2018 CGPS Commencement

CGPS Commencement 2018 – Friday, May 18

Each spring, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) holds a special commencement ceremony to honor doctoral and master’s graduates and celebrate the successful completion of their studies. Sometimes referred to as a “Hooding Ceremony” this special CGPS-only commencement is not meant to replace the university-wide commencement. Rather, it is a special time to…

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Putting Current Events in the Classroom

As Instructional Designers, we spend weeks or months working with Subject Matter Experts and Programs to ensure that courses have everything students need. We work on alignment and learning outcomes, and we carefully construct modules so that the content is current, robust, and presented in the clearest way possible. What happens though, when a portion…

Student Spotlight: Rachael Flaxman, Education Program

Rachael Flaxman is an elementary school teacher in Maine and a student in our online MSEd program. We celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by speaking with some of our students who have dedicated their professional lives to education. Teachers make a profound impact on the lives they touch, so we want to honor some of these…

Kaitlin Cole, Student Support Specialist for the Master of Social Work degree program

Meet our Team: Kaitlin Cole

Meet Kaitlin Cole, a Student Support Specialist for the Master of Social Work degree program. Katie joined UNE in in the spring of 2017 after earning her BA in Political Science with a minor in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine in 2015. At UNE Online students are our top priority,…

Dr. Ellie Dodge

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ellie Dodge – Applied Nutrition Program

Dr. Dodge is the Program Manager for the Master of Science in Applied Nutrition program at UNE Online. Her program has a diverse student body, and her faculty all follow the scholar-practitioner model, making the program highly desirable for students with a passion for nutrition. Recently we sat down with Dr. Dodge to discuss the…

Treasures & Tips at the UNE Library

How well do you know the UNE Library, and the many resources available there? Recently, I visited the UNE Library website for the same reason that many of us do: to search for journal articles. I was pleased to find full-text access to most of the articles that I needed. This was not a big surprise; what really…

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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…

Dr. Carol Marcotte with two suitcases full of school supply donations for the schoolchildren of St. Maarten

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Carol Marcotte – Education Program

Dr. Carol Marcotte is a long-time faculty member in the Graduate Programs in Education, now housed within the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Her primary specialty areas include literacy and educational leadership. In addition to having a background as a classroom teacher, she was also a principal for eight years. Her first role at…

Monique Roy, Assistant Program Manager - Graduate Programs in Education; Internship Coordinator; Certification Officer

Program Manager Spotlight: Monique Roy – Education Program

As a non-traditional student and life-long learner, Monique Roy truly understands the value of education and believes that it has the ability to change lives because it has changed hers. Monique has been involved in all aspects of education (including student, teacher, advisor, curriculum developer, certification officer and school board member), so her well-rounded perspective…

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…

10 reasons to choose a career in public health

Why Work in Public Health? Ten Reasons to Choose a Public Health Career

The field of public health is burgeoning with growth and opportunities. Work in public health is constantly evolving in response to the needs of populations around the world – because at its core public health deals with the issue of the health of people and their communities. Public health workers work to improve the conditions…