Ruthie Pearlman, Master of Science in Health Informatics Program

Student Spotlight: Ruthie Pearlman, Master of Science in Health Informatics

Ruthie Pearlman is a second-year student in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program. Here she tells us about her experience in the program, her vision for integrating seamless patient experiences with mobile health technology, and her advice for incoming students. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your Master’s in…

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October 11, 2018 |
Doctor displaying the process for a student to sign up for their HIMSS Membership

Benefits of Complimentary HIMSS Membership for Students & How to Join

As a HIMSS Organizational Affiliate, the University of New England proudly offers students complimentary membership to the global Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) organization. Moreover, as a  HIMSS Approved Education Partner (AEP), students have the opportunity to learn curriculum that has met the rigorous academic standards set by HIMSS. As a member of this exclusive group, UNE prepares…

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October 10, 2018 |
MSW Education in Social Work Impact Infographic

Infographic: Measuring the Impact of an MSW

An education in social work gives you an extraordinary set of in-demand, future-friendly skills, coupled with the credentials to make you eligible for professional advancement. How do you measure the impact of an MSW? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015, Master of Social Work graduates on average made $11,000 more than social workers holding only their BSW.…

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September 27, 2018 |
Graduate Programs in Education Faculty Infographic

Infographic: Education Faculty by the Numbers

Faculty for the Graduate Programs in Education at UNE Online are integral to our students’ success. These tremendous professionals teach and mentor through a scholar-practitioner model because they see our students as their future peers. Calling on their experience as public school hiring managers, our instructors connect every lesson to professional situations and cultivate the skills they know are required…

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September 26, 2018 |
CSWE accreditation square logo

CSWE Accreditation for the UNE Online Master of Social Work Program

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the governing body that oversees all social work education programs throughout the United States, is dedicated to advancing quality social work education. It is critical that social workers are equipped to play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the…

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September 25, 2018 |
Stephanie Marcotte, an Ed.D. Student at UNE Online, holds multiple leadership roles

Student Spotlight: Stephanie N. Marcotte, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Stephanie Marcotte is a student in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. She talks about her experience as an online student, how her educational leadership roles have developed throughout her time in the UNE Ed.D. program, and how her identity as a leader has changed…

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September 20, 2018 |
A portion of a map that highlight countries in which students are taking online courses at UNE Online

How many students take courses at UNE Online?

As more students enroll in online programs than ever before, UNE Online’s student population and alumni network are growing by leaps and bounds. Our learners now log in all over the world, lending their diverse perspectives to every class and every discussion. Now, as you consider or undertake your educational journey, you can see just how many students are achieving…

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September 19, 2018 |
Applied Nutrition Blog

Spotlight on the Applied Nutrition Trends & Issues Student Blog

One of the goals of the online nutrition masters degree at UNE Online is to prepare individuals for leadership roles in the field of nutrition. We do this by advancing knowledge and expanding skills that promote excellence and innovation in all areas of nutrition practice. The program also fosters an emphasis on evidence-based best practices to support the wellbeing and…

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September 17, 2018 |
Donna Stearns CAGS AEL Student

Student Spotlight: Donna Stearns, Online CAGS AEL Program

Donna Stearns is a Maine educator enrolled in the UNE Online Certificate of Advanced Study – Advanced Educational Leadership (CAGS AEL) program. Here she talks about her experience in the program and imparts some words of wisdom. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS AEL online? I’m currently in my…

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September 13, 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 |
Man reading nutrition label on food product

U.S. FDA Issues Extension on Nutrition Fact Label Requirements

On May 27, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submitted the Nutrition Facts Label Rule and the Serving Size Final Rule to update nutrition requirements found on food labels. This rule was first set with a compliance date set for July 26, 2018 at the earliest. These final rules demand food manufacturers help the public make better and more…

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August 30, 2018 |
Nang Tin Maung Program Director, Public Health Program

Program Director Spotlight: Dr. Nang Tin Maung, Public Health Program

Dr. Nang Tin Maung is the Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Public Health at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. She talks about her experience in public health, how she encourages her faculty to foster a sense of community, and how she feels that the program prepares students for life…

