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Same day appointments available Friday, November 14  November 13th, 2014

Hello!

This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, November 14 I will hold 20 minute same-day advising phone appointments.  To schedule a phone appointment please call the Academic Advising Office at 541 737-8900 starting tomorrow morning at 8:30 am PST, and you’ll be scheduled for an appointment for later in the day.

I hope to speak with many of you tomorrow!

–Josie  :)


H 220 available online Winter 2015!  November 11th, 2014

Hello!

We’re excited to announce that H 220–INTRO TO HEALTH DATA ANALYSIS will be offered online for the first time Winter term!  For those of you who still need to satisfy your HDFS statistics requirement we HIGHLY recommend you register for H 220 next term.  You’ll find H 220 listed under the “Public Health” course offerings (and not HDFS) since it’s technically a Public Health course. — Josie


Important upcoming deadlines!  October 30th, 2014

This is a reminder about both the upcoming S/U deadline and the Withdrawal by Web deadline:

S/U Deadline – Friday November 14th  (send request via email by November 13th)

Students may elect to change a course that is graded under a normal grading basis (A-F) to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading basis (S/U). A grade of S or U has no grade point equivalent and is not used in the GPA calculation.

IMPORTANT: You can only S/U courses outside of your major or minor!

Request the S/U option by emailing josie.miranda@oregonstate.edu  from your ONID by Thursday November 13th. (I’ll need a day to get the information to the registrar’s office). PLEASE INCLUDE THE COURSE CRN!

Also; November 14th at 11:55 pm is the deadline to withdraw via the web (W grade entered on transcript).

–Josie


October is Queer History Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month  October 2nd, 2014

Celebrate Queer History during the month of October!  For more information:

Follow the Pride Center on Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oregon-State-University-Pride-Center/18331929861

Follow the Pride Center on Twitter:       https://twitter.com/pridecenter

AND . . .

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Find ways to get educated and involved in your community!

  


 

 

 


Welcome back! Here’s to a great Fall term!  October 2nd, 2014

Hello again Ecampus!

We hope your off to a great start!  Here are some important reminders and information for you to review.

ADVISING INFORMATION:

  • Last day to add a class by web without departmental approval: Sunday, October 5th
  • Second week adds by web with departmental approval (go directly to the department to inquire about getting into a class): October 6-10
  • Fall term 2014 deadline to apply online for graduation: October 10th
  • Last day to register or add a class by web (departmental approval required): October 10th
  • Last day to drop a class by web: October 10th
  • Last day to change to withdraw from a course by web: November 14th
  • Last day to change to or from S/U grading: November 14th

Planning To Graduate This Year? Here are FIVE Easy Steps To Graduate (click on this link for detailed instructions)

***IMPORTANT CHANGES IN CPHHS COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

Message from Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Dr. Mark Hoffman: I want to make sure you are aware of the College of Public Health and Human Science’s updated policies on minimum grades and course repeats.  These policy changes take effect Fall 2014.   Below you will find the text from University Catalog that describes the policy.  These policies are not retroactive and will affect courses taken Fall 2014 and moving forward.

College Requirements

A grade of C– or higher is required in all courses in a student’s Major Program of Study, effective Fall term 2014.

·         This includes all courses listed on the online course catalog.

·         Prerequisites for courses in the major and Baccalaureate Core courses, not being used to meet Major Program of Study requirements, are not subject to this policy.

·         Some majors have additional grade and/or GPA criteria, which must be met in addition to this grade policy.

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences does not accept third-course attempts either at the university or transferred in from other institutions to meet individual course requirements within any major effective Fall term 2014.

·         Third or subsequent attempts taken prior to Fall term 2014 may be considered to meet major program of study requirements.

 

Aaron & Josie

 


Don’t forget . . . Ecampus Success Counselors are available to help you succeed online!  September 25th, 2014

Ecampus Success Counselors can help you stay on track towards degree completion by helping you address some of the common challenges faced by online students.

COMMON DISCUSSION TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Time management
• Procrastination
• Prioritization
• Work-life balance
• Stress management
• Goal setting
• Motivation
• Identifying and utilizing support

To request or schedule a 45 minute phone or Skype appointment with a Success Counselor visit ecampus.oregonstate.edu/success .


How to find scholarships and avoid scholarship scams  September 24th, 2014

Hello everyone!

Many of you have asked about the availability of scholarships to help you fund your education. The OSU Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships has information on applying for scholarships at http://financialaid.oregonstate.edu/explore_scholarships. This website includes tips on how to search for scholarships (“Scholarship Search”), including the following important information about avoiding scholarship scams (http://financialaid.oregonstate.edu/explore_scholarshipsearch ):

“Don’t Get Scammed! Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. For more information on avoiding scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s “Scholarship Scams” page. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace.

In researching sources of college funding, students are encouraged to seek out sources that provide free services and information, such as those listed below. OSU does not endorse any for-profit scholarship search service. Some helpful websites are listed below.”
Federal Student Aid Scholarship Search
Peterson’s
FastWeb
FinAid
College Board
College Scholarships.org
Scholarship Experts.com
Scholarships.com

You can also visit the College of Public Health & Human Sciences (CPHHS) for information on applying for scholarships next year: http://health.oregonstate.edu/students/current/undergraduate/scholarships

Go Beavs!

–Josie and Aaron


The OSU Library is there for YOU!  September 22nd, 2014

Hello again Ecampus HDFS students!

