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101 Ballard Extension Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-3606
541-737-2713
Website: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu

Administration

A. Scott Reed, Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Dave King, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Deborah Maddy, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement-OSU Extension Service


Oregon State University serves the state of Oregon, the nation and the world through teaching, research and outreach. The OSU Extension Service has a presence in 36 Oregon counties and delivers programs in agriculture, family and community development, forestry, Sea Grant and 4-H youth development. These units have a direct impact on Oregon’s economy and the lives of Oregonians.­

OSU Extended Campus provides a variety of high-quality learning opportunities to students throughout the world. Extended Campus gives access to Oregon State’s academic excellence through OSU Summer Session and by delivering degree programs and courses online through OSU Ecampus.

OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) offers an array of continuing education courses and programs, delivered in a variety of formats that benefit individuals and organizations alike in Oregon and elsewhere.

The Open Educational Resources and Emerging Technologies unit works with faculty to create open learning modules such as free online textbooks, enabling them to share their expertise in digital media collections around the world.


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OSU Extended Campus

Dave King, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Lisa L. Templeton, Executive Director for OSU Extended Campus
4943 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4504
541-737-9204
800-667-1465
Email: ecampus@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu

Ecampus – Online Courses and Degrees

As the world of higher education increasingly gravitates toward online learning, Oregon State Ecampus continues to provide adult learners with access to a high-quality education no matter where they live. Thousands of online and distance students enroll in Ecampus’ accredited degree programs and courses each year, all of which are developed by Oregon State University faculty.

OSU Ecampus consistently ranks among America's top providers of online education for the quality and strength of its programs. In each of the last four years, Ecampus has been ranked nationally by numerous publications such as U.S. News & World Report and SuperScholar. The national prestige is based on a variety of factors, including faculty credentials, student engagement, student services and academic quality.

Students interested in pursuing an OSU degree online with Ecampus can choose from more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs, including fisheries and wildlife, an MBA in Executive Leadership, agricultural sciences, computer science, liberal studies, natural resources, psychology, and human development and family sciences. Find a complete list of degree programs online at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu.

Ecampus delivers more than 900 online courses throughout the year. A complete list of classes is available online at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/soc.

Oregon State’s distance learners include full- and part-time students, working and retired professionals, community college students, active-duty and retired military, high school students and individuals who want to further their education with a single college course. Ecampus students and graduates hail from all 50 states and more than 40 countries worldwide.

All curricula for Ecampus courses and degree programs are designed by Oregon State faculty and are held to the same rigorous academic standards as the university’s on-campus classes. OSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and all Ecampus students who complete degree requirements receive the same diploma and transcript as campus-based students.

Ecampus works closely with more than 500 OSU faculty members and department heads in order to provide students with enriching educational opportunities. Our current online offerings include courses in more than 80 subjects, from anthropology and chemistry to economics and public health.

Oregon State partners with nearly 20 community colleges throughout the state and in Hawaii as a way to help students progress toward a four-year degree. The Degree Partnership Program allows students to take community college and OSU classes concurrently in order to meet the course-load requirement for financial aid and to access other OSU services, including advising. Learn more about taking Ecampus online classes with the Degree Partnership Program at http://oregonstate.edu/partnerships.

Services for Students

There are a number of valuable resources distance students can take advantage of to improve their online-learning experience. The Ecampus librarian offers guidance to students as they conduct research, as well as access to a slew of community college and university libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Free online tutoring and remote test proctoring are also available.

The Ecampus staff also features several student success counselors, who help current and future Ecampus students explore issues that impact their academic success and identify strategies to support them in achieving their goals at OSU.

Ecampus works to create a sense of community for its students by sharing news about OSU faculty and students online (http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu) and in a series of e-newsletters. Ecampus also has a strong following on Facebook (http://facebook.com/osuecampus) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/osuecampus), where students can engage with fellow students, Beavers fans and ask questions of the Ecampus staff.

Ecampus also provides assistance via email (ecampus@oregonstate.edu), by phone (800-667-1465) or in person to prospects and students interested in taking Oregon State courses online and at a distance.

Services for Faculty

The Ecampus staff also provides an array of services for faculty, including course development training workshops, marketing support, facility coordination and liaison activities with partnering community colleges and universities.

