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What should I do if a Professor yells at me and a fellow student in class?

So I'm taking a storyboarding class at my college and we have a big project coming up. I've been working on it a lot and talked about the story with my professor and he seemed to really enjoy it. We'...
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Do professors ever befriend former students? [closed]

A couple semesters ago I had a professor that had a pretty big impact on my academic career as well as my personal life. Through a series of events the professor came to know this and also come to ...
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Need advice on options for strong recommendations to Top CS programs

I am considering applying to competitive PhD programs this year, but I am not certain who/how to ask for strong recommendation letters. I am not even sure the following experiences will yield strong ...
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Do LOR writers need to be someone who's taught you a class?

Background: (Undergrad applying For PhD in the US) I need to submit 3 LOR's. I have one in mind from my personal university and 2 from other universities (with whom I have done extensive research with)...
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Hiring a professor to review doctoral thesis [closed]

Where can I find a professor to review my doctoral thesis? My current professor has a turnaround of 5 to 6 weeks before getting back to me with suggested revisions. I was hoping to hire someone to ...
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How to build a better positive image of yourself to your Ph.D. advisor

I am currently a first-year Ph.D. student taking a course sequence with my Ph.D. advisor. The first class of the sequence went really well, however, the second class is not going as well. The most ...
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Long Interview for Visiting Assistant Professorship [closed]

I'm having my second interview for a VAP position so I'm looking to see what the Deans might ask and what I might ask them. The position is in photojournalism and I'm teaching my first class at ...
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Can we use online video lectures to free university professors from lecturing for lower-division courses in mathematics? [closed]

During the 2020-2021 Covid-19 season, universities and colleges around the world made most of their math classes online over Zoom and many professors have their recorded lectures. Most math lectures ...
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How to include research with a professor on a CV after they have moved to a different university than the one I attended

I am putting together a CV detailing my research experience as I finish my PhD. I noticed that one of the professors I worked with as an undergraduate at my alma mater is now at a different university....
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How to deal with professors who don't respond to emails?

I am an undergraduate student in India who is struggling to get professors to reply to my emails. I believe that my emails are well-drafted. Here is an example: Dear Professor X, I am Y, a student in ...
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Correct verb for professor “writing” student exams?

On their CV, how should an associate professor go about making a bullet point accomplishment that they "designed / wrote / created / produced" student exams? that is, devised several pages ...
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Should i contact professors before applying for Masters in Canada?

I am looking into sending out applications for M.Eng in Aerospace in Canada. I was wondering if it is necessary for me to contact a professor before applying as M.Eng is mostly project based and not ...
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What should I do when the recommender is not replying?

I am applying for Ph.D. in US universities. I already applied in some places and suggested my recommenders name as well. Now one of my recommender (who previously wrote a recommendation letter for me) ...
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Asking a faculty member at my university that I have not met(!) about his research, and about courses that deal with his specialty/my career goal?

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Computer Science B.S. and Mathematics B.S. My dream career is to work in quant. finance. However, my school does not have a dedicated ...
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May I ask professors to reschedule two back to back night classes from 4:30PM to 9:00PM?

As a graduate school student, I have two professors teaching two separate classes that go from 4:30PM to 5:50pm and 6:00pm to 9:00PM. This happens every one day of the week. I'm not sure whether I can ...
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How to manage a colleague in your research group taking your idea?

I have been a newly appointed lecturer (18 months). Within my first 6 months I have advertised a PhD subject in order to recruit a good student. The specific project was advertised a year ago. I ...
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How to write statement or letter of intent for US graduate school?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position in US universities. One university asked for a statement or letter of intent. There is nothing written on their website(e.g. what I should include, what they are ...
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Pros and cons of living in the same building as faculty members, during one's PhD

What are the pros and cons of living in the same shared apartment building that house faculty members? Some pros: It's an opportunity to network with faculty and spend quality time together, outside ...
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Is it appropriate or acceptable to thank a professor for their dissenting public opinion?

This is a question mainly in case I haven't foreseen any potential repercussions. The pandemic is a contentious issue, and a particular academic in my country has been outspoken with the same view as ...
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Is it appropriate for professors to ask students to type notes for their classes (with or without paying students) in United States?

I wonder if it is appropriate for professors to ask their students in class to type notes (in latex whatever) for the classes they are teaching and if there is any "elegant" way for students ...
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Should I send a second (but not consecutive) follow-up email?

By the end of the term, I am supposed to choose my MA supervisor. Normally, I agreed to meet her to confer on a possible common area of interest this week. On Monday, I sent her an email asking when ...
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Why would a professor not reply? [duplicate]

A professor has offered me a summer research project at his lab. The last we had talked was on a Zoom call during which I was offered the position. He had then asked me to send my academic records ...
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Can I request to see a reference about me?

From USA universities, Can I request to see a reference about me? Do they offer the Right to Information and request the information provided in a referee report about me to release? I can have this ...
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Missed to add the name of co-author

I submitted a conference paper to an IEEE conference via edas system. I included the details of co-author in the uploaded document but missed to add in the system. I noticed it when I received the ...
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problem with online class

I am a student at my local community college taking prenursing classes. my professor for A&P II requires a 360 camera while taking all the tests online on response. I have two small kids who I ...
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What's the best way to ask a professor for their syllabus before the term starts? [duplicate]

"I am taking your course in Spring 2021. Is it possible for you to send the syllabus if there is one ready?" Is the wording okay?
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Should I email a professor during Christmas and New Year Holidays?

