Questions tagged [personal-misconduct]

Questions about inappropriate behavior that doesn't fall into sexual or academic misconduct.

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Should I cheat if the majority does it?

I'm taking the last and hardest exams of my master degree. During the exams we aren't allowed to use anything else but our brain. Cheating is pretty easy though: one has the lecture notes and all the ...
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Ethics of trying to trick/sabotage students into failure [closed]

Once in a while, I will hear stories (usually of the "friend of a friend" type) about some bold instructor who took some specific action in order to entrap or trick their students into poor academic (...
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A senior colleague that belittles my contributions, expertise and won't acknowledge a published error that I identified

I am a PhD student and the most junior person on our small team (me, a lab manager, a statistical analyst, a wet-bench scientist, a senior statistician, and our PI). The statistical analyst has been ...
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Disiplinary offense whilst a grad student, will university employers ask for it

I am starting to think about graduating from a PhD and a few years back I got a disciplinary offence. Basically, without full details, I was giving some advice to students on Facebook, another ...
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Advisor accused of personal misconduct — what should I do?

My advisor was recently accused of personal misconduct. He says he is innocent. I am posting here to ask what I should do. I am heavily reliant on his letter of recommendation. I will always be ...