Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Dear OSU Colleagues,


Costs are a significant barrier to graduation for many students. Faculty, advisors and staff are often the first people students turn to for guidance when they’re struggling financially. In addition, there are many tangible things faculty and staff can do directly to help make study at OSU more affordable.

In an effort to share information and resources—including ways you can help lower the cost of a college degree—OSU is holding a half-day Think Affordable Summit on March 7. Co-hosted by Ecampus and the Office of Academic Affairs, this event will feature OSU faculty and staff sharing their expertise on initiatives, scholarships and programs that are helping to reduce the cost of learning. Speakers will also provide information on affordability resources that are available to students in Corvallis, Bend and online.

I cannot stress enough how impactful direct efforts by faculty and staff can be in reducing costs. As one example, OSU faculty and the Open Educational Resources Unit have helped OSU students save more than $15 million in textbook and other learning material costs since 2019.

What: Think Affordable Summit
When: March 7, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Memorial Union Horizon Room 49, Corvallis campus
Online: This event will be livestreamed on Zoom

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. You may view the full agenda and register
today
. Please join us!

Sincerely,

Edward Feser
Provost and Executive Vice President