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Moving to Maryland to go to college

I was born in Maryland and moved to Virginia for high school. I did two years worth of math/computer science courses at NVCC. I've been working 9 to 5 in DC as a programmer for the past several years, and I make $65k a year, of which I save about $15k. As far as I can tell, the only viable path to finishing a computer science degree in the area would be to use what savings I have (let's say $60k) to be a full time student at the University of Maryland for two years. This is only practical if I pay in-state tuition. The university explicitly bars those who "reside in Maryland primarily for a purpose other than that of attending an educational institution in Maryland". If I move to Maryland, do I have any chance of being considered an in-state student after a few years? I want to be both pragmatically and ethically in the clear here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2014 - 13 answers

What are the pros and cons of supervising others at work?

What are the pros and cons of supervising others at work? I have never supervised others in my entire working career. Given my story beneath the fold, should I consider doing so? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2014 - 13 answers

Constitutional Law and Higher Education

I am currently interested in a legal counsel position at a large state university. While I am qualified for many aspects of the job, my one weakness is a requirement of having a good working knowledge of current Constitutional law and how it currently is applicable to higher education and similar institutions. I am looking for any good online (preferred) or even recently published resources that will provide that thorough knowledge that I seek. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2014 - 6 answers

Student loans for certificate program?

What options are available out there in regards to educational loans for certificate programs with a university? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Demorialized about teaching the the University level

I feel like I am teaching to the lowest common denominator... What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2014 - 26 answers

Tenure and promotion letters for college faculty

Academics, what is your institution's policy about tenure and promotion letters? Specifically, once the decision to award or deny tenure is made, does a candidate standardly get a letter detailing the committee's reasons? What is the letter like and who reviews it? Looking also for pointers to faculty handbooks where the letter process is described, and links to policies/recommendations from professional associations like AAUP or MLA on this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Non-student Non-professor Attraction

As a late 20s non-student, how do I proceed with my attraction to my late 20s non-professor? Please share your perspective and experiences. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2014 - 23 answers

Quarter Life Crisis + Indecision Paralysis: How to deal & move forward?

I'm a 26 year old female "Commitment Phobe" seeking advice on 1) How to feel ok making a temporary/final decision about what to do with my life and 2) When to scrap, adjust, or follow through on my decisions when the going gets tough? Messy details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2014 - 12 answers

I've reached a crossroads

Have completed 2/3 of an undergrad course and want to transfer out. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2013 - 13 answers

Fifth time's a charm?

My college career spanned eight years, two states, and four schools. All I have to show for it is $40,000 in debt and no degree. How do I sort this mess out? Should I even try? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me brainstorm presentation ideas for higher ed job interview

I have to give a 10-minute presentation as part of a job interview for a career advisor and instructor position in the career services office of the business school at a large public university. I'm having trouble coming up with ideas, and would love some help brainstorming. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2013 - 12 answers

When the "very best" isn't good enough

I'm graduating college, but it hasn't gone 100% how it should have. I struggled both academically and mentally (have been getting help for both, but it's a process without any "magic bullet"). I have had a lot of pressure from all sides of the family to go into medicine, but I have to see how it is first (through an internship). How do I confidently defuse their nagging questions and bring them back to reality? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2013 - 19 answers

How to help a grieving student?

I am a (new) professor at a small, rural university. One of my students has had to take an emergency leave due to a death in their family. Aside from assuring them that they need not think about their schoolwork at all, and that we'll work it out when they're ready, is there anything else I can do to support them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2013 - 19 answers

Could/should I find the man whose psychosis was directed at me?

About a decade ago I started University in the UK. Towards the end of my first year a friend I made began to become paranoid. His behaviour towards me was particularly troubling, and eventually rumours circulated that he had been institutionalised. I have always wondered what happened to him, and if he is OK. My concerns linger these many years later, but tracking him down online has achieved nothing. Is there any way I can find out if everything turned out alright for him, preferably without causing too many ripples? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2013 - 12 answers

What to do about cramster.com?

I'm seeking suggestions for dealing with the existence of internet cheating sites that provide answers to university homework problems. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2013 - 30 answers

How do I deal with my anxiety-ridden partner?

My partner of three years has some pretty fierce obsessive anxiety issues, and I would like some help to deal with this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2013 - 18 answers

College Classroom Management Strategies with a Student with Asperger’s

How do I best manage a discussion-based course where one student speaks out too frequently because of Asperger’s? I teach university courses at a school with small class sizes of approximately 10 students. One of my students this semester has Asperger’s and speaks out too frequently—usually on topic but usually to share a personal experience with the topic rather than to move the discussion forward. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2013 - 15 answers

What am I worth?

OK, I'm officially fed up with my university job. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Mature student looking for admissions advice

How do I find a consultant or service to provide admission/application advice to an adult returning to university? I am in Ontario, Canada. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Make me less of an academic island!

I'm a PhD student, and I'd like to do more academic networking over email. How does this work, and what should the emails sound like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2012 - 14 answers

What DO I want to be when I grow up?

