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Why is peer review so random?
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What makes academic failure different from failure in another career?
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PhD student, issued contract at year 3 which will sign over intellectual property. Is it legal?
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Is it ok to upload joke papers to arXiv?
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As a department head, what to do if a professor leaves without giving out grades?
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Counter strategy against group that repeatedly does strategic self-citations and ignores other relevant research
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What is the origin of the "underwater basket weaving" meme in Academia?
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How should I deal with very negative feedback from some students?
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Am I being exploited by my supervisor?
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Is there any problem with students seeing faculty naked in university gym?
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A student forgot to answer an exam question
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I am a PhD student and hate it here. How can I warn prospective students during admit weekend without ruining my reputation?
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Why is it bad to judge a paper by citation count?
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Can I thank websites that host illegal book downloads in the acknowledgements section of my thesis?
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Is it ethical for a Professor to disseminate wrong answers online?
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What to do about students who miss my lectures and then want me to repeat entire material?
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I was pushed to submit a mediocre paper to a conference. To my surprise it was accepted. How to save face?
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How to get work done whilst feeling crippling shame?
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Why don't I see publications criticising other publications?
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Cannot present paper at conference. Instructor wants to move me to second author
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Is it unethical to cite a paper or book that you have never looked at?
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My advisor submitted a paper with my work without including me as an author
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Advisor drops MSci student suddenly in final semester
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Should I prepare new homework exercises each year, 20% of the final grade is homework?
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Is my approach to discouraging whiners from taking my class acceptable?
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I got a paper to review from a journal that had rejected my earlier works, how to respond?
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Seemingly-irrelevant papers, all with author in common, suggested by reviewer
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How should I respond to a worrying email from an ex student?
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Is praising students' aptitude harmful?
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I recently started my machine learning PhD and I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing
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