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Is there no liberal arts "school" that is also a research "school"?

Current answers are good, but I'll add a little more context about 1. how this works outside the US (my experience is in Australia, your local mileage may vary) and 2. the very long tail of US ...
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Is there no liberal arts "school" that is also a research "school"?

There is very little that distinguishes the curriculum of a bachelor's degree from a "liberal arts school" from any other 4-year institution in the US. All^ US bachelors degrees have a ...
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Is there no liberal arts "school" that is also a research "school"?

No, what you are saying simply is not true. Some "liberal arts colleges" have PhD programs, like Bryn Mawr College, Wesleyan University, and Tufts University. Some have nursing colleges like ...
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Writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX?

I'm an engineer in a mixed academic/industry environment and I interview candidates for jobs. I personally cringe at the idea of writing any large math/science-intensive document in Word. By math/...
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Writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX?

Loads of equations? - latex. Otherwise, copy the preference of your supervisor.
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Writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX?

As other answers already say, the software used to produce your thesis is unlikely to directly affect your future prospects. However: a beautifully-presented thesis creates a good impression, while a ...
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Academic misconduct effect on potential acceptance

When a student transfers into my university (in the USA), the transcript they get from us only says which courses they took elsewhere (and which university) but not their grades. So, when a transfer ...
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Writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX?

I think LaTeX is more appreciated especially in some STEM fields I'm going to agree with this and disagree with the top answer. I don't know your field, but generally in fields like math and computer ...
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Writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX?

The only people who will care about what you use to write your dissertation are the people who will be helping you along the way. If your environment involves passing draft documents around and people ...
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Writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX?

No one cares about the technology you used to produce the document. The most important is the content of your thesis. It is valuable to know both LaTeX and Word specially if you work in ...
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Finding the equivalent title/position of "Oberassistent II" in both the US and in the Italian university system

The short answer is that it is roughly the equivalent of an Assistant Professor or Visiting Assistant Professor in the US, depending if the appointment is TT or NTT (explained below.) The longer ...
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Finding the equivalent title/position of "Oberassistent II" in both the US and in the Italian university system

In the US, there is no equivalent, for two reasons: The US doesn't really have a system, and each university has its own way of doing things, though they tend to agree with each other to facilitate ...
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Reasons for the lack of contract extensions to a senior researcher who is doing his/her duty

Funding to support research staff is less common. Funding to support PhD students is the most common, and makes the most sense because the role of the university is to educate students and confer ...
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Second master's degree in another field without bachelors

This is the entry requirement for (randomly selected) Loughborough's MSc in physics, my emphasis: A 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in physics, science or engineering, ...
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Second master's degree in another field without bachelors

Your case is so weird, and probably the answer to the question is very local-based. Where I come from is not possible at all, by government regulations, you cannot do a master without a bachelor
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PhD from university where I did my bachelor's degree or master's degree?

When I did my PhD I did not have too many choices, being picky is a luxury, do you have it? I did it abroad from my home country, and it's tough, adding to the implicit toughness of a PhD. But I'd say,...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

To answer the title question: I've read an article where someone had basically flipped the question around and gave students a bunch of ChatGPT generated essays to grade, making them aware of the ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Have them write about things AI won't know - current events, topic the grader is very familiar with, etc. For example, I had students use ChatGPT to write about biodiversity in African countries ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

This is not even useful for you since you don't control the system but here's the truth. Take away grading that has any ramifications outside of class. The point of the class is to learn. Students are ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

I've responded by 1) requiring disclosure, 2) potentially requiring discussion, and 3) tweaking questions. I've deliberately avoided forbidding use or creating a slalom of ad-hoc requirements to ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

In principle, you cannot detect AI much less prove that a text is AI. The whole point is that AI generates content that's "just like" an intelligent human's. As AI tech advances, the output ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

There's an obvious pseudo-problem when "the internet" can do much better than many college freshmen and sophomores. It's not a genuine "problem", since it is a fact, much like the ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Make it hard for them to use AI. What some teachers have been doing is giving the writing prompt in a Word document and hiding a secret prompt in the text by making the font on it white. They use ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Check the sources One of the known problems with generative AI is that they make up everything, often including reasonable fake citations. If you set limits on acceptable citations so that they can ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

My suggestion would be: Either tell them to write an essay in a live classroom. Confiscate their cellular device and laptop before the start of the writing. Or, eliminate essay writing altogether. ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

This might seem far fetched, but Honor Codes have been fairly successful in the past to avoid some practices that students might use to avoid learning and cheat for grades in various ways. An Honor ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Felix's answer is already excellent. And I guess I'm making the same point but phrased differently. You are supposed to be teaching people skills that are useful. To be useful you have to be able to ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Block the website Have the students write the essay in class, and give a list of what resources are allowed. In particular, note that the use of generative AI is excluded. This is similar to when an ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Frame challenge: Is there a way to stop students from using a calculator in maths homework? It seems like the humanities are now encountering the problem which maths teachers faced when calculators ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

AI tools such as Chat GPT are really helpful for language learners, in that they can quite reliably pick up grammatical errors and other problems, and (albeit with somewhat less accuracy) can even ...
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Which countries allow you to become an Assistant Professor (in CompSci) with just a Masters

Where can one (realistically, not in theory) teach at a University (as a tenure-track professor) without a PhD? (Straight out of graduate school at a U.S. institution) This is not realistically ...
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Which countries allow you to become an Assistant Professor (in CompSci) with just a Masters

Where can one (realistically, not in theory) teach at a University (as a tenure-track professor) without a PhD? (Straight out of graduate school at a U.S. institution) Technically, universities hire ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

I think the common consensus is that, when properly used, AI is near impossible to detect. So the best you can do it make it so hard to use properly that most people won't bother. If the main goal is ...
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Is there a way to stop students using AI to generate essays?

Here's how I have been dealing with it: make it harder for the students to cheat than not cheat. You can't stop them from cheating, but you can definitely tilt the balance to make cheating less ...
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Asking a professor at another university for a reading course

Perhaps the other professor should be approached by your own professor (where you are enrolled). I think they would be more likely to agree to a request to take you on for the summer from a colleague ...
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Asking a professor at another university for a reading course

You can certainly ask for a reading course or an independent study. However... Cold emails from students at another university are easy to ignore. So... If you can make a visit in person for the ask, ...
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Asking a professor at another university for a reading course

I don't know how common this is, but I can't imagine why anyone would object to your doing this. I think it shows a lot of interest. Professors in the same field know each other. They read each other'...
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Which countries allow you to become an Assistant Professor (in CompSci) with just a Masters

While I don't know of their current practice, several top tier universities in the US (did) hire such people for special roles, though they aren't tenured. But, Duke, for example, and several others, ...
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Which countries allow you to become an Assistant Professor (in CompSci) with just a Masters

The question is impossible to answer because it is "possible" to become a professor without a PhD in nearly every country. In the US, for example, many job adverts for professor positions ...
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