Think Affordable Summit Sessions


Topic Description Presenter

Applied humanities: An online completion degree centered on Affordability

Applied humanities is a new online program designed to help students complete their degree - with affordability at its core. Learn how this program came to be, who the target audience is and why students need more innovative opportunities of this kind. 

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

Nicole von Germeten, associate dean, College of Liberal Arts 

Scholarships 101 There are a lot of internal and external scholarship opportunities for Oregon State students. Learn how students can identify scholarship opportunities as well as tips for a successful application.  Colleen Conniff, director of scholarships, Enrollment Management 
Adopting, adapting and authoring open educational resources Open educational resources can significantly reduce textbook and course material costs for students. Learn what OERs are and how faculty can begin adopting, adapting and authoring them.

Stefanie Buck, director, Open Educational Resources Unit

How to earn an Affordability Matters Badge New state laws require more transparency around textbook prices. Learn how this impacts Oregon State students and faculty and what it means 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 Many students put their education on pause due to an unexpected financial hardship. Learn how Ecampus actively supports these students as well as when and how they can apply for a hardship grant.

Marleigh Perez, director of student success, Ecampus

Keith Raab, financial aid director, Enrollment Management

How corporations pay for an employee's education Oregon State collaborates with many companies and organizations who pay for their employees' and members' tuition. Learn how these agreements work and how OSU students are already benefiting.  Howard Burns, director of corporate education, Ecampus
Increasing student and faculty awareness of affordable lending collections Affordable course materials are out there, but students often don't know where to look. Learn about OSU Libraries' affordable lending collections and how the OSU community can best take advantage of them. 

Anne-Marie Deitering, dean of libraries, OSU Libraries

Zach Welhouse, librarian, OSU Libraries 

Introduction to the Center for Advancing Financial Education CAFE provides equitable access to financial education both within the OSU community and across Oregon. Learn how you and your students can take advantage of CAFE's many resources and support structures.  Prem Mathew, associate dean, College of Business 
Supporting low-income students through meaningful interactions and referrals Supporting students with resource constraints in today's context requires new strategies and challenging our assumptions. Learn how to more effectively show support for students experiencing financial stressors.  Nicole Hindes, director, Basic Needs Center
How to best support students who are also parents  An introduction to the Family Resource Center and the services it offers. Amy Luhn, director, Family Resource Center
Saving students money with alternative credentials An updated on Oregon State's microcredential initiative and an overview of how microcredentials help improve access and affordability in higher education.

Lisa Templeton, associate provost, Ecampus