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136 votes
16 answers
41k views

What to do about "grade grubbers?"

38 votes
7 answers
1k views

Resources on how to overcome writer's block, especially for non-native English speakers?

37 votes
1 answer
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How long should letters of recommendation for students be?

37 votes
4 answers
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Choosing the title of a paper: are provocative titles better?

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1 answer
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Am I allowed to show properly redacted exams to a colleague to determine if cheating occurred?

32 votes
3 answers
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How active should professors be in writing papers with their students?

30 votes
7 answers
31k views

Why do a second PhD in a "neighboring" discipline?

30 votes
4 answers
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What should advisors do if one of their PhD students has to withdraw?

29 votes
8 answers
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Keeping track of bibliography references for an entire research group

25 votes
4 answers
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How do I appropriately penalize late projects?

24 votes
1 answer
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What are the most important criteria to consider when hiring postdocs for a research group?

23 votes
2 answers
2k views

Are religious invocations in academic presentations appropriate?

23 votes
1 answer
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How long is too long to wait for a rejection because of a lack of reviewers?

22 votes
3 answers
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Writing letters of recommendation for more than one student to the same department

22 votes
4 answers
2k views

What is the equivalent of the laboratory notebook in the humanities?

21 votes
3 answers
1k views

How to encourage students to work more carefully and independently?

20 votes
2 answers
1k views

How much customization of letters of recommendation is necessary?

20 votes
4 answers
536 views

Keeping advisees aware of literature

19 votes
6 answers
6k views

How do I reassure my students that my grading really will be “strict but fair” when the university has an “official” grading policy?

18 votes
2 answers
1k views

How long is it reasonable to wait for a graduate student or postdoc to obtain a visa?

17 votes
1 answer
1k views

How do you comment on rapid improvement in a student's performance?

17 votes
2 answers
744 views

How to handle severe illness in promotion and tenure reports?

16 votes
1 answer
1k views

When does self-citation become citation padding?

16 votes
5 answers
709 views

How to avoid identifying myself in a review?

15 votes
2 answers
2k views

How to show interest in a candidate when no positions are available?

14 votes
2 answers
681 views

Is reuse of "internal" results considered self-plagiarism if used in a later publication?

14 votes
3 answers
699 views

What should I do if I discover a paper I rejected because of methodological flaws has been published in another journal?

14 votes
1 answer
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NSF graduate fellowship: how specific should the statement of purpose be?

14 votes
4 answers
5k views

How can US faculty verify medical absences?

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5 answers
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Translating British faculty titles into American equivalents