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Category Archives: economics
Over the past few days three big ed tech entities made major financial moves. I was struck by that coincidence and wanted to explore what the combination might means. ITEM: To start with, major online program manager (OPM) 2U purchased much of … Continue reading
Today I’m going to describe a key datapoint in higher education. To do so I need to explain a deep weirdness in how students pay for American college and university classes. Many people have a hard time grasping this strange … Continue reading
Which colleges and universities are cutting prices or offering other deals for the upcoming academic year?
How will higher education make the upcoming academic year work? One strategy is to offer new financial inducements to attract enrollment. This is especially important for campuses concerned about losing students. Such inducements can take several forms. One is as … Continue reading
How will the pandemic reshape higher education? Matt “Dean Dad” Reed offers an intriguing model in a new column. He posits that American colleges and universities are vulnerable to COVID-19 in a way that echoes the shape of the modern … Continue reading
Decades late, most American states start trying to attempt to start to get around to trying to spend a little more money on higher ed
Some important new data just appeared about higher ed financing. tl;dr version: there’s good news and bad news. The good news is: nearly all American states spent more on public higher ed last year than they did the year before. … Continue reading
How will a changing economy redistribute jobs and economic growth in the United States? McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” (summary; longer document), looking ahead to 2030 after … Continue reading
Inside Higher Ed does many fine things for the post-secondary world. One of them is conducting repeated, careful surveys of key campus players. This week they released a survey of chief financial and business officers, a crucial constituency with vital … Continue reading
This week we learned that one Michigan campus will outsource its entire IT department. I’d like to explore the story, as well as reflect on this as a way of thinking about the future of outsourcing in higher ed. 1. … Continue reading
The University of Alaska system just learned it will experience a 41% budget cut. This goes far beyond my queen sacrifice chess analogy and into “sweeping whole ranks of pieces off the board” terrain. Here’s the story, from what I … Continue reading