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46 votes

What to do about questions that are designed to embarrass the speaker?

35 votes

Why is B or B− the minimum passing grade for most graduate courses in US?

32 votes

What to do when you spend several months working on an idea that fails in a masters thesis?

23 votes
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Is reading novels helpful for GRE Preparation?

22 votes

Is it wise to develop skills that do not immediately benefit short-term research productivity?

21 votes

Is it fine to cancel class on days before national holidays, due to low attendance?

21 votes

Is it appropriate to assign Mechanical Turk-type tasks as extra credit?

15 votes

If I use most of the references from a thesis but not the exact same sentences, is it plagiarism?

15 votes

What to do if I am on a hiring committee and I am aware that a candidate has exhibited unethical behavior in his previous position?

13 votes

Should you place accents on letters in academic writing in English?

12 votes

Is it unethical/unscientific to omit outlier data in a publication when they are in FAVOR of your argument?

12 votes

Difference between grants and awards

11 votes
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Traveling during PhD

11 votes
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Is it ethical to approach a professor asking for a (unadvertised) postdoc position?

10 votes

Do all universities have a minimum required GPA for graduate school application?

10 votes

Intent behind Recommendation Letter requirement?

9 votes

Why are some professors critical of even casual use of Wikipedia?

8 votes

Is it fair to punish absent students with a one-question exam?

8 votes

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

8 votes

Why do people say you shouldn't do a PhD unless you want a career in research?

7 votes

Do I need a PhD in mathematics if my goal is to teach at the undergraduate level?

7 votes
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How is cumulative GPA calculated?

7 votes

Are there ethical guidelines prohibiting penalties against potential research subjects who have not yet provided consent?

7 votes

What is exactly meant by "research experience" in grad application?

7 votes

Is there such a thing called native speaker bias when publishing?

6 votes

Is it possible to be admitted to a Master's program after not completing Bachelor's degree due to academic dishonesty?

6 votes

How necessary is research for a collegiate teaching job?

5 votes

How to deal with student putting their (home)work on github

5 votes

Is it advisable to have a master or PhD thesis topic in mind before entering graduate school?

5 votes

Will anybody actually read your research and teaching statements?