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Questions tagged [professors]

Queries related to professors, a highly accomplished and recognized academic and an expert in their respective discipline.

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logliner analysis with more than 10 variables [on hold]

I want to run logliner analysis on SPSS Statistics 25 but I have more than 10 variables.= 1 outcome variable and 11 predictors/factors. The big number of factor variables can be explained by the fact ...
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How to tell professor the reason for dropping his/her subject without it sounding rude?

In our university, we are allowed to drop or cancel our classes before a certain deadline within the semester. The reason for dropping is, officially, not required but most professors I know usually ...
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Failed my professor months ago, not sure what to do now

About 8 months ago I was about to graduate university and was trying to figure out what to do with myself then. A professor asked me if I wanted to do my masters with him and I said yes almost ...
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Can I write the same text in method section in two different project?

I am working on two projects now and both of them have similar methods. What if I write the same text in the method part? Will it be count as plagiarism? I am almost finished working on them and both ...
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Holding positions in industry while being a professor

I have seen many professors also hold positions in industry, say Data Scientist at Uber or Machine Learning Manager at Google. How does this work? Do professors apply for these positions or do the ...
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Is it rude to visit a professor's office during office hours after he/she doesn't respond to my email?

I'm currently about to enter my final semester of undergraduate life and plan on continuing graduate studies (master's) at the same institution. Applications for the fall semester this year open in ...
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My professor never answered my email. What should I do?

I'm having trouble submitting an assignment into turnit in and my professor never replied back to my email. The assignment had 3 different parts to it and I was only able to submit one of the parts ...
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Contacting a professor I want to study with before application?

I had a question regarding contacting a professor who I wanted to study with before graduate applications start in April. I'm not sure if this is commonplace elsewhere, but in Korea students usually ...
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Do I need to report that the professor I have been assigned to TA hasn't assigned any work for me to do?

The professor I have been assigned to TA hasn't assigned any work and has stonewalled me. I have sent three emails to check in and he hasn't responded. How should I respond? Should I bother reporting ...
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Is it common to refer to someone as “Prof. Dr. [LastName]”?

I have generally only heard people refer to professors as either "Dr. Smith" or "Prof. Smith". However, I received an email that referred to the keynote speakers at a conference as "Prof. Dr. Smith". ...
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whether to send a follow-up email asking for research internship

I send a email to inquire about a research internship 3 weeks ago to a professor leading a research group(they clearly state that they have on their web-page) and I like the research group's research ...
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Mistake In an Email to Professor that is already sent out

I wrote an cold email to a professor to inquire about research opportunity. But I made an unforgivable mistake that I wrote his institution name wrong in the text. I should have wrote 'your research ...
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I hate taking lectures, can I still survive in academia?

I'm 3rd Physics & Mathematics student, and I almost hate taking and attending lectures; it is not because what is taught, I just don't like sitting in uncomfortable chairs with a lot of people ...
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Is it ok to ask professor to read my published article?

I have applied for a position last month and the deadline is on March. But by this time one of my work has been published in a good journal (which I wrote in my CV as under review). The position is ...
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Is it possible to do a self funded Ph.D. without masters in Germany?

Is it possible to do a self-funded Ph.D. without masters in Germany? Is it ok if someone writes to professors asking for a Ph.D. position in his lab? Will they take students if its self-funded?
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When you no longer want a professor on your dissertation committee [duplicate]

If I already asked a professor to serve on my dissertation committee but I now longer want him on my committee for various reasons, how can I politely tell him this through email? I just don't know ...
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How do I ask a professor to contact another professor he knows to accept me as a Masters student *via email*?

I did research with a professor during my senior year (2017/2018) and we published a paper together. He wrote me a letter of reference for my grad school applications. One of the professors I'm ...
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Is it normal for an instructor to refuse to tell students their current grade? [closed]

I want to know what my current grade in a particular class is. The professor says she refuses to tell us our grades. The syllabus mentions the same policy. Is this normal? What should I do?
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How acceptable is it to ask a professor a question such as “so you think it's justifiable to take points off my proof for this?”? [closed]

TLDR: Professor apparently only takes at most one look at a student's answer to determine correctness, doesn't award full marks kind of unfairly (clarifications below), is offended by hearing the ...
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Will I get a negative LOR from my professor

I have recently asked my professor to write a LOR for my taught master program application. We are not so familiar with each other, but at least I have attended one course of him (got A grade) while ...
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If a professor says he will not fund my internship as it will be my first visit, how can I convince him politely?

I contacted a professor in a foreign university for a possible research internship in his lab. He is willing to accept me as an intern, but has stated that since he barely knows me and it is the first ...
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Can a professor ask you to get a medical clearance from your doctor [closed]

My professor asked me to get a medical clearance from my dictor stating that I am free from my medical ailment. Can a professor do that?
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how to deal with this prof when he gives you his lowest grade? [closed]

Now our marks came out and the average is 94 and he gave me 2 marks less than the average of the class. (This means that I have got the lowest grade in the class) I am overthinking these days and ...
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How to ask for a recommendation letter from a professor after long time?

I had worked under a supervisor in 2015 and that year I asked a recommendation letter from him for a Ph.D. He wrote it very well. On 2016, I again asked him for one and he sent me again. Both of the ...
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How do professors get positions in multiple departments?

