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…

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…

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…

The Princeton Review: The 382 Best Colleges

Princeton Review Ranks UNE as a Top College – Again!

For the third consecutive year, UNE has been included in ‘The Princeton Review – The Best 382 Colleges’ guide. 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.…

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Copyright Law and Free Images

This post is a mashup of three separate posts by the talented Olga LaPlante , Instructional Designer for UNE Online. We often view copyright as a nuisance, and it may be in certain instances. But along with protecting the rights of the owners and creators of intellectual property, copyright provides for rights of users to view, distribute,…

Elizabeth Benz, Director of Student Support at UNE Online

Student success hints from both sides of the screen

As an online education professional, I have researched, studied, and implemented best practices for online student success for thousands of students. Recently, I was interviewed for a blog post titled, “ Confessions of a student support specialist – the top 3 issues that  online students face ,” where I outlined how time management, isolation, and hustle can make or break the online graduate school experience. However, these make or break issues…

Confessions of a Student Support Specialist

Confessions of a student support specialist – the top 3 issues that online students face

I recently sat down with Elizabeth Benz, Director of Student Support, recently to discuss what she feels are the top three issues that online graduate school students face, and how she and her team of Student Support Specialists help students overcome those issues. Elizabeth has counseled hundreds of online students through their academic journeys over…

Application for UNE Online Graduate School

4 application mistakes to avoid – and what you should do instead

You want to put your best foot forward when applying for grad school. I spoke to our Director of Online Admissions, Nicole Lindsay, who sees applications come through the door every day that could be stronger. So when I asked for her best advice on applying to UNE Online, she quickly highlighted four types of…

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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 wish to enter a health professions program, but need prerequisite…

Fireside Chat

Online Learning at UNE – what you need to know

What is UNE Online? UNE Online is the portion of the University of New England that operates out of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) and brings you online learning. Dr. Martha Wilson is our Dean. On our website, online.une.edu , you may also see some mentions of our nickname, OWL, which stands for Online Worldwide Learning. A…

How does an online course work at UNE Online?

What does it look like to take an online course? An online course has the same learning objectives as a traditional course but is presented online through technology. At UNE Online, courses are developed by pairing a subject matter expert with an instructional designer to develop learning experiences that are efficient, pedagogically sound, and appealing.…

NEASC Accredited

NEASC Accredited – What it means and why it’s important

The University of New England has been continuously accredited by NEASC since 1966. Our dedication to accreditation affirms UNE’s culture of continuous reflection and assessment in our learning community as well as helping UNE set and pursue its strategic goals. About the NEASC The New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC…