Learning Resources

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Conference Presentations

Designing the Money

Resilient Long-term Planning for CSCU's Sixteen Campuses
Published 2021
In this session, we'll share how Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) applies a standard process to address its unique capital needs and withstand the test of time. CSCU maintains its 10-year capital plan in a dynamic environment to remain relevant and resilient for allocating resources equitably between its sixteen campuses with optimal effect.
Conference Presentations

What We’ve Learned and What’s Next

Creative Approaches from Urban Universities
Published 2021
We'll highlight approaches and lessons learned from two New York City institutions during the pandemic, including creatively retrofitting their campus facilities amidst a crisis period of declining revenue and enrollments.
Webinar Recordings

Managing Your Historic Campus Facilities in Today’s Resource-Constrained Environment

Published 2020
Recorded October 20. How are you addressing your campus’ historic facilities with so many competing needs for limited resources? This webinar will outline strategies for the management of historic properties on college and university campuses, with guidelines, standards, and best practices to address a wide range of concerns dealing with historic facilities.
Conference Presentations

Zero-energy Buildings on a Shoe-string Budget

Published 2020
Come learn how you can reduce operating costs and bring a zero-energy building to your campus, resulting in a lower carbon footprint and greater health and wellbeing for students.
Conference Presentations

Innovative Data Tools That Support Capital and Facilities Planning

Published 2019
In this session, we will discuss data strategies for capital and facilities planning that enable real-time mobile access to planning tools, automated project tracking, metrics, and building transparency in order to support the planning and execution process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Designing and Building Your Capital Project Locked

Choosing the Method That’s Right for You
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
The first step in building your capital project is choosing the delivery method that best meets your institution’s needs and the project’s unique goals.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Symbiosis Locked

Community Colleges Strengthen Mission by Engaging Their Host Communities through Innovative Partnerships
From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
Partnership opportunities are broad and plentiful—only limited by an institution’s imagination.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Designing Innovative Campuses for Tomorrow’s Students Locked

From Volume 44 Number 4 | July–September 2016
Campus design and architecture will be the prime catalysts for transforming universities into our society’s engines of growth.

Financial Planning Guidelines for Facility Renewal and Adaption

Published 1989
This publication provides executive managers and trustees with guidelines for long-term financial planning for plant renewal and adaption.