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Microlearning: Facilities Management

A self-paced course on facilities management presented in five short modules



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Facilities management is a dynamic field that requires leaders to apply strategic thinking, foresight, and strong communication skills to ensure the vitality of the institution's physical assets. Though the organization of the facilities unit may vary greatly between institutions, their facilities consume significant financial, human, and other resources. 

NACUBO's Facilities Management self-paced online course is designed to offer foundational knowledge and insight into one of the largest administrative units and largest assets operated by colleges and universities. This course features content from NACUBO's core reference manual, College and University Business Administrationand explores facilities topics deemed of most value by subject matter experts.

This course includes the following modules–

  1. The Facilities Organization
  2. Facilities as a Capital Asset
  3. Planning
  4. Building and Space Management
  5. Operations and Maintenance (O&M)

Each of this course's five modules should take about 10-15 minutes to complete and 0.2 CPE credits are available per module upon successful completion. In its entirety, the course should take 50-75 minutes to complete and will offer 1 CPE credit upon successful completion. Complete the course at your own pace–one module at a time or in one sitting.

How to Access the Course

After you register, you will navigate to your NACUBO classroom to access the course. 

Facilities Management

What You Will Learn

NACUBO’s professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts, and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education. After participating in this program, you will be able to—

  • Articulate key elements of facilities management organizational structure and its role within the larger campus ecosystem
  • Identify categories of maintenance and methods for prioritizing facilities projects
  • Evaluate institutional financial planning decisions using facilities audits, strategic facilities plans, and capital plans

Who Should Attend

  • Business Officers
  • Controllers
  • Facilities Managers
  • Institutional Treasurers
  • Investment and Finance Committee Board members
  • Operations and Maintenance Personnel
  • Professional Endowment Fund Managers
  • Space Utilization Professionals


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