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O'Connor, Shannon – College Planning & Management, 2016
Depending on where you look for statistics, the number of students enrolling in colleges or universities is increasing, decreasing or remaining the about the same. Regardless of those trends, campus housing is a marketing tool for institutions looking to draw students to and keep them on campus. Schools need to offer sufficient beds and…
Descriptors: Administrator Surveys, College Housing, Dormitories, On Campus Students
Abramson, Paul – College Planning & Management, 2013
The 18th Annual College Construction Report examines the history of college construction, construction activity, nationally and by region, construction currently underway, construction projects expected to start in 2013, the types of buildings being constructed, the types of buildings being renovated, and the rising costs of different building…
Descriptors: Colleges, School Construction, School Buildings, Costs
College Planning & Management, 2012
Residence halls--or dormitories, as they were once called--used to be places where students could sleep, dress, and study while attending college. They were the simplest of spaces, providing each student a bed, a desk, and a place to keep some clothes. And they were usually the least expensive buildings on campus. Things are different now.…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Private Colleges, Public Colleges
Sturgeon, Julie – College Planning & Management, 2003
Discusses the importance of acoustic standards in classroom design, presenting an interview with the Acoustical Society of America's (ASA's) standards manager which focuses on reasons for the new ASA standards, the standards document (which was written for K-12 classroom but applies to college classrooms), the need to avoid echo and be able to…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Classroom Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Higher Education
Abramson, Paul – College Planning & Management, 2003
Provides detailed data on higher education construction in 2002, concluding that college construction reached an all-time high of $11 billion. Indications are that colleges will be doing at least that much construction in the years to come. About 36 percent of that number is going into renovations of existing structures. (EV)
Descriptors: College Buildings, Construction Costs, Educational Facilities Improvement, Higher Education
Wiens, Janet – College Planning & Management, 2003
Asserting that residence hall furniture takes abuse simply through use, discusses a three-part approach--student involvement and education, creating the right environment, and ongoing maintenance--that helps reduce normal wear and tear. (EV)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Furniture, Higher Education
Sederberg, Laura J. – College Planning & Management, 2003
Suggests 10 steps to alleviate faculty's fears of incorporating online learning: make e-learning as easy as possible, let faculty learn at their own pace, focus faculty training efforts, provide handy reference material, clearly state expectations, provide mentors, empower faculty, enlist students, evaluate training sessions, and let sleeping dogs…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Faculty, College Instruction, Faculty Development
Yeatts, G. Dewey – College Planning & Management, 2003
Discusses how an emphasis on student recruitment, combined with deferred maintenance backlogs and maintenance budget cuts, suggest that further study needs to be done on the intrinsic value of campus maintenance. (EV)
Descriptors: College Buildings, Cost Effectiveness, Deferred Maintenance, Educational Facilities
Fickes, Michael – College Planning & Management, 2003
Discusses how, struggling to regain investment momentum, college and university endowment managers are adjusting portfolios, investigating new methods of asset management, and researching new giving programs. (EV)
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Educational Finance, Endowment Funds, Higher Education
Wiens, Janet – College Planning & Management, 2003
Offers advice on choosing between carpet or vinyl tile (VCT) for college buildings, including issues such as maintenance, acoustics, safety, and aesthetics. (EV)
Descriptors: Carpeting, College Buildings, Flooring, Purchasing
Milshtein, Amy – College Planning & Management, 2003
Describes some learning tools that are being used in college classrooms to accommodate various learning styles. They include amplification systems, video systems, and whiteboards. (EV)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cognitive Style, College Instruction, Higher Education
Sturgeon, Julie – College Planning & Management, 2003
Describes the process of recycling and disposing of old computers, including the services offered by recyclers and redistributors. (EV)
Descriptors: Computers, Higher Education, Solid Wastes, Waste Disposal
Milshtein, Amy – College Planning & Management, 2003
Offers tips for higher education institutions on navigating the relationship with a privatized student housing developer: don't assume the project costs nothing, do understand the difference between your goals and the developer's, do create a feasibility study, don't treat every relationship the same, do put the student first, and don't forget the…
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Higher Education, Privatization
Johnson, Gregory V. – College Planning & Management, 2003
Discusses why, with budget crunches and enrollment increases, privatization is a viable option for higher education administrators needing affordable student housing. (EV)
Descriptors: College Housing, Dormitories, Higher Education, Privatization
Payne, Jill M. – College Planning & Management, 2003
Advises colleges to keep in mind several qualities when purchasing furniture for student centers: durability, cleanability, repairability, flexibility, storability, credibility, sustainability, comfort, affordability, and "wowability." (EV)
Descriptors: Design Preferences, Furniture, Higher Education, Purchasing
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