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247 votes

How do you answer "Oh, you're a professor? What do you teach?"

106 votes

Is it an insult to my US university to not walk in graduation?

103 votes

What should I do after advisor got upset when I expressed "belief in evolution" and then said he couldn't add me to his research team?

81 votes

Is there a place in academia for someone who compulsively solves every problem on their own?

75 votes

My advisor said that I should be more modest, and we should meet more often. Should I tell him about my impostor syndrome? If yes, mail or personal?

72 votes

My professor is not teaching his online course himself, but uses publicly available videos instead. Is this appropriate?

70 votes

How to react when a team of colleagues obviously made up some results?

57 votes

Am I being a "mean" instructor, denying an extension on a take home exam?

56 votes

How can a TA help a student who is certain she sucks at programming?

53 votes

How to tell speakers that their English is terrible?

46 votes

How is extra exam time for disability accommodation perceived by professors, especially potential reference letter writers?

45 votes

Should I explain that I cannot finish my current master due to religious discrimination when applying for another graduate program?

44 votes

Should I report a PhD student’s incompetence to their supervisor?

43 votes

4 Years in PhD. No publications and adviser keep changing my research

39 votes

How to answer questions *honestly* about some professors from Visit Days students?

35 votes

What can I do when a TA asks me to marry her so that she can obtain a green card?

34 votes

Reasons for an academic to need administrator rights on work computer

32 votes

How to deal with arrogant e-mail of a student

32 votes

How to write side-note reviews on assignments without sounding testy?

31 votes

Can't prepare lesson material. Should I cancel class?

28 votes

How can our department solicit more (good) PhD applications?

27 votes

May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”?

26 votes

How do you enforce handwriting standards for homework assignments as a TA?

25 votes

Do academics get bored of research?

24 votes

Is it okay to publish my personal notes from a lecture?

23 votes

Should seemingly arbitrary things like "play piano for Church" or "intramural badminton" go on M.S. or PhD applications in sciences/engineering?

21 votes

How to toughen up against hostile students as a TA?

21 votes

How do I talk about my abusive former advisor if people ask?

20 votes

Professor creates assignment making students advocate for a bill being presented to Congress. Is this legal?

19 votes

Is it okay for a professor to leave the classroom only 5 min past the class start if nobody has shown up?

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