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Why do professors use course-buyouts?

I am confused about how course buyouts work in the United States and about how the incentives play out for professors and the university. I will use a constructed example to frame my confusion. Please ...
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To what extent is the university budget public?

I guess this is technically a legal question, but since it is about universities I hope it is ok to ask it here. Let's say that university A has employed the construction company X for a big project. ...
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In recent academic history, why has research funding increasingly focused upon large interdisciplinary teams?

As noted in Derek Bok's "Higher Education in America," there is a trend in increased funding for large interdisciplinary research programs since the 1970's (Think NSF MRSEC, for example). What is the ...
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how should I be positive about financial support?

I am accepted for the January intake.I am a fully funded student. I received the acceptance letter from university but the university has not sent me any financial support letter. My supervisor just ...
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How to run a fiscally independent research department? [closed]

I spoke with a professor and learned that The University of Tennessee chemistry department turns a net profit. It receives zero tuition money. It has patents and research grants. How does it achieve ...
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Methodology for estimating costs of a master’s program before seeking official approval for the program [closed]

Do you happen to know any methodology for estimating the cost of a master’s program at university level before proposing and asking for approval of that program and cost by the state or the university ...
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Department not giving me TAships after a dispute with professor, what should I do?

I got in a dispute with a professor I TA'd for, and now my department is not giving me TAships. What should I do? I am required to teach more classes in my department in order to satisfy a ...
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What are the major differences between PhD programs in mathematics and PhD programs in other STEM fields?

I am currently two years into a math PhD program at a mid-tier state school. I read a lot of advice about getting a STEM PhD on the Internet, but a lot of it seems very inapplicable to mathematics. I ...