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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,…

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UNE Online Among Top Online Programs in Graduate Education

UNE Online is thrilled to share that we’ve again been named one of the top Online Programs in Graduate Education by U.S. News and World Report in their 2018 Rankings. UNE Online also received high marks in the student engagement category, ranking in the top 15% of schools for student engagement. Big shout out to…

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Why should I go to an accredited school?

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS). She oversees accreditation 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 education to…

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…

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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…

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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…