Increasing the Odds for Non-Traditional Student Persistence and Completion Webcast Recording



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Learn how two institutions improved their non-traditional student retention and completion rates using data. You will gain new insights for how you can:

  • Create a program for students earning below a 2.0 their first semester
  • Improve your use of analytics and outreach to boost completion rates
  • Draft a unique intervention plan for non-traditional students

This webinar features case studies from Middle Tennessee State University as well as Bay Path University’s American Women’s College.

Who Should Attend

Institutions serving non-traditional students will benefit from the two case studies shared. We encourage you to attend as a team with participation from individuals from:

  • Academic advising
  • Student support
  • Retention data and strategy

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will better understand how to use data and interventions to increase the odds of success for your non-traditional students.


  • The Current Landscape
    • Increasing numbers of “non-traditional” students
    • Retention/completion rates
  • Middle Tennessee State University’s REBOUND Program
    • The issue we were facing
    • How we created the REBOUND program
      • Getting multiple teams on board
      • The power of an invitation
    • REBOUND Agenda and personnel involved
    • Early retention data
    • Take-aways
      • 3 things we got right
      • 3 lessons learned
  • Bay Path University’s American Women’s College Online program
    • Using predictive modeling to identify at-risk students
    • The initial outreach
    • Creating the partnership
    • Using engagement data and learning analytics to chart success
    • Interventions
    • Assessing the impact
    • Take-aways
      • 3 things we got right
      • 3 lessons learned
  • How you can get started


Amanda J. Gould, Director of Institutional Research & Data, Bay Path University

Amanda Gould is the Chief of Operational Effectiveness & Student Success at The American Women’s College at Bay Path University located in Massachusetts.  In this role she oversees all functions that support our accelerated undergraduate programs for adult women.  She is also the Project Director for a 3.4 million dollar grant that The American Women’s College received from the US Department of Education to study the efficacy of adaptive learning and its impact on degree completion.  In this capacity she was recently invited to present at the White House Complex to advocate for new models in higher education.  Having received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College, Amanda has worked in higher education administration throughout her career holding positions at Mount Holyoke College and Boston College before joining the Bay Path community in 2011 as Director of Institutional Research.  Amanda brings with her a passion for implementing technology and data analytics in both the operational and learning arenas of higher education to help impact student success.

Vincent Windrow, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Success, Middle Tennessee State University

Vincent has principal responsibility for the leadership and oversight of many high impact initiatives here at the University. Under his direction, the Scholars Academy – our high-profile summer bridge program – was scaled from 32 to 167 participants and boasts an 85% first year retention rate. Vincent, who received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from MTSU, also oversees and leads our Black Male Initiative that develops and implements special programming for that population. Additionally, he coordinates the Student Success Summit that kicks off the academic year for freshmen, sophomores and transfers that helps get those students off on the right foot. The University’s Retention Summit, which attracts higher education administrators and practitioners from across the state, also directly benefits from his leadership. As a way to help freshmen students recover from a potentially disastrous first semester, Vincent created and leads the award-winning REBOUND program.


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