We wanted to take a moment and provide you with an additional resource many of you may not know is here to ensure your success; the OSU Library.  Stefanie Buck is the Ecampus librarian. Her job is to help connect you with the many resources and services the OSU Libraries offer.

Even if you are not on the OSU Campus, you still have access to the many resources and services including:

  • Book delivery to your home
  • Access to e-books
  • Full text online journal access
  • Interlibrary loan services (we will get you copies of things  we don’t own)

You can also learn more about the services at http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/Ecampus_Library. The most important thing to remember is that the OSU Libraries are here to help you regardless of your location. It’s your library too!

You can always contact Stefanie if you have questions. Her phone number is 541-737-7273 and email is stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu.

If she is not around, please call the reference desk at (541) 737-7293 or email them at valley.reference@oregonstate.edu and they’ll get back to you. You can also chat with them at http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/reference/ or from the library home page.

Stefanie will also be hosting a series of webinars on how to do research from a distance and what the OSU Libraries can do for you. If you can’t come to campus or don’t come very often, these webinars are for you. She will provide you with information about the library, what services they offer to our off-campus students, and some specific topics such as citing sources or searching for journal article. Please go to the schedule at http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/Ecampus_Library_Webinars  to see a list of upcoming webinars. Registration is preferred but not required.

 

Aaron and Josie!


Need another course for Fall term?  September 2nd, 2014

ALS courses online

ALS 116 is back at Ecampus!  CRN:  20812

Target audience:  students taking online classes who have been at OSU for several terms or more and want to improve their understanding of how they learn and/or specific academic skills such as time management, reading, note taking and testing.

A great option for returning students who have had a rough term and need to reset, or who feel they aren’t performing to their academic potential.

ALS 116 assignments start Week TWO of the term.

ALS 108 (Online Success – intended for new Ecampus Students) and ALS 114 (Career Decision Making) are offered every term but are currently full for Fall term

Fall term courses

New Course list attached to e-mail

Quick update around the Biological Science BaccCore course CSS 205/SOIL 205:

E-campus
SOIL 205 has been changed to CSS 205.Soil Science (4 credits) and will be offered every term.

Corvallis Campus
Students will now enroll in the three credit SOIL 205. Soil Science course (offered fall, winter and spring terms) and choose a co-req of either:
*the one credit SOIL 206.Soil Science Laboratory for SOIL 205 (offered fall, winter and spring terms)
*the one credit FOR 206.Forest Soils Lab for SOIL 205 (offered only spring term)


Important changes to your HDFS curriculum: A message from our Associate Dean  August 20th, 2014

Dear Student:

I hope you had a refreshing summer and are energized for the upcoming year! I also want to make sure you are aware of the College of Public Health and Human Science’s updated policies on minimum grades and course repeats.  These policy changes take effect Fall 2014.   Below you will find the text from University Catalog that describes the policies  These policies are not retroactive and will affect courses taken Fall 2014 and moving forward.  If you have questions after reading the FAQ sheet (below), please do not hesitate contacting your academic advisor.

mah

Mark Hoffman, PhD, ATC
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Oregon State University

College Requirements

A grade of C– or higher is required in all courses in a student’s Major Program of Study, effective Fall term 2014.

  • This includes all courses listed on the online course catalog.
  • Prerequisites for courses in the major and Baccalaureate Core courses, not being used to meet Major Program of Study requirements, are not subject to this policy.
  • Some majors have additional grade and/or GPA criteria, which must be met in addition to this grade policy.1

1 Programs having more specific grade minimums are Dietetics option within the Nutrition major, Pre-Public Health, and Pre-Therapy Allied Health option

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences does not accept third-course attempts either at the university or transferred in from other institutions to meet individual course requirements within any major effective Fall term 2014.

  • Third or subsequent attempts taken prior to Fall term 2014 may be considered to meet major program of study requirements.2

2 The Exercise and Sport Science and Athletic Training majors stopped allowing third or subsequent course attempts effective Fall term 2013.

College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Academic and Grade Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

I reviewed my MyDegrees and it appears that some of the classes I took aren’t showing correctly in my audit because I attempted a class a third time before this policy took effect.

If you believe there is an error in your MyDegrees, submit the MyDegrees Error Form to have it reviewed by an academic advisor here: http://health.oregonstate.edu/students/current/undergraduate/advising/mydegrees-errors.  Third or subsequent attempts to complete a major course requirement prior to this policy going into effect are allowable as long as they are completed before Fall 2014.

I took a class the first time and receive a low grade, so I retook the class and received an “F” grade. Then, I took the same class a third time at another institution. How will this credit appear on my transcript and will I receive credit for my major?

The first attempt of the class would be excluded from your University (OSU) GPA and the second attempt would be included in your cumulative University (OSU) GPA. Since the second attempt was a failing grade, you have not earned any course credit for the class. Therefore, you could transfer a passing grade for the class to the University from another institution. The passing grade would give you more earned credits for the transfer course towards graduation. However, the second attempt at the University would remain in your University (OSU) GPA. Additionally, if the third or subsequent course attempt must be completed prior to Fall 2014 to count towards applicable majors (excluding Exercise and Sport Science and Athletic Training, which stopped allowing third or subsequent course attempts in Fall 2013).

I am earning grades of at least “C” or greater in all of my major courses. Does my major have any other grade or GPA criteria I need to be aware of?

Some majors have additional grade and/or GPA criteria which students must achieve and maintain, which may be higher than the college standards outlined here. Consult your academic advisor for careful planning in conjunction with your academic and career goals throughout your time as a student at the University. Additional information can be found at health.oregonstate.edu.