Melanie Berdyck

Student Spotlight: Melanie Berdyck, MSAN Program

Melanie Berdyck is a dietitian and student in the UNE Online Master’s of Science in Applied Nutrition program. We spoke to Melanie recently about her work, her online graduate school experience, and her thoughts about the Applied Nutrition program. What encouraged you to pursue your Master’s in Applied Nutrition? I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in…

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 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,…

Dr. Jayne Pelletier

Inside the accreditation process – with Dr. Jayne Pelletier

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). She oversees the accreditation process and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs. In short, Dr. Pelletier makes sure we are compliant with accreditation standards and that we provide an outstanding…

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 Saint Joseph’s College and a Master’s…

Carol doing an assessment

How Assessment Guarantees 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? 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 Director of…

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…

Christine Rogerson LCSW

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…

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…

Mary White, LCSW and Field Planner and Clinical Assistant Professor for the Master of Social Work program at UNE Online.

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…

Nan Solomons, Ph.D., Practicum Coordinator

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

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…

Program Manager Spotlight Megan Landry, Health Informatics program

Program Manager Spotlight: Megan Landry, BSN, MHA – Health Informatics Program

Megan Landry, BSN, MHA, is the Program Manager for the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics at UNE Online. To start off, let’s define Health Informatics. What is Health Informatics? Program Manager Megan Landry, explains. Megan Landry, B.S.N., M.H.A.-Informatics directs the Health Informatics Programs at UNE Online. The early years of Megan’s career were spent in…