October 16, 2012
Behind the scenes in any facility are those places tucked away that allow for storage, food prep, or technology support. And while ACUI was willing to open up our back of the house, you apparently want to keep yours a secret, as we received no submissions this time. We understand, but just because you don't want to show off those areas, we know they do exist and try to provide resources related to this subject that may help you improve your organization or spark a new idea.
If you didn't want to show off your storage areas because they are unorganized, then consider some options from ACUI Procure, including stacking chairs, folding tables, and media storage solutions.
These Bulletin articles offer some solutions and ideas:
Discover how the University of Wisconsin–Stout went about removing all contents from its Student Center in anticipating of a renovation; key ideas may help you reconsider how you store and maintain an inventory of furniture and fixtures.
- Each year, the Renovation and Construction Showcase lists the features of new and recently renovated buildings, often detailing the amount of storage space and other hidden features of the union.
- In this article, the author details the work of professional and student staff to upgrade meeting room technology.
- A 2010 article discusses the benefits of resetting boiler controls to be more efficient.
And don't forget, you can always consult other professionals when it comes to back-of-house issues through the Facilities and Operations Community of Practice. Recent forum posts discuss loading dock policies and security camera systems.
It's time to move onto our next category: promotions. The video below shows how ACUI promotes ACUI and the profession.
Remember, all you have to do is pick up a camera, shoot some footage, upload it to YouTube, and share it with us. Check out the ACUI website for full details.
Show Us Yours! is an ACUI video campaign that encourages you to show us what you do on your campus. Every two weeks, the campaign will focus on a new topic. Find out more here.
is the Associate Editor at ACUI.
Elizabeth assists with writing, editing, and layout of the publications and communications for the Association. She also oversees The Commons.