The Ecampus Faculty Forum is an annual showcase of excellence in online teaching that features interactive, wide-ranging discussions on how OSU applies its academic prestige to online education. Held each spring on campus, the event gives faculty the opportunity to hear colleagues discuss innovative teaching methods, best practices and relate their experiences in online course development. More than 200 OSU faculty, administrators and staff attend the event annually.

In 2013 Ecampus launched an initiative called QM Online Course Design, which seeks to improve student success in online courses by focusing on continuously improving course design. Using the independent and research-based Quality Matters (QM) peer review process, the faculty-driven QM program examines course design, not the content itself or the teaching.

Having an online course peer reviewed is an ideal way for OSU faculty to receive fresh ideas from colleagues who can offer positive feedback to create more active learning. The Ecampus Course Development and Training team conducts trainings year-round, and stipends are awarded when one reviews a peer’s course. Learn more online at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/faculty/qm.


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OSU Summer Session

Claire Cross, Director
Maurine Powell, Program Manager
4943 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4504
541-737-1470
800-375-9359
Email: summer.session@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://summer.oregonstate.edu

OSU Summer Session serves more than 7,000 students annually on the Corvallis campus and at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Oregon coast. Taking summer classes is an ideal way to expedite the journey to graduation. It allows students the ability to take classes that are difficult to get into during other terms, and it also gives students the opportunity to improve their GPA, perform research with faculty, and seek professional development or enrichment courses.

During summer term, Oregon State offers more than 1,700 on-site and online courses in over 100 subjects, from agriculture to zoology. Courses range in length from one week to 11 weeks, with most courses running three, four or eight weeks. Sequential courses (e.g. General Chemistry or Spanish) enable students to complete a full year’s worth of courses in one term.

OSU Summer Session courses are held to the same rigorous academic standards as courses offered during the rest of the school year. Among the benefits of enrolling in summer term are the smaller class sizes and increased accessibility to instructors.

The full-time summer course load for undergraduates is 12 credits; for graduate students, it is 9 credits. Undergraduates may, however, take up to 19 credits, and graduate students can take up to 16 credits during summer term with advisor approval.

Nonresident students enjoy considerable tuition savings during summer term because all students pay in-state tuition.

Summer classes are open to all students who meet course requirements. Students who have been academically suspended from the university are ineligible to enroll in summer session. For application details, call the OSU Office of Admissions at 800-291-4192.

The OSU Summer Session Planning Guide, available in March, is the primary summer publication, and it contains important information regarding summer admission, registration procedures and deadlines, the summer calendar, tuition and fees, financial aid and housing. For a free copy of the planning guide, stop by the Office of the Registrar in the Kerr Administration building, the OSU Summer Session office on the fourth floor of The Valley Library, or call 800-375-9359. For the most current information, go online to http://summer.oregonstate.edu.

Beginning in January, updated descriptions and schedule information for OSU Summer Session courses are available online at http://summer.oregonstate.edu. Please refer to this website, as course availability and offerings are updated through June.


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Open Educational Resources and Emerging Technologies (OER)

Dianna Fisher, Director
541-737-8658
Email: dianna.fisher@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/oer

The Open Educational Resources and Emerging Technologies unit guides faculty through the creation of open learning modules, enabling them to share their expertise around the world. In partnership with OSU Libraries and OSU Press, the OER team also creates interactive, free, online textbooks for students.

Examples of open educational resources (OERs) include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, classroom activities, pedagogical materials, games and more—all located in digital media collections around the world.

These learning modules are focused on defined, individual learning objectives and are available as a foundation for additional online course development, as well as for K–12 curriculum enhancement.


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OSU Extension Service

A. Scott Reed, Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Director Extension Service
Deborah Maddy, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Associate Director Extension Service
101 Ballard Extension Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-3606
541-737-2713
Website: http://extension.oregonstate.edu

Oregon State University’s Extension Service provides education and information based on timely research to help Oregonians solve problems and develop skills related to youth, family, farm, forest, and marine resources. It carries out its mission by extending the research and knowledge bases of the university to people who need the information, and provides leadership in applying this knowledge to the problems people have identified.

Anyone may participate in Extension offerings. Thousands of Oregon citizens volunteer to assist in Extension programs by leading and teaching groups, responding to questions, and providing educational information. OSU students support their communities, gain practical experience and learn through Extension placements, applying academic learning to address local community needs.

