Attitudes & Motivation

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

Watershed Time

November 6, 2012

Looking back on the graduate school period of my life now (almost the first decade of this century), I’m reminded of a great line in a song by the Indigo Girls: “Every five years or so I look back on … 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

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.

Developing a Dissertation Strategy

September 10, 2012

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you rely on your past successes to determine your future means of action? How often do we utilize a task utilizing an approach that is known to us, only to find … Continue reading