Donna Stearns CAGS AEL Student

Student Spotlight: Donna Stearns, 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? I’m…

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…

Nhi Mulkern Student support specialist

Meet our Team: Nhi Mulkern

At UNE Online, students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every one of us to do what we do. We’d like to share a little bit about the people that are dedicated to making that happen every day. Meet Nhi Mulkern, a Student Support Specialist for the Master of Social Work degree program . Nhi…

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 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…

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 the experience. This study has shown…

Nutrition Facts Label

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

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 information 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…

Nang Tin Maung Program Director, Public Health Program

Program Director Spotlight: 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…

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 Graduate Programs in Health Informatics , about the…

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…

Teacher laughing as she undergoes supervision and evaluation

Developing Teachers as Leaders

One of the main responsibilities of being an administrator in the K-12 education setting is to evaluate the performance of faculty and staff. Understanding the importance the role supervision and evaluation plays in the development of teacher leaders is vital to the culture of the school in which the practice is being utilized. In the…

Jesse Bell MPH Alumni

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 experiences as an online student, and his advice for incoming online graduate students. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself,…

Smiling woman sitting with colleague using educational leadership skills in the workplace

How 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 an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership has been attracting the attention of educators, healthcare officials, public servants, and…