Amanda Gould serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for The American Women’s College at Bay Path University. In this leadership role, she oversees the innovative development and delivery of a ground-breaking model providing accelerated undergraduate programs for adult women online and across campus sites in Massachusetts. Amanda has a passion for implementing technology and data-driven approaches in both the operational and learning arenas of higher education to help impact student success.
Amanda is the architect of SOUL (Social Online Universal Learning), the core strategy and framework of The American Women’s College, launched in 2013. Implementation of SOUL, a data-driven approach to personalization and support, which includes a research study on the impact of adaptive learning and data-driven outreach on degree completion, was made possible through a $3.5M First in the World grant that was awarded to Bay Path by the US Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education in October, 2014.
Amanda joined the Bay Path community in 2011 as Director of Institutional Research and was promoted to Director of Data & Analytics in 2013. With the launch of The American Women’s College, Amanda was named Chief of Operational Effectiveness and Student Success and in 2016 was named Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Bay Path, she held administrative positions at Boston College and Mount Holyoke College. She received her undergraduate degree in sociology and communications and a graduate degree in sociology from Boston College.
Amanda was invited in April 2016 to present at the White House Complex to advocate for new models in higher education, especially for under-represented populations, and to publish a case study in the US Department of Education's National Education Technology Plan - Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education in 2017. Under her leadership, The American Women's College received a Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium in November 2016 and November 2018, the Lumina Foundation’s LIFTed Prize in May 2017, and was a June 2017 Eduventures Innovation Award Runner Up. Amanda serves as the Project Director for a $1.6M grant to The American Women's College from the Strada Education Network to develop innovative solutions aimed at increasing the linkages between education and employment and to promote more women into technology fields.
With her extensive knowledge of data-driven digital learning, Amanda is a frequent presenter and panelist at conferences throughout the United States as referenced in the following:
Finalist. (October, 2018). Balancing Cost and Quality to Close the Gaps: Adaptive Learning and OER. Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge Convening – US Department of Education Technology, Washington, D.C.
Presenter. (September, 2018). Expanding the Reach – A Framework for Collaboration. Women’s College Coalition Convening, Longmeadow, MA.
Panelist. (February, 2018). Student Success Platforms and Student Retention. 2018 LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, Boston, MA.
Presenter. (October, 2017). Promoting Degree Completion - A Data Driven Approach to Personalization and Support. GOOGLE - Low Cost Model Consortium Conference, New York, NY
Panelist. (September, 2017). News Ways of Learning - Models of Innovation. Women's College Coalition Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Presenter. (July, 2017). A Data-Driven Approach to Personalization and Support for Non-Traditional Learners. NYSCIO, Clayton, NY.
Panelist. (June, 2017). Lessons from Digital Innovation Award Winners. New Media Consortium (NMC) Conference, Boston, MA.
Presenter/Award Winner. (May, 2017). SOUL: Social Online Universal Learning. Lumina Foundation LIFTed Prize Competition 2017– Innovation in Postsecondary Learning, Indianapolis, IN.
Special Invitee. (April, 2017). Introducing Digital Learning Technologies on Your Campus. Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Innovate Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Invited Contributor. (January 2017). Reimagining the Role of Technology in Higher Education. US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology National Education Technology Plan Supplement Launch Event, Boston, MA.
Presenter/Panelist/Award Winner. (November 2016). Digital Learning Innovation Award Recipient: SOUL (Social Online Universal Learning). Online Learning Consortium Accelerate, Orlando, FL.
Webcast Presenter. (August, 2016). Increasing the Odds for Non-Traditional Student Persistence and Completion. Academic Impressions.
Presenter. (April, 2016). Spotlight: SOUL Revolutionizing Online Learning. First in the World Project Director’s Meeting, The White House, Washington, DC.
Presenter/Panelist. (January, 2016). Data Mining to Inform Student Advising. NERCOMP: What You Should Know About Learning Analytics, Southbridge. MA.