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Solar on college campuses: Here comes the sun

May, 2017
SOLAR WHEELS: In 2016, Princeton purchased two GEM e4 low-speed vehicles for university art museum staff to drive between their higher ed offices, the museum and other campus locations. The vehicles run on solar panels (not gas or electricity) that were mounted on the roofs of the vehicles as part of an upgrade package offered by the manufacturer. The panels, which look like space-age luggage racks, are lightweight and hail-and impact-resistant. The odometers track mileage and the battery charge.

Sometimes it becomes clear very early on that a facilities project—especially a solar initiative—will be complicated.

College groundbreakings: Iowa State, U of North Texas, U of Cincinnati

May, 2017
Iowa State is constructing Collegiate Housing Community, a higher ed student residential and mixed-use retail space to the southwest corner of campus.

Iowa State is partnering with EdR and River Caddis Development (Memphis) to add 320,000 square feet of student residential and mixed-use retail space to the southwest corner of campus.

Higher ed choices: Ground-mount versus rooftop

May, 2017

Deciding where to install a solar array is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make.

Respond yes or no to the following questions as a first step in determining which type of installation makes more sense for your campus.

Rooftop installation

Are there obstructions on the roof—such as skylights, HVAC systems or other equipment—that would make it difficult to install solar panels?

Higher ed Core Campus Project at Clemson University

April, 2017
CENTRAL UPGRADE—The renovation of the heart of Clemson’s higher ed campus includes a new home for the National Scholars and Major Fellows programs.

The Core Campus Project—a mixed-use addition to Clemson University—includes student housing, retail and residential dining, and is also a centralized home for the Calhoun Honors College.

Let the numbers do the talking in higher ed spending

March, 2017
A six-step process is required for spend analytics technology to effectively analyze higher ed data.

Campus discussions about spend analytics might sound like a late night infomercial: Implement the technology and save millions!

Sponsored Content

5/30/2017

Attend this web seminar to learn how the The Duck Store at the University of Oregon has transformed the shopping experience. By implementing a unified commerce platform—complete with in-store and ecommerce functionality on the front end and real-time inventory visibility, order management, CRM, business intelligence, warehouse management, marketing and financials to support it—The Duck Store now has the tools in place to efficiently manage the complexities of their multiple retail locations.

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5/25/2017

Many higher education institutions still rely on inefficient, disparate systems for tracking employee time and attendance. And with workers on campus in a wide variety of jobs, it can be challenging to manage professional, union, auxiliary and student workforces, all at the same time.

Some institutions are turning to automated time and attendance solutions to address these issues, but are unsure of how this change might affect their people, processes, and organization.

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5/24/2017

Nowadays it seems as though we are being asked to do more and more with less and less. That might make sense from a business standpoint as it makes you more profitable, but you run the risk of burning out and stressing out your employees.

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5/23/2017

In recent years, the requirements of public higher education institutions have changed drastically, increasing the pressure to modernize their IT systems.  To meet those challenges, many universities are looking at available options, including the cloud.

Pittsburg State University was faced with disparate, aging tools, requiring it to rely on manual processes that made it difficult to view data across all of its systems.  This, combined with new available technologies and the necessary change to the IT culture on campus made their change journey an adventurous one.

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5/16/2017

Colleges and universities face an increasingly competitive environment for attracting and retaining students.  These challenges are further complicated with tighter funding constraints and the need to keep up with the latest technological advancements to remain competitive. Student ID card systems are not immune to these pressures; outdated ID technology can result in increased costs, long wait times for students, as well as privacy and security issues.

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