6 tips to becoming a successful online student

Learning efficiently: 6 steps to success in your online graduate education

The best thing about a self-paced program is that it is self-paced. That’s also the worst thing about online learning. You’re a working professional, and odds are, you’ve worked from home before. Studying at home, just like working from home, is wonderful, convenient, and comfortable. It’s also easy to get off track. 6 strategies for success in online graduate classes…

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January 13, 2022 |

How to write an excellent graduate-level paper

How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers

“How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers” brought to you by the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE. Becoming a better writer – the process Breaking a writing project down into phases helps with motivation as well as managing your time and workload effectively. The phases of the process – prewriting, drafting, revision, and editing – are described below. Each…

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December 23, 2021 |

Staying on Track in a Self-Paced Course

Four Tips for Staying On Track In a Self-Paced Course

Online learning can be an ideal way to pursue higher education while shuffling the many demands of life, work, and personal circumstances. Here at UNE, we offer many online learning programs, including the science and math prerequisite courses. These courses are designed for students who need prerequisite courses in order to complete their graduate school application. Beyond the convenience of…

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November 3, 2021 |

How to Find a Public Health Practicum Site

How to Find a Public Health Practicum Site

Every MPH student must complete a practice experience, but finding a practicum site can be a challenge. In this post, Dr. Titilola Balogun to discuss best practices in finding a practicum site that fits your professional goals. Begin with the end in mind The number one piece of advice when thinking about your practicum placement is to think about what…

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October 26, 2021 |

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

Online communication can be complicated. In order to help students and instructors, here are a few tried-and-true tactics and tips for communicating efficiently and successfully via technology. Each instructor has their own individual preferences about the following guidelines, so when in doubt, ask your instructor about their online communication preferences. We’re all on the same team Instructors want their students…

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October 25, 2021 |

Sample study schedule

Developing a Time Management Plan for Online Graduate Study

Developing a time management plan is important because grad school is a serious time commitment, and a written time management plan or study schedule template will help you balance the demands on your time. The majority of UNE Online students have full-time jobs in addition to their coursework – so in order to fit everything in, time must be handled…

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October 22, 2021 |

Professionalism and Etiquette: Netiquette in Online Graduate Courses

Professionalism and Etiquette: Netiquette in Online Graduate Courses

It is important to recognize that the online classroom is, in fact, a classroom, and certain behaviors are expected when you communicate with both your peers and your instructors. Writing will be your primary means of communication in your online courses. You may be assigned videos and screencast presentation projects on occasion, but these mediums will also expect you to…

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October 18, 2021 |

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Networking for Success: Tips for UNE Online Students

Research has shown that establishing personal links through networking can give you a professional boost. Networking activities are a key tool for strengthening your position in your field and have proven to have tangibly positive career implications for participants. In this post, you will find tips for networking for success, how to build your networking skills, and how to put…

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October 14, 2021 |

importance of assessment

UNE Delivers High-Quality Education Through Assessment

Assessment is a guarantee of quality. At the heart of it, assessment is a simple concept: It is about being able to measure the results of student learning to make sure that we are delivering on our promises of educational excellence. Recently I spoke with Dr. Richard Parent, UNE Online’s former Director of Assessment, about the role of Assessment as…

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October 2, 2021 |

how to use online office hours

Online Office Hours - How To Use Them To Your Advantage

Online office hours are one of the most powerful resources in an instructor-led learning environment. This post is an overview of what to expect during office hours, why office hours are an important aspect of online graduate education, and how to prepare for a session.  We encourage you to reach out right from the beginning of your course and make…

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October 1, 2021 |

Application for UNE Online Graduate School

4 Application Mistakes to Avoid - What to Do Instead

A successful graduate school application requires that you put your best foot forward. Here, Director of Online Admissions, Nicole Lindsay,  highlights four types of mistakes that she sees on a regular basis, and how to avoid them.  1. Don’t use personal references Think about what UNE is trying to achieve through this application process. The application committee is trying to…

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September 9, 2021 |

UNE Class of 2021 Commencement

UNE Class of 2021 Graduation Message

Congratulations to the UNE Class of 2021 – you made it!! Graduation is our favorite time of year because it’s usually the one time that we see our students in person – we get to connect face-to-face, and celebrate their accomplishments. Of course, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we weren’t able to have an in-person graduation ceremony for the second…

