Author Archives: Lian Partlow


Colloquia: How do you pronounce it?

August 24, 2010

Colloquia – what are they and how do you pronounce the word? Learners laugh with me often about the funny ways we try to pronounce the word “colloquia.” More serious are the talks I have with learners about their plans … Continue reading

Academic Success: Courseroom Discussions

July 29, 2010

By Alair Altiero and Lian Partlow A learner recently shared how energizing it has been for her to participate in courseroom discussions with peers in other states. The discussions pique her interest and she finds herself spending more time than … Continue reading

Planning ahead

June 3, 2010

“Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person” – Warren G. Bennis I have been thinking a lot lately about the importance … Continue reading

Preparing for Success

April 1, 2010

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell How much do we acknowledge to ourselves that success on our PhD journey results from preparation and learning from … Continue reading