I will be applying to PhD programs in statistics this upcoming fall and I have noticed that at many institutions, the professors in the statistics department also hold positions in other departments ...
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Why is research at highly productive research institutions better than those at not-so-highly productive research institutions?

As of time of writing, the University of Oxford is top of the Times Higher Education world university ranking list, while the University of Southampton is 118th. (Nothing special about the THE, Oxford,...
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how to have publication from thesis?

I have studied for two semesters so far, I got a research proposal from my supervisor now and I am reviewing it. It is crucial for me to have at least 2-3 papers based on my thesis. I am thinking of ...
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how to remind professor of a gift?

I answered a challenging question in one of my courses, I sent my answer through an email. The professor replied that I won a gift card for buying stuff from the university. It has been 2 months he ...
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How many papers does a mathematician publish (on average) in a year? [closed]

I wondered about the number of papers published by mathematicians because I heard that they publish less than other academics or scientist. It would be nice if you could distinguish between the number ...
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How to politely request payment for extra hours of TA service rendered?

My TA letter indicates 90 hours working. However, I worked for 120 hours due to the volume of the students. Now my work is finished I want to let them know by writing an email to the professor. I want ...
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Will an assistant professor take on new students at the end of their assistant professor “term” if they are unsure of whether they will get tenure?

I’m wondering how well professors know whether they will get tenure or not, and if that will affect their decision to hire a new student? I figure that if a professor needs new students they wouldn’t ...
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Asking a professor for a bonus [closed]

I did bad on the midterm exam not because I did not understand the material well enough but I was anxious on the exam day and did not get enough sleep the night before. I feel terrible about my ...
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Why is a professorship sometimes called a chair?

Why is a professorship sometimes called a chair? Are chairs only the correct term when the professorship has been endowed? (I don't think so, because endowed professorships are rare in the UK, but ...
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Can you jettison a project to work on another in the wake of a big discovery?

Let's say Alice is a PhD student who's well into the research phase of a PhD. She's got a nice exciting project she enjoys, a helpful supervisor, she's making good progress. And then there's a big ...
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How to deal with bad department chair?

As students we have the right to choose our semester subjects (for the new semester beginning in 2019) So we went send an email to the department chair indicating what subject we would like to take. ...
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professor pushing me to get result when nothing is right! [duplicate]

Background My professor assigned me a project as part of a course. The project is part of another student's thesis and has several flaws. I explained the problems of the project to my professor. ...
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In grading, professor takes into account submission time, performance compared to other students, and visibility of posters. Is it fair?

I came across this site trying to see if the way my professor has graded certain assignments is fair, and if it's grounds to complain to someone higher up at my college (I'm not sure who I would go to ...
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Including link to professor's page in resume

I am applying for PhD positions in computer science. I have been fortunate to get the opportunity to research under some really good professors (specifically, one who has a high h-index, another who ...
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I'm scheduled to graduate next week but my professor has gone MIA due to a death in the family… what can I do?

Next week I'm scheduled to graduate from a major university. One of the required courses that I've taken over the past semester is an independent research study with a single professor. Throughout ...
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how to ask supervisor for a recommendation letter for scholarship?

I've just started my master in Canada and I just passed one course so far and it was with my supervisor. could I ask my supervisor to fill out a strong reference letter for me for a scholarship? or ...
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How to deal with a micromanaging supervisor?

I am doing my PostDoc with a reputable professor, who achieved a lot in our research area. I really learnt a lot of things from him, but the problem is that I am uncomfortable with his supervision. ...
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Thanking the teacher

I'm an Erasmus student and I've had pleasure to meet a really great teacher who taught me more than anyone before. I would like to show my appreciation and thank her, but I'm leaving a week bofore the ...
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Dispute grade penalty for reading in class?

I am in an large, entry level course targeted at engineers. A few weeks ago, I was reading for another class while my professor covered material I was familiar with, and she marked me down as absent ...
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how to stop working for other people's thesis?

Last semester, I took a course with my supervisor and he assigned me a project. This project is part of one of his student's theses. I did the project and passed the course. Later, I was asked to ...
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I haven't received the support promised in my funding letter. What should I do?

It has been 4 months that I have started my master's degree in North America. I got my funding letter from my supervisor when I was in my home country, in my letter it was written that I will be a ...
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Can I write my thesis supervisor to complete my thesis?

I had worked in a lab for my master's thesis. But I could not complete a course from the previous semester so I could not register for defense at X University. This university asked me to transfer my ...
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Help - drowning in non-thesis related work from supervisors during PhD

I’m not quite sure how to handle this situation and hoping you may be able to help! I am over a year into my PhD and have supervisors who, although we don’t have a bad relationship from their point ...
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Is it a good idea to have really busy advisor? [closed]

I would like to have one of my department professors as an advisor mainly because he is an expert on the field that I am interested in and I'd like to work in. The problem is that he is a really ...
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How should I feel about a professor using an entire online course for his own course?

I'm taking a machine learning class at a school in South Korea. I've heard some good and bad things about this professor in particular, but I didn't really know until I actually took his course. I've ...
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producing quality research in non ideal laboratories

I will soon finish my masters course and have the opportunity to continue on in the same laboratory to do my doctors. This will be on a scholarship which would allow me to concentrate on research and ...