Finance, Facilities and Planning: Rethinking the Framework for Collaboration in Higher Ed

Finance, Facilities and Planning: Rethinking the Framework for Collaboration in Higher Ed

In the spring of 2022, Gordian, APPA and NACUBO convened a group of higher education industry veterans for a one-of-a-kind conversation. The team discussed the challenges facing the business of higher education, with a specific focus on the campus and ways to creatively serve students through its physical assets.

This stellar team drafted a framework for improved campus collaboration, a new means for the finance, facilities and planning communities to work together toward a common goal. This paper outlines the parameters of that framework within the context of the current industry environment and offers readers a chance to weigh in on the framework in light of their own experiences.

Topics Include:

  • Dynamics impacting higher education
  • Challenges to the financial sustainability of colleges and universities
  • Moving facilities actions from a lagging response to a leading element in the planning process
  • A three-part strategic framework for campus planning