Operating, managing and planning higher education facilities is full of challenges. We recently partnered with Facility Executive for a live Twitter Q&A session, where we answered questions about a range of higher education facilities management…

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Facilities managers and executives have an overwhelming amount of data at their fingertips, but data alone is not enough. Experts from Sightlines, a Gordian company, help institutions interpret their information accurately, communicate it effectively, and…

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You’re planning a family summer vacation. You’ve budgeted, picked a date range and general location. Now you’re ready to pack and set your itinerary. But instead of reading reviews, checking the weather, booking hotels and…

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College and university campuses across North America have buildings and systems that are well overdue for renewal. Unfortunately, many institutions don’t have the resources needed to overcome underinvestment into aging facilities. While time passes, facilities’ needs…

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For the people who steward campus facilities, tracking data about the care of assets which are often 4-5 times the value of an institution’s endowment is now essential standard practice. Analyzing that data year over…

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Campus Converstations Card Template

Founded in 1890, Washington State University (WSU) is a comprehensive public research institution with six campuses, four research and extension centers and extension offices in each of the state’s 39 counties. The university enrolls nearly…

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Knowing how to use your data to convey value, and secure the support your department deserves, is the final step in putting your data to work for strategic facility planning and improvements. To get the…

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When using data to make fair comparisons you must first have the data confirmed for accuracy, the next step is to put metrics in place that give your data context. But while analysis of your…

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Data has become a foundational part of nearly all areas of higher education management. Performance indicators are used to help improve student outcomes, and data-based benchmarking has become critical as institutions seek to differentiate themselves…

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The single greatest challenge in effective facility planning for the future direction of your campus is that no one can predict the future. No matter what type of data you use to plan for future…

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