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Brian Borchers
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218 votes
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Two-thirds of my class colluded. Should I report them to the academic offences committee?

95 votes

How to handle a student who will not accept that he is wrong?

73 votes
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Elsevier production team messed up my paper. What should I do?

71 votes
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What are the motivations for publishing new editions of an existing textbook, beyond new discoveries in a field?

66 votes

How to explain to a student that it is common to include a supervisor as a co-author?

63 votes
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A professor has offered to send me a hard copy of his new book. Would it be rude to ask for a PDF file instead?

54 votes

What do mathematics researchers do if they aren't good?

52 votes

At how many citations should I make my Google Scholar profile public?

51 votes

Just got tenured and promoted, but need to move for family reasons

51 votes
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Is there a way to save my students money on a textbook?

49 votes

Should students be shown the grading rubric?

46 votes

May I discuss a paper I have only seen as a referee?

42 votes

Why are positions in math so hard to come by nowadays?

41 votes

What exactly is "campus security"?

40 votes
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Do professors get paid for supervising students?

39 votes

Answer to "Will you be able to provide proof of your identity and employment eligibility if you are hired"?

36 votes

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

36 votes
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Why would my teacher's dean care when I took the final?

35 votes

Why do tenured professors still publish in pay-walled venues?

33 votes

Plagiarism in semester assignment

32 votes

Adjust grading policy mid-course to improve attendance?

32 votes

What do search committees really read in a CV during initial screening for a faculty position?

29 votes

When is it useful to include the code in a thesis?

29 votes
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Applying and interviewing for a faculty position without intent of accepting position

29 votes

What are legitimate reasons for students to use their personal, rather than university, email accounts?

27 votes

How to supply proof that you are a reviewer for a journal?

26 votes
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What steps can faculty and staff take to promote excellence in, and importance of, teaching?

26 votes

How reasonable is it to ask my referees to send their recommendation letters to me?

25 votes

Why don't publication venues systematically make the LaTeX source of papers available?

25 votes
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Should I accept an invitation to give a talk from someone who might review my proposal?

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