General Administration & Management
Mary Vosevich, Dean
University of New Mexico
The general administration curriculum is designed to give students the skills they need to manage the operations and personnel of a facilities department. Also important is the development of leadership skills to encourage students to think beyond daily operations and understand the role of facilities in the educational mission of the institution. This department consists of ten core courses and several electives. The courses are all taught by experienced educators and practitioners, including many long-term Institute faculty members. Courses include leadership skills, resource and financial management, business management, decision making, information management, communication skills, ethics, motivation skills, and employee relations.Click here to view course offerings.
Operations & Maintenance
Jay Klingel, Dean
University of Virginia
Operations and Maintenance will focus on the current methods and practices in delivering facilities maintenance and grounds care services. The core offerings will combine to provide an overview of maintenance management techniques, principles of building systems maintenance, grounds and custodial services, contracting issues, and plant renewal programs. The electives will provide a more in-depth review of specific maintenance issues such as roof systems, mechanical/electrical systems, recycling, fire and life safety systems, emergency preparedness, and customer relations. Courses will be structured to encourage discussion and audience participation. Completion of the operations and Maintenance section will provide facilities managers with a review of a wide range of facilities and grounds maintenance issues that will be applicable to a variety of situations.
Energy & Utilities
Lynne Finn, Dean
South Dakota State University
The energy and utilities program is structured to give a comprehensive overview of all major utilities services for a school's physical infrastructure. Major topics include utilities distribution issues, electrical heating, chilled water, information systems, and water and sewer systems. In addition, the operations and management of central power plants are covered. Other core topics include environmental management, primary fuels, and energy management. The curriculum offers a balance of technical and managerial topics and is tailored specifically for those who have little prior background in these areas. The elective program concentrates on the current topics of interest in various areas of utilities services.
Planning, Design & Construction
The University of Iowa
The Planning, Design & Construction program offers a comprehensive overview of the industry processes and practices in place in planning, improving and developing the campus physical environment of the future. Major topics include master planning, space planning, programming, design project management, construction project management, project time management, contract administration and organizing to manage a campus project workload. The curriculum offers a balance of technical and project management topics and is tailored to two levels of attendee expertise: basic and advanced. Attendees only need to attend one of the two level offerings to satisfy graduation requirements.
I. BasicCourses in this section are designed to introduce and provide a better understanding of the processes, procedures, and practices in the design and construction industry and their relevance within an education environment. Successful campus planning, design, and construction efforts require the active involvement of a variety of facilities managers from different areas, including operations, utilities management, and administration. The core and elective courses in this department will enable the student to be a more effective project team participant.
II. AdvancedCourses in this section are intended for individuals whose primary responsibilities are managing planning, design, and construction efforts. The content and pace of these courses assume that attendees possess an understanding of the planning, design, and construction profession and have experience in managing projects. These core courses will involve interactive discussion geared more for the experienced audience.
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