College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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Editor's Note THE VIEW FROM HERE Environmental Factors In this issue you can read about all aspects of creating and maintaining a sustain- able campus. Research shows that environmental factors can have a signifi cant effect on pupil and teacher well being. For example: • Studies by Alberta Education (1991), Kuller and Lindsten (1992), and Heschong Mahone Group (1999) demonstrate a correlation between lighting and student achievement. • Studies by the EPA show a connection between IAQ improvements, such as increasing fresh air and removing pollutants, and improved academic performance. Controlled studies show that students per- form schoolwork faster as ventilation rates increase. • Much of the education that takes place in classrooms hinges on oral communication. When we miss or mishear, we automatically "fi ll in the blanks." Another important factor in creating an environment conducive to learning is classroom furniture. Students spend 15,000+ hours sitting down during their school years. Too often, "one size fi ts all" has been our mantra — the same furniture selected for all classrooms and learning spaces across multiple campuses. While a simple purchasing policy, the result is furnishings that are not task-oriented, fi t for the purpose, or fi t for the changing ages and sizes of today's students. Studies by the Furniture Industry Research Association sum it up by saying that furniture should: • safeguard the physical well being of students through appropriate ergonomics and the ability to adjust to individual student's physical needs. • be fl exible both within the subject area and within the individual lesson and promote creative teaching and learning experiences. • be designed to minimize time spent on setting up and arranging spaces, freeing teaching staff for curriculum delivery. • encourage excellence by facilitating the widest possible range of teaching and learning strategies. • refl ect the move from teacher-focused to learner-focused education. • help contribute to the institutional message about the value placed on staff, students, and the processes of teaching and learning. You can fi nd out more about how furniture affects the educational environment in our special section that starts on page 34. CPM 2011 EDITORIAL AWARD WINNER 2011 I and not necessarily those of college planning & management magazine or of the peter li education group. disclaimer: the opinions of authors and columnists are thier own Executive Editor/Publisher 6 COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT / OCTOBER 2012 college planning & management® is a registered trademark of peter li, inc. WWW.PLANNING4EDUCATION.COM ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS AK AR AZ CA CO HI ID LA MS MT NM NV OR TX UT WA WY CANADA Marcia Brumbeau 800/799-5080 312/939-4603 (fax) CT MA ME MI NH NY OH PA RI VT + NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY SALES Patty Mutchler 866/812-0288 724/652-5324 (fax) OFFICES CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS 2621 dryden rd., ste. 300, dayton, oh 45439 800/523-4625, fax: 937/293-1310 PHOENIX OFFICE 3240 e. union hills dr. ste. 131, phoenix, az 85050 800/704-9358, fax: 602/867-2363 SUBSCRIPTION CORRESPONDENCE 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 subscription-controlled circulation, free to qualified REPRINTS to order reprints or additional copies, contact Kevin Jensen at 937/293-1415, ext. 1114 or I H AL DC DE FL GA MD NJ NC PA SC VA WV Michael E. Spring 866/895-8894 856/784-5868 (fax) IA IL IN KS KY MN MO NE ND OK SD TN WI Chris Dewey 866/737-9414 847/256-3294 (fax) EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR/PUBLISHER Deborah P. Moore VP/EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jerry Enderle EDITOR Shannon O'Connor ASSOCIATE EDITOR/EDITOR, TECHNOLOGY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT Christine Reedy EDUCATION INDUSTRY ANALYST Paul Abramson STAFF WRITERS Michael Fickes, Ellen Kollie, Amy Milshtein 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 Matt Cole PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN Mario Ybarbo 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 INSIDES SALES/NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Gary O'Neal SALES OPERATIONS/E-MEDIA MANAGER Celia Ando ADVERTISING PRODUCTION MANAGER Rosemarie Brown SALES SUPPORT COORDINATOR Lynne Shaw F D I S T I R N G W U A I S H N E 2 E L D 0 M A A 0 E N C E 3 V T T A D I S

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