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In the latest issue of the Journal of Extension, Dave King, Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, explores how eXtension could transform and expand the land-grant engagement mission.
Jon Dorbolo, Philosophy Instructor and Associate Director of TAC at Oregon State University, was named a winner of a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Program for "InterQuest: Introduction to Philosophy." Launched in 1994, it was one of the first university courses in the world to be fully taught on the web.
Morgan Whisinnand knew her ultimate goal was within reach when she discovered Oregon State’s Ecampus program in health physics. Whisinnand is now an alumna of that program, which offers both a master of science and a master of health physics degree track. She was one of 9 students to graduate last spring from the program that is a rapidly growing part of NERHP enrollment.
Forty-two students from around the world have come to Bend this week to participate in Oregon State University's first Craft Brewery Startup Workshop. The Craft Brewery Startup Workshop is part of the Northwest Beer Sessions, a group of courses OSU offers as part of its continuing education program.
Sociologist and immigration scholar Ronald Mize has been named the new director of Oregon State University’s Center for Latino/Latina Studies and Engagement (CL@SE). Susana Rivera-Mills, associate dean in OSU’s College of Liberal Arts, said that Mize is poised to carry on the dual mission of the center: to engage in research necessary to understand the social issues that Latinos in the region face, as well as work with community partners to create solutions.
As part of its continuous improvement efforts, Oregon State University Ecampus announced a partnership with InsideTrack, a national student success organization, that will provide incoming online students with an executive-style coach, while providing valuable insights to Ecampus administrators.
Chris LaBelle, Director of OSU Professional and Noncredit Education, discusses the strategies his unit has put in place to meet the varying needs of their non-traditional student population, and some of the challenges the unit is facing as it continues to evolve.
Oregon State University's College of Business, in partnership with OSU Ecampus, now offers an MBA with an Executive Leadership track, combining the flexibility of online learning with in-person, evening meetings in Portland. This graduate program is designed for professionals currently in leadership positions or who aspire to lead and are interested in growing their careers.
OSU faculty are invited to submit a proposal to create an OSU Open Access textbook as part of a pilot initiative. Sponsored by OSU Press and OSU Extended Campus, this initiative's goal is to promote the creation and adoption of open educational resources on the OSU campus.
Administrators and staff at Oregon State University Extension have adopted, shaped and marketed eXtension’s Ask an Expert so it’s inviting not only to Oregon residents, but to OSU Extension staff as well. Jeff Hino, Extension Learning Technology Leader, and Sandy Reichhuber are the behind the scenes folks who work to manage the system, get Extension staff involved and showcase the results.
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