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Patric Hartmann
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59 votes

How can I convince graduate students in China to not copy/paste from the Internet into their research papers?

27 votes

Difficult student would dispute every grade in the course and now wants letter of recommendation

17 votes

What is life like for Western-raised/trained academics who are faculty in countries with extremely tight governmental control?

13 votes

Why are [some] professors ambiguous about material that is actually tested on exams?

13 votes

If I don't know whether a staff member has a PhD, should I address her as Dr. in my emails?

12 votes

Is it OK to edit my undergraduate thesis results?

9 votes

Should I apply for a PhD position with required programming skills which I do not have?

8 votes

Do PhD courses in engineering fields in European non-English speaking countries require knowledge of the native language?

8 votes

Should I report an accepted PhD thesis in which the literature review is copied verbatim from sources?

7 votes

How to attract student attention in difficult/technical topics

6 votes

What can I do when my transcripts have mistakes?

6 votes

To whom is title "Professor Emeritus" given in the US?

6 votes

Can I force my professor to give me a copy of his powerpoint presentation?

4 votes

How should I handle students who ask questions that are "beyond the scope of the course" as a TA

4 votes

How to decide whether the amount of study material provided to students is enough?

4 votes

Is it acceptable to e-mail a professor at another university to ask for a meeting to discuss common research interests?

3 votes

What are strategies for minimizing student questions during exams?

3 votes

What do universities usually do with a student's graded final exams?

3 votes

Re-sending a rejected paper to the same conference next year

3 votes

On what factors is a dissertation approved

3 votes

When are professors most free during a semester?

2 votes

Is it ethical to limit marks based upon past performance?

1 vote

How to use data from a colleague who retired in my thesis without commiting fraud or plagiarism

1 vote

Are there some fields where having skills in a language other than English is necessary to perform research at an international level?

1 vote

Is it fair to punish absent students with a one-question exam?

1 vote

Commercial product with the same functiality as my research project

1 vote

Why do some instructors care so much about attendance?

0 votes

Is this a legitimate excuse for missing an exam?

0 votes

How detrimental is involvement in politics to a scientific career?

0 votes

Why are some professors critical of even casual use of Wikipedia?