Tag: advisor

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

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

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

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

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

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

133 My professor is rigging data and plagiarizing. What can I do? 2014-11-06T16:26:45.250

124 Two years into my PhD program, and Mom is dying of cancer. Should I tell my advisor about it? 2015-08-28T03:07:11.763

113 Advisor tries to reproduce my results to ensure my honesty. Is it the norm? 2016-05-14T17:23:25.780

111 What to remember when supervising female PhD students? 2015-12-29T07:22:35.950

110 What should I do after advisor got upset when I expressed "belief in evolution" and then said he couldn't add me to his research team? 2015-09-06T03:42:55.177

104 What should I do if my advisor is forcing me to vote on a specific candidate in IEEE elections? 2016-05-30T12:47:28.620

101 Is it ethical for a professor to get masters students to work on open source modules related to the professor's profit-making company? 2014-07-08T15:15:16.613

92 What can I do if my advisor wants me to keep working, even while I'm on medical leave for severe depression? 2016-12-13T11:00:55.433

91 If I quit my PhD, would it make my advisor look bad? 2015-12-03T05:45:43.413

88 My supervisor doesn't believe in depression 2017-10-16T11:32:03.163

80 When should a supervisor be an author? 2012-03-08T02:03:52.677

80 How to train students to write high-quality research papers? 2017-08-02T05:20:33.670

76 Is the phrase "thanks, but no thanks" appropriate in an email sent to a supervisor? 2018-02-09T21:29:51.673

75 Is it okay that my supervisor insists for me to work from my room at night? 2016-04-01T14:14:40.073

72 My advisor submitted a paper with my work without including me as an author 2013-10-28T22:58:35.493

71 Advisor drops MSci student suddenly in final semester 2016-11-30T06:30:29.583

70 Are PhD supervisors responsible for informing students about legal issues pertaining to research? 2017-07-29T13:31:14.757

69 Is praising students' aptitude harmful? 2015-05-20T08:47:22.710

69 How to motivate students you supervise to produce high-quality research when other graduate students in the program don't? 2016-03-11T04:22:19.613

68 Is it normal for an advisor to expect >80 hour workweeks from PhD students, and threaten them with dismissal? 2014-09-02T19:48:40.773

68 4 Years in PhD. No publications and adviser keep changing my research 2017-01-27T00:08:56.857

67 How to work efficiently under loose supervision during graduate studies? 2014-01-08T10:26:45.820

65 Dealing with professor's death on my thesis 2017-06-02T14:07:27.523

64 Is it common to review papers assigned to your supervisor? 2012-12-10T19:42:46.757

62 Is it true that 'nice' professors fail to produce good students? 2015-02-05T09:07:28.050

62 How can I tell my advisor that I'm not going to work for free? 2016-02-29T09:33:24.327

62 Bad first month in my PhD 2018-01-04T13:48:47.703

60 Is it appropriate to buy a "thank you" gift for a PhD supervisor? 2014-09-07T17:39:19.140

59 How to evaluate potential advisers on grounds other than their research/publications? 2012-02-16T09:06:01.787

59 How to clarify that supervisor writing a reference is not related to me even though we have the same last name? 2015-02-25T19:42:10.240

59 My advisor demands second authorship, but my collaborator contributed much more than him. I don't want to be unethical, what should I do? 2016-04-18T23:19:21.230

58 Advisor threatening to pull his name from accepted paper that I submitted without his knowledge 2016-05-19T01:31:55.177

56 How to hold back from interfering with students' inefficient-but-not-wrong work? 2017-06-01T16:41:58.330

55 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? 2017-09-06T13:45:32.053

54 What questions should one ask to the former/current students of a professor before deciding whether to do PhD under him/her? 2013-03-10T20:02:42.683

53 My adviser wants to use my code for a spin-off, but I want to use it for my own company 2016-10-07T10:51:17.657

50 What are some options for a graduate student abandoned by Ph. D advisor? 2012-09-11T17:59:09.640

49 How to handle not having my PhD advisor as a reference? 2012-03-07T16:21:22.117

49 Asking 'silly' questions to doctoral supervisor 2017-08-14T20:54:31.500

48 How hard is it to succeed in research after an adviser's death midway through PhD? 2015-01-15T16:23:53.083

48 I graduated last year and my advisor passed away unexpectedly soon after. What should I do now for subsequent academic job searches? 2015-03-23T14:38:04.177

47 How to avoid training a harasser 2015-10-10T17:52:31.963

46 Is it plagiarism for my thesis advisor to publish a paper using content from my thesis without citation? 2014-09-22T05:34:36.980

44 Should your PhD students call you by your first name? 2013-06-19T00:30:13.360

43 As a PhD student, how do I benefit from reviewing a book my adviser is writing? 2017-05-20T18:43:11.923

42 When should you stop asking your PhD advisor to do advisor like things? 2014-02-25T20:21:43.497

41 How to respond to the trivialisation of one’s work and unjustified demands for a considerable extension of the research? 2014-10-08T02:58:43.247

