Questions tagged [university]

Queries related to universities, as an institution of higher eduacation that grants academic degrees and provides both undergraduate education and postgraduate education.

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When do I tell my advisor that I'm leaving the PhD?

I am doing a funded PhD in humanities and don't really enjoy what I am doing (the topic and area). I applied for another PhD and got admitted. The problem is that I need to apply for visa and wait a ...
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What happens if letter of recommendation to a university contains a wrong fact?

My teacher recently uploaded some letter of recommendations for post graduate applications but the letter was a generic one she typed for me and in the last paragraph, she wrote "applicant wants ...
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Is following an online tutorial plagiarism?

This might be a silly question, I'm doing a primary education uni degree and my subject study is computing. For our assignment, we have to create a basic website from scratch using HTML. I'm ...
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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 does one use the Chegg bulk-takedown request form?

Cheating in online tests has accelerated and become rampant this year. I'm in the U.S. and my institution has had all-online courses from March 2020 to at least September 2021. Many of my test ...
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How to accurately check for cause of plagiarism for programming assignments with online content

I heard that most of the code plagiarism checkers use MOSS for evaluation. But MOSS doesn't check for any content in GitHub or present on the internet. How do we exactly tackle the problem of checking ...
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Is a low undergrad GPA a career killer? [duplicate]

I graduated with a 6.4/10 GPA from a Non-IIT University in India - BE in CS in 2019. I pretty much messed up during my early 2 years of UG while taking part in non-academics such as workshops and ...
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Are there cases when UoPeople degrees are not accepted?

UoPeople (University of the People) is an extremely non-expensive (because it is a non-profit organization and is run mainly on donations and volunteer work) online university offering several ...
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Is it ethical for students to be required to consent to their final course projects being publicly shared?

In a course, students were required to sign a consent form to share their final course project. There were two options that they could choose from: either anonymous sharing or sharing with attribution/...
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Should an engineering product research at a university be always released in a journal?

For example, a research team (we name it A) of a university makes an engineering product that they claim is capable of doing X, Y, and Z. Initially the product was not intended to be commercialized, ...
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Having just started a Master's in Economics degree I am feeling ambivalent, how do I change paths?

This question is from a young person who feels a bit lost and who would like some career advice—and possibly some encouragement, too. I will try to be as concise as possible and get straight to the ...
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Choosing between a funded PhD offer and a possibly funded one

I have been admitted into two PhD programs at universities A and B. A offered me funding, however B asked me to apply for state funding before discussing internal funding. The deadline to accept the ...
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My university does not do anything to prevent cheating in online exams, and grading is relative. What should I do? [duplicate]

I am from a reputed university in India and despite informing the department professors and higher authorities of the rampant cheating in the online exams, they haven't taken any steps to curb it (...
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Can a non-enrolled/non-registered student use the instructor's intellectual property under fair use? [closed]

What is the transaction being made by paying tuition at most US colleges/universities? Are you paying for the time spent teaching, the price of education/intellectual property, or the diploma itself? ...
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What is an “international equivalent” in the sentence

I am applying for college in the state, one of the question in the application is "Will you have graduated from high school, earned a GED, or received and international equivalent prior to ...
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What does GE stand for in community colleges and education?

I found this comment on a youtube video: My own community college graduation is tonight actually. I’m getting two associate’s degrees and will be transferring to University of California, Irvine. I ...
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Lower division vs Upper division

In the United States, what is the difference between lower division and upper division in colleges and universities?
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Does a lecturer need to cite their teaching material? [duplicate]

My lecturer uses powerpoints as a teaching material. During the first class she told me that we are using a book as resource for our class. But one day I realised that some parts are not from the book....
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Is it against the rules to see someone's exam answers after the exam? [closed]

We had an exam and got the results 2 weeks later but I got slightly less points than I expected and we could not check the corrections yet. I was a bit impatient and wanted to see where I could have ...
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Course design: basics first or teach “as you go”

I am going to offer an elective course which I am free to design. The topic is a bit special, but we can assume I give a robotics course. I will teach a fair amount of probability theory which I need ...
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Are there academic institution-specific equivalents to attorneys (a professional who assists in navigating conduct and justice systems)?

There's an interesting question over at Law.SE on the possibility of suing a university over what the OP saw as unfair disciplinary practices. I have often wondered... Is there a type of professional ...
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Is the university really important for picking a PhD? [duplicate]

I want to study for a PhD in robotics. The research laboratory is a renowned one but the associated university is not. In fact, the laboratory is part of a research institute. Do you think that would ...
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Is there any difference between these two kind of researchers?

I tried to ask this question on Physics StackExchange because it's about physicists but it wasn't the right section, anyway the argument can be extended to almost every subject. I am studying physics ...
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My research supervisor left the university and no one told me

I am currently doing my Masters in a program that has both a practicum component and a thesis component. My research supervisor and I had been working over the past few years on a thesis topic. The ...
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PhD forced out of university: Hong Kong

(Too Long; Didnt Read members of academia.stackexchange, read the text in bold only) I am a PhD student in one of the Hong Kong Universities. For those that do not follow news, Hong Kong has been ...
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How do American universities handle cases of discrimination? [closed]

Many non-American students come to America in the hope of good education and support from their academic advisors. How should anyone handle discrimination based on national origin by American ...
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How to ask for another university prof for course materials? [duplicate]

Just surfing the net to find useful resources, came across to the university course page, and course materials were well explained. However, when trying to download them, Unfortunately, there was a ...
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Academic policy does not let me earn credits from certain past courses. How can I challenge it? [closed]

I have read the policy below: No undergraduate courses taken to satisfy prerequisite requirements for admission to a graduate program may be included in the minimum number of units required for that ...
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I found an error in my exam that caused me to lose time on other questions, resulting in a lower grade. How can I appeal?

