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Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom

Posted: March 19, 2020 12:00:00 AM CDT

Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom

Campus interruptions can happen for a variety of reasons, from inclement weather to widespread outbreaks of illness. You can Keep Teaching and Learning with Zoom. Zoom is a cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings for the classroom and office, group messaging and screen-sharing experience into one easy-to-use platform. Everyone with a UNK email address has a Zoom account. Use your UNK credentials to log in. When you sign into Zoom, you MUST select “Sign in with...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Supporting College Student Success

Posted: March 10, 2020 8:00:00 AM CDT

Supporting College Student Success

Student affairs professionals must demonstrate a range of expertise to offer the support and encouragement that college students need. Those who have the greatest impact in the field, however, also recognize and employ strategies that empower students to thrive in a college setting and beyond. UNK’s online M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs equips current and aspiring professionals with the knowledge and skills that are key to effectively supporting college students toward...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Social Work Month 2020: Generations Strong

Posted: March 5, 2020 9:30:00 AM CST

Social Work Month 2020: Generations Strong

Social work is one of the fastest-growing professions of the twenty-first century. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow at a much faster rate than other occupations over the next ten years. Every March, a spotlight is placed on social workers during National Professional Social Work Month. This celebration provides the opportunity to highlight the important contributions that are made by social workers within our society. This year’s theme for...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Exercise and Physical Activity – FAQs

Posted: February 27, 2020 8:44:00 AM CST

Exercise and Physical Activity – FAQs

Many bodies of research have proven that regular exercise, of moderate to vigorous intensity, is beneficial for all ages of people (Sevil et al, 2018). Many of us have been taught the importance of physical activity (PA) from a young age. It reduces your risk of developing major illnesses and diseases such as cancers, heart disease, and diabetes (NHS, 2018). Exercise develops stronger bones which becomes important as you age (yes, this already applies to us college students). PA also reduces...

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By: Health Education

Category: General, Health Education

Survey Questions Mistakes

Posted: February 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Survey Questions Mistakes

  Failing to Avoid Leading Words / Questions Failing to Give Mutually Exclusive Choices Not Asking Direct Questions Not Adding a “Prefer Not to Answer” Option Failing to Cover All Possible Answer Choices Not Using Unbalanced Scales Carefully Not Asking Only One Question at a Time  Read more …

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

Gloria Vavricka: A Career Inspired by Providing Opportunity to Others

Posted: February 25, 2020 11:30:00 AM CST

Gloria Vavricka: A Career Inspired by Providing Opportunity to Others

Effectively navigating a university into the world of online education is no small feat. Championing a cause of this magnitude takes courage, persistence, an encouraging spirit, and the ability to collaborate. Throughout her career at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Director of eCampus Gloria Vavricka exhibited these skills while engaging others to join in the pursuit of making higher education more accessible to students.      Vavricka served as a lecturer in...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: eCampus, General

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Posted: February 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Tips for Building Effective Surveys

Creating surveys that yield actionable insights is about details. And writing effective survey questions is the first step. You do not have to be an expert to build and distribute an effective online survey, but by checking your survey against tried-and-tested benchmarks, you can help ensure you are collecting the best data possible. Building Effective Survey Make Sure That Every Question Is Necessary. Keep it Short and Simple. Ask Direct Questions. Ask One Question at a Time. Avoid Leading...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

A Degree That Translates Globally

Posted: February 11, 2020 11:00:00 AM CST

A Degree That Translates Globally

  Cam Chau’s journey to the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) began over 8,000 miles away in Vietnam. As a planning executive who coordinated supply chain management activities within a multinational company, Cam was expected to track societal changes, economic trends, technology advancements and regulatory factors that would have an impact on the business. Even with the robust practical knowledge and skills that she acquired after years of experience; Cam knew that an MBA...

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By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

Suicide: Statistics, Prevention, and Resources

Posted: February 3, 2020 8:44:00 AM CST

Suicide: Statistics, Prevention, and Resources

A tragic event that affects a family, circle of friends, school, and community that leaves people wondering what could have been done. Have you guessed what this is? Suicide is an epidemic that hits home for so many people not only on UNK campus but throughout our country. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide was the #10 cause of death among Americans in 2017. But did you know that suicide is the #2 cause of death across the college age demographic? Mental health...

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By: Health Education

Category: Health Education

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Posted: February 3, 2020 12:00:00 AM CST

Maximize EvaluationKIT Response Rates

Some administrators worry that online evaluations will generate a lower response rate, eroding the worth of the exercise, and limiting the value these deliver to their institutions.  This white paper proposes some new perspectives on response rates: that online evaluations deliver better quality information and reduce the time to action, and that response rates naturally build over time. Then it presents nine best practices you can implement at your college or university to help build...

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By: Shahla Alavi

Category: Information Technology Services

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