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128 votes
13 answers
26k views

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

128 votes
13 answers
49k views

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

116 votes
9 answers
22k views

How to stop feeling guilty about unfinished work?

97 votes
12 answers
17k views

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

89 votes
2 answers
23k views

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

72 votes
7 answers
9k views

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

70 votes
6 answers
13k 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?

61 votes
5 answers
4k views

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

54 votes
6 answers
21k views

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

53 votes
9 answers
6k views

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

47 votes
11 answers
9k views

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

47 votes
5 answers
6k views

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

44 votes
5 answers
5k views

Negotiating startup package given differences in institutional norms

42 votes
5 answers
5k views

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

40 votes
8 answers
5k 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?

31 votes
5 answers
3k views

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

28 votes
7 answers
7k views

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

28 votes
2 answers
2k 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
6k views

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

22 votes
4 answers
883 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?

21 votes
7 answers
6k views

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

20 votes
1 answer
1k views

Research on career path after tenure denial?

14 votes
5 answers
2k views

Are there usually consequences for attempted duplicate publication?

13 votes
2 answers
3k views

How to give a good lab tour?

12 votes
2 answers
440 views

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

12 votes
4 answers
1k views

Activities for welcome event for incoming PhD students?