40 How to deal with advisor who wants me to submit dissertation on time even though there's a major problem? 2015-08-24T23:05:25.163

40 I believe my department is failing to enforce standards in doctoral examinations. How to proceed? 2015-10-07T06:20:28.440

40 My PhD research has a negative outcome -- how can I still graduate with it? 2016-09-23T22:17:31.317

40 Should I secretly record a meeting to prove I'm being discriminated against? 2016-10-21T14:14:09.753

40 How not to lose confidence in front of supervisor? 2016-11-14T21:20:11.607

40 My advisor said that I should be more modest, and we should meet more often. Should I tell him about my impostor syndrome? If yes, mail or personal? 2017-01-11T22:32:12.953

39 How to get rid of unwanted and annoying co-author? 2014-05-19T23:42:37.027

39 How to handle an advisor who communicates badly and puts me in a bad position as a result? 2014-06-03T21:31:05.413

39 How do I become motivated after unfairness in research? 2016-12-30T23:29:01.263

38 How to cope when PhD advisor quits midway 2012-04-18T07:54:43.260

38 How do advisors typically apply pressure on PhD students to get work done? 2014-11-18T13:24:29.320

38 I've been admitted to multiple PhD programs, how should I choose between them? 2016-04-14T05:10:50.373

38 Concerns about a very old PhD advisor? 2016-04-20T03:55:25.690

38 How often do professors regret accepting particular graduate students (i.e., "bad hires")? 2016-10-12T14:55:23.580

38 How do I cut ties with a bad supervisor? 2017-05-23T10:20:43.900

37 Should I call my adviser by her first name? 2014-08-28T06:46:35.327

36 Can I successfully adapt to an advisor who will not push me to work? 2013-05-01T05:14:48.360

36 Does it amount to plagiarism by supervisor? 2013-06-07T05:45:42.693

36 How to approach PhD admissions after leaving previous PhD because my advisor tried to force me to manipulate data 2015-01-23T22:31:33.030

36 Should I email old supervisor about my progress? 2016-06-20T21:47:38.400

36 Department member forwarded complaint about professor to that professor 2018-01-28T06:13:39.203

35 How to tell my advisor I don't want to stay in academia 2013-04-17T21:50:29.187

35 To stay or leave PhD after having completed 4 years 2013-06-22T00:55:31.083

35 A professor stole my dissertation topic. Now what? 2015-04-30T20:45:30.597

35 How do I politely and tactfully tell my advisor that I would like more consistency in meetings? 2016-05-27T08:22:33.050

35 Problems with graduate advisor 2017-12-05T17:14:28.783

34 How to get an advisor for my amateur research? 2012-03-29T05:59:10.757

34 How to handle a PI who constantly threatens to kick me out of their lab? 2013-08-08T03:54:24.873

34 What are some good things to make explicit between a student and his supervisor when beginning a PhD? 2013-08-20T22:05:50.877

34 My undergraduate research advisor pressures me to work more hours than I want to, but I don't want to risk ruining the relationship. How to proceed? 2015-12-11T20:58:56.897

34 What do you do when you are asked to perform an official review for a journal of a manuscript written by your supervisor? 2016-11-22T22:57:39.500

33 Advisor dies suddenly, advice needed for research students 2013-08-02T22:03:41.250

33 How do I tell my supervisor his idea is incorrect? 2015-03-29T04:12:50.487

33 My supervisor wants to put someone else as first author on one of two papers when I have done most of the work on both. What should I do? 2016-08-15T07:51:31.513

33 How can I carefully find out if a professor's work is well-respected within the department? 2017-01-18T04:49:09.640

33 Supervisor not approving submission because of coauthor he didn't approve of 2017-11-08T09:55:11.023

32 Details an applicant should include/exclude in an introductory letter to a prospective grad school adviser? 2012-02-19T13:21:38.807

32 What should I ask my potential Ph.D advisor in advance, before actually signing a contract? 2014-06-09T11:58:21.570

31 How to deal with constant pressure given by advisor 2012-07-02T09:31:31.503

31 Will it hurt me if my advisor's last name is before mine alphabetically? 2013-12-16T05:54:17.623

30 Advisor asking me to use my grant to cover his orders 2014-07-05T16:13:08.860

30 What if my professor writes me a negative LOR, in order to keep me working with him? 2015-06-16T06:58:31.317

30 How do I tell my advisor about mental health problems? 2015-07-02T04:54:37.997

30 What would be a good approach to make sure my advisor goes through all the report? 2016-10-10T07:09:25.327

30 My advisor refuses to write me a recommendation for my PhD application unless I apply to his lab 2016-10-29T14:19:37.353

30 What if your advisor does not know anything about your research field? 2017-04-27T07:44:20.460