GPPH Team Volunteer Work

GPPH Volunteer Week Challenge, Winter 2017

UNE Online’s Graduate Programs in Public Health (GPPH) recently held our first Volunteer Week challenge! Our goal was to encourage UNE students and public health professionals everywhere to facilitate meaningful community service activities with a public health focus. The UNE GPPH community shared photos of how they gave back this season, and we created a special Facebook album, titled #uneonlinegivesback…

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January 5, 2018 |
Leanne DiMaio, MBA, MPH

Faculty Spotlight: Leanne DiMaio – MPH Program

Recently, Leanne DiMaio was asked to be the subject matter expert and course designer for a brand new course within the Masters of Science in Applied Nutrition program, ‘Nutrition, Wellness, and Multimedia Communication.’ Leanne has been a course facilitator in the UNE Online MPH program since 2012, directly after graduating from the MPH program herself. She earned her MBA from…

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January 2, 2018 |
Zachary York, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Zachary York

Meet Zac York, a Student Support Specialist for our Graduate Programs in Public Health (GPPH). Zac started at UNE Online about a year ago and he’s been having a great time ever since. Zac and his team have a lot of fun, and he genuinely enjoys working with them. Zac’s great listening skills, positive attitude and sense of humor make…

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December 22, 2017 |
Blackboard Features

New Blackboard features for 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Every December, the UNE IT department updates Blackboard, giving the gift of handy new features to students and instructors. Here are three of those goodies that the Instructional Design team is anxiously anticipating. Drag-and-Drop Files Whenever you need to add a file to Blackboard, it can be a hassle to search the…

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December 13, 2017 |
Alexjandro Daviano, MPH, NRP, LP

Alexjandro Daviano, MPH, NRP, LP

“My MPH degree at UNE changed my mind on the career path I’ve chosen, and truly opened my eyes to being able to use public health to affect change in multiple people.”

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December 11, 2017 |
Dr. Joel Lowsky, Ed.D. Graduate

Dr. Joel Lowsky, Ed.D.

“I loved the online format. I’m married with two kids, and I couldn’t quit my day job to go to school. I needed the flexibility of making my own schedule so I could work full time and also be in school.”

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December 11, 2017 |
Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D.

Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D.

“Not being in a classroom was initially a concern of mine, but with technology I was able to have valuable interactions. A lot of people don’t realize you can accomplish so much, and be truly effective, 100% online.”

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December 6, 2017 |
Karen Aldworth, MSE Graduate

Karen Aldworth, MSEd CTE

“Words cannot express how much I enjoyed the experience. I really feel that when I received my BSN at age 22 I did not appreciate the magnitude of the accomplishment. Going back to school at a seasoned age I understand the work that we all put into our degrees.”

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December 6, 2017 |
APHA 2017

UNE Online Graduate Programs in Public Health at APHA 2017

APHA 2017 was a HUGE success! This year the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo was held in Atlanta, GA and there were more than 12,000 public health professionals from around the world in attendance, including our very own UNE Online Graduate Programs in Public Health (GPPH) faculty, staff, students and alumni. This year’s Annual Meeting theme…

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December 6, 2017 |
Assessment Guarantees ROI

How Does Assessment Guarantee Return on Investment?

How do you know that the online courses that you are taking are high-quality and appropriately rigorous? What does Assessment have to do with anything? How does Assessment guarantee return on investment? In an attempt to understand some of the higher-level happenings within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) I recently spoke with Dr. Richard Parent, UNE Online’s…

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November 29, 2017 |
New Box Inline Grading Tool

The New Box on the Docs

Online and face to face faculty are likely familiar with the Crocodoc inline grading tool, licensed for use by Blackboard. For a number of years, this third-party cloud-based document conversion system was the tool used to record faculty’s annotations of student’s digital work to provide them with detailed and relevant feedback as if they were handing back a marked-up paper.…

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November 27, 2017 |
Assessment at UNE Online

Assessing Online Courses is Key to a High-Quality Learning Experience

How do you know that the online courses that you are taking are high-quality and appropriately rigorous? Through Assessment. 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 determine whether or not a school or program delivers on the promise of a…

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November 22, 2017 |
Christine Rogerson, Practicum Coordinator

Faculty Spotlight: Christine Rogerson, LCSW – Social Work Program

Christine Rogerson, LCSW, is the Practicum Coordinator for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. She graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Maine and went on to earn her Master of Social Work right here at the University of New England. Prior to teaching at UNE, Christine spent several years working in multiple clinical…

