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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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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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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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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