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Academic misconduct effect on potential acceptance

I’ve received an academic misconduct (yes my fault) which will result in an F in the course and a term suspension. However, they take a very long time to issue a punishment and so oftentimes you’ll ...
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What does this reply imply after a missed application deadline?

I missed the deadline to apply for admission in PhD programs of the University of Toronto by a month (because of my job restrictions!). So I mailed the University's PG office asking whether there can ...
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What should you do when asked by the chair to raise course grade distribution when the students do not deserve it?

I am an adjunct in a reputable North American university. It is my first semester teaching an upper-year/beginning graduate-level course. A student raised a complaint against me to the chair of the ...
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Graduate Certificate After Masters

I have a Masters Degree from the UK and I would like to apply for a graduate Certificate studies in a field completely different from my Masters degree in Canada. Would there be an issue in processing ...
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How can there be a a department with no full professors? Should I be wary of it when applying for tenure-track?

A certain mathematics department of a Canadian university has assistant professors, associate professors, but no (full) professors. I find this odd. The university was founded in 1980 as a "...
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My 1.5 time accomodations were not properly implemented, what can I do?

I am an undergraduate student in Canada. I have academic accommodations from the accessibility centre since I have autism and ADHD. I informed the instructor of my 1.5x exam time at the start of the ...
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Should I make room in the my cover letter for a service paragraph or can the CV take care of the service element?

I'm applying for a tenure-track job in a small humanities field at a good, well-respected university. As you might expect, the ad says that candidates should "demonstrate a strong commitment to ...
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What are my chances of admission to high-ranked PhD programs given my mediocre GRE taken in 2018 (154 V, 153 Q),but Master's degree in Yale? [duplicate]

So hey everyone! Basically I have been lately considering applying to a PhD in Political Science, 2 years after I finished my Master's degree in an Ivy League institution in a related field. As it ...
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Can someone’s degree get revoked if the university has evidence they cheated retrospectively? [duplicate]

I know someone who got caught stealing the exam and cheating. He now practices and sees patients! If I alert the universities to look into it they will see that my information is correct. Will they be ...
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Funding for Masters for international students

Is it tough to get funding for a Masters in the USA/Canada? My undergraduate CGPA was 3.94, and I graduated last month, but I don't have any publications yet. My thesis was on VLSI, but I want to ...
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Changing PhD supervisor before officially starting program

TL; DR: I want to switch my supervisor that I confirmed with before beginning my neuroscience PhD in September. I'm officially accepted into the program under this supervisor, signed the letter of ...
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Cancer when applying for university. Can I still get in?

I'm applying for university and I wonder if my cancer would ruin my chances of getting in? Another thing is it consider a disability? How should I go about mention it?
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How can assistant professors (without industry experience) become professional engineer in Canada?

I recently asked a question about the acceptance of postdoc years to be counted as professional experience for a professional engineer application (in Ontario, Canada). The answer I got (partially) ...
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Recommended course of action if I am facing potentially biased grading and bullying due to my disabilities

It's obviously a very undesirable thing to even contemplate suing my university, but please hear me out on it. I'm leaning in that direction and seeking advice from anyone who's been there before, ...
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Is it common to apply for a tenure track position while having a tenured position?

A colleague of mine has a tenured position in mathematics in Europe. He is interested to move to another country (US, Canada). In order to increase his chances to find a job, he does not mind to apply ...
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May a university lecturer wear a cap while teaching in the North American Setting?

If not, can one refer to any formal (written) prohibition of wearing caps for lecturers, in a North American university? The cap may be text-less or have any non-offensive text/image.
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Is there any chalk talk in the case of a campus interview associated with a Canadian STEM-based tenure-track position?

In addition to the related questions in this website, I have been reading about chalk talk (e.g., here and here). My assumption was that this is the common routine everywhere in the North America for ...
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Is it Worth it to Pursue a Degree with a Criminal Record?

Recently I went to a job agency that assists people with finding jobs. My career coach encouraged pursuing higher education. The agency is government funded and they basically help people with ...
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Visa to attend conference in Canada - Shall I contact the conference organisers?

I have submitted an abstract to attend a forthcoming conference in July 2023. The decision on my abstract is still pending. Is it okay to contact the organizers and inquire about the status of the ...
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When are tenure-track positions in the social sciences usually announced in Canada?

I am ABD (All but Dissertation), and I want to start applying for TT jobs in my field. Probably for Fall 2024 or Winter 2025. When are these advertised?
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Is it possible to get back to pure math graduate study after working for two years?

I graduated with a honors computer science bachelor degree back in 2020 in Canada. During my last two years in the undergraduate study, I developed a strong interest in pure math especially algebra ...
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Seemingly insurmountable requirements to being admitted to a veterinary medicine program in the US/Canada

In three years time, I will have (hopefully) finished a biochemistry degree at the ETH Zürich. I'm thinking about moving to the USA/Canada after that to study Vet Med. In most places I've read, there ...
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Any significant differences between tenure track interviews between Canada and the US

I've been invited to a zoom interview at UBC, Canada, for a tenure track job in physics. I'm more or less familiar with the US academic system and how either the phone/zoom interviews or campus visits ...
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Are decision making processes for a tenure-track position totally transparent to all members of its search committee?

Assume a North American STEM-based tenure-track position to which a search committee, including a couple of faculty members and the chair of their department, corresponds. Regarding decisions to be ...
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Is it common that a supervisor doesn't even read their students code?

