Creating an institutional master plan is an exercise that can both excite and scare higher ed leaders.  Whether it’s a strategic plan, academic plan, master planning or other visioning exercise, leadership must establish greater clarity…

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Higher Education is awash with data, and few people are confident that they’re getting the most out of it. When we recently surveyed the industry with the question “I believe I’m putting the data my…

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There’s a perception that the fundamental purpose of capital planning in higher education is to implement investment strategies into new and existing campus space. This is not an unfounded interpretation. The focus of these efforts…

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Business educator and author Peter Drucker’s words ring true today as they did when he first shared them: “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” How…

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I was on a plane the other day listening to the familiar words of the flight attendant, reminding us all that “in the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front…

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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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“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This quote is attributed to one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Benjamin Franklin, who was a proponent for intentional planning….

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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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You’ve probably heard that there’s power in writing down your goals. Universities across the country have lofty ones—top-tier nationwide recognition, visionary staff, strong campus identity and high enrollment growth for starters. Writing down aspirations and…

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