Most higher education facilities managers have one goal above all else: Showing leadership they are doing everything possible to positively impact student success with the resources they have on hand. In pursuit of this goal,…

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It’s been pointed out countless times in major news outlets about Higher Education: buildings are aging, costs are rising and the student population is shrinking. At the confluence of these three issues sit the CFO…

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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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John Gillette, District Director of Facilities for the Community Colleges of Spokane, is constantly on the hunt for inefficiencies, rooting out waste to make campus run as effectively as possible. In this interview, he discusses…

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To remain viable, small colleges and universities are having to make particularly tough choices about how best to utilize their existing resources. For many colleges, a close examination of how institutional space is used can…

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Higher education campuses may each face unique challenges, but accurately predicting space needs is common to most of these institutions. Many colleges and universities watched enrollment surge between 2007 and 2012 only to level out,…

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As you plan for the future of your facilities management services you need to look beyond the bricks and mortar to your people.  As facilities professionals across your campus retire or move into new positions,…

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Many higher education institutions today face maintenance backlogs on existing physical plant at the same time that recruits, students and alumni are demanding newer and better facilities. Consider, for example, a small college that —…

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Educational institutions work hard to provide the best possible college experience for students while keeping costs under control. Colleges and universities are complex organisms, requiring a wide range of skills to staff, manage and maintain…

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Sightlines’ definitive report on the trends affecting campus facilities across North America, “The State of Facilities in Higher Education: 2016 Benchmarks, Best Practices, & Trends”, is now available, and a review of the data for…

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