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Need help with a difficult professor

I'm a first-year masters student taking a course that is supposed to be the core curriculum of my discipline. My program is in systems ecology. I find myself increasingly frustrated with this professor and increasingly unable to hide it, and now he wants to "meet with me to talk about student-instructor dynamics". I need some help coming up with some strategies to deal with this professionally. Difficulty level: I'm a new graduate student, and he's the director of my program. The program is brand-new (just started spring semester of last year) and this is one of two core courses, both of which are taught by him. His course is so terrible that I'm considering transferring to another program within the university. Excruciating detail inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2013 - 45 answers

Just how common are abusive situations in academia? How do you survive and is it even worth it?

My girlfriend is 5 years in to a PhD program with an abusive (verbal, emotional, and mental) PI/lab. This seems to be a common theme in academia, just how common is it? How do you go about graduating if they seem to be working against you (assuming no fault on your part)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 - 12 answers

The academic cliche strikes again.

I am two post-docs out of graduate school and currently on the job market for tenure track positions. My former graduate advisor has confessed that he has feelings for me and that he thinks we would make a great couple. I don't reciprocate. I have two letters from my post-doc supervisors, but still need my advisor's letter for a third reference. What is the most diplomatic way to handle this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2011 - 34 answers

What is a good PhD graduation gift for an advisor?

What is an appropriate gift to give one's advisor after filing a PhD dissertation and graduating? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 7, 2011 - 23 answers

career advisor that specializes in academia?

looking for a career advisor that specializes in helping people find their area of academic research. [more inside]
posted by ThiefOfSweets on Jul 30, 2009 - 2 answers

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