The Office of Undergraduate Education is committed to advancing and supporting rigorous, transformative education that is accessible to all learners.
We do this by supporting high quality undergraduate programs onsite, online, and in hybrid format; assisting in the design of diverse, well-supported, and affordable pathways to an OSU degree; creating opportunities for student research and experiential learning; and supporting delivery of instruction using leading edge pedagogies and technologies. All of these activities are critical underpinnings of student success.
Program and curriculum planning, development, delivery, and assessment are key to providing high quality education for all of our students. The Office of Undergraduate Education supports strategic planning of programs and curricular offerings, provides support for course delivery, and facilitates consistent and systematic assessment. This full-cycle, continual process ensures the high quality of our academic programs and the high value of the credentials we offer our graduates.
Strategic use of learning innovation is at the core of providing ALL students with transformational academic experiences. We support faculty in the integration of technology, high impact practices, experiential learning, and innovative pedagogical approaches to advance teaching and learning across the institution.
Through cross-campus partnerships and collaboration, we support and advance OSU’s student success goals to improve and equalize graduation rates, and we support faculty in their pursuit of teaching excellence and learning innovation.
Oregon State University is actively engaged in monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is collaborating closely with local and state public health experts to provide prevention, response, travel information and resources to the OSU community. Visit OSU's COVID-19 information page for updates and OSU resources.
With years of experience in online education, Katie Jager knew she was well positioned for Oregon State’s transition to remote instruction in the face of COVID-19. But she also knew that around 95% of the 20-person statistics faculty was somewhat less ready. So she jumped in to help. Visit Beaver Nation's Unsung Heroes to read about OSU employees and students who are going above and beyond to assist with the pandemic response.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Leadership Education, Haddad, Pierszalowski, and Velez (2020) found the most significant predictor of post-college leadership efficacy was pre-college leadership efficacy. Results from this study challenge us to consider how we can encourage students with low pre-college leadership efficacy to participate in leadership education and training programs that effectively develop efficacy during the college experience.
Congratulations to Sophie Pierszalowski, Thaddaeus Buser, and Susan Rowe on being ARIS 2020 Fellowship Award Recipients!
Sophie Pierszalowski, PhD and Thaddaeus Buser, PhD Candidate will be working on the project "Mentoring the next generation: A roadmap for using undergraduate research to broaden participation and impact in STEM." This project will present best practices for undergraduate research experiences that are known to promote inclusion in STEM in order to help scientists formulate more effective broader impacts. Read more about the 2020 Fellows and their projects.