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Tackling the challenges of university campus management processes

Eelis Rytkonen, Christopher Heywood, RH Crawford (ed.), A Stephan (ed.)

LIVING AND LEARNING: RESEARCH FOR A BETTER BUILT ENVIRONMENT | UNIV MELBOURNE, FAC ARCHITECTURE BLDG & PLANNING | Published : 2015

Abstract

A majority of universities occupy expensive campuses that incorporate outdated designs and low utilization rates while campus users can conduct working and learning activities from a distance. For instance, Massive Open Online Courses and totally virtual universities allow self-education virtually free of charge. In this complex environment, campus managers face a strategic alignment problem between supporting research, education and societal impact. Strategic alignment in corporate real estate is an act of aligning the services with the core business. To outline the dynamic conditions of campus management processes, this paper explores two cases in the University of Melbourne main campus. I..

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