I was reading through a recent thread about HMU, a doctoral degree granting institution, and it occurred to me that research supervision wasn’t fully addressed. BillDayson was discussing the importance of an institution’s reputation in the academic field (not just HMU, but anywhere), but specifically mentioned that HMU seemed to have no academic profile. I wondered about the faculty background and looked at their website. Setting aside their ‘faculty’ that includes Homer and Plato (cute), three-quarters of their ‘tutors’ that guide students through the Great Books and their subsequent research do not have research doctorates of their own (J.D.’s and Executive J.D.’s typically do not have theses). They even have one tutor with only an undergraduate degree. Let's set aside all the discussion about accreditation and employment. How credible do you think this kind of supervision arrangement is?