Author Archives: Lori Schroeder

ePortfolio Access after Graduation

March 28, 2013

Dissertation advisors have been receiving a few questions about ePortfolio access after they have graduated. The following is what was shared with me from the Capella University Alumni Office: Data Retention Policy Learners will have access to their portfolios for … Continue reading

Three Excellent IRB Resources

February 12, 2013

The IRB process can be daunting. To facilitate your success and to help inform your IRB process, here’s good resources: Resources for IRB Submission You can also visit the Research Center ( for more information about the IRB process. It … Continue reading

2013 PhD Dissertation Changes!

December 1, 2012

Hello, Dissertation Learners! I am happy to echo the news of the great changes to your dissertation experience. Here’s just five of the excellent updates designed to foster your success in your goal of holding the PhD: 1. Beginning 2013, … Continue reading

Announcing the Excellence in Advising Award Program

October 31, 2012

Capella University is pleased to announce the Excellence in Advising Award Program. Here’s some background and a link to the nomination form: Each year, Capella University recognizes outstanding advisors who provide direction for you in achieving your educational goals. Capella … Continue reading

What Can I Do While Waiting for Research Plan or Dissertation Feedback or Approval?

September 17, 2012

As a dissertation advisor, I receive many messages from dissertators sharing their frustration and anxiety while they wait for feedback or approval of their submissions. Here’s a few activities to keep you moving forward: 1. If you are waiting for … Continue reading