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The one who helps students to select courses or an academic major, engages in a short term and long term educational planning, assists in preparing the thesis necessary to obtain the degree; or a person who advises internship students on training in industry.

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As a sort of follow up to a previous question, what is advice you would give for telling my MSci advisor I am switching disciplines (pure maths to statistics) for doctoral work? I will presumably ask …
asked May 28 '14 by Vladhagen
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quals and finished my proposal for candidacy without issue. (So I'm not reaching to say that I could/should be in my final semester). However, in December of last year, my advisor suddenly informed … university, but it seems like a sabbatical to just work a few hours a day while sipping coconut milk is not in keeping with the purpose of the sabbatical. Overall, my advisor hand waves all of this …
asked Feb 14 '18 by Vladhagen
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My doctoral advisor has been on medical leave for several months now. As such, he has been extremely hard to maintain contact with. He lives in a different part of the country and checks email only … ignored these emails. My question is this: Has anyone ever declared their advisor "medically unavailable" just weeks before trying to defend their dissertation? I am essentially faced with the decision …
asked May 7 '18 by Vladhagen
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-academia) lined up. My advisor would prefer that I stay for another semester to finish up another publication with him. My contributions to the publication are relatively minimal now, but I am the last … remaining person on the project that knows any of the details about it. My advisor, while topically knowledgeable about the subject, would need to put in significantly more time to produce the paper …
asked Mar 19 '18 by Vladhagen
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Basic Premise Can a microbiology professor require students to run laps on the track during class for a grade, even if the class usually has no physical component to it? Background As part of my r …
asked Jul 29 by Vladhagen
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Today I had a fellow student (who is working on a master's degree) come to me and inform me that our mutual advisor (call her Professor WW) had just dropped her as a student for "personal reasons." I … am a more advanced doctoral student and have some niche expertise that my advisor does not have, so I do not feel like I am in personal danger of being axed as well, but I want some advice on how to …
asked Nov 30 '16 by Vladhagen