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Does a private university need to get re-accredited if it moves to a different state?

In the U.S. there is no centralized agency that oversees accreditation of higher education institutions and the power and responsibility of accreditation are decentralized and distributed to various ...
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Telling my professor about another professor who accused me of cheating

One of my professors accused me of cheating because it appeared to them that I opened a link on moodle. I did, but did not look at what was open. It was opened by mistake as my laptop was lagging. I ...
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How do I find small, teaching-focused universities in the European Union?

I'm a European doctoral candidate about to defend her PhD dissertation. I'd love to eventually get a job at a small teaching university with a relatively larger focus on education rather than research;...
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tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college [closed]

I have some questions on the prospects to get a tt Assistant Professor position in math at a smaller university or liberal arts college in the US as a foreigner. I am from a european country and on ...
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How to teach a class with huge differences between students' backgrounds?

As there are different students with different educational and economical backgrounds in the classroom, I would like to know how a professor can deal with those differences. For example, ...
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Becoming a professor at a liberal arts college with H1B visa

I am an international student on an F-1 visa in the United States and planning to pursue a PhD in mathematics. I've been looking into career options after graduation, and lots of people from my ...
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Graduating a year early and applying to a philosophy PHD: looking for advice!

I am currently a second year student at an American mid-ranked liberal arts college, majoring in philosophy with hopes to attend a PHD program in philosophy (in the US) and become a philosophy ...
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Articles about different types of colleges and universities, from math faculty perspective

I'm looking for an article, web site, book chapter, whatever, that I can share with some math graduate students so that they can read and learn a little about some of the different types of colleges ...
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What should I do when a professor is teaching inaccurately? [duplicate]

I have a professor who is teaching an upper class man renaissance art history course. I am very passionate about this subject so I already have lots of prior knowledge. I found some inaccuracies in ...
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Can I use an Encyclopedia as a reference in an essay?

I am writing a paper that is about another culture. I need to include references about the culture in my paper. Is an encyclopedia an acceptable source for general information about the culture (...
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Are physics and natural sciences considered liberal arts?

I was surprised to see the description given for "liberal arts education" in Wikipedia as follows: Liberal arts today consists of four types of areas: the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, ...
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What are typical examples of "scholarly work"?

I am looking into applying to a teaching position at a liberal-arts institution. The application page asks for an example of scholarly work. What are good examples of scholarly work? For the sciences, ...
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Where to find details on Bachelor degrees majoring in IT?

I have been asked to design a major in IT (Information Technology). I am not based in US, and I didn't graduate in US. So, I am not familiar with US graduation system. However, I have been asked to ...
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Visiting Student for Graduate Studies in Mathematics [closed]

All, I am currently a student at a small liberal arts college which does not offer the courses that would make me more competitive as an applicant to Master's or PhD programs in Mathematics. Since I ...
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Research statement for liberal arts college: how much detail should I go into?

I am currently a math PhD student, and will be graduating next spring. If I'm applying for a position at small liberal arts college, what should my research statement look like? How detailed and how ...
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Is "liberal arts" a unique feature of American higher education?

Liberal arts programs are very common in the US but not in Europe (correct me if I am wrong). As I see here in discussions, the environment of liberal arts colleges is different: for example, student-...
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