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The front of the Memorial Union building on Oregon State University's Corvallis campus.

Regional conference on affordability for online students coming to Oregon State

By Tyler Hansen Dec. 11, 2019 Oregon State University is hosting a regional conference early next year with a focus on improving student success and affordability for online learners. The event brings the Online Learning Consortium – regarded as one of the world’s leading online education organizations – to OSU’s Corvallis campus for a one-day […]

Eddie Rodriguez, student success coach for Oregon State University Ecampus

Life experience helps success coach support Native American students

College students face a variety of challenges, from finding the right academic support to time management. As a first-generation college student and graduate, Eddie Rodriguez faced these challenges and others firsthand. Now, the sense of empathy and pride he feels as a success coach at Oregon State University Ecampus – including for students from Native American communities – inspires him to serve in this role every day.

Persistence pays off for Oregon State Ecampus business ’19 alumna

Twice, Christy Wedding has tried going back to school while her children were younger – but it never quite worked out as planned. This time around, she’s determined to finish with the flexibility and convenience of online classes and support and resources available to students like her who are balancing full-time work and raising a family.

In life’s busiest season, Oregon State Ecampus offers adaptable paths to career success

Anticipating an eventual return to the workforce, stay-at-home mom Heather Reding went searching for an online program that offered practical support and quality coursework in equal measure. She found Oregon State University Ecampus.

Online urban forestry graduate certificate serves as career pathway after military

After earning an undergraduate degree, Andrew Carrier commissioned into the U.S. Air Force. While serving his country brought much pride, he always knew he wanted to expand his knowledge and follow his passions into the profession of urban forestry.

Get help managing mental health as an online student

Without a physical campus location to visit, Oregon State’s online learners needed a clear-cut path to important mental health resources, so Ecampus faculty and staff partnered with Counseling and Psychological Services and the Student Care Team to lay the foundation.

Demian Hommel is sitting in front of a large window and two large potted plants. He wears a plaid button up shirt with a black suit jacket and gestures with his hands as he talks. Out of focus in front of him is Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, the Ecampus assistant director of research. Mary Ellen has dark brown hair and wears a vibrant blue shirt and a blue and white scarf.

Rallied by research

When Demian Hommel applied for the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Fellows Program, he carried the seed of an idea: Experiential education can transform a student’s understanding of a concept into real-world circumstances, so it should be offered equally to learners in online and traditional classroom settings. What he didn’t know was that sowing the seed of this idea through his research project could help sprout a grassroots community of advocates like him.

Oregon State professor Byron Crump is in the lab of the Elakha research vessel on an estuary at Yaquina Bay. He is demonstrating the use of lab tools over the sink.

In a classroom without walls, learning can happen anywhere

An education with Oregon State Ecampus can take students places they never expected. And that’s not only because a top-ranked degree opens up new pathways for their futures. Ecampus students often find themselves visiting unfamiliar places to complete their course work through field trips.

An orange background with white text that reads "2018 Division of Extended Campus awards." The Oregon State University logo is in the bottom-right corner.

At the forefront of innovation

The annual Oregon State University Division of Extended Campus Awards recognize faculty partners who have gone above and beyond to improve the learning environment and outcomes for distance students.