Author Archives: CapellaAdmin


Now what?

September 30, 2009

You are finally in the doctoral program – now what? You may be surprised how many doctoral learners start their program with a minimal understanding of what the doctoral program is about. What got them into the program may very … Continue reading

Doctoral Journey – the Inner Education

July 29, 2009

One of my interests beyond my work as an academic advisor is watercolor painting. I attend workshops, read what some Master watercolorists have to say about their work and I paint. I have a great deal of appreciation for the … Continue reading

ACADEMIC RESILIENCY OR WHAT MAKES YOU SUCCEED?

June 23, 2009

Being successful in the doctoral or any graduate program is a clear objective. The path to that outcome is however not easy. The focus is on what happens when learners encounter roadblocks and even more importantly on what helps them … Continue reading

THE ARTIST’S WAY OF SUCCEEDING IN ACADEMIA

April 13, 2009

Recently, in my pursuit of learning more about the art of watercolor, I came across series of articles written by an Australian artist Tony Smibert, in the journal International Artist. It introduced a five part series about the “why” of … Continue reading

SHIFTING GEARS – FROM COURSES TO DISSERTATION RESEARCH

February 27, 2009

When I speak to my advisees I introduce the doctoral program in two parts: Part one: – core required courses – specialization courses – electives – 3 residential colloquia