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June 18, 2021 |

University of New England Innovation Hall

History of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies – UNE Online

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies – also known as UNE Online – is a college within the University of New England, offering accredited online graduate and professional programs that use a learner-centered approach, specifically designed to accommodate professional schedules and to foster collaborative learning communities. The beginning of online learning at UNE The University of New England has…

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May 27, 2021 |

UNE Online Social Media

UNE Online Social Media Channels

Ever wonder where you can connect with us online? We’ve got some options for you! Below is a comprehensive list of the UNE Online social media channels. We have a lot going on, so we have a lot to share on the UNE Online social media channels! For the most part, we use our different channels to communicate different types…

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May 22, 2021 |

UNE Online Achievements 2020 Infographic

Infographic: The building blocks of high-quality online education

Since 1831, the University of New England has been committed to providing students with a high-quality education. In 2009, UNE entered the online education space, and here at UNE Online, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of New England, we have expanded our commitment to excellence ever since. We are continually innovating in the field of…

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April 14, 2021 |

2021 Best Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Among Elite 70 in 2021 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

U.S. News & World Report is a recognized leader in graduate school rankings – and UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a top-70 ranking among all Online Master’s in Education programs in the country for 2021. This prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranking, which surveyed more than 1,200 programs, places UNE in good company…

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March 1, 2021 |

The Princeton Review the 385 Best Colleges for 2020

Princeton Review Ranks UNE as a Top College

Once again, UNE has been ranked as a top college in the Princeton Review Best 386 Colleges. This highly selective publication includes only the top 15% of four-year colleges and universities in the United States. It’s quite an honor to be included in this elite ranking of the nation’s very best colleges and universities. At UNE, we take great pride…

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January 30, 2021 |

Public Health Hood assistance, and displaying academic regalia meaning

Academic Regalia at Graduation, Explained

University commencements are exciting celebrations of student achievement, and they also provide faculty, students, and their families a visible connection to the birth of the modern university way back in the 12th century. The black robes worn by graduating students and their faculty are known as academic “regalia” – and there’s a difference between a master’s degree gown vs bachelor’s.…

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December 1, 2020 |

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About Accreditation at UNE Online

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the former Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) at the University of New England. This position oversees accreditation and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs. The Director of Accreditation and Policy makes sure that CPGS is compliant with accreditation standards so that…

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November 4, 2020 |

Four tips for writing outstanding goals statements

Four tips for writing outstanding goal statements

Goal statements are an essential part of the graduate school application process here at UNE Online. Developing your goal statement can be seen as intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. It’s best viewed as an opportunity. We spoke to Nicole Lindsay, the Director of Online Admissions and asked her what makes a great goal statement for graduate school. We talked about…

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June 5, 2020 |

Graduation video for the Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Hooray to the class of 2020 – you made it!!  We love graduation because it’s the one time of year that we get to physically see the depth of beauty that we’re helping bring to our students’ lives. Because we can’t see you in person this year, we asked our faculty and staff to submit short video messages for you.…

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May 15, 2020 |

Stephanie Marcotte Ed.D. program

10 Tips for Online Doctoral Students: A Dissertation Success Kit

Guest blogger and doctoral student Stephanie N. Marcotte is in her last semester of the online Doctor of Education (Ed.D) program at the University of New England. Her dissertation is focused on community college academic English as a second language (ESL) programs in Massachusetts. She is currently a Nursing Resource Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of ESL at Holyoke Community College…

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March 3, 2020 |

MONEY Best Colleges recognition

UNE earns MONEY’s Best Colleges Award

Choosing a college is one of the most important financial decisions families face. College represents a large up-front expense, but where you go to college can also significantly affect your salary for years to come. MONEY’s annual college rankings examine dozens of data points to measure the costs and payoffs of thousands of schools. Here at UNE, we are proud…

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January 20, 2020 |

Badge for US News & World Report Best Colleges, Regional Universities, North

U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges, Regional Universities North

The University of New England is honored to be included among the “Best Regional Universities, North” by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare the academic quality of schools. U.S. News & World…

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January 20, 2020 |