Whitney Hutchinson. MSW Student Support Specialist

Meet our Team: Whitney Hutchinson

Meet Whitney Hutchinson, a Student Support Specialist II for the Master of Social Work degree program. Whitney joined UNE Online in March of 2016 and has a background in counseling and higher education. Whitney earned her M.S. in Counseling from the University of Southern Maine and holds National Certified Counselor (NCC) credentials. She is passionate…

Health Informatics Questions Answered

Health Informatics – Your Questions Answered

Our Enrollment Counselors field some really great questions from prospective students! In this post, we’ve asked Health Informatics Program Manager, Megan Landry, B.S.N., M.H.A.-Informatics to lend her expertise to these Health Informatics-related questions. If you were to have any questions about anything at all related to UNE Online or online education in general, leave them…

Melanie Berdyck

Ambassador 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…

Ashley Tellier, Student Support Specialist

Meet our Team: Ashley Tellier

At the young age of 28, Ashley Tellier’s experience in the higher education industry is already impressive. Since her professional career in higher education began in 2011 she has gained extensive experience in the areas of Advising, Admissions, Registration, and New Student Orientation. Ashley started at UNE Online in her current role as a student…

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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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Fostering Growth Mindset in Grad Students

“People with a fixed mindset believe that their traits are set in stone – they have a certain amount of intelligence and nothing will change that. The opposite of this is the growth mindset – people see their qualities as things that they can develop through effort and practice” (Gallagher, 2014, their emphasis). According to…

MSW Careers

Careers in Social Work: Now is the Time to Earn an MSW

Now is the time to earn an MSW. The future is bright for Social Workers, as the field of social work evolves to accommodate the ever-changing needs of vulnerable populations. Political turbulence, climate disasters, widening class divides, an increasing emphasis on mental health—these have all combined to open and solidify, a promising job market for…

3 Top Trends in Health IT for 2018

3 Top Trends in Health IT for 2018

Health Informatics has definitely been, and will continue to be, making headlines. From wearables and artificial intelligence to data acquisition and analysis and everything in between, Health IT is ubiquitous. In 2018, as technology becomes more integrated into healthcare, the following look to be the top trends in Health IT for 2018: Smart Hospitals 2018 will mark the push from…

Mollie Kaubrys, MSW Enrollment Counselor at UNE Online

Meet our Team: Mollie Kaubrys

Meet Mollie Kaubrys, an Enrollment Counselor for the Master of Social Work degree program. Mollie joined UNE in the spring of 2017 and has a background in higher education and a degree in International Studies from American University. At UNE Online, students are our top priority, and their success is what drives each and every…

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Authentic Learning and Assessments: Readying Online Students for the Real-World

Last week at UNE Online’s first ever Online Learning Symposium ( https://www.instagram.com/p/Bea2jgjH8If/ ) , I had the opportunity to share our goal of creating learning experiences and assessments that are not only rigorous and research-based, but also authentic to real work and real life, so that when our students leave us, they have the tools to…

Monique Roy

New Education Legislation: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Education Legislation Through the Decades In December of 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2002.  This reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) attempted to address some of the issues that made No Child Left Behind a source of…