Tips for Building a Positive Relationship with Your Online Academic Advisor

Asking for help is not always easy. Online learners tend to be (or at least need to be to some degree) more independent learners. However, this does not negate the importance of forming connections with your fellow online students and faculty members in your field of interest who can serve as great sources for networking and support during your academic program.

However, there’s another person who also plays an important supportive role in your academic journey: your academic advisor.

Working through Graduate School Burnout

You've started your master's or doctoral degree program and you're ready for the challenge! All you can think about is how great your new degree will look on your resume, all the doors it will open for you, and how it’s so awesome you can do it all from your own home.

What You Need to Know about the Doctoral Dissertation Milestones

Have you heard the statistic that says only about 50 percent of doctoral students in the U.S. actually finish? I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s not by choice. While a select few may be satisfied with passing their Doctoral Comprehensive Examination and joining the ABD Club (all but dissertation), most are committed to beginning the dissertation writing process with the goal of conducting research and defending their dissertation to earn a coveted doctoral degree.

Active Reading Strategies Can Improve Reading Comprehension and Retention

How do you most enjoy reading? Maybe you would prefer to be stretched out on a sunny beach or curled up on the couch with a book. However, when it comes to reading that takes serious focus, you need a different approach

NCU Graduation 2013 - The Official Trailer

At Northcentral University, graduation is the highlight of our year! Join us on June 8 as we celebrate the diverse men and women who have taken their careers to a higher degree.

Get to Know Dean Henline

Meet Dr. Branden Henline, dean of NCU's School of Marriage and Family Sciences.

How would you describe yourself in 140 characters?
I am an easy-going family man who likes the outdoors and is committed to integrity and excellence in marriage and family therapy training.

What is your favorite weekend activity?
Camping, when possible, and good movies with my wife.

What is your favorite comedy movie of all time?
Brian Regan’s I Walked on the Moon.

The Value of Programmatic Accreditation

You may think that finding a college or university with regional accreditation is the only assurance of quality and acceptance you need, but if your plan is to become a licensed professional or practitioner, it’s also important to learn if your specific field requires a degree program with programmatic or specialized accreditation.

Getting to Know Dean Haussmann

Dr  Robert Haussmann edit (2)In an effort to acquaint our students and alumni with the Dean of the School of Psychology, we caught up with Dr. Robert “Bob” Haussmann and asked him a few getting-to-know-you questions:

Virtual Student? How to Connect with other Virtual Students

As a student, building social networks with your peers and instructors is an important part of the education experience. The only problem is you’re a virtual student—and proud of it—but you still crave the social connections that are common in a traditional higher education environment. What can you do?

Social Media
Social media is no longer reserved for giggly teenagers who engage in poke wars and party pumping coeds. There is legitimate value and quality connections to be had.

Peace Requires Action

Meet Alumnus Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch (MAMFT, 2012)

The Shalom Task Force located in Brooklyn, New York, was created as the first domestic violence and family enrichment organization in the Orthodox Jewish community. The institute helps teenagers in over 50 schools by promoting healthy dating relationships in addition to providing premarital education. It also oversees a national domestic violence hotline.

The man behind this work is Executive Director Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch (MAMFT, 2012).