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August 30, 2018 |
Health Informatics Practicum Experience

Health Informatics Practicum Overview

The Master of Science in Health Informatics is a master’s degree that can be completed 100% online in six semesters, or two full years, assuming a student takes two courses per semester. Students enrolled in this program complete ten required courses, two elective courses, and a field practicum experience. We spoke to Nan Solomons, the field practicum coordinator for the…

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August 24, 2018 |
Three people helping each other understand what is on a laptop screen thanks to digital text accessibility

Digital Text Accessibility Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

In today’s multimedia digital communication landscape, text continues to dominate.* Digital text accessibility doesn’t have to be complicated, and ensuring that your i’s are dotted shouldn’t be a burden. There are a few rules to keep in mind. While focusing on screenreader compatibility is an important aspect of the accessibility effort, the overall benefit to users goes beyond this technology.…

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August 23, 2018 |
Teacher laughing as she undergoes supervision and evaluation

Developing Teachers as Leaders: Supervision and Evaluation

One of the main responsibilities of being an administrator in the K-12 education setting is supervision and evaluation. Understanding the importance that the roles of supervision and evaluation play in the development of teacher leaders is vital to the culture of the school in which the practices are being utilized. In the Graduate Programs in Education at the University of…

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August 22, 2018 |
Jesse Bell MPH Student

Alumni Spotlight: Jesse Bell, MPH

Jesse Bell, MPH, is a UNE Online alumni of the MPH program and is currently working toward getting his Ph.D. We spoke to him about what compelled him to get his MPH, his experience as an online student including his practicum, and his advice for incoming online graduate students. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what…

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August 21, 2018 |
Smiling woman sitting with colleague using educational leadership skills in the workplace

Educational Leadership Skills Can Make You an Agent of Change

There are many ways to improve yourself, your organization, or your community, but attaining a doctorate in education might be one of the most overlooked. Leadership is a valuable trait in any sector and the unique adaptability of a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) has been attracting the attention of educators, healthcare officials, public servants, and human resource professionals alike. We’ve…

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August 16, 2018 |
Graphic with rising arrow to depict emerging health information technology

Top Health Technology Trends & Insights

As we entered the second half of 2018, our Graduate Programs in Health Informatics weighed in on the major trends we can look forward to seeing in healthcare. The landscape of the industry changes regularly, but some prominent tech improvements continue to stand out. The following three emerging health information technology examples are advancing healthcare’s mission of delivering more efficient and…

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August 14, 2018 |
Shannon Wickman, RD, LD

The Role of the Bariatric Dietitian with Shannon Wickman, RD, LD

Last month, the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at the University of New England co-hosted the 7th Annual Bariatrics Conference with Southern Maine Health Care, where one of the topics was the role of a bariatric dietitian. In order to more fully understand this profession within the health industry, we sat down with conference presenter Shannon Wickman, RD,…

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August 9, 2018 |
Nicole Petrin, social work mentor, with penguins

Alumni Spotlight: Nicole Petrin, MSW Program

Nicole Petrin is a student in the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online. She has her undergraduate degree in social work, works in the field, and is also very active as a mentor for rising social workers. She just recently returned from an international social work conference in South Africa, and she shares her experiences with us here.…

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August 7, 2018 |
SNEB logo

UNE Online Presents & Exhibits at SNEB 2018 Conference

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) hosted its 51st Annual Conference in Minneapolis this July, where UNE Online was welcomed to present and exhibit. This year’s event theme, Optimizing Impact: Supporting Food Systems with Nutrition Education, attracted SNEB’s professional members, national educators, and nutrition students eager to showcase their current work while learning about the future of nutrition.…

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August 6, 2018 |
Dan Mickool stepping out of the College of Pharmacy building

What Can You Do With an EdD?

The Doctor of Education (EdD) program at the University of New England’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies focuses on leadership development, problem-based inquiry, and organizational change. This cohort-based program prepares mid-career professionals to transform self, organization, and community through focused, flexible study. However, those considering a Doctorate in Education often ask us how this emphasis on transformation can benefit…

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July 24, 2018 |