Advisors & Faculty

How do I approach Milestone 3: The mentor-approved proposal?

April 29, 2012

Podcast Description: Reaching the stage where your mentor approves your proposal is the first major hurdle in the dissertation process. The proposal provides the foundation for your dissertation, and as such, it must include a wealth of information and detail. … Continue reading

How do I approach the first meeting with my mentor?

Podcast Description: The key relationship in your doctoral journey is with your dissertation mentor. Find out how you can get off on the right foot. Transcript: The following presentation is a production of Capella University and is not intended for … Continue reading

Fear of Faculty

June 16, 2011

Don’t be afraid of your mentor. Too many learners are. Or at least, too many learners are afraid to speak up if their mentor is not turning feedback around in two weeks during the quarter, or is not responding to … Continue reading


May 3, 2011

Thank you, John, for raising some interesting questions about NO. Not for a moment am I suggesting that learners become automatons. Instead, use those critical thinking skills to help you understand those times when NO can only mean NO. Let … Continue reading

Connecting the dots

September 8, 2008

Over the last twenty years, technology has reorganized how we live, how we communicate, and how we learn. We derive our abilities by forming connections between things – chaos states that the meaning exists – the learner’s challenge is to … Continue reading