Success Strategies

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

The Unnamed Technique (Or, “Why a Second Set of Eyes is Always Useful”)

September 24, 2012

I had an AWESOME post ready to roll for the blog this week. It was all about how to convey constructive criticism to your mentor when something’s not right about the relationship. I got the idea from a friend who’s … 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

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