To: OSU Faculty and Staff
From: Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President
March 9, 2018
At Oregon State University, we strive to deliver high-quality education via a model that deeply integrates research, teaching and engagement, and we do so while prioritizing access and affordability. We are proud that last year 43 percent of undergraduates graduated with no debt, while the median debt for OSU students who took out loans was 82 percent of the national median.
Achieving such results requires a continual search for ways to control the cost of attendance. One of those ways is Open Oregon State.
Open Oregon State works in partnership with the faculty, OSU Libraries & Press, and the OSU Beaver Store to create no-cost course materials to be used on-campus and online. Faculty members who adopted, adapted and/or authored textbooks and other course materials that are freely available helped save OSU students more than $1.5 million last year alone.
The following are examples of departments and programs active in the Open Oregon State initiative:
Please join your colleagues in the programs above in participating in the Open Oregon State effort. Take the first step by contacting Open Oregon State director Dianna Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out if no-cost or low-cost materials already exist for your course or subject area. You will also find more information at open.oregonstate.edu.
Provost and Executive Vice President