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November 17, 2017 |
Mary White, MSW Clinical Assistant Professor

Faculty Spotlight: Mary White, LCSW – Social Work Program

Mary White, LCSW, is a Field Planner and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. She graduated with a BA in Behavioral Science from the University of Maine in Presque Isle and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Maine at Orono. For 18 years Mary was employed at a community…

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November 14, 2017 |
Webinar Series

Tools for Office Hours - Blackboard Collaborate

Last week we covered Appear.in as a tool for conducting online conferences. This week we’re going to go over the same steps for creating persistent and scheduled online conferencing spaces, but with Blackboard Collaborate. The differences between Collaborate and Appear.in make them both useful, we think, for different applications. Appear.in is very simple and easy to use, but has limits…

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November 10, 2017 |
Crystal Dee, MSAN Applied Nutrition Student

Reflections of an Online Student: My First Grad Course

For a while now I have known that {for me} going back to school was absolutely necessary. It took some time to get to the point where I was comfortable pulling the trigger and picking a program. It also took a lot of soul searching. I looked at topics everywhere from Psychology/Counseling to an MBA. Nothing really seemed to fit. That…

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November 3, 2017 |
Webinar Series

Webinar: Tools for Online Office Hours - Appear.in

Two weeks ago we conducted a webinar in which we presented two conferencing tools as excellent options for holding synchronous office hours for an online class—appear.in and Blackboard Collaborate. We chose these tools, specifically, because we feel that they can be used in conjunction to respond to different needs. Blackboard Collaborate is robust, feature rich, and built into Blackboard directly,…

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November 2, 2017 |
Children of Abuse

Children of Abuse - How Social Workers Help Them Heal 

Abuse takes many forms, and child victims may experience it differently. Whether they are victims of violence themselves or witnesses, even audibly, the effects can last a lifetime. There are many reasons that parents stay in abusive relationships— and it’s often mothers, who represent up to 85% of the victims of domestic abuse, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.…

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October 24, 2017 |
Children of Abuse

Tackling Three Misconceptions of Domestic Violence

Opening our eyes to the misconceptions of domestic violence and helping victims requires a deeper understanding – because reality is far more complicated than common conceptions. Domestic Violence fact: One in four women, and one in seven men, will be victims of domestic violence in the U.S. in their lifetime, according to the CDC. For women globally, the number is…

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October 18, 2017 |
Darryl Vincent, MSW Student

Alumni Spotlight: Darryl Vincent, MSW

Darryl Vincent is living proof of the power of integration. Working full-time as the then-Vice President of Programs at the U.S. Veterans Initiative while earning his MSW at UNE Online, Darryl applied his education to the workplace the moment he signed off from class. Now a COO, Darryl credits his UNE Online teachers for the successful changes he’s implemented at…

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October 17, 2017 |
Creating a Timeline with Timeline JS

Creating a Timeline with Timeline JS

Recently, I found myself testing different timeline creation tools to see how well they worked and how hard they were to work with. Technical challenge is an important consideration for course activities, as any difficulties I face in testing will be magnified by the number of registered students. Even small problems hinder scalability. In some cases there may be a…

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October 12, 2017 |
Domestic Violence Cycle Infographic

How to End the Domestic Violence Cycle

Empathy and action are a powerful combination – Social Workers protect victims and children by intervening. How does the cycle of domestic violence start? How does it become so insidious that millions of victims stay in abusive relationships and homes? How do we make it stop? The Cycle of Violence was identified by psychologist Dr. Lenore Walker in 1979 when…

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October 10, 2017 |
Nan Solomons, Ph.D., Practicum Coordinator

Faculty Spotlight: Nan Solomons, Ph.D., Practicum Coordinator – Health Info

Dr. Nan Solomons is the Practicum Coordinator for the Master of Science in Health Informatics program at UNE Online. We spoke with her this week to discuss the field of health informatics, and how she supports students through their Practicum process. How did you get interested in the field of Health Informatics? I got interested in the field of Health…

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October 6, 2017 |
Michele Marshall, MSIN Student

Student Spotlight: Michele Marshall, Health Informatics Program

Michele Marshall is a Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSIN) student originally from Casco, Maine. With a strong interest in healthcare and science, Michele spent twenty years working as a medical technologist. Michele currently balances working full-time as a microbiology software analyst for a medical technology company with family life and her studies. Hear more from Michele in our…

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October 4, 2017 |