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Tightened budgets are putting more pressure than ever on facilities leaders to strategically allocate their dollars, staff, and time. EAB can help you adapt, communicate across silos, and move from data to decisions.

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Many colleges and universities are renovating the library environment around the concept of the “learning commons.” These settings reflect next-generation trends in library space planning, including: Fewer physical resourcesFlexible, modular learning environmentsWireless connectivity and outlet accessIntegrated academic support servicesFood and drink options Repurposing the warehouse To better accommodate the modern needs of users, libraries are…

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A welcoming environment is undoubtedly important to attract prospective students and engage current students. But many campus leaders do not realize the full impactful of the physical environment. EAB’s Enrollment Services surveyed over 200,000 students in 2017 and found that the campus environment is the number one reason students chose to enroll at a different…

One of the main reasons facilities leaders struggle to improve utilization is that they lack support from senior leaders, who may not see space management as a top priority. While most facilities leaders communicate space information to campus leaders on a regular basis, their current approach typically falls short in three ways. First, space utilization…

As faculty workload has increased across the past two decades, some leading institutions—and even faculty members themselves—are considering innovations in office space design to meet new requirements. Three major functional shifts showcase the evolving relationship between research faculty and their offices: 1. Faculty previously needed office space to house extensive personal libraries. Now, their libraries…

As facilities departments build out more formal communication channels with campus stakeholders, they are increasingly using social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. This trend has led to questions around how to effectively leverage these channels, including what information to share and who can post. To support efforts to strategically deploy social media posts, EAB…

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About the Webconference Facilities leaders have access to more data than ever before, but translating that information into actionable insight remains a regular struggle. Private companies frequently turn to dashboards to help manage their data and analytics. However, higher education leaders consistently face common dashboard challenges, including deciding what metrics to track, how to display…

About the Webconference Contracted services are not a new strategy for higher education institutions; however, facilities leaders are increasingly viewing outsourcing arrangements as potentially effective solutions to growing pressures facing their divisions. This 30 minute webconference highlights six considerations facilities leaders should analyze when deciding whether to outsource a function. The presentation then concludes with…