Vladimir F
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Can professors generally keep books paid for with university funds?
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That really depends on where you are. It seems that (albeit implicitly assumed) US, or Anglosaxon in general, consensus of the other asnwers is that a professors keeps their books. However here, if ...

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Why not offer credit by exam to students who have failed a course?
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There are various exam systems in the world. In our system it has traditionally been the case that you may repeat the exam within the designated exam period if you fail your first try, up to two times ...

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How to prove that a paper published with a particular English transliteration of my Russian name is mine?
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I expect you are publishing in English so choose one of the common ways to transcript or transliterate Russian Cyrillic into English latin letters. Some journals will just use the initial E or Y, some ...

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How long should you wait for a professor who's late for class?
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6 votes

The reason for the 15 minutes you have heard might be that in the past 15 minutes were allowed for both students and professors due to the imprecission of public time sources and the time to reach the ...

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Under which conditions can a person use the title of "Professor"?
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In the Czech Republic, a professor is only a person that was confirmed for the professor (prof.) degree by the Scientific Comittee of their university and received the degree from the President of ...

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Lecturer ridiculing me in front of class for making a mistake
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I have witnessed something similar before in the Czech Republic. It is an exception, but it can happen. Unfortunately, this behaviour is not taken seriously enough in our country. Even if you report ...

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In what countries/programs is a graduate student bonus common?
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In the Czech Republic you do not get bonuses to your scholarship (stipend). It is for everyone and increases with you getting some exams or getting to the second year. However, if the PhD student is ...

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Reviewing article and bad-faith citation
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You certainly can request in your revision that articles that should be cited, because they are highly relevant, be cited when they are not. You are also completely entitled to request that peer-...

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Are professors typically financially compensated for advising masters theses?
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Not typically, but it can be the case in some places. While in some countries/universities the salary is completely fixed, it is not fixed at all such places. At some places (countries or institutions)...

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Is it normal for professors to give out exercises very similar to those done in class for the exam?
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If you did your homework and you did actually learn the material covered in those home exercises then you should do well in an exam. Why not? And that applies even if the homework isn't graded and ...

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Why aren't there submission fees for submitting papers to conferences?
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The premise of he question is wrong. There are submission fees for conferences. Abstracts are only processed and available for the session organization by conveners after the payment is completed....

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Is studying at some universities relatively harder than the others?
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Of course it is absolutely possible, but universities may a be way too coarse level to look at this issue. There may be large differences even between different faculties of the same university or ...

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Is it a conflict of interest if an examiner of a graduate thesis is a coauthor of a paper with the supervisor of the thesis?
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It really depends. In our system there are two referees of a PhD thesis (one for a master's thesis) and they should not be coauthors unless it is a paper with many authors and there was no close ...

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Is it all right to spy on students while they're using their accounts?
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Checking tthe browser history is probably not OK, at least ethically, and surely not OK on a private computer. On a university computer it is debatable, but not needed. Reading mail would be clearly ...

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