Author Archives: Constance Davis


Feeling stuck? Welcome to the crowd!

March 15, 2013

At some point every working day, one of my advising colleagues or I will have a conversation with one of our advisees in which the learner says that s/he is feeling stuck. And then a large percentage of these learners … Continue reading

Should you stay or should you go?

February 7, 2013

Every so often some of my advisees ask me if they should stay in dissertation or if they should move on without completing it. I am not going to answer that question. What I do, though, is ask my advisees … Continue reading

Courseroom/Milestones They Are A-Changin’

December 18, 2012

As you have all have heard many times since late summer, the milestone process is changing. But the new dissertation courseroom is going to better help you see what the new milestone process looks like.

Always stay busy

November 13, 2012

A number of my advisees have been asking about how they can manage the SMR/Research Plan part of their dissertation journey. So, this blog post is especially targeted for those who are still working on their Research Plan and who … Continue reading

Your first quarter in dissertation

October 9, 2012

One’s first quarter in dissertation is the quarter in which one does tend to be most frustrated by the process – because it is not yet clear exactly what that process looks like.