Academia Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for academics and those enrolled in higher education

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473 How should I deal with discouragement as a graduate student? 2012-06-29T00:16:42.550

321 Upset by male classmates openly comparing female students according to physical appearance 2018-01-24T04:21:40.993

307 I don't want to kill any more mice, but my advisor insists that I must in order to get my PhD 2016-04-29T12:33:01.500

302 How to ask dumb questions 2015-08-17T05:52:10.290

257 Should I share my horrible software? 2015-01-22T21:21:47.963

231 Moral dilemma in unwittingly being paid to complete a student's work 2016-03-21T04:20:10.940

231 A paper I received to review has (independently) duplicated work that we are writing up. How to proceed in light of peer-review confidentiality? 2016-11-28T16:12:59.107

220 How to avoid procrastination during the research phase of my PhD? 2012-12-16T04:01:18.577

207 Sex worker/student offering her (legal) services 2013-02-25T13:22:31.660

201 Why do American colleges and universities have sports teams? 2014-01-30T19:18:24.363

200 How to read papers without falling into a rabbit hole? 2016-05-12T20:32:05.970

200 How to avoid being falsely accused of harassment by a student? 2017-10-30T23:35:59.483

197 Have I embarassed my supervisors by solving a problem that a PhD student in my group was working on without success? 2016-04-12T23:42:58.247

195 Professor creates assignment making students advocate for a bill being presented to Congress. Is this legal? 2018-01-29T03:15:01.940

192 Female students coming to office hours in overly revealing clothing 2016-07-12T12:09:21.617

191 "I've somehow convinced everyone that I'm actually good at this" - how to effectively deal with Imposter Syndrome 2013-08-09T03:21:38.517

186 Writing a recommendation letter for a student I reported for academic dishonesty 2016-12-14T14:54:46.853

184 What to do when your student is convinced that he will be the next Einstein? 2015-10-15T19:45:26.747

179 Postdoc overwhelmed by incomplete work 2018-01-29T05:49:47.740

178 A published paper stole my unpublished results from a science fair 2016-12-20T23:23:58.460

177 How to deal with an advisor who wants a "friendlier" relationship with me than I do? 2014-09-17T17:15:21.260

175 Why would an academic write a textbook for free? 2017-07-08T08:50:20.923

173 What to do with a student coming to class in revealing clothing, to the degree that it disrupts the teaching environment? 2017-01-11T21:36:54.673

172 May a man attend a workshop entitled “Young women in [domain]”? 2017-12-01T15:46:22.610

171 Can I add a baby as a co-author of a scientific paper, to protest against co-authors who haven't made any contribution? 2015-10-29T09:37:16.623

167 University rank/stature - How much does it affect one's career post-Ph.D? 2012-02-15T11:40:09.583

166 I believe I have solved a famous open problem. How do I convince people in the field that I am not a crank? 2014-03-24T23:51:49.340

165 How to deal with a student who most likely has a mental condition, and keeps arguing with me in class? 2016-02-24T10:50:21.977

162 Is it possible to recover after a career setback such as this? 2013-06-01T22:30:39.127

158 Religious supervisor wants to thank god in the acknowledgements 2016-09-27T12:41:05.307

158 How to stop hopping the learning chain and actually begin somewhere? 2017-05-05T11:28:05.193

156 Quoting a typo: Do I really have to do "sic", or can I just fix the sentence? 2017-08-07T21:34:16.990

155 Why don't researchers publish failed experiments? 2012-03-15T05:01:04.790

155 I realize I made a huge mistake in my thesis and am not sure what to do. I'm defending very soon (days away). What should I do? 2017-03-26T20:20:03.370

151 Do I have the legal right to demand information on plagiarism of my work from another university? 2015-03-23T13:28:49.680

149 In a formal paper, should I censor "brainf**k", the name of a programming language? 2016-05-02T06:09:33.480

148 Grant fraud, should I bust my PhD advisor? 2015-08-11T06:45:52.917

147 How honest should one be with their students when talking about the realities of academia? 2017-01-09T04:30:49.133

147 How can a TA help a student who is certain she sucks at programming? 2018-01-16T20:51:44.590

146 What to do about questions that are designed to embarrass the speaker? 2014-11-24T05:09:00.873

146 Prof's neurological health is declining rapidly. What can I (TA) do? 2015-02-18T02:28:32.273

146 Is Obama's JAMA paper OK? 2016-07-12T12:46:21.850

143 How to deal with failing a student? 2015-05-29T08:47:41.277

142 Appropriateness of dedicating my thesis to a Jewish mathematician who died in a concentration camp 2017-10-15T14:13:24.370

141 How do you judge the quality of a journal? 2012-02-15T14:08:48.843

141 How do you come to terms with the fact that you might never be among the best in your research community? 2017-04-06T06:56:13.530

140 Our teacher is encouraging us to use cracked software 2016-09-12T11:11:48.813

138 Why are papers without code but with results accepted? 2014-06-11T14:23:28.830

138 Why are most scientific articles locked behind a paywall? 2016-11-26T03:06:02.567

138 I am uncomfortable about students taking pictures of the blackboard, because I don't like appearing in them 2017-01-31T06:08:25.933

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