My friend is very frustrated, he realized recently that his supervisor never read the code he was working on for the last year for his PhD. As he described the situation, his supervisor doesn't seem ...
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How do research funders make sure their money is spent reasonably?

How do research funders audit where their money is going? Say they give some amount to a professor, after one year the professor didn't produce a thing in his research. How does it work? It seems very ...
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Pure mathematics PhD fellowships for international students in the US [closed]

I am an Indian student that completed both undergraduate and masters degrees outside India. I am currently looking for PhD fellowships that might fund my pure mathematics degree at US/Canadian ...
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PhD admissions without admission deadlines

I have done my masters in computer science and artificial intelligence and have some work experience in the software industry. Due to certain personal and family reasons, I had to halt my additional ...
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Leaving a TT job then re-entering academia: Area of business and management

"My question is whether I will be able to find an academic job after leaving a Tenure-Track position, with about 1 year gap" I am currently in a situation to leave my assistant prof position ...
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Will poor grades from my first attempt at college affect graduate school admission?

I first attended college A, but had many personal problems, failed many classes, and eventually dropped out and returned to my home country. Three years later, I applied to local college B, where I ...
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Will it give a negative impression if a professor mentions that he declined a gift card from me in his reference letter?

I am an international student studying in North america. I am applying for a master's program. I reached out to many professors for a letter of recommendation, but none replied. So, I told one ...
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Are tenure-denying decisions public?

Following this question it is natural to ask a basic question: Assuming a tenure-track faculty member in the US or Canada was denied tenure after their case has been submitted to the University. Is ...
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A Guide to enrol for a PhD in Management with UK Regulated Qualifications

I want to enroll in a top Canadian/US university for PhD program in management with options in human resource management/entrepreneurship. I do not have a BSc degree but have over 14 years ...
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Can I cancel a university offer acceptance in Canada? [duplicate]

I just received an offer from an Ontario university for a post-graduate program and it requires me to reply very soon. However, I also have a professor at another university who is very likely to give ...
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Should you ask same professors to provide recommendation letters for different graduate program applications at the same university?

I asked some professors for recommendation letters for my MEng in Mechanical Engineering after having completed my BEng in Mechanical Engineering. I am looking to apply for an MEng in Computer ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in USA and Canada about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

I live in an Asian country and completed my master's in Math in June 2020. I want to do a PhD in Europe, but I have had some difficulties in finding a suitable position. I do not believe doing a PhD ...
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What departments in a university could want a volunteer pure math alumni during the summer?

I am looking for academic opportunities in the summer. Tomorrow I am going in person to ask professors in the math department. An engineering PhD candidate told me that there may be other departments ...
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What happens when someone wants to do a PhD after a failure? [closed]

I know someone who received a scholarship to do a Ph.D. in Applied Physics & Electronics in Australia. The length of the program was 3 years. She took 4 years, and couldn't finish the Ph.D. I don'...
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Appropriate time gap for contacting a professor after an interview

I had an interview for a research-based master's program in Canada over a month ago. Since the interview, I have not received any updates from the professor. What would be an appropriate time to wait ...
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What does a Bioinformatics research assistant do in a US university?

I am interested in the field of Bioinformatics in the USA. As far as I know, a Research Assistant (RA) is a Ph.D. student or postdoc fellow working in a funded project under a research professor, ...
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If you did not get an informal notice of admission when other applicants did, can you assume that your application was probably denied?

I am an international applicant to a graduate program in Canada. I found out last week that at least one domestic applicant already received an informal email from the admissions team informing them ...
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How do Canadian chairs work

I know there are tiers of Canadian chairs (Tier I and II). Tier I is for full professors and Tier II is for assistant professors. I want to know how Canadian chairs work such as how to apply for them ...
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Do Canadian universities defer to the grade conversion scale of a foreign univerisity or do they follow their own? [closed]

I'm planning to apply this year to several Ph.D. programs at different universities in Canada. The school where I finished my master's degree (outside Canada) uses a percentage grading system where a ...
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Are University Policies and Procedures in (public) Canadian universities supposed to be public?

I recently attempted to access the current University Policies and Procedures for a (public) Canadian university from the university's website. But when I clicked on the link to the PDF the browser ...
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I'm applying for a job for an Asst. Prof in Canada, and not sure of the protocols for reference letters. Am I supposed to send them, or my referees?

The language in the job posting says, "Applicants must arrange for these and three letters of reference to be sent directly to." I have already requested three referees to directly email ...
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How could I share my concern about university ranking with a potential supervisor?

I have a master's degree from a university outside of Canada. I recently decided to apply for Ph.D. in Canada and I found a potential supervisor, I like his research area, he has more industrial ...
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Canadian Med School Professor looking to work in USA [closed]

Background info I’m a medical school professor at a Canadian medical school and was interested in potentially seeking a job in the US. Currently I make around $160k CAD pre tax ($124k USD) although ...
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Associate Professors without a PhD?

The title "Associate Professor", which is commonly used in North America, is "usually connected to tenure" in that it is almost exclusively given to tenured or permanent professors ...
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If someone is a Canadian permanent resident, can they pay tuition fees at the domestic rate?

Every Canadian tertiary institution maintains different rates for domestic students and international students for the payment of tuition fees. If someone has a Canadian PR (Permanent Residency), can ...
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How do I go about asking my supervisor how he'll remedy a mistake with my stipend?

I'm a PhD student at a university that is in the process of evaluating updates to stipend policies and one of the students involved in providing feedback on said policy updates. During a meeting a few ...
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