The call for proposals for break-out sessions at the joint APPA/SRAPPA 2016 conference is open! We are looking for solutions for improvement, sharing of best practices, or innovative approaches relevant to facilities professionals throughout the educational community. The selected proposals will provide a program that offers innovative, comprehensive, and diverse treatment of issues facing facilities professionals throughout the educational community—colleges, universities, community colleges, and K-12. For the latest information on this and other programming submissions, visit APPA/SRAPPA 2016 and click on Conference Sessions. Submissions must be sent to Call for Programs by October 26, 2015. If you have questions, contact Suzanne Healy, Director of Professional Development, or 703-542-3833.
APPA’s 2015 Thought Leaders report, Facilities & Technology: The Transformation of “Campus,” is now available to download from the APPA website. This year the report addresses the factors related to integrating technology and the campus built environment; using technology to enhance critical campus functions; and integrating facilities management and information technology. The report includes a comprehensive section on using technology to enhance key campus functions, and a description of the Role of Technology Today; a section on the Potential for Technology in the Future; and a set of Questions for Institutional Dialogue, as well as contextual introduction, a lengthy resource section, and a list of participants. Thought Leaders is a program of APPA's Center for Facilities Research (CFaR.) For more information about the Thought Leaders Series, contact Steve Glazner
Showcase your institutional programs and recognize the contributions of outstanding professionals by submitting them for consideration for the 2016 APPA Awards. Nominations and applications are now being accepted for APPA’s 2016 institutional and individual awards: Award for Excellence, Sustainability Award, Effective and Innovative Practices Award, APPA Fellow, Meritorious Service Award, and Pacesetter Award. Award winners will be recognized during APPA’s 2016 Annual Conference in Nashville, July 12-14. The deadline for consideration for the 2016 awards is November 30, 2015. Award nominations submitted after November 30 will be held and considered in the 2017 award cycle.
As a nonprofit association, APPA’s success depends on the energy and enthusiasm of its volunteer leaders! The nomination period is open for the 2016 APPA Board of Directors election. Next year only the position of President-Elect will be up for election. Please consider running yourself or encourage a colleague who would be a strong candidate to run for office. A description of the job duties and an application can be found in the Elected Officer Nominations & Elections Packet for 2016 Officer Elections. Applications are due by December 15, 2015. The election will take place in spring 2016, and the successful candidate will take on his or her duties in July 2016.
APPA institutional members can now access an online flipbook that outlines the products and services available to members in one easy-to-use document. Check it out for easy links to materials on the APPA website and maybe discover services you didn’t realize APPA offers. To access, find it in the myMembership section of your myAPPA dashboard.