Join us on March 7, 2023 for the Think Affordable Summit. All OSU faculty, staff and administrators are invited. Together, we can make college more affordable and accessible for all OSU students. 

The cost of college is a significant barrier for many students. Faculty, advisors and administrators are often the first people students turn to when they're struggling. At Oregon State, we all care about improving affordability, but as individuals, we can sometimes feel powerless to make a difference. 

Together, though, we can lower the cost burden of a college degree. And change lives. 

Join us on March 7 for the Think Affordable Summit in the Memorial Union Horizon Room to learn from speakers across Oregon State University. This is a lightning round event that will introduce you to a variety of affordability resources, initiatives and programs through 10-minute presentations. 

You'll leave the summit more aware of OSU's student cost-reduction strategies and how to connect students with existing resources. You'll also learn different ways you can directly support Oregon State's affordability initiatives.

Lunch will be provided.

The event is sponsored by Ecampus and the Office of Academic Affairs. 

SAVE THE DATE 

DATE: Tuesday, March 7
TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Memorial Union, Horizon Room 49
ONLINE: Livestreamed via Zoom 

REGISTER HERE


SCHEDULE

Time Topic Presenter
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction 

Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President
9:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Summit Sessions: 

 
 

Applied humanities: A completion degree centered on affordability

 

Jessica DuPont, executive director of marketing development and the student experience, Ecampus

Nicole von Germeten, associate dean, College of Liberal Arts 

 

Scholarships 101

 

Colleen Conniff, director of scholarships, Enrollment Management 
 

Adopting, adapting and authoring open educational resources

 

Stefanie Buck, director, Open Educational Resources Unit

 

How to earn an Affordability Matters Badge

 

Karen Watté, director of course development and training, Ecampus

Stefanie Buck, director, Open Educational Resources Unit

 

Helping students apply for hardship grants

 

Regan Kaplan, associate director of scholarships and student engagement, Financial Aid & Scholarships 

Marleigh Perez, director of student success, Ecampus

 

How corporations pay for an employee's education

 

Howard Burns, director of corporate education, Ecampus
 

Increasing student and faculty awareness of affordable lending collections

 

Anne-Marie Deitering, dean of libraries, OSU Libraries

Zach Welhouse, librarian, OSU Libraries

 

Introduction to the Center for Advancing Financial Education

 

Prem Mathew, associate dean, College of Business 
 

Supporting low-income students through meaningful interactions and referrals

 

Nicole Hindes, director, Basic Needs Center
 

How to best support students who are also parents 

 

Amy Luhn, director, Family Resource Center
 

Saving students money with alternative credentials

 

Alix Gitelman, vice provost for Academic Affairs, senior vice provost

Lisa Templeton, associate provost, Ecampus 

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Addressing College Affordability in Oregon: A Panel Discussion with State Leaders

 

Moderated by Edward Feser, Provost and Executive Vice President
12:15 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch