Research Professor of Education Policy
Sandy Baum is a Research Professor for the Graduate School of Education and Human Development as well as senior fellow at the Urban Institute. Dr. Baum has written and spoken extensively on issues relating to college access, college pricing, student aid policy, student debt, affordability, and other aspects of higher education finance. Dr. Baum regularly teaches higher education finance and policy courses for the Higher Education Administration Program.
Written by Sandy Baum and Jennifer Ma
One in a series of reports funded by Lumina Foundation. The series is designed to generate innovative ideas for improving the ways in which postsecondary education is paid for in this country —by students, states, institutions and the federal government—in order to make higher education more affordable and more equitable.
Understanding Student Behaviors: A Prerequisite to Supporting College Enrollment and Success
Project Directors: Sandy Baum, GWU and Robert Shireman, California Competes
Six papers commissioned with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
- Baum and Schwartz: Student Aid, Student Behavior, and Educational Attainment
- Castleman: Prompts, Personalization, and Pay-offs: Strategies to Improve the Design and Delivery of College and Financial Aid Information
- Baum and Shireman: Understanding Student Behaviors: A Prerequisite to Supporting College Enrollment and Success
- Kurose: Motivation, Behavior, and Performance in the Workplace: Insights for Student Success in Higher Education
- Price and Shireman: Go to Class! Participate! Study!: How might altered incentives—including cash rewards—affect student success in college?
- Stephens and Townsend: How Can Incentives Improve the Success of Disadvantaged College Students?: Insights from the Social Science