Author Archives: Laura Hutt


Creating the Independent Research Model

November 16, 2008

So, really, why don’t advisors research and publish in their own profession? We know the value of research to ourselves, our profession, our institutions, and especially to our learners. Lack of time, money, energy all contribute, but in my case, … Continue reading

The Research Question

November 2, 2008

I attended the NACADA annual conference in Chicago on October 1-4. I attended on my own dime and Capella’s time. The experience for my own professional development was well worth the cost. NACADA has over 10,000 members and nearly 3,500 … Continue reading

Purposeful Advising, Part 2 of 2

September 21, 2008

The number one core value of advisors is: Advisors are responsible to the individuals they advise (NACADA). Who wouldn’t agree with this? But what does it mean, especially to a doctoral advisor? I have learned over the last 18 months … Continue reading

Purposeful Advising (part 1 of 2)

September 7, 2008

In my first entry posted on 8/8/08, I asked the question, “What role would you like advising to play in your doctoral experience?” One of my colleagues, Jon answered, “Personally, and borrowing from NACADA, I’d like to see Capella Advising … Continue reading

Advising and Humor

August 24, 2008

Alan Alda (or was it Hawkeye Pierce) once said, “When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing each other”. You don’t make it through the dissertation process without a sense of humor and research supports this premise. The article, “The … Continue reading