Division of Extended Campus

Division of Extended Campus

Lisa L. Templeton, Associate Provost for Extended Campus
Corvallis, OR 97331-4504
Website: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/about/division

Oregon State University's Division of Extended Campus provides access to a variety of high-quality learning opportunities to students throughout the world. The division is home to Oregon State Ecampus, OSU Summer Session, Open Oregon State and the OSU Ecampus Research Unit, as well as OSU Professional and Continuing Education.

Oregon State Ecampus

Lisa L. Templeton, Associate Provost for Extended Campus
4943 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4504
Email: ecampus@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu

Ecampus – Online degrees and courses

Oregon State Ecampus provides adult learners with access to a high-quality education no matter where they live. Thousands of online and distance students enroll in Ecampus’ nationally ranked degree programs and courses each year, all of which are developed by Oregon State University faculty. In the 2016-17 academic year, a total of 21,400 OSU students – nearly 70 percent of the university’s student body – took at least one Ecampus class online.

OSU Ecampus is widely regarded as one of America's best providers of online education and has been ranked nationally by numerous publications in each of the last seven years. In January 2017, Oregon State’s online bachelor’s programs were ranked in the top 10 in the nation for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. The recognition was based on student engagement; faculty credentials and training; student services and technology; and peer reputation.

Students interested in pursuing an Oregon State degree online can choose from more than 50 programs, including bachelor’s degrees in business administration; fisheries and wildlife sciences; Spanish; computer science (post-baccalaureate); agricultural sciences; and various liberal arts disciplines. Oregon State’s online and hybrid graduate-level offerings feature four MBA tracks that include organizational leadership and innovation management; master’s programs in industrial engineering and data analytics; a Master of Natural Resources; and a variety of education programs. Find a complete list of degree and certificate programs at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu.

Ecampus delivers more than 1,100 courses online 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 50 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 700 OSU faculty members and department heads in order to provide students with enriching educational opportunities. Our current online offerings include courses in more than 100 subjects, from anthropology and chemistry to economics and public health.

Oregon State partners with 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://partnerships.oregonstate.edu.

Services for Students

Oregon State Ecampus offers a multitude of support services that meet students’ needs and helps them along the path to graduation. Once enrolled online, students have access to a team of Ecampus success counselors, who work with learners to identify strategies to support them in achieving their goals; a dedicated Ecampus librarian and 24/7 library support; free online tutoring and remote test proctoring; disability access services; career counseling; and live, around-the-clock technical support on OSU’s learning management system, Canvas.

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

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

Services for Faculty

The Ecampus staff provides an array of services for faculty, including course development training workshops, facility coordination and liaison activities with partnering community colleges and universities. Find a complete list of training sessions and workshops online at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/faculty/training.

The Ecampus Faculty Forum is an annual showcase of excellence in online teaching that features interactive, wide-ranging discussions on how Oregon State 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 250 OSU faculty, administrators and staff attend the event annually.

Ecampus operates a program 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 training sessions year-round, and stipends are awarded when one reviews a peer’s course. Learn more at http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/faculty/qm.

OSU Summer Session

Claire Cross, Director
4943 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4504
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. Attending summer term 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, stay on track or jump ahead, and gives students the opportunity to improve their GPAs, perform research with faculty, and seek professional development or enrichment courses.

During the 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 in three-, four- or eight-week sessions. Sequential courses (e.g., general chemistry, biology or Spanish) enable students to complete a full year’s worth of a subject 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 the 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 up to 16 credits with advisor approval.

Nonresident students enjoy considerable tuition savings during summer term because all students pay in-state tuition (not eligible for OSU Ecampus, VetMed or PharmD classes or INTO students).

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 December, is the primary summer publication and 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 or 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 December, updated descriptions and schedule information for OSU Summer Session courses are available online at http://summer.oregonstate.edu. Please refer to this website often, as course availability and offerings are updated throughout the summer.

Open Oregon State

Dianna Fisher, Director
Email: dianna.fisher@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://open.oregonstate.edu/

Open Oregon State works with OSU faculty to create open educational resources (OER) that can be shared in their on-campus and Ecampus courses and digital media collections around the world.

Open Oregon State aims to take advantage of OSU's national reputation in the field of online learning to establish a competitive OER program that focuses on reusable digital components. In partnership with OSU Libraries and Press, this unit also creates interactive, free, online textbooks for students.

Other examples of OERs include full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures, homework assignments, quizzes, classroom activities, pedagogical materials, and games.

Learn how you and your department can partner with Open Oregon State at http://open.oregonstate.edu/opportunities.

Ecampus Research Unit

Kathryn Linder, Director
4943 The Valley Library
Corvallis, OR 97331-4504
Email: kathryn.linder@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/research

The Ecampus Research Unit makes research actionable through the creation of evidence-based resources related to effective online teaching, learning and program administration toward the fulfillment of the goals of Oregon State's mission.

Specifically, the research unit conducts original research, creates and validates instruments, supports full-cycle assessment loops for internal programs, and provides resources to encourage faculty research and external grant applications related to online teaching and learning.

Established in 2015, the Ecampus Research Unit procured more than $1.1 million for university initiatives in its first year; launched a weekly podcast, “Research in Action,” to address topics and issues facing researchers nationwide; and published a pair of joint studies on the positive effects closed captions and video transcripts have on student learning (http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/news/2016/closed-captions) and how many institutions are confused about how to implement captions (http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/news/2016/higher-education-closed-captions).

With nationally ranked online programs delivered by Oregon State Ecampus, OSU can make significant contributions to the field of online teaching and learning research in the following four areas: access, quality, administrative excellence; and adult learners.

The Research Unit houses a competitive award program to fund Oregon State faculty in their online learning research endeavors. Learn more about the Ecampus Research Fellows (ECRF) program, its goals, timeline and the materials you'll need to apply by visiting http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/research/fellows/.

OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

Melanie Mitchell, Director
Website: https://pace.oregonstate.edu/

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

PACE works with colleges, businesses and professional associations to develop new on-site and online educational offerings in formats that include workshops, webinars, short courses, conferences and certificate programs. Services for businesses and government agencies include fully customized workforce training on a wide array of topics ranging from leadership and human resources to IT and much more.

Our list of renowned online and online offerings attracts learners from across Oregon and the nation, as well as around the globe. Featured course categories include:

Services for Learners, Faculty/Colleges and Partner Agencies

PACE works with works with OSU colleges, businesses and government agencies on instructional design and program development for specific audiences, as well as enrollment management, customer relationship management, event management and marketing. 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.