OPtimizing EDucation

Higher Ed 101
Higher Ed 101: Endowments aren’t Monopoly money

In OPtimizing EDucation, by Bob Murphy May 20, 2022

SHEEO chart
Michigan: Racing quickest to the bottom for higher education funding

In OPtimizing EDucation, by Bob Murphy August 31, 2021

Construction
A Tale of Two Capital Cities

In OPtimizing EDucation, by Bob Murphy May 26, 2021

Higher Ed 101
Higher Ed 101: Mission Critical, Part 2

In OPtimizing EDucation, by Bob Murphy May 18, 2021

A modest pile of dollars
Vouchers are a good model for state financial aid, not institutional operating support

In OPtimizing EDucation, by Bob Murphy March 26, 2021

Higher Ed 101
Higher Ed 101: Mission Critical, Part 1

In OPtimizing EDucation, by Bob Murphy February 2, 2021

Higher Ed 101
Higher Ed 101: A new introduction to Michigan public universities for policymakers

In OPtimizing EDucation, by Bob Murphy January 14, 2021

UPDATED 2/1: Operational Status of Michigan Public Universities in Response to COVID-19

In Health & Safety, by Bob Murphy March 11, 2020

child looking up at math equations
The philosophy behind performance funding formulas

In Accountability, by Bob Murphy December 2, 2019

What does “college” actually mean?

In Accountability, by Bob Murphy August 29, 2019

Large ship on the ocean with the sunsetting behind it
Gov. Whitmer’s first budget for higher ed: Turning the ship around

In Higher Ed Finance, by Bob Murphy March 8, 2019

man in cap and gown at graduation
When federal data leaves students invisible, state data finds them again

In Accountability, by Bob Murphy July 26, 2018

Present Value of Net Lifetime Fiscal Impact graph
The conservative argument for state investment in public higher education – in one chart

In Higher Ed Finance, by Bob Murphy May 17, 2018

railroad tracks
Michigan’s Fiscal Train and the Cliff Ahead: Maybe We Should Switch Tracks

In Higher Ed Finance, by Bob Murphy January 19, 2018