Extension educational programs are developed in response to the needs of people in Oregon. Needs are identified by OSU Extension faculty, who are located throughout the state in county offices. Off-campus faculty, who work with people to assess their needs, partner with members of Extension’s on-campus faculty to prepare and deliver useful educational programs. About two-thirds of OSU’s Extension faculty and staff are located in offices off campus. Financial support is from county, state, and federal governments, grants, and other sources.

There are five major Extension education program areas:

Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Extension’s agricultural program provides education and technical assistance for people with agricultural interests. The major program emphasis is on food, feed, energy, fiber, seed, and ornamental production and management of animal and plant production systems. Programs include farm/ranch business management, marketing, value added processing, natural resource use and conservation, community horticulture, human and environmental health, and bioethics. Audiences include urban and rural residents and businesses, government agencies and communities with wide ranging interests in conservation, production, and community development.

Family and Community Health

Extension’s Family and Community Health program helps Oregonians improve their health, family, and community through education and community partnerships. Major programming extends knowledge related to public health, nutrition, exercise science, human development, family financial management, and aging to address important needs in Oregon’s communities.

Forestry and Natural Resources

Extension’s Forestry and Natural Resources Program improves Oregonians' knowledge of forestry and natural resources and their options for enhancing benefits from these resources. This educational program assists forest owners, managers, processors, users, and students in understanding the importance of both production and environmental benefits from Oregon’s forests. Priority subjects include reforestation, forest management, silviculture, forest health, wildland fire, intergenerational land transfer, harvesting and processing wood, protection of soil and water, wildlife habitat, and related natural resources use, management, and protection.

Sea Grant Program

Extension’s Sea Grant Program provides education, training, and technical assistance to people with coastal-related needs and interests. Major efforts are concentrated in the areas of fisheries and wildlife, watersheds and other natural resource management, marine engineering, food science and technology, economics, business, resource management, education, and recreation. The program is primarily supported by the OSU Sea Grant College and the OSU Extension Service.

4-H Youth Development

4-H helps young people learn and grow through an intentional process that builds competence, confidence, connection, compassion and character. Young people participate in 4-H through clubs, afterschool programs, camps, and school enrichment activities. These youth are supported by trained volunteers who work under the direction of local 4-H professionals located in all 36 counties. As the only nationwide youth development program with direct ties to the land grant university system, 4-H is uniquely positioned to ensure that its programs are based on what is known about how young people develop and learn.


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OSU Open Campus

A. Scott Reed, Vice Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Director Extension Service
Jeff Sherman, Open Campus and Special Initiatives
101 Ballard Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-3606
541-737-1384

Website: http://outreach.oregonstate.edu/initiatives/opencampus

OSU Open Campus is a shared initiative between OSU Ecampus, OSU Extension, local communities, led by the Division of Outreach and Engagement. In an effort to collaboratively engage community colleges, K–12 education, and universities, OSU convenes local educational teams to provide access to degree completion, career and college readiness, and professional and economic development.

Students and Faculty Engaging in Communities

Students and faculty who have interest in working with communities around the state can feel free to contact us for more information.


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OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)


Dave King, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement
Chris LaBelle, Director of Professional and Continuing Education
541-737-4197
800-667-1465
Website: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/

The OSU Professional and Continuing Education unit provides continuing education and professional development for professionals, hobbyists, organizations, associations and K–12 students throughout the state and beyond.

PACE works with colleges, businesses and professional associations to develop new onsite and online educational offerings in formats that include workshops, seminars, short courses, conferences and certificate programs; companies can request their own customized training as well.

PACE's growing list of courses and programs includes Master Gardener Online, Oregon Master Naturalist Online, Recycling 101, beer brewing and cider courses, the OSU Summer Chamber Music Workshop and many different certificate programs in areas such as horticulture, fashion design, digital brand management and communications, museum interpretation, integrated plant management and small farms. PACE also produces continuing education for pharmacists, veterinarians, hazardous waste professionals, beer brewers, naturalists, and many other professions.

Services for Students and Faculty

PACE works with works with colleges, departments and faculty to issue continuing education units (CEUs) and can assist with instructional design and program development, enrollment management, event management, mobile phone and web application development and videography for continuing education programs. PACE also provides assistance with grant writing and often partners with colleges or departments to provide an outreach vehicle for research in the form of an online continuing education program.

Contact us if you would like to discuss how your program might be adapted into an educational offering for professionals or lifelong learners.


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