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Behind the scenes with Kathy Hadley

A professor of astronomy and physics is focused heavily on the happenings of our solar system and beyond, but Kathy Hadley is just as interested in what’s happening on our planet. Namely, she has a long-held passion for teaching students no matter where they are, geographically and scholastically. Her work as an instructor in Oregon State’s Department of Physics is one element of proof.

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OSU Ecampus to enhance online chemistry lab courses with adaptive learning

Oregon State University Ecampus announced an innovative collaboration with Smart Sparrow that will allow chemistry faculty to design their own wet lab simulations to enhance the student learning experience in place of in-person lab experiments. The project stems from a campus-wide initiative to scale the application of adaptive courseware to improve outcomes for Oregon State undergraduate students who learn online.

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Behind the scenes with Katherine Hubler

“I enjoy working with a diverse array of students from different age groups, geographic locations and cultural backgrounds in my online classes,” says OSU Ecampus History Instructor Katherine Hubler. “The fact that the student population is typically quite varied allows for interesting class assignments.”

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Behind the scenes with Beau Baca

Learning primarily happens in a classroom, whether online or on campus, but Beau Baca’s period as a full-time instructor helped him realize that student success is aided when students come to class with a clearer vision. That’s why he transitioned to academic advising, a role he began in Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts in February 2014.

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Behind the scenes with Loren Chavarría-Bechtel

“My personal experience as an immigrant in this country highlighted the importance the Spanish language plays in my cultural identity. I wanted to share the joy of being bilingual or multilingual with my new community in the United States,” says Ecampus Spanish Senior Instructor Loren Chavarría-Bechtel.

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Full-time everything? No problem.

Ecampus business administration Todd Van Hess says what he’s learning in class is already making him a better employee – and in turn, a better prospective leader in the future. “I learn something new every term. I thought I knew all of the answers, but the course work definitely sheds a lot of light on some of the bigger picture items.”

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Behind the scenes with Justin Wolford

Justin Wolford took awhile to discover that teaching computer science was his desired profession. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications, then enrolled at Oregon State to pursue a Ph.D. in computer science. After an internship at NASA, he soon realized that he liked teaching more than research, so he exited the CS program after earning his master’s. Now he’s an instructor in OSU’s highly popular, online post-baccalaureate computer science program.

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Behind the scenes with Josie Miranda

“As an academic advisor, I guide, support and encourage my students as they move through their program and on to graduation,” says Josie Miranda, HDFS Ecampus academic advisor. “I see my relationship with my students as a partnership. I truly love my job!”