The Professional and Continuing Education, or PACE program at Oregon State University has begun an educational “badge” initiative, becoming part of an innovative national movement to expand the way learning accomplishments can be recognized. These digital badges offer an additional method to recognize skills, education and abilities.
In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, Oregon State University's OSU Open Campus program has been selected as the western regional recipient of the 2014 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award.
Eleven people have been accepted into the division's new Leadership Development Program for Executives. The 12-month program launches this September and covers a wide range of topics, including: leading change, navigating difficult conversations, conflict management, building effective teams, as well as topics identified by participants through self assessments.
Rebecca Brooksher, a 28-year-old mother of two, will be the first to earn a bachelor’s degree from OSU through a partnership with KCC.The pilot program, in its first official year on campus, has allowed her and her husband, Cory, to raise their young children in the Klamath Basin while she finishes her education. The program also allowed her to take the first two years of agriculture credits at KCC before continuing the rest online through OSU.
Oregon State University this fall will launch its first massive, open online course, or MOOC, partnering with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education to deliver a free, professional learning opportunity to potentially thousands of K-12 educators in the state and around the world.
Oregon State will graduate 507 students through its Ecampus on Saturday, nearly 100 more than the previous high set in 2012. This year's distance graduates hail from 42 states and seven countries, including Japan, Puerto Rico and the United Arab Emirates – further evidence that OSU's academic impact continues to grow globally.
Oregon State University hosted its Extension Reconsidered event on Tuesday April 15th. The day-long event included participants from OSU Extension faculty and staff, other faculty and staff from OSU, and community members who were leaders in the arts. The day began like any other conference in the morning, and ended with a reception in the student lab theater. But what happened in the middle was magical.
In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, OSU Open Campus has been selected as the western regional recipients of the 2014 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and will compete for the national prize, to be presented during APLU Annual Meeting in November.
Gloria Thompson of Many, Louisiana, was searching online for classes that would help her deal with water conflict when she discovered the Natural Resources Leadership Academy in 2012, and recognized that Professor Aaron Wolf’s water conflict management class was the perfect fit.
The Vice Provost Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding contributions by faculty and staff that significantly advance the mission of outreach and engagement. The 2014 winners include individuals and teams from across the university.