I got a project confirmation from a professor 2 days ago. The project would require me to travel abroad during the summer vacation period of May-July 2021. The formalities such as offer letter and ...
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A professor I know is becoming head of department, do I send congratulations or condolences?

I don't know much more about the transition - only that the professor is becoming the new head effective [date], and that they have the support of the department. Do I send congratulations (because it'...
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Associate Professor vs Assistant Professor vs Lecturer [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between associate and assistant professor in terms of contract length, status and salary. And also how both positions are published and what's the recruitment process of ...
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How Long Should I Wait After a “I’ll be in touch soon” reply, to follow Up?

After writing to a potential postdoc advisor in the US, I got replied like; "... will follow up soon. .................... ...new project is matching with your profile. .................... ...
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My professor skipped me on Christmas bonus payment

I am a fourth-year data science Ph.D. student and my professor always tends to send bonus payment at the end of November for all of his Ph.D. students. This year, all of my teammates got the bonus, ...
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How early should I start asking professors for a summer position?

I am a high school student and have several professors at colleges nearby who are conducting research I find very interesting. I am going to ask them to consider letting me work under them during the ...
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How should a high-school student approach professors in research institutions about research opportunities?

I am a high schooler who lives in the vicinity of many premier research institutions and am very interested in going into STEM. I know that I will have to ask a lot of professors to let me work under ...
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I am about to fail a required course due to difficulties caused by mental health issues. How can I save my degree? [closed]

So I expect to finish my master degree next August, and I was supposed to pass one undergraduate course to fulfill my degree requirements. I took this course last year and I failed it, so I had to ...
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How can I ask to not be assigned a seat near a particular person during exams?

I'm going to write my exams next month, but since COVID-19 we have special rules on how exams should be carried out and one of them is that every student is assigned a place to sit in the examination ...
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Professor deviating from the syllabus mentioned apriori

I am currently taking a graduate course which is a combination of two subjects and we have two faculty teaching it - call them A and B - one for each subject. Before my classes started, we had an ...
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Our final exam has us work in pairs. I am struggling with personal issues and worried about being able to pull my weight. Should I ask to work alone?

I am an undergrad about to graduate this month. I've been dealing with post-traumatic stress and severe depression for almost two years now. This time of year is especially difficult for me due to ...
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Which is a better combination for PhD recommendation letters?

My field is language-related and I have been conducting research in it with two professors in the past couple of years. Is it better for me to request recommendation letters from these two professors ...
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What is the meaning of this poem on a professor's personal webpage? [closed]

I've found a few extremely high performing computer science professors listing The Satrapy, a relatively obscure poem, on their personal webpage. Does it have any special meaning with relation to CS/...
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I am (likely) being accused of cheating by my professor, what do I do? [closed]

I took my final last Wednesday (it’s Monday) and on Friday I received an email from my professor asking to meet to discuss my performance on the final. I got a little stressed but was more worried ...
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Is this tenured professor plagiarizing his lectures?

A tenured professor at my university has hand-copied an out of print textbook in his field. His lectures consist of reading his hand-written notes from the text to his students. He does not deviate ...
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Doing a PhD at a famous football school: how can I ask for time off to attend games?

Consider a famous football school in the U.S., for example Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Auburn, and Ohio State. I am doing a PhD in a STEM field at one of these schools, and on 6 or 7 ...
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How can I apologize to my former research professor whom I ghosted?

At my university, I worked with a professor in knot theory for about a year. I am an undergraduate, and I wanted some experience in research. This professor was one I had a fairly good relationship ...
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What are some questions that you can ask your prospective Ph.D. supervisor during interview? [duplicate]

I have an interview with a professor for a Ph.D. position in the US next week. As I was going through the possible questions that a professor can ask, so I was wondering what if they ask me if I have ...
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Buying a gift for my PhD student after his graduation

All posts here on the "graduation gift" subject are about a gift from the PhD candidate to the professor (after the graduation of course). What about a gift for the student from the ...
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What valid reason can I give for my low CGPA to a prospective PhD advisor? [closed]

I am applying for PhD in US universities and my CGPA is lower than they ask for. But I believe my research experience is good enough to get a position. When I contacted a professor with my CV, he ...
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How important is outreach for applying to tenure track professor position?

I often see outreach listed in the CVs of professors, which makes me believe that doing outreach is beneficial to advancing a professors career. What I'm wondering though is if this is only import for ...
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A current PhD applicant in a dilemma between current lab and other programs

Some of my backgrounds: Currently a master's student in a good but not top school. Now in a research group that could have been more productive. I am applying for PhD programs in this round of ...
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My University professor copied parts of my assignment for the sample solution. Should he have credited me?

So I just saw this and found it kind of funny, a bit weird, I guess flattering and wondered if he should have at least asked me or gave me some credit and is he allowed to do this as the professor? ! ...
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How should I request a professor to restrict communication to email?

My instructor for an undergraduate math course (a professor) has been interacting with me over WhatsApp lately, and I feel that that is very unprofessional (and uncomfortable), since I (and everyone) ...

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