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ProTips for academic job talks

Best job talk ever! Dear academic MeFites, please share your best tips for job talks. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 29, 2011 - 21 answers

How/whether to be a rat

Through a misdirected e-mail, I got wind of someone (probably a student) doing something very unethical in an academic setting (i.e., more than garden-variety cheating). I can't find the person online. Try harder to track down the person and report the misdeed, or drop it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 44 answers

Any advice or comments on jobhunting at science conferences?

Do any of you have experience with postdoc recruitment at academic conferences (Specifically, BSGT/ESGCT)? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Oct 6, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me contract somebody to design a personal/academic/faculty candidate website.

Help me contract somebody to design a personal academic/faculty candidate website. [more inside]
posted by onalark on Sep 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Papers, BibDesk, or a maaaagical program made by fairies?

My boss needs an academic reference manager (think: Papers, Sente, BibDesk) that can handle a huge existing BibTeX reference library and a huge-separate-but-sometimes-overlapping existing library of papers in PDF format. Have one you love? Tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Sep 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Web 101 Course Pack

Internet as visual medium - Intro texts for college level? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Sep 18, 2011 - 4 answers

How to cultivate your rolodex without overtilling?

What, if anything, do you do to keep in touch with old contacts when you don't really have any reason (providing or asking for a reference, answering questions, etc.) to speak with them? [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Sep 12, 2011 - 12 answers

Course proposals and other things that go bump in the night.

Have gotten invited to be part of an academic research center. Will you tell me if I should approach them with the biggest proposal I would complete in three years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Everything is great, but the location

Two body problem. What say you? [more inside]
posted by sockpuppetthecat on Aug 17, 2011 - 47 answers

Book Swap Online!?!?

What's the best way to set up an online book swap site or app only for the students in my academic department? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Aug 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me get the most out of TED

I accepted an invitation to participate in a TEDx event (in Bristol, England) and I really want to debut my business and my thesis there. What's the best way to do this? Should I bring a card table and a banner? What has worked for you?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 5, 2011 - 6 answers

What are the consequences of academic fraud?

Would serious academic plagiarism (say getting final year essays and dissertation completed by someone else) which wasn't caught at the time, but came to light later, be grounds (a) for de-awarding a degree and (b) possible grounds for dismissal if you had obtained a job on the baisis of having a degree
posted by Iktik on Jun 26, 2011 - 15 answers

You know what? I'll just do it.

Group Project Skills: How do I overcome my instinctual desire to just work alone? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jun 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Short Answer Questions for Dummies

Do you totally nail short-answer questions on exams? If so, give me your blow-by-blow method. Inspired by this question. [more inside]
posted by KLF on Jun 23, 2011 - 13 answers

Career software for academic advisors?

What career interest inventory testing procedures and career related computer software programs would a college academic advisor use? [more inside]
posted by cute little Billy Henderson, age 4 on May 31, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for Innovative US Right-Wing Youth Civics and Activist groups

Looking for specific suggestions of particularly innovative successful/popular US national-level grassroots right-wing civics activist groups (can be conservative, libertarian, religious, non-religious etc. etc; but not extremist) for an academic research project. We are especially interested in youth-focussed/web & new media-savvy/participatory culture savvy groups. Any research report (academic or non-academic) recommendations are most welcome too. [more inside]
posted by zresearch on May 26, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I set up a retired professor's web presence.

What's a tastefully-themed content management system + host that is not a blog? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Apr 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Reasearch paper writing tips needed

I have cousin who is an undergrad college student overwhelmed by the research paper process, who asking me for help Any tips to help me help him? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Mar 22, 2011 - 14 answers

How to learn zookeeping skills

I am most likely going to be made the chair of an extremely dysfunctional academic department in a few years. How can I best prepare for this position? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me write my dissertation acknowledgments

Suggestions for a dissertation acknowledgments section? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Mar 13, 2011 - 22 answers

For baking theory, the answer is: promoting gluten development

What are some "best-guess" answers for your academic discipline (or job)? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on Mar 10, 2011 - 75 answers

Looking for a term/articles

Is there a term for the idea that women are (at least partially) the enforcers of patriarchal gender norms and practices? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Mar 7, 2011 - 13 answers

ConferenceFilter

Are some professional conferences scams / wastes of money? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Feb 28, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I get back into academia?

