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Hastings, Robin – Computers in Libraries, 2012
Backups are a modern fact of life. Every organization that has any kind of computing technology (and that is all of them these days) needs to back up its data in case of technological or user errors. Traditionally, large-scale backups have been done via an internal or external tape drive that takes magnetic tapes (minicassettes, essentially) and…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Storage Devices, Information Storage, Computer Software Evaluation
Merhundrew, Betty Mae – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provides guidelines that all public schools in the United States must follow. Provisions of this law require that specific assessments be given to all students in schools across the United States and that individual states establish one system of accountability for all schools. Although much is being done,…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Federal Legislation, Dropout Rate, State Standards
Blake, LC; Harthcock, Sandra – Research and Curriculum Unit, 2007
Secondary vocational-technical education programs in Mississippi are faced with many challenges resulting from sweeping educational reforms at the national and state levels. Schools and teachers are increasingly being held accountable for providing true learning activities to every student in the classroom. This accountability is measured through…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Academic Standards, Job Skills
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Mutter, Davida W.; Nichols, W. Randolph – CEFP Journal, 1987
Describes a planning process designed to (1) establish building maintenance priorities in a systematic and equitable manner, (2) include all knowledgable school system personnel in the process, and (3) develop a five-year building renewal plan. (MLF)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Elementary Secondary Education, Facility Inventory, Facility Requirements
Milshtein, Amy – College Planning & Management, 1999
Explains how Stanford University custom designed its own building maintenance and administration software package: the Housing Operations Maintenance Enterprise Resource (HOMER). Describes how HOMER relieved facility maintenance staff from some archaic systems, and its development and functionality. (GR)
Descriptors: Computer Software Development, Dormitories, Higher Education
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Kaiser, Harvey H. – CEFP Journal, 1984
Compares the life cycle approach for campus building repair and renovation to the University of California's comprehensive building maintenance formula and advises that formulas be used cautiously as a method of determining appropriate budget levels. (MLF)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Building Systems, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), Construction Costs
Lockwood, Geoffrey – International Journal of Institutional Management in Higher Education, 1986
The background, purposes, and methods of institutional efficiency studies conducted at selected British universities are discussed. The evaluations focused on financial management, purchasing, and building maintenance and space utilization. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Administration, Committees, Efficiency, Evaluation Methods
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Nelson, F. Howard – Urban Education, 1982
Discusses the effects of patronage politics on Chicago schools. Cites overtime abuse, poor job and program cost control, favoritism in contractual building maintenance, and capital building programs as some of the costs that political patronage imposes. (GC)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Political Influences, Politics
O'Malley, Paul; Vujovic, Vuk; Ogurek, Douglas – School Business Affairs, 2012
One would not expect Niles West High School to be a model of sustainability. Located in Skokie, Illinois, the facility is more than 50 years old and at 612,000 square feet, it stands among the nation's largest high schools. Last winter, Niles West became one of the first five schools in the United States to achieve certification from the U.S.…
Descriptors: School Buildings, Energy Conservation, Sustainability, Energy Management
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Nir, Adam E. – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to assess the extent to which the introduction of school-based management (SBM) has affected schools' culture of consumption and the inequalities between schools with different socio-economic backgrounds. An analysis of financial reports from 31 SBM schools over four years reveals that schools have increased rather…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Socioeconomic Status, Economic Status, School Based Management
Mitchell, Judith Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research focused on identifying and exploring the significant current and emerging community college non-academic support service issues. These auxiliary services, not unlike academic or student affairs, support the community college mission and vision as well as students' academic success. Since December 2007, Americans have been…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Peer Groups, Decision Making, Community Colleges
Niklaus, Bruno – American School & University, 2007
As students and teachers return to the classroom for the start of a new school term, building managers and maintenance staff already have been hard at work preparing facilities for another year of art and science projects, cafeteria lunches, sports and other activities. As building managers are aware, a school may start out looking clean and…
Descriptors: School Maintenance, Training, Sanitation, Faculty College Relationship
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR. – 1976
The 13 articles in this annotated bibliography cover a wide range of concerns from the finances of energy conservation to solar energy applications, to building design, to building maintenance, and to the role of the science teacher as an energy analyst and activist. (IRT)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Building Design, Building Operation, Climate Control
Weber, George O., Ed.; Fincham, Michael W., Ed. – 1974
This book provides practical advice on problems of institutional plant management to physical plant administrators. Areas covered include the role, organization, and facilities of the physical plant department; personnel administration; financial administration; buildings maintenance and operation; custodial services; utilities distribution…
Descriptors: Colleges, Costs, Educational Economics, Educational Facilities
Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Corvallis, OR. – 1972
Presented in this document are data pertaining to maintenance and operations costs at colleges and universities in the central states region and the Rocky Mountain region. The major accounts included in the cost analysis are: (1) physical plant administration, (2) building maintenance, (3) custodial services, (4) utilities, (5) landscape and…
Descriptors: Costs, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Maintenance
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