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127 votes
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Is it ethical/acceptable to give a lighter penalty to students who admit to cheating?

126 votes
13 answers
24k views

Should professors intervene if a student is wearing offensive clothing in their classroom?

114 votes
9 answers
20k views

How to stop feeling guilty about unfinished work?

89 votes
2 answers
20k views

What is the origin of the "underwater basket weaving" meme in Academia?

86 votes
12 answers
15k views

How to help reduce students' anxiety in an oral exam?

72 votes
7 answers
8k views

How to motivate students you supervise to produce high-quality research when other graduate students in the program don't?

68 votes
6 answers
12k views

A student posted my lab materials as a "project" on Instructables, and hid its origin as a lab assignment. How should I address this?

58 votes
5 answers
3k views

How to ask for feedback from research students on my supervision abilities?

53 votes
9 answers
6k views

As an instructor, how to use the first day of class?

51 votes
6 answers
16k views

I've been admitted to multiple PhD programs, how should I choose between them?

47 votes
5 answers
6k views

How do I 'read the room' and adjust my pace while lecturing?

46 votes
11 answers
8k views

Should I answer students' questions immediately or teach them to ask better questions?

43 votes
5 answers
4k views

Negotiating startup package given differences in institutional norms

41 votes
5 answers
4k views

How can I detect a toxic environment while on the interview circuit?

40 votes
8 answers
4k views

Is it ethical to apply different criteria for graduate admissions based on country of undergraduate study?

40 votes
9 answers
3k views

How to get better at teaching from the board?

32 votes
5 answers
3k views

As an instructor, how to show my appreciation for my TAs' hard work?

28 votes
2 answers
1k views

Supervising a research student with attention problems - what can I do to help the student be more independent?

27 votes
2 answers
1k views

Reference on abuse of stimulant medications among professors to enhance academic performance?

23 votes
1 answer
1k views

Research on relationship between how an instructor is addressed and students' evaluations of that instructor?

22 votes
3 answers
5k views

Should I say something to an undergraduate research assistant who isn't really working full time?

22 votes
7 answers
6k views

What incentives does an advisor have to help PhD students graduate in a timely manner?

22 votes
4 answers
796 views

Is there any field in which applicants to PhD programs (in any part of the world) usually have publications?

22 votes
5 answers
2k views

Is there an ethical obligation to make author order reflect conventions in your field?

20 votes
1 answer
1k views

Research on career path after tenure denial?

20 votes
7 answers
5k views

How to calibrate the time constraint of an exam for a new course?

14 votes
5 answers
2k views

Are there usually consequences for attempted duplicate publication?

13 votes
2 answers
2k views

How to give a good lab tour?

12 votes
2 answers
426 views

"It is our policy not to include attributions of figures and tables" - what does this mean?

12 votes
4 answers
846 views

Activities for welcome event for incoming PhD students?