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 |

Henri Moser, Ph.D.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Henri Moser, Learning Specialist

Dr. Henri Moser is a Learning Specialist with the Student Academic Success Center at UNE Online. He presents online workshops to groups and works one-on-one in live videoconference sessions with our graduate students, working with them on subject-specific tutoring for statistics and research, as well as graduate-level learning strategies. Can you tell me a little about your background and what…

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October 18, 2019 |

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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September 13, 2019 |

Lori Rand, Writing Specialist at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Faculty Spotlight: Lori Rand, Writing Specialist

Lori Rand is the Online Writing Specialist for the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) based here on the Portland Campus. Recently, we sat down and discussed a typical day for her, how she provides writing consultation for UNE students, and what she has found to be the most helpful for developing effective graduate-level writing skills. What does a typical day…

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August 1, 2019 |

UNE Library Home Page

Resource Spotlight: The UNE Library!

For this spotlight on our indispensable UNE Library and its services, we spoke to Cadence Atchinson, the Online Research and Teaching Librarian at the University of New England. The academic programs at CGPS all work closely with Cadence – in fact, her specific role was created to support the College of Graduate and Professional Studies programs in order to achieve…

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June 14, 2019 |

Lori Rand, Online Writing Specialist (left) and Henri Moser Online Learning Specialist (right)

Resource Spotlight: Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

The Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE is a tutoring resource for UNE students, online and on-ground alike. Brenda Edmands, Coordinator of SASC on the Portland Campus and for the online programs, shares how SASC follows the best practices of academic support, and how they work toward fulfilling their mission of helping students become successful, independent, lifelong learners. Can you…

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March 20, 2019 |

How to Register for Online Classes

How to Register for Online Classes

This post is for matriculated students. The steps outlined below will walk you through how to register for your online classes. You must have your Nor’easter ID and password for this. If you are in the Applied Nutrition, Education, Health Informatics, Public Health, or Social Work programs, continue on with the tutorial below. For Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP)…

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January 18, 2019 |

Interprofessional Collaboration

Interprofessional Collaboration in Healthcare: Basics & Benefits

Imagine this: you make the exciting (and frightening) decision to build an addition to your house. Of course, you could try to take on the full project yourself, but most of us would probably at least consult with an electrician, a plumber, and maybe a carpenter before making that first trip to the hardware store. It’s only natural to call…

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October 26, 2018 |

The logo of the Federal Student Aid department to complete your FAFSA for graduate school

File a FAFSA now? You can!

Nadja Corcoran, Director of Student Care and Outreach for Student Financial Services at the University of New England has the following wisdom for online graduate students planning on securing financial aid. When should you file your FAFSA for graduate school? It’s not too early to start thinking about paying for next year – even if you’re still working on your…

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October 15, 2018 |

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

How to Communicate Effectively With Your Instructor

Communication is complicated, especially in a learning atmosphere where the classwork is 100% online. In order to help students and instructors communicate more effectively via technology, we have assembled a few tactics and tips for communicating efficiently and successfully. Each instructor has their own individual preferences about the following guidelines, so when in doubt, ask your instructor about their online…

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October 9, 2018 |

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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, we talk about networking for success, how to build your networking skills, and how you can put your…

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September 18, 2018 |

Student support

Student Support at UNE Online

At UNE Online, we believe that a successful student is a supported student. To that end, we offer a variety of academic, technical, and administrative support elements that are purposefully woven into the fabric of our college and specifically designed to assist and support students along their academic journey. Right from the beginning, our enrollment counselors do their best to…

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September 11, 2018 |

Course evaluations at UNE Online

Course Evaluations: Your Chance to Effect Change

Why does your Student Support Specialist email you near the end of each course, asking you to fill out your online course evaluations? Does anyone even look at them? What are course evaluations? Course evaluations are our primary way of getting student feedback within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). They gauge what resonated with students, determine what…

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September 6, 2018 |

Finding a Sense of Community in Online Education Graduation friends

Finding Community in Online Education

Taking an online course is far more than sitting in front of a computer. To get the full value out of the experience, you need to go deeper – real engagement involves becoming a part of the community of learners. In fact, research supports the development of community in online education as an important factor for maximizing student satisfaction with…

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August 31, 2018 |

How to request your UNE Online transcript

How to Request Your UNE Online Transcript

A transcript is an official document. It shows which classes you took at the University of New England, and your grades in those classes. If you would like to order a transcript from UNE, please follow the steps below. The steps to request your transcript are the same for: Science Prerequisites for the Health Professions (SPHP) Post-Baccalaureate Courses Matriculated students…

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June 22, 2018 |

How to Find a Public Health Practicum Site

How to Find a Public Health Practicum Site

Everyone needs to complete a practice experience, but finding a practicum site can be a challenge. Recently we sat down with 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…

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June 21, 2018 |

Socially connect with UNE Online

Connect with UNE Online!

Ever wonder where you can connect with us online? We’ve got some options for you! Below is a comprehensive list of the social channels we manage. The College of Graduate and Professional Studies has a lot going on, so we have a lot to share. For the most part, LinkedIn is business-related content, Facebook is news, YouTube hosts our video collection,…

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June 15, 2018 |

Career Services at UNE Online Public Health

Career Services for the Graduate Programs in Public Health

Career Services in the Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE Online is a resource dedicated to supporting the career success of graduate public health students through individual career counseling, development, and online training workshops. Career Services facilitates the connection of UNE Public Health students with the resources and skills they need to drive their career development. We spoke to…

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May 25, 2018 |

Sample study schedule

Developing a Time Management Plan for Online Graduate Study

Developing a time management plan is an important tool to 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 efficiently. For the most part, classes follow a rhythm; due dates for assignments are on Wednesdays and…

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May 10, 2018 |

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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May 4, 2018 |

2018 Portland, Maine City Guide from UNE Online

UNE Online's 2018 Portland, ME City Guide & Map

Portland is a bustling city on Maine’s southern coast, renowned for its restaurant scene, a plethora of breweries, beautiful coastline and opportunity for hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing and most anything having to do with getting outdoors to experience nature. Our team at UNE Online has curated this post with their top recommendations for what visitors should see, eat, drink and…

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April 16, 2018 |

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 its 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 1. Turn off…

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April 4, 2018 |

how to use online office hours

Online Office Hours - How To Use Them To Your Advantage

One of the most powerful resources in an instructor-led learning environment is online office hours. We encourage you to reach out right from the beginning of your course and make an effort to communicate with to your instructor at least once a week. Office hours are one of the most valuable learning tools we offer. So, how can you use…

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February 16, 2018 |

Richard Parent, Director of Assessment, UNE Online

Assessing Students to Guarantee a High-Quality Education

Recently I spoke with Dr. Richard Parent, UNE Online’s Director of Assessment, about the role of Assessment as an integral part of instruction, and how assessment helps ensure that a school or program delivers on its promise of delivering a high-quality education. In short, assessment deals with three core issues: Learning outcomes: “Are we teaching what we think we are…

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November 15, 2017 |