The gathering place for those of us engaged in the field of educational facilities management, and dedicated to the ongoing evolution of its professionals into influential leaders in education.
The APPA Database is Being Upgraded!
While most of the APPA Website will be functioning as usual during our transition to a new database system, some sections of the website will be handling transactions a little differently for a few days.
For more information, click on the links below, which will take you to that section of the website:
Check out the new publication now available at the APPA bookstore: Product--Process--People: The Principles of High-Performance Management, by William Daigneau. This book shows you how to develop and combine three key ingredients (products, processes and people) to create a high-performing organization.
Due to popular demand, the third annual NACUBO/APPA Key Facilities Metrics survey deadline has been extended to close at midnight Eastern time on Friday, December 30. The five key metrics that every business and facilities officer should know are Energy/Btu; Water; Carbon Footprint; Waste; and Electrical. To get started, just click on the headline above. [The extension applies to this survey only; APPA’s FPI survey deadline remains midnight on Monday, December 12.]
You only have until December 12 to be included in the 2015-16 FPI Survey. It’s easy to participate: To access the 2015-16 FPI survey (available to all APPA and non-APPA member institutions), log in to your myAPPA account page. Under the myResearch heading, click the "FPI Survey Access" link. A new page will then populate and let you to click the survey link, which will take you to the survey home page.
Be sure to visit myAPPA, and update your contact information. This will ensure you receive information about upcoming educational opportunties, membership notices, as well as Facilities Manager in a timely basis. For additional information, please contact the APPA office.
Mentoring is an essential leadership skill. In addition to managing and motivating people, it's also important that you can help others learn, grow and become more effective in their jobs. Visit us to see how APPA's mentoring partnership initiative is well underway, and how to contact your region or regional representative for more information on applying for this great opportunity!
APPAinfo is an e-mail discussion list for educational facilities professionals, where you can find the answers to many of your everyday problems simply by posting a question to your peers. The APPA discussion list seeks to broaden your resource base by making it easier to interact with and respond to the needs of facilities professionals, and focuses on all campus facilities issues, regardless of size or type of school or organization. For more information, contact Steve Glazner.