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University rank/stature - How much does it affect one's career post-Ph.D?
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Why would an academic write a textbook for free?
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What does the typical workflow of a journal look like?
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How to deal with a very weak student?
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Best-practice models for "research" code?
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How hard do early-career academics in the United States work, really?
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What to do about "grade grubbers?"
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Is it ethical/acceptable to give a lighter penalty to students who admit to cheating?
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How to supervise a bad PhD student
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Knowing that most students submit assignments right around the deadline, is it advisable not to set deadline that is very late at night?
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Is doing two PhDs a good path?
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I'm feeling discouraged after getting tenure; should I quit?
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Is web-presence important for researchers?
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How do mathematicians conduct research?
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How to quiet noisy undergrads students during lecture
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How to become well-known in the research community while being a PhD student
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How to train students to write high-quality research papers?
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What good is engineering research with no practical relevance?
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How should a social scientist deal with envy of disciplines that are more quantitatively rigorous?
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Self-Plagiarism in PhD thesis
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Should I prepare new homework exercises each year, 20% of the final grade is homework?
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How to care less about teaching?
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How to motivate students you supervise to produce high-quality research when other graduate students in the program don't?
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Our instructor threw together freely available YouTube videos and Wikipedia articles instead of lectures. What should I do?
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Graduate student with abysmal English writing skills, how to help
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What ratio of PhD graduates in STEM fields ultimately end up as (tenured) professors?
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Is it immoral to show new students how to use Wolfram Alpha?
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How can I get the most out of conferences?
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Personal web page vs Academia.edu vs ResearchGate
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Is it fair to my PhD student if I ask them to do "miscellaneous" work for a paper they're not going to be a coauthor of?