Repositioning myself for academic career success. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheer up, kids.

[Subculture Filter] What is emo all about anyway? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Feb 13, 2011 - 19 answers

Recording & Networking At An Academic Conference

Two questions about an academic conference: (1) voice recording at a distance and (2) networking at said conference as an undergrad. [more inside]
posted by SollosQ on Feb 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Biotech postdoc simultaneously exploring academic and industry jobs?

How does a biotech postdoc simultaneously explore academic and industry job opportunities? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2011 - 4 answers

publisher reputation

if I'm looking through a library... does being published with Springer Verglag mean that the research is legit, and does being published with Nova Publishers mean that it isn't?
posted by moorooka on Jan 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Essay writing for dummies

How did you write your university essays? Real life blow-by-blow accounts please. [more inside]
posted by fix on Jan 25, 2011 - 57 answers

How should I best use my time to transition out of academia? (I'm in math.)

How should I best use my time to transition out of academia? (I'm in math.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Do academic journals always return manuscript submissions with requests for edits?

Academics: Do submissions to journals always result in the manuscript being returned for editing prior to publication? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 13, 2011 - 38 answers

What should I write every day?

I need to write a lot to break this mental block that I have- but what should I write? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jan 10, 2011 - 18 answers

How do I Harvard reference a book review in an academic journal?

How do I Harvard reference a book review in an academic journal?
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jan 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Any tools for academics that make your life better?

For the academics out there: are there any new tools for academics out there that have changed your life for the better? How do you find them? [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah on Jan 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Academic Job Applications: A Spiraling, Endlessly Recursive Process?

How to streamline working on academic job applications? [more inside]
posted by speicus on Dec 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Please recommend bibliography software.

Bibliography software recommendations? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Help a non-academic develop research skills for a wonky in-depth project

I'm not an academic, not trained in the art of research, and I could use some guidance. I need advice on how to identify and track down sources for a multi-year exploration of a topic. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 7, 2010 - 23 answers

What should I do with my life?

I need advice on my special snowflake academic future. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Dec 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Academic anonymous blog—help me choose the name and the pseudonym!

Academic anonymous blog—help me choose the name and the pseudonym! [more inside]
posted by coolnik on Nov 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Annotating PDFs and searching within the annotations...

What's the best Mac solution for annotating academic pdfs and then searching across all the pdfs that you've annotated? [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Oct 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Academic Self-Talk

How Can I Care Less About My Grades? [more inside]
posted by AndGee on Sep 22, 2010 - 12 answers

Conference Writing for Dummies - there's a hidden market here.

Conference writing for dummies? (Or non-academics?) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Online Programs in Higher Education

Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

It's academic

I'm looking for academic/scholarly/somewhat-serious articles discussing anime and/or manga. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Aug 18, 2010 - 8 answers

"Do you have any questions for us?"

Meta-ask: How can I learn to ask better questions? Specifically: how I can learn to ask natural, un-contrived questions in job interviews? [more inside]
posted by devotion+doubt on Aug 17, 2010 - 28 answers

Getting Things Filed

Professors, researchers, teachers: How do you organize your files on hard disks and with physical folders? [more inside]
posted by meijusa on Aug 13, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me with a move to Galway, Ireland!

I've just been shortlisted for an academic position at the National University of Ireland, Galway campus, but I'm currently living in Australia! Help me with the logistics of starting to consider this move, how we might do it and what Ireland (and NUI Galway, Galway the town) is actually like! [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Aug 7, 2010 - 12 answers

How do you refer to developing countries

What terms should be used to refer to developing countries. "Developing countries?" "The Global South?" "Emerging Countries." They all feel problematic, so [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Jul 29, 2010 - 41 answers

Grammar check - is Word my only option?

I'm writing a postgrad research paper. English is my second language (Afrikaans being my first), and though I am fluid in both, I still sometimes trip up on silly grammar issues with English, particularly tenses. I use Word, but was wondering -- does anyone know of software aimed specifically at writing academic/research texts? For what it's worth, I use MLA formatting with in text citation.
posted by New England Cultist on Jul 26, 2010 - 11 answers

Synthesizing research and keeping it all straight.

How do you organize research so that you can synthesize it later while writing your literature review? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Jul 21, 2010 - 16 answers

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