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Thought Leaders Report 2019: Innovation in an Age of Disruption [PDF]
How do you think outside the box? In other words, how do you approach thinking differently about the world around you and your institutional and organizational challenges? More importantly, how do you go beyond just thinking differently to actually seeing things differently?
This question is what drove the entire 2019 APPA Thought Leaders symposium as they explored the mechanics of innovation. They drew on the experience of experts in innovation and entrepreneurship and discussed ways to protect experimentation and creativity from institutional forces dedicated to the status quo. They practiced developing innovative strategies for addressing the challenges facing higher education. And they learned that creativity must be fostered and encouraged within an institution, by modeling the entrepreneurial mindset to instill a curiosity to innovate.
Download this publication for the key takeaways from this thorough and engaging report.
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds
Fully revised and updated. Includes 5 Levels of Service for 6 standard spaces; 9 chapters; 4 appendices, including an extensive grounds/landscape operations glossary.
Please see the APPA Guidelines/GroundsOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Operational Guidelines Trilogy Package
This package includes all three softcover books in the popular APPA trilogy, Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities:
All have been fully revised and expanded and include numerous figures, graphics, glossaries, and additional resources.
The Trilogy Package is available in softcover format only.
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Custodial
Fully revised and updated. Recalculated times for 33 standard room categories; 21 chapters; 7 appendices, including an extensive glossary and room/time matrices. Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council - 1 point toward LEED for Existing Buildings, Operations & Maintenance.
Please see the APPA Custodial Guidelines/CleanOpsStaff Package which includes a free copy of this publication!
Thought Leaders Report 2018: The Landscape, Framework, and Strategies for Managing & Mitigating Risk [PDF]
Building Commissioning Handbook, Third Edition
Charting a New Course for Campus Renewal [PDF].
In April 1998 a powerful conference brought together representatives from the public universities of New Mexico to discuss the serious problem of capital renewal and deferred maintenance of the state's campus facilities. Speakers included Harvey Kaiser, Doug Christensen, Chris Christofferson, Ron Hicks, John Bruning, Wayne Leroy, and Val Peterson, as well as representatives of New Mexico's Commission on Higher Education and other organizations. Author Rod Rose has summarized the valuable presentations and insights garnered at the New Mexico Higher Education Symposium on CRDM, which are easily applicable to other states or systems. The book first establishes the context which led to this gathering of experts, then provides a set of common vocabulary from which to speak. Several planning models are presented and various financing options discussed. Included are policy and funding implications, lessons learned, and approaches for future collaborations at the state and national levels.
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