I'm a student in college, and while I was taking a linear algebra exam, I noticed that there was a mistake in the last exercise. Our exam is composed of two parts: multiple questions and exercises. ...
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I'm worried my former collaborators are going to publish without including me as an author. What should I do?

I have worked for a project of a Ex-Postdoc, as I was promised an authorship. I was told “You will be a major author”. I did almost all the labor job as postdoc was my cosupervisor too. I trusted the ...
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Transitioning from pure mathematics to artificial intelligence

I am studying for a Master's degree in pure mathematics, but still have one year to go with my studies. However, I'm interested in specialising in artificial intelligence and pursuing a PhD. I would ...
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As faculty, can I bring about changes in our outsourced campus bookstore?

I am tenured faculty at a state university in the US. Our campus bookstore is not run by the university; instead, it is owned and operated by a large, well-known corporation, and has a contractual ...
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How much time do I have after drop out to come back to my country? [closed]

I am a full funded international student of PhD grade in US. I like to know if I drop out the study, how much time do I have to stay in US before come back to my country?
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Is the promotion of meditation activities by my university a form of religious discrimination?

My university constantly promotes activities of meditation, mindfulness and other "new age" activities inspired from some eastern spiritualities (particularly Hinduism and Buddhism). The ...
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Does it cost universities less to teach online?

As more colleges stay online, students demand tuition cuts The article talks about students demanding tuition cuts because online classes are less effective, and because lots of things they pay for ...
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Can I add code in the supplementary material of my thesis which builds up on an existing library?

I've written a thesis in the context of global illumination. The explorations are purely theoretical, but I've implemented the basic building blocks of the described approach and would like to add ...
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What is a bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Master of Engineering

Context: I am high school student in Australia and currently applying for university 2021. I am interested in engineering and I came across this "bachelor OF Engineering (Honours) and Master of ...
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Has the popularisation of online conferencing tools made research positions at smaller universities more attractive? [closed]

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent confinements in various countries, there has been a tremendous development of the use of online collaboration tools (e.g. daily use of video conferencing ...
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is it normal to work as an university professor in engineering but have no real professional experience (in the industry)?

I work as a university assistant professor, I teach engineering-related subjects. However, I have no real professional experience in engineering (in the industry), I've never worked as an engineer or ...
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How important is institution prestige at the postdoc level?

I once heard a piece of advice from an established researcher in my field: even if you don't want to stay there permanently, choose your first tenure-track institution wisely, since you won't be able ...
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Can I teach the same course I developed at one university at another university as well?

University A hired me to teach a course. It paid the costs of preparation (3 months) and financed tranining sessions to enhance my instructing abilities. University B now asked me to offer the same ...
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Is a PhD from a weak university worthless? [duplicate]

I did my PhD in pure mathematics at a university which does not have a good reputation in mathematics. At that time, I did not know that most British universities are quite weak in maths. Apart from ...
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I received an allegation of academic misconduct from my university. What should I do?

I wrote an exam a couple of months ago and I recently received an email accusing me of academic misconduct. I had just finished my first year of university and this is the first time that I am ...
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Have some universities already tried to temporarily disable their journal subscriptions

Many universities pay a yearly subscription to journals so that their researchers (usually identified by IP address) can transparently access scientific papers from these journals. However, more and ...
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What is the difference in research culture between a University of X and a X University of Technology?

In various parts of Europe (even in Israel) I see that there are two types of universities: University of 'X' 'X' University of Technology where X is the name of a city. The main difference I ...
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Are there universities where authors can/must transfer their copyright to the university for negotiations with publishers?

Say you are a researcher employed by a university and publishing your work in a closed-access journal, which asks you to sign a copyright transfer agreement. To simplify, let's say you are the only ...
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Applying to masters after failing one

I recently graduated with a degree of BSc in Physics, after failing a masters in physics due to depression. I have been interested in data science during my undergraduate studies and have been trying ...
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What universities (especially in the USA) prohibit or restrict duplicate advanced degrees? [closed]

For example, University of California - Berkeley says The Graduate Council views academic degrees as evidence of broad research training, not as vocational training certificates; therefore, ...
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Are there other evaluation processes besides traditional to evaluate disabled person at university based on their understanding of the subject matter? [closed]

Say there is a disabled person who wants to have B.Sc degree in Computer Science. He knows he has the option of college and other manual jobs. I want to know are there any other easier evaluation ...
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Why do people buying things for UK universities have to pay VAT?

In the UK, Value Added Tax (VAT) is added on to prices when things are bought by consumers / end users. However, VAT can normally be reclaimed by companies with a turnover of over approx £20k, and by ...

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