College Planning & Management

MAR 2013

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Editor's Note T HE V IE W FROM HERE EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD DIRECTOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY RESEARCH AND TRAINING Shad U. Ahmed EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SCUP Jolene Knapp EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AASHE Paul Rowland PAST PRESIDENT, FLAPPA Michael G. Steger EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ACUHO-I Sallie Traxler ART & PRODUCTION ART DIRECTOR Laurie Layman PRODUCTION DESIGNER Brian Isham PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER Kevin Jensen CORPORATE CEO/CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, PETER LI EDUCATION GROUP Peter Li PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER, SCHOOL & COLLEGE DIVISION Deborah P. Moore COO/VP OPERATIONS Chris Orsborne ADVERTISING SALES SPECIAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER Michael E. Spring SALES OPERATIONS/E-MEDIA MANAGER Celia Ando ADVERTISING PRODUCTION SPECIALIST Rosemarie Brown SALES SUPPORT COORDINATOR Lynne Shaw ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS AK AR AZ CA CO HI ID LA MS MT NM NV OR TX UT WA WY CANADA CT MA ME MI NH NY OH PA RI VT + NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SALES Marcia Brumbeau 800/799-5080 312/939-4603 (fax) Patty Mutchler 866/812-0288 724/652-5324 (fax) AL DC DE FL GA MD NJ NC SC VA WV IA IL IN KS KY MN MO NE ND OK SD TN WI Thom Scirrotto 866/895-8894 937/293-1310 (fax) Chris Dewey 866/737-9414 847/256-3294 (fax) OFFICES 2621 dryden rd., ste. 300, dayton, oh 45439 800/523-4625, fax: 937/293-1310 3240 e. union hills dr. ste. 131, phoenix, az 85050 800/704-9358, fax: 602/867-2363 CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS PHOENIX OFFICE SUBSCRIPTION CORRESPONDENCE subscription-controlled circulation, free to qualified subscribers. to order, visit our website at, fill out the suscription form included in this issue, or call toll-free at 800/543-4383, ext. 1136 REPRINTS to order reprints or additional copies, contact Kevin Jensen at 937/293-1415, ext. 1114 or 20 SH ED I 2011 T GU 2011 EDITORIAL AWARD WINNER 0 3 F I N AL I S DISTIN The March issue of College Planning & Management is one of my favorites because it features our Impact on Learning program. It has always been my personal belief that the facilities our students attend impact their health, safety, and ability to learn. Poorly maintained, overcrowded classrooms or temporary trailers are not conducive to learning. Why then do facilities end up at the bottom of our wish list? Adequate school facilities are not a luxury. They are an integral part of a good education. The effect of good facilities is felt not only by students, but by the community as well. It all works together … business and industry are attracted to locations where good schools create a well-qualified workforce and a higher standard of living. The increased wages paid to these skilled workers will also add to the gross domestic product and to tax revenues, providing communities with the dollars needed to provide other valued services for residents. Everybody wins! But how can we create good schools with limited funds? By spending wisely and making every dollar count. If you read last month's construction report, you may have noticed that schools and universities are shifting their focus from building new to repairing, replacing, and retrofitting their existing facilities. This means looking at purchases through a different lens and taking into account more than the lowest sale price, which is not always synonymous with lowest cost. A noticeable "ripple effect" of advantages can result from a simple, well thought out change. For example, 21st-century learning requires a collaborative environment. The selection of flexible furniture will support varied teaching and learning styles, accommodate individual and group instruction, encourage collaboration, blur the lines between formal and informal learning spaces, and make better use of available space. Proper lighting and lighting controls can save energy and facilitate the use of various audio-visual technologies. Healthy environments mean fewer sick days and more learning. Building green saves energy, conserves water, and improves health. Superior facilities help attract students and inspire excellence. Every decision we make has an impact on learning. We can guarantee that our students will have safe, secure, and nurturing places in which to learn by making informed decisions based on more than lowest cost. If you don't have funding to do it all … add to the plus column by improving your educational environments one piece at a time. CPM Christine Reedy EDUCATION INDUSTRY ANALYST Paul Abramson STAFF WRITERS Michael Fickes, Ellen Kollie, Amy Milshtein AW AR D Impact on Learning EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR/PUBLISHER Deborah P. Moore VP/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jerry Enderle EDITOR Shannon O'Connor ASSOCIATE EDITOR/EDITOR, TECHNOLOGY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT AC HIE V EME NT disclaimer: the opinions of authors and columnists are thier own and not necessarily those of college planning & management magazine or of the peter li education group. Executive Editor/Publisher 6 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / MARCH 2013 college planning & management® is a registered trademark of peter li, inc. WWW.PLANNING 4EDUCATION.COM

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