COVID-19

Here in the College of Education at Oregon State University, we understand that there is uncertainty around COVID-19 and around the immediate status of our programs. We are here to provide you with a quality education whether remotely or completely online with Ecampus. Whether you’re just looking, have applied, have been admitted or are currently enrolled, we welcome you to contact us with questions or concerns. Please know that we are committed to your success and safety.

View the Oregon State University COVID-19 website for more information.

Call to Action  

This message has been approved by all governance committees within the College of Education. It aligns with the vision, mission and values of the college.

In the College of Education, our efforts toward equity are a work in progress. We acknowledge that in our history and present we have made mistakes, but we commit to engage in anti-racism work to better serve the needs of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in our community. This commitment includes ongoing action, initially split into four foci, that has been integrated into our governance structure. To serve the needs of the BIPOC community, we will employ equitable student recruitment and retention practices;  examine pedagogy and update syllabi for non-bias and inclusive practices; engage in faculty/staff forums and trainings, and create a welcoming environment in Furman Hall and beyond.

            

    We as a College of Education commit to these actions by

    • Holding re-occuring “Call to Action” open sessions for faculty and staff to explore and discuss concerns and actions needed to further our efforts addressing racism.
    • Participating in DEI-focused leadership training (Leading Change for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) by all leadership team members.
    • Requiring search advocates for every competitive hire and creating a College policy to support equitable search practices for all college hiring.
    • Examining and improving equity in student recruitment and retention practices. 
    • Reviewing course syllabi and pedagogy across programs to identify equity-focused changes.
    • Holding anti-oppressive conversations and training for faculty and staff that focus on specific identities (e.g. Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Trans, Disability, national origin, etc.).
    • Charging an ad hoc governance committee to explore changes to create a community and space that are welcoming for BIPOC students, faculty, and staff.

    For more ideas, keep an eye out for information on our upcoming forums. Send questions, comments, concerns to [email protected]

    Winter term operations

    The Student Services office in Furman 104 and the administrative office in Furman 201 will have reduced staffing and reduced hours winter term. Please call or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment. Furman Hall is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. To enter Furman Hall please use the entry on 15th Street. When you exit you will exit through the East entry towards the Pharmacy building. The ADA entrance on the South of the building will be available to those who need it.

    Furman Hall has many pieces of soft furnishings like couches and plush chairs. These items cannot be sanitized so we are asking that they not be used at this time.  

    To schedule an undergraduate advising appointment, please email [email protected] and someone will get back to you. All undergraduate advising will be done remote/online. To reach specific faculty or staff members, please email them directly. We will attempt to respond to all requests within 48 hours Monday through Friday. Most of the time we will be able to respond much sooner. Please be safe and know that you are important to us.

    Where to get more information: 
    COVID site | OSU Experience | My.Oregonstate.edu