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A shared destination. A unique path to get there.

Whether they’re at home, commuting to work or crossing the globe, Oregon State Ecampus students are able to pick up their classroom and carry it with them to the next adventure. So when Adrianna Gordon received an email from her academic advisor about a faculty-led study abroad trip to Vancouver, Canada, she was ready to pack her bags.

Larry Roper, CSSA director

Leading with empathy

In the college student services administration master’s program online and on campus, students are faced with challenging, complex conversations about their field. Though the CSSA learning community consists of diverse perspectives, students and faculty alike have one important thing in common: the desire to make a difference in the lives of college students.

Student using a laptop

To strike the right balance, you need the right tools

The OSU Ecampus student success team helps busy people like you develop an individualized plan to manage your time and priorities in order to establish yourself as a thriving student online. And with that in mind, here are four tips and tools our success counselors recommend to help you create and sustain a healthy work-life-school balance:

Get ahead of the game: Plan for summer term

Whether you would like to complete an entire year’s worth of language requirements in one term or you’re planning around a summer vacation, Oregon State University’s unique summer session term allows you to design your schedule your way.

Virtually bringing students closer to nature

Oregon State Ecampus students are experts at adapting to their environment. They turn coffee shops into classrooms and living rooms into lecture halls. But for students taking crop science classes online, they needed a more lifelike way to learn about plants from a distance. And now they’re getting their hands “dirty” by digging into a variety of crops in a 3D virtual greenhouse.

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.

Behind the scenes with Ann Scheerer, sustainability double degree program academic advisor, instructor

“We are inspiring our students to think differently and create new systems of collaboration and sharing to minimize use of resources, reduce emissions, adapt to changing conditions and create healthy sustainable communities and economies,” says Ann Scheerer, sustainability double degree program academic advisor and instructor.

Oregon State physics instructor K.C. Walsh writes on a lightboard.

The future of education is wide open

K.C. Walsh, a senior instructor of physics at Oregon State University, long ago realized how burdensome the financial situation is for students. In sports terms, the textbook publishing companies are winning, and it’s a blowout. Financially, the students continually come up short. That’s why Walsh decided to change the game by embracing the open educational resource (OER) movement and giving his students access to no-cost and low-cost course materials.

The first-class ticket to a degree: Oregon State Ecampus

For Calais Bickford-St. Pierre, pursuing a degree online was her passport, and Oregon State University Ecampus was her first-class ticket.