The growth of campus physical resources a a major component of capital assets, concern for the condition of physical plants, and the rising cost of maintenance and operations have focused attention on how campuses manage facilities. This volume provides infomation on facilities management for institutional researchers. The authors represented in this volume reflect on the why, what, and how of the way they do their jobs. Each chapter is enriched by theories and applications, and the topics addressed in the chapters evolve in a sequence that moves from a global perspective to specific issues. This is the 61st issue of New Directions for Institutional Research.