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Asking Professor for teaching assistantship

I am an undergraduate student and have taken a course which interests me a lot(Details won't matter I guess). The course is split into lectures and lab sessions. The lab prof had a graduate student ...
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which are the best database that suitable to save fingerprint image processing? [closed]

MySQL or Virtual Basic?? i want to save the image processing of fingerprint. anyone can help me?
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Cost/benefit of interim professorship

What is the cost/benefit analysis for a Post-Doc taking a position as an interim professor? Some costs I can think of: High teaching workload. Current projects suffer and a gap in publication record ...
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Professor dismissed error I found in her work. I need more feedback, but the field is small

Background / My problem: I believe to have found a substantial error in my professor's original research. After getting answers to my previous question, I emailed her about it, but she was ...
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Found mistake in my professors book: Tell her or publish? If so, how?

I just came across quite a big problem for an interpretation my professor puts forward in her recently published book (a book containing original research in the humanities, not a textbook). I am not ...
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Should I send email expressing my gratitude to professors who provided me with letters of recommendation?

I have asked for LORs from two professors that I haven't cooperated in the past and they were happy to provide them. Now, I've been admitted in the MSc program I was interested in. Should I write an ...
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How long should you wait for a professor who's late for class? [closed]

I've heard that you should wait 15 minutes for a professor who is late to a class, before leaving. Some of my classmates have said that the 15 minute rule is only for professors without PhD's, and ...
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Would a professor write a bad letter of recommendation?

I asked a professor from my online graduate degree to write a letter of recommendation. It was when I first started looking at graduate school, so was not prepared with what you would usually want to ...
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Is it proper to propose a thesis collaboration to a professor you don't know?

I am a master student at one of the best universities in Europe. As I am studying finance, I would like to have an experience in the US or London. I will have to start working on my master thesis ...
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Math Adjunct Professor positions and salary in a big city

From searching online, I see that the salaries for math adjunct professors are about 36k. That's insanely low for New York City standards. An undergraduate business school student that graduates from ...
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How to counteract poor academic instruction and demanding workload at German university?

I am an undergraduate student at a university in Germany. I already hold a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field from a university abroad, and I also have a solid secondary school background with ...
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Is it okay for professors to completely copy another professors' notes, assignments, and exam questions word for word from another university? [duplicate]

I have a professor who used the same lecture notes, same assignments, and same exam questions word for word from from another professor at a different university (who posts his notes, assignments, and ...
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How to contact professors as a high school student?

I am a high school student who is interested in mathematics. As such I have been emailing several professors from prominent universities. I have been running into trouble when trying to figure out ...
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Two applications to different departments at same uni. But: One professor is affiliated with both departments

I would like to apply for PhD programs in two different departments, but at the same uni. I am interested in both fields, but not in the overlap between the two. Generally, this shouldn't be a ...
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What should do when you don't have your masters anymore and you can't apply for PhD? [closed]

I have been a Masters student in a German university. I had 4 semesters and as a rule in my last semester, I went to an other city to do my masters thesis. When I was doing my thesis, after 3 months I ...
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How should I address a potential FERPA violation by a professor?

In the United States, federal law prohibits professors from releasing any student's grades to any party other than the student and any party whom the student authorizes to receive the grades. One of ...
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Do professors work through all the homework problems they assign to students?

I'm wondering if this is case especially for time-consuming work like programming problems in computer science spanning several thousand lines of code. Or when a professor teaches a new course they ...
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I want to quit PhD after 4 months. Should I? [closed]

I am a first year PhD student. I am doing it from an institute in a remote part of the world where the temperature is -10 degrees most time of the year. I took this opportunity after doing my Masters ...
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'Introduction to Subject X' & Guide books : How do they influence the academic reputation?

Many professors publish introductory books on their subjects, for undergraduates or sometimes books for a non-academic audience. something like "Introduction to Art History" or a 'guide book' to ...
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How to deal with an unprepared professor?

For one of my classes (upper-level), the professor seems to be quite unprepared for the class. More specifically, As they openly disclose, they haven't looked at the course material in many years ...
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Are professors' salaries a function of the amount of grant funding they obtain?

Some professors direct large research programs. What is the typical practice for compensating them? For example, it is not unusual for a top professor to be directing $30 million in research grants ...
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Can I address my professors by their first name? [closed]

A couple of my professors always signs off on their emails with their first name only, such as, "best, Simon". Does this mean that I could write my emails to them with, "Dear Simon" or "Hi Simon" ...
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What does it mean when a department has 'retired professors' as part of their faculty? Can I still work with them?

What exactly does this mean? Could I do work with them? If not, why are they listed there? I am confused!
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Why are there some really young professors and other much older lecturers without professor status?

I was just wondering how this is possible, there are some 50+ year old people who are 'Dr. X Y', and others who are maybe "only" 40 years old , but they are 'Professor Dr. X Y'.
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How to be persistent in a polite way?

Recently I contacted an important researcher in my field, and he offered me a collaboration with his group. He told me to email him a proposal. Moreover, he recognized that he was usually very busy ...
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Sending my research proposal for a professor or offering to work on their project?

