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Is it ethical to hire someone to program for a study project?

There is a small study project at university Z if someone did it and wrote a report, will be award an extra certificate. The project can be done as group work. The project was started with 2 person X ...
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Some students giggle at me while I teach!

I am an associate lecturer and its my second term with the undergraduate students. I noticed some of my students laugh when I teach. Its the most annoying thing I ever felt in my academic life so ...
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Can I refer my sibling for a PhD position under my supervisor? How should I approach this?

I am an international student who is completing a master's degree. I am very happy working with my professor at the university. I am a good student. My professor and I have some successful projects ...
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Should I mail my advisor concerning his attitude towards me, and possible re-use of my ideas by a colleague?

I have been doing some research for my masterthesis. I had a supervisor for this task, who was (to my opinion) quite harsh and unhelpful in his feedback. I pursued it nevertheless, and continued on ...
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Are there areas where only some universities pay their sports scholars?

I have a feeling this is off-topic because this is about undergrad and not about research, but this question Why do American colleges and universities have sports teams? isn't closed, so yeah here ...
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How to get in situ anonymous global evaluation from students about the works of their peers

My undergraduate students are going to present their group works to the whole class. I would like that their companions globally and anonymously evaluate them, so that each team can in situ get a ...
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Are Japanese professors responsible for their students' behavior outside the university?

The question How should I approach a Tokyo University professor to join their lab? has an answer by RoboKaren saying: For professors in Japan, taking on students is a tremendous responsibility and ...
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What to do with students requesting deadline extension due to the death of a relative (but without a doctor's note)?

I am currently working as a teaching assistant for several courses in STEM in the US at the college level. During the past two semesters since Covid19 started, I have noticed that whenever a deadline ...
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Student asks TA if his result (figure) is correct

I'm TAing a class that uses Piazza (an online student forum), in addition to the traditional office hours. A student made a (private) post, where he uploaded a MATLAB figure and asked whether it is ...
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Writing a topical review paper with co-author(s)

Let assume a journal accepted a topical review proposal I submitted. It's often a good approach for a student like me (PhD student) to coauthor the paper with a more experienced researcher who is ...
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Professor using student paper as an example of what not to do in class?

So a professor used a grad student's paper (anonymously) as an example of what not to do or what she doesn't want to see in the papers. The student was blindsided as the student wasn't notified that ...
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Students admit illicit behavior in private communication: how should I proceed?

I am an adjunct professor at a University for a course where the students have to use a certain software "X" during the course. The software is distributed under a proprietary license; our ...
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How much is an undergraduate student paid during fulltime internship in a research lab in India? [closed]

An 3rd year undergraduate computer science student is doing several months full time internship at a research lab in the university. What is an usual budget for such a student per month?
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Requesting review of short proof by professor

I'm a student enrolled in an university in Italy. I'm currently taking a course on probability theory, but the way is it taught is, whilst very good, not very thorough; I mean that in class some of ...
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Is there such thing as a “quick paper”? [closed]

Are there actually "quick papers" out there? It took me time to realize that whoever says one should invest time in a project which probably leads to a quick paper is either dishonest or ...
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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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Are Graduate Fellowships or Research assistants in state university considered a government employees in US?

I am applying for a post which asks me you ever part of government entity like federal/state/local government entities including publicly funded universities. I was a research assistant with ...
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How can a student evaluate themself?

For background, I'm a first year PhD student in a mathematics program. Basically, I can't tell if I'm "where I should be". As an undergrad, I read before class and lecture felt like a nice ...
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How can I deal with students who try to steer a course (in the online setting)?

I am not a course instructor, but I am a teaching assistant for a large course in STEM in the large US school. I have been soliciting advice from students to improve the course and tutorial for the ...
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Doubt about a study technique [closed]

How to revise analytical subjects like Material Science and Engineering the night before the exam or maybe when the exam lies in three days. For mathematically oriented subjects what I basically do ...
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Software recommendation for software for scheduling appointments with students

Due to the pandemic I need to make some appointments with students for teleconferencing. Ideally I want to plan 3 students in half an hour intervals. The idea is that I want to : have some group oral ...
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What should I do if I don't know the answer to a question posed by a student?

If I am the TA for a class, what should I do if a student asks me a question which I can't answer? While "tell the truth and say you don't know" is one approach, are there other options?
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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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How to deal with arrogant e-mail of a student

I have sent the solutions of some assignments to the students of my class. One of my students sent me a message that reads as follows (not greeting or anything, no closing, just the following): ...
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Lack of motivation for self-study during the semesters

I'm a third year Physics and Mathematics student, and over the years, I've done lots of self-studies, and what I've realised is that, compared to what I learn & experience in my self-studies, 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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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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What happens if my code teacher doesn't know how to code? [closed]

I'm a simple student who is having some problems with their IT studies. The thing is that my (Java) code teacher doesn't know how to code, and I don't say it, he has told it to us during more than one ...
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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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Where is your line with students on social media?

