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Buffy
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292 votes

Grades are too high for the department - what should I do?

235 votes

In a yes/no question, a student gives the right answer and an unnecessary but wrong explanation. How to grade?

203 votes

Should I seek professional help because I have a lot of math books?

201 votes
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Etiquette question: is there such a thing as accepting an offer 'too early'?

197 votes

How honest should I be in disclosing not-so-exciting results?

145 votes

Should students have access to past exams or an exam bank?

145 votes
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What to do if I have seen an exam before I have taken it?

140 votes
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Is having access to past exams cheating and, if yes, could it be proven just by a good grade?

133 votes

I am interested in retracting my old journal articles. Would it have any negative effects on my academic career?

132 votes

Master thesis advisor gave me an ill-defined question. I worked on it for a year!

127 votes

Should a teacher be able to solve all the assignments they give their students themselves?

126 votes

In academic papers, is it really a bad thing to not report the relatively not good results?

123 votes
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A professor I know is becoming head of department, do I send congratulations or condolences?

121 votes

A famous scholar sent me an unpublished draft of hers. Then she died. I think her work should be published. What should I do?

121 votes

Accused of cheating due to the time accounted by Blackboard

118 votes
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Accidentally leaked the solution to an assignment, what to do now? (I'm the prof)

117 votes

Good idea to warn students they were suspected of cheating?

116 votes
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Is it OK to have a PhD thesis with shortcomings and inaccuracies?

116 votes
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My professor skipped me on Christmas bonus payment

115 votes

Is it pointless to bring up poor supervision during PhD viva?

115 votes

Is it valid to modify a student's exam grade if you feel they did not earn it?

113 votes

Error in master's thesis, I do not know what to do

113 votes
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Students using the same flawed online solution sheet as the grading TA

112 votes
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How should I respond to a reviewer's complaint about self-citation?

110 votes

Quoting a book whose title contains a racial slur

107 votes
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How did researchers find articles before the Internet and the computer era?

107 votes

Can I (should I) change the name of this distribution?

106 votes

Will a paper be retracted if a flaw in released software code invalidates its central idea?

105 votes

Realizing possible academic misconduct after degree award

102 votes

Is being a poor writer a serious impediment as a researcher?

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