I am trying to contact with professors to showing them a research proposal that I want to work on for master degree. Some people advice me to not do this, because professors get fund for their ideas ...
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How to ask professor to let me audit lectures at university I am not enrolled in?

There is a professor in the city I am currently living in who does some interesting work. I would like to sit in on his lectures, but I do not know how to ask him. What is the best way for me to ask ...
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How should a student deal with personal criticisms from an assistant professor?

I am a PhD student. In the past I have met with an assistant professor for some general advice about my research, both times he has made off the cuff comments on my lack of competence as a researcher ...
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Not getting along with Spanish professor. Professor is condescending, and picks favorites. I feel I have enough evidence to do something [closed]

I am in a Spanish Translation class at a good public university. Background: I am a white male and a Spanish/Chemistry double major. I plan to pursue a PhD in Chemistry or teach at the high school ...
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How widespread is sharing of slides/assignments among educators?

Often, when taking a course at the university level, I amuse myself by Googling phrases from the instructors' slides, assignments, and other materials. I have found, without exception from any ...
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How do I explain to a prof who is not happy with my actions which were simply a mistake due to miscommunication? [closed]

I had emailed a professor for a summer internship opportunity. He had accepted me and aksed me write a proposal for applying through a fellowship. I replied back putting down some points for my ...
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What can be done about a professor who doesn't seem to know what they're doing? [closed]

Maybe I'm just frustrated and nothing can really be done (or nothing that will affect me). But anyway... I'm taking an upper level course (an elective directly related to my major of Computer ...
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What can students do if a professor penalizes an entire class because one student cheated on an exam?

Today, I was taking a test in my intro to sociology course. It is a difficult enough class when the minimum requirement for an A is 96%. It is also difficult when the professor gets off-topic and does ...
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Is this plagiarism? Can I publish my work

I happen to have worked on a Mathematical topic. The story is complicated. It was not my original idea. My professor had already worked on it for a long time, intermittently. In fact, when we started ...
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Write a reminder about a possible undergraduate project

I am currently doing some research for choosing a topic for my M.Sc. thesis. A week ago I sent an email to an external professor (I mean, not one in my University) asking about whether we could ...
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How to deal with a professor who grades assignments and exams incorrectly

I currently have a (graduate) professor who clearly does not understand the material she teaches at the level required by the course. This normally would not be a problem - I'm fine with educating ...
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Effect of offensive speech online on grad student life

I have a friend who has been accepted to grad school who posts stuff on line on social media that would offend many people. The person is not racist, homophobic, or anti-semitic but someone reading ...
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How to write a reminder mail to a Professor asking about the application?

I have applied to a advertised post for a Postdoctoral position in U.S.A. It's been a month and a half since I have sent the application documents via e-mail to the professor. I haven't received any ...
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When presenting an idea to a professor: Be optimistic or realistic

I'm trying to convince a professor about my research idea, but when I would start writing that email, I get stuck: should I be optimistic, for example, If we apply my idea, then X, Y and Z could ...
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Send link to a document/draft instead of attaching it to mail [closed]

When sending a mail to a professor/ academic, is it OK to send link of a document/draft/preprint instead of attaching it to the mail? What is the convention? The reason is, if you attach it, it ...
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Would it be a good idea to ask professor about academic standing relative to other students?

I'd like to know my academic standing relative to other students. This information would help me with: allocating my time and effort between classes deciding whether to take a follow up course ...
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How should a graduate student email a professor from another country in order to get feedback on their work?

I'm trying to contact with a professor from another country to ask him to see my work and send me a feedback. But I don't know what is better to say that, someone told me that I must "sell myself" and ...
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Moving from government research to academia

I am a mid-career scientist at a government research organisation, and I am considering a move back into academia. My current employer is looking after me very well and I know I am valued, but I have ...
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How does one go about finding out who the good instructors are? [closed]

I am an incoming freshman. I'd like the first set of courses I pick to be with great professors. By great I mean someone that's encouraging, honest, and patient, and that makes the subject ...
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How closely to the deadline should I expect professor to submit reference letter on my behalf?

I asked a professor to write a reference letter for me and he agreed to it; however, the deadline is coming up and he has yet to submit the letter. As I am not experienced with the process, I wanted ...
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Do professors in Germany have other payment than their standard salary?

I checked the salary scale for a W3 professorship position in Germany. The annual income is about 75K Euro which seems pretty low for someone managing about 20 people. Is there any other payment ...
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How to pitch a research idea to a professor as an undergraduate?

I have an idea which I'd like to work on with a professor at my university. In my initial email would it be arrogant to ask if he's interested in working with me on this particular topic (he's ...
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Website for professorship positions in Germany?

Is there any website for professorship positions in Germany? I find few websites, but they don't cover most of the universities. There are more up-to-date advertisements on the website of ...
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Visiting professor opportunities for PhD candidates

In my field, economics, I occasionally see opportunities for ABD PhD Candidates to apply for one- or two-semester visiting professor positions (presumably as sabbatical cover). I have only ever heard ...
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When to use the word “Prof.” in an SOP?

When should I call a professor in my SOP as Prof. X, or just leaving their name as X? All I want is not to be disrespectful, but also not to make unnecessary repetition. I think the natural way to ...