I got into a top English grad program, but they defaulted me from PhD to MA. Is it worth shouldering the massive debt of a Master's degree, or should I gamble on getting into a PhD program next year? [more inside]
I do higher education administration and would like to go to a convention or conference of a relevant profession association. I know about NASPA. What other broadly relevant associations are out there for higher ed professionals?
looking into large format ereader for academic pdfs - a-la kindle dx (but I'd like to annotate, and cheaper would be cool) [more inside]
The search committee encouraged Mr. Anonymous to bring me on his campus interview. Huh? Do I go? And if so, how do I handle it gracefully? [more inside]
Academic CVs: Is there a database-driven solution for quickly generating different lengths & formats?
Academic CVs: Is there a database-driven solution for quickly generating different lengths & formats? [more inside]
I want to be able to map visually how citations of a common academic article are linked in other ways. [more inside]
What are the best academic journals in each field? [more inside]
AcademicJobSearchFilter: What do I do about bad reviews from students online? [more inside]
Does anyone have experience using an ebook reader for academic papers (physics, bio-chem)? Since most articles are available only as high-resolution, multi-column PDFs my instinct is that a standard Kindle may be a no-go. [more inside]
Please explain this British academic job ad to an American. [more inside]
Would it be better to publish or to get an MA in methods while I am ABD? [more inside]
Academic job filter: Whom do I list as references when applying for faculty positions while currently employed? [more inside]
Anecdote-Filter: The best Project Management software for the academic sphere? [more inside]
How do I best reflect my contribution to a multi-authored academic paper? [more inside]
What is that I'm doing? Tag my business. [more inside]
I'm looking for academic novels from the student's perspective (apparently this is a subgenre of campus novels called varsity novels). Bonus for books considered "young adult." [more inside]
A question for those who know far more than I do about citation formats: why do none of them include ISBN numbers? [more inside]
AcademicFilter: tips/hints for at-conference interviews for TT faculty positions. [more inside]
I am in graduate school after taking a few years off, and in those few years it seems I have lost the ability to pay attention to anything. Please help me focus. [more inside]
In a few days I'll be interviewing for a job providing academic support to university-level ESL students. Help me prepare! [more inside]
How can I control my anxiety and nervousness when performing required venipunctures for my program? I hate drawing blood and experience isn't making it better! [more inside]
Is there an easy way to find free, full-length articles that contain biological contingency analysis?
Looking for a free resource for articles in biology that contain contingency analysis. [more inside]
How to appeal to president on academic dishonesty accusation? What to do if I get suspended from my university? [more inside]
I've been asked to design a website that shows the progress of subscribers academic achievements based on what marks they get from modules posted on the site. I have no idea even how to begin this? [more inside]
I have a friend who is launching a new peer-reviewed, all online, no-subscription academic journal. We have been kicking around ideas to make it awesome and I thought what better place to get great ideas... [more inside]
What are the chances of becoming a Quantitative Analyst in the UK with a PhD in Electronic Engineering?
What are my chances in becoming a Quantitative Analyst in UK, and if they are not too bleak, how to improve them? I realise this is a rather significant career path change, however, as I have been given to understand, many banks and financial institutions in UK do employ PhDs from a wide variety of backgrounds. [more inside]
What is the etiquette for young grad students emailing seniour researchers? [more inside]
Looking for light, sociological holiday reading material... [more inside]
What can I do to get a researcher position? [more inside]
Canadian academic position, what goes in each of the cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements? [more inside]
Original citation for the quote "What gets measured gets managed?" [more inside]
Surprisingly, "system and method for automatic partitioning applied to network protocols" isn't very catchy
Name-my-research-project-filter: Looking for a clever word or play on words that somehow evokes the idea of a friendly conversation between two people or a group. Sort of like "dialectic", but more cooperative and constructive. My brain is burnt out... vocabulary virtuosos, please hope me!
Where do i find some of the top professors and researchers (in universities) doing Micro-Sociology (interaction or social mechanism based). This is the level of research that I wish to focus my research on, I just cant seem to find the researchers using that level of analysis. Also, are there some seminal texts in the micro sociology fields. [more inside]
I'm in Spain and have been asked to give summer courses in English for academic purposes to university researchers and teachers of engineering. Apart from "English Academic Vocabulary in Use" (CUP), which I used last year - it's good - do any MeFites have any tried and tested recommendations for books and other materials that might be suitable? Amazon is great, but too often you can't get a feel for the book.
What is the best free online document management solution with the intended use by a few individuals for academic purposes? [more inside]
Undergrad teaching and PowerPoints. What to do? Instructors, please give some feedback. [more inside]
How often are academics expected to publish? [more inside]
Circumstances have led me to apply for university instructional technologist positions even though this is not what I have specifically trained to do. Now that I am getting interviews, I need perspective/resources. [more inside]
Help me get a bunch of smart folks talking. [more inside]
I am interested in academic librarianship. I am currently finishing my first year in an MLIS program. I already have my Master's Degree in computer science and am currently working as a computer programmer in an academic library in Southern California. I'm curious as to what the job market is like out there for academic librarians now. I know that many universities have experienced dramatic budget cuts recently and several (including ours) have instituted hiring freezes. I won't be graduating for another year or more but I'm curious as to what the climate is like out there now. Are there many openings? Also, given my programming background, what areas do you think it's best for me to focus on in my studies? What is going to make me hireable and look good on a resume?
Applying for AHRC funding for an Art PhD. Any advice? [more inside]
How do you search and find academic papers that are in a filing cabinet? [more inside]
Is there a MeFi-like site that deals exclusively in academic writing? [more inside]
(Academic Economist Filter) What are some of the good journals to find explanations of the economy, past and present. Who are the leaders in this field? Any outstanding review articles? [more inside]
Where are some places that a social scientist with a PhD can go to work? [more inside]
Academic writing without using I or me, list of good phrases and verbs..... [more inside]
What do you wish you had known before your first academic conference? [more inside]
Does anyone know of any Europe based composers who are concerned with the relation between music and emotions, and who would also be good conference speakers? [more inside]
My wife has recently expressed an interest in moving from Australia to America to work for a year (possibly longer). Can anyone provide some advice on how to make this possible (visas, employment etc)? [more inside]
Describe some current issues in English Rhetoric and/or Composition that are interesting to you. [more inside]