Higher Education

Higher Education

In this article, Matthew Levey questions the efficacy of current educational state tests in assessing knowledge.  At present public schools provide feedback to parents and the broader community in ways that rely heavily – if not exclusively – on scores from state tests given once every Spring. As I make clear in the post that […]

Umbrex is pleased to welcome James Hine with Jim Hine Consulting.  Jim is providing supply chain and procurement strategy, technology and operations consulting, primarily to Higher Education and the public sector. He retired from the University of California San Francisco in 2021, where he served as Chief Procurement Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor, building and […]

  Eric Hiller takes a look at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education and discusses the pros and cons of online learning.    “With the advent of our unfriendly visitor from Wuhan, the COVID-19 virus, a lot of things have changed. Higher education has been particularly hard hit. I could not find […]


  Tobias Baer explains why the lack of randomized testing hampers businesses and raises the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The lack of randomized testing again and again hampers businesses because it means executives need to make decisions half blind – and Covid-19 is no different, only that in the case of Covid-19, the cost […]