If you left academia, especially in the humanities, how did you figure out what you wanted to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 9 answers

The Weak Link

How should I explain to my classmates that I can't finish my portion of our group project due to mental health issues, without disclosing the fact that I have these issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Branch campus annoyances

I work as an administrator for a university and am based on a branch campus. My department would prefer it if I would spend the summers on the main campus, which involves a more arduous commute for me. My commute would bump up from 40 minutes to 1h20minutes. I would prefer to remain on my branch campus. My "higher-ups" like to frame things in terms of "let's negotiate something that works for everyone," but the power differentials tend to mean that I usually just go along with their preference. Are there tried and true methods for underlings to resist persuasion/coersion?
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2012 - 7 answers

What can I do about plagiarism by international students?

What can I do to decrease plagiarism? Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 - 50 answers

the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 answers

information wants to be free but not in my class

I've been accused of cheating on an exam, and I am in danger of losing my scholarship, but I don't think I cheated. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2011 - 80 answers

Should I report this security issue to my school?

Is it troublesome to be able to obtain access to the names and e-mail addresses of students, faculty, employees, and alumni of a university? If so, how should I go about reporting it without being misinterpreted or punished? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 18 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

Further study after failure?

I'm in my forties and have a really bad academic record, but I want to do a Masters. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I [wo]man up and go back to school?

Feeling lost. Hiding away from adulthood. How do I get over this? How do I stop ruining my education? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2011 - 13 answers

At least they don't advertise on TV.

Should I be worried about the legitimacy of my school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Graciously Backing Out of an Undergraduate Research Position

What is the most gracious way for me to back out of the undergraduate research I said I would take up for the upcoming fall semester, given that I've spent two semesters working in the lab already? I don't want the people I worked with to have a bad impression of me because of the fact that I demonstrated so much interest in and commitment to their field only to quit prematurely. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Life in Sheffield?

What's life like in Sheffield, UK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Good gifts for first time art instructors?

Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Is academic editing the right job for me?

Just got offered a plum academic editing job, but it would be a strange tangent to my current career path. Help me decide if it's the right direction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Who should I ask to be my referee when I apply to university this year?

Who can I ask to be my referee when I apply to university this year? I have no appropriate professional relationships, I cannot ask a friend or family member, and I have been out of school for three years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Should I get another bachelors degree?

I have a bachelors degree in philosophy. I wasn't a great student. My career path seems to be boring and unpredictable. I want a job where I can use my brain and be a part of pushing the world into a techno-utopia. Do I need a new bachelors degree? How will the admissions process go for me? How can I prove to myself that I can do my degree well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2010 - 11 answers

option: full-time student, part-time dealer

How do I finance my education when my university of choice isn't approved by the US Department of Education? How do I take on loans for this venture while causing myself the least financial damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 4 answers

How best can I garner support for my beleaguered UK academic department?

How best can I garner support for my beleaguered UK academic department? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2010 - 4 answers

Background Cheque Republic

I'm applying for a position at my school that is mine contingent on passing a background check/"live scan" screening by the University's Police department. Therein lies my conundrum... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Gay College Student in the South?

Am I being dumb in not researching colleges in the south because I'm gay? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2010 - 53 answers

When using my university's internet connection, how much of my internet usage can they see?

I access the internet in a university halls of residence, with internet access provided by the university. How much of my web browsing is private? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Best route to a nicer future

I'm about to finish second year of Software Engineering at my mid-tier Canadian university and have no intention of continuing any further. I'd like to transfer into one of the more prestigious colleges in the US, although getting in seems like a complete crapshoot given my current circumstances. What course of action can I take in the coming months that would greatly increase my chances of being accepted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Tenure-track from Large Chemistry to Small Liberal-Arts Science

Science tenure-track interview/negotiation/expectation advice filter. Going from large masters state-school chemistry dept to small liberal arts 'joint-science' dept. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2010 - 9 answers

Admissions consulting -- should I do it, and if so, anonymously?

Admissions consulting -- is it a good idea to start doing it? Should I try to be anonymous? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Studying through depression?

How can I concentrate on studying for exams while I'm dealing with depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2010 - 10 answers

What to do with my life

Please tell me how I can find out what to do with my life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Should I disclose my depression on university application?

I was diagnosed with depression and was in therapy for about an year. Do I disclose this on my university application? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I prove to my parents that I'm "mature" enough?

I'm 16 years old. I have (though somewhat borderline) Asperger's and I'm highly intellectually (verbal, not quite visual-spatial) gifted. I don't do well in school, you could say I'm an "underachiever". I graduate high school this year. I will most likely not get into either of my top universities in the city (I'm Canadian, btw). I don't mind taking next year (from graduation until I'm 17.5) to "mature a bit" but eventually I want to go to school overseas. I need to prove to my parents I can live alone... without actually living alone. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2009 - 30 answers

Development, to enjoy or not to enjoy?

Do you work in Development for a university? If so, I want to know more! If you perform research for a university development office, can you tell me what your job is like? Do you like it? What do you not like? Tell me everything! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2009 - 4 answers

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