighted. (GR)
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, School Security
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Addresses the national problem of deferred maintenance of educational facilities and illustrates one private school's (Chicago's St. Ignatius) fall into disrepair and successful restoration and expansion. Data are presented on the percentage of aging schools in American from pre-1950 to post 1985. (GR)
Descriptors: Deferred Maintenance, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2000
Discusses how colleges and universities are scrambling to catch up on deferred maintenance before the backlog becomes overwhelming. The problems, and some solutions, for acquiring repair funding and collecting needs data are addressed. (GR)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Deferred Maintenance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support
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