Hello! I joined the OSU Ecampus Success Team in March 2013. My educational background is in Psychology and I have been working in higher education for 5 years. My focus has been on working with nontraditional students in identifying program fit, as well as transfer planning and academic advising. I grew up in Washington and prior to OSU I worked for two private universities in the Seattle area. My family moved to Oregon in 2011 and I am excited to get back into this type of work with Oregon State! Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and canning, and traveling. I have visited Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, and spent time working on a cruise ship sailing the west coast from Alaska to San Francisco. My favorite travel spot so far has been Thailand. Can’t wait to get back there someday!

Amy’s tip of the week– “Don’t be afraid to ask for help. We and other teams at OSU Ecampus are here to support the students. Take advantage of the resources that are provided for you. You just may learn something new!”

Me and my family at the pumpkin patch this year :)
My family and I at the pumpkin patch this year 🙂

OSUConsider this great new course when planning for future terms!

The transition to online learning can be full of surprises, and often, new students hit the ground eager to succeed but without the support to achieve at a level that matches their intentions. ALS 108: Online Learning Success (formally ALS 115x) has finally been approved as a permanent course.

“I had researched a lot of stuff before I started school but this class gave me even more helpful information…I have seen in my other on-line classes a number of people post they are struggling in blackboard or with some aspect of their on-line process that I saw covered in ALS 115. The attention to OSU resources was extremely valuable and surprising there were so many available.”

“I suggest that ALS 115 be a required course for anyone that is studying on-line or seeking an Ecampus degree. “

“I have been really inspired this week by all the learning assessments.  I loved finding out how to create comprehensive notes!  That was epic.”

This course may be especially helpful for any student who is in their first few terms of study or anyone who is experiencing hesitancy or difficulty with online learning.

We hope you have a successful fall term!

(Feel free to share proudly with family and friends) 🙂

  • map-update_0As Oregon’s Land Grant university, Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations.


  • Oregon State ranks fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. (Our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Dixon Recreation Center are connected to the grid!)


  • Oregon State’s campus is located on 400 acres in Corvallis, OR and is actually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


  • Oregon State is leading research across the state, with $281 million in external funding in the 2012 fiscal year.


  • Read more fun facts on the OSU website. GO BEAVS!



Can you believe it’s May already? Here are some very important dates to keep in mind:

  • Priority Registration – Typically students need a registration PIN to register for Fall term. Priority registration begins May 19th (check your Student Online Services for your specific day/time). It’s time to start thinking about setting up an advising appointment to get your PIN and make sure you have a good 2013-2014 plan.
  • S/U and Withdraw – S/U’ing and/or Withdrawing can be a great strategy to protect your GPA. Typically you can S/U any non-major or minor course. The deadline is FRIDAY, MAY 17th. Contact your advisor to inquire whether S/U’ing or Withdrawing would be a good choice for you!
  • Finals Week – Monday–Friday, June 10–14 
  • SOME FUN IN THE SUN & RELAXATION – shortly thereafter…


Have a great rest of the term!

Five Simple Strategies to Help Combat Procrastination

  1. Shhhh. Find a quiet place where you can consistently and easily study.
  2. Make a “TO DO” list.
  3. Be consistent. Establish a routine to help organize your time.
  4. Use a planner. Whether it’s a hard copy or  mobile calendar, using a planner can keep you on track!
  5. Break assignments into manageable pieces to avoid feeling overwhelmed.