I will be giving lectures for the first time this semester starting in 2 weeks (online due to covid), some students already started to add me and follow me on social media (LinkedIn mainly for now). I ...
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Should I scold the act of cheating before an exam?

Usually when I'm applying an exam on my students, right before giving them the questions sheet, I tell them not to cheat. I usually warn them that I will not be inspecting their every move, but I will ...
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What questions could I ask students in an online questionnaire to improve my online teaching?

Like many of us, I imagine, I have been giving online lectures, tutorials, Q&A sessions, exams, etc. for almost a year (and I just realized that it has, indeed, been almost a year...). I have been ...
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Is it ethical to tell my teaching assistant that I like him?

I, a twenty-year-old female, have come to admire the graduate teaching assistant for my summer course quite strongly. I'm extremely interested in what he has to say, I always pay attention, never use ...
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How do I tell my private teacher I want to stop learning subject with him/her [closed]

I would like to tell it politely, because there is a chance I will hire the teacher in the future. Now I just want to stop working with the teacher.
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How to deal with student with low self-awareness about health condition?

Summary: Student got defensive when I suggested he might have some neurologial issue that should be checked, should I apologize or how to address the issue? I am a PhD student advising a student ...
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How widespread is the use of “last author = teacher” on student papers?

In our lab (at Nankai University, in China), students often write papers where they are first author. However, we use a convention where the last author signifies the student's teacher. I feel that ...
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Limit on working hours in EU/UK with multiple jobs

I am working as an International research assistant (in a University Library) in Germany. A startup (based in London) asked me to work as a research consultant (kind of a freelancer, 5-10 hours per ...
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Taking up a part-time job along with Hiwi [closed]

I'm a Non EU national and I have been doing a Hiwi (Student Assistant) for more than a year at a German University. I work 19hrs/week. My contract is about to end on December 31st. However, as I had ...
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Some possible ways to respond to a student complaining about not having enough time on exam

A student emailed me after a recent exam, complaining about not having enough time to finish the exam. Out of all the students, most managed to finish within 2/3 of the provided time. I wonder what ...
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What does “abstract aspects” of a subject mean? [closed]

For example, political theory deals with the abstract aspects of politics, and similarly, there is theoretical (abstract) physics. Why are they called abstract or theoretical? Is something that we ...
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As a Master Thesis supervisor, how should I assist students with poor fundamental skills (e.g., problem solving)?

I am currently working as a research assistant at a University and one of my tasks is to supervise the Master Thesis projects of students in our lab. Most of the projects I manage are related to ...
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Is it inappropriate to use school-provided remote learning tools to pursue friendship or relationship with another student?

Note: I am currently not enrolled in any courses, whether remote or in-person. This question is based on a post I saw a couple days ago on Reddit where someone asked a similar question. Now that ...
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How can I convince my students to speak louder?

Freshers sometimes speak almost inaudibly, even after asking them to speak loudly. Now, with facemasks, it's even worse, I am not allowed to approach them too much, and it demands a lot of energy to ...
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Are math grad students increasingly consulting SE and Wiki, ignoring research librarians and libraries, to their own detriment?

Judging by posts and comments by graduate students in math.stackexchange.com and mathoverflow.net, I have come to the conclusion that a large part of their knowledge comes from SE sites and the ...
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Do UK students' unions remove you as a member once you finish your programme? [closed]

I'm in a UK University and the students' union adds all new students automatically as their members. Will they remove me as a member once I have completed my programme?
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I'm 23, completing a Business BSc, should I start a Computer Science BSc? [closed]

I‘m just curious and looking for some other opinions. I am currently pursuing my last year of my Bsc in Business. Because of that, I’m strongly thinking about my future and playing with the thought to ...
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How do you deal with your Rate My Professor ratings? [duplicate]

I recently saw my ratings on RateMyProfessor.com and it's very disheartening to see all the negative reviews from a course for which I worked so hard. Comments like "sh***y professor" are ...
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What are the economic incentives for professors to hire and train graduate students?

I am a current graduate student at a research-oriented university. Nonetheless, for me, it is a big mystery why and how the professors are incentivised to recruit and train the graduate students. In ...
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In which countries is cheating in university exams considered a crime?

In the comments to the question Methods to track behind cheating on exams using on-line sites? , Federico Poloni states that cheating is considered a felony in Italy (see https://www.normattiva.it/...
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Is the death of a girlfriend's father a reasonable excuse for a student to miss a class?

I just received an email from an undergrad student in a course that I am teaching. The student informed me that his girlfriend's father passed away, and so he will be unable to attend my class because ...

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