Our Mission, Values and Goals

Mission statement

As a leader in online education, Oregon State University Ecampus engages in innovative and creative partnerships to provide access to exceptional learning experiences that transform the lives of students in Oregon and around the world.

   What makes Oregon State Ecampus unique is the fact that our learners choose from the same offerings, learn from the same world-class faculty and earn the same degrees as OSU’s on-campus students. Our online classes meet industry best practices and utilize the latest technologies to create an enriching, interactive learning environment.   

– Lisa L. Templeton, OSU Ecampus associate provost


These values are core to what we do and make this a great place to work.


Helping learners earn degrees and reach educational goals online


Working together, sharing our talents, pitching in, partnering with others

Diversity and Inclusivity

Welcoming new people, seeking out new ideas and new ways of doing things

Evidence and Research

Making data-driven decisions, using and contributing to research literature


Inventing new tools and strategies, creatively solving problems


Being honest and ethical in all we do

Leadership by Example

Taking initiative and walking the talk, every employee, every day

Organizational Health

Supporting each other, celebrating successes, investing in professional development, making this an organization employees are proud to be part of


Setting high standards, striving for excellence, continually improving

Support and Advocacy

Empathizing with those we serve, responding to their needs, advocating on their behalf


Goal 1

Create access to in-demand, educational pathways for adult learners that will grow Ecampus enrollment with a focus on quality and affordability.

Goal 2

Invest in teaching and learning innovation and research-based online course design to continuously improve the quality of Ecampus courses and programs.

Goal 3

Provide intentional student support through student success initiatives and best practices in an effort to connect and inform Ecampus students to retain them and help them meet their educational goals.

Goal 4

Expand our role as a national leader in online education through exceptional degree programs and services to students and faculty, and by providing access to open educational resources and actionable research.

Goal 5

Inspire and engage campus partners through innovation, collaboration, problem-solving and proactive communications.

Goal 6

Invest in new infrastructure, operational processes, data-driven tools, and cross-unit collaborations that are necessary to be nimble and efficient in achieving our goals.

Goal 7

Create and foster a healthy organization known for its positivity, inclusivity, and diverse and inspiring culture.