I am posting this question on behalf of my friend. Currently my friend is attending the last year of the bachelors degree and has a interest on following up the bachelor with a masters degree.

Now the issue is in following it up with a masters degree. The university my friend attends is located in Israel and rather strangely their third and final year started very late. Which means that the actual final exams will be around September 2017. Now my friend has a interest in pursuing a masters degree in Europe, however this possibly overlaps because most masters also start in September 2017 in Europe and the bachelors degree exams might still be going on, without knowing if my friend graduated or not.

To summarize:

  • Most European universities start around September 2017;
  • The bachelors degree exams finishes around September 2017;
  • There’s a chance that a masters study might have started while my friend is still finishing up their bachelors;
  • My friend has no delays in the current study and actually has excellent grades.

I guess that perhaps some agreement can be made with a university about this issue. However my friend is wondering what a general accepted thing in this situation would be. Would a layover year be enforced unfortunately or some agreements can be made with the new university, so there can be started later and everything is good as long my friend graduates.

So my question: The ending/exams of my friends bachelors degree and possibly follow up masters degree start in Europe overlaps. How to proceed with this to make sure no year has to be wasted on waiting to start ‘on time’ next year.

I am mathematician, and I am interested how math departments view my activities.

Clearly, they view me as somebody who can carry teaching load. But I am also a researcher. What and how much I publish has an impact on my own career and my opportunities in getting grants and funding.

But what about the department? How does my work contribute to the department’s possibilities when it comes research grants for individual researchers of the faculty, grants by several researchers on a project, or maybe huge grant schemes? Do I enter a statistics anywhere?

To be more concrete: when a researcher gets employed at a department, they not only do it for the sake of science. For example, they have keep an eye on their departments competitiveness. When I coauthor work with people at the department, then this certainly helps the individuals involved, e.g. in terms getting cited.

However, there are grants on a larger scale. For example, a department may apply to fund a huge center of research by the NSF. How does being productive at the department help in acquiring such a grant?

I’m preparing to apply for two master’s programs. For one of the programs, I asked an advisor how many people graduate each year.

I asked because of the 350 people who apply each year about 120 are admitted. (It’s an online master’s.) This is a very high number to me, especially when compared to the other program I’m considering. So it makes me curious how many people actually graduate, which also can give me insight into competition in the workforce.

She told me they don’t keep records of graduate numbers because it fluctuates from year to year.

This sounds extremely fishy to me. Is this a common practice for master’s programs?

I am writing my dissertation on high school administrators’ experiences in using their policies to handle cyberbullying. I am using the critical incident technique and interviewing high school administrators. While doing my last interview, I realized that the person I was interviewing had only middle school experience in handling cyberbullying, which was, in her case, almost nonexistent at the middle school where she worked. This interview, thus, is an obvious “outlier” when compared to the other interviews I have done with other high school administrators. I need help finding what one does with outliers in qualitative research. I am coming up with nothing when I try to research it. Help!

I am writing a report for a paper using APA format. which used specific antibodies and other chemicals in the process of obtaining tissue samples and am confused as to where I should include the catalogue number, company, and company location of the chemical.

Should I include this in my references or as a separate appendix?

Is there a rule of standard for including something like this?

Note: I am using LaTeX’s APA6 package for the paper.

I’ve been asked to give a talk at a major research university on navigating the academia -> industry transition.

As this is an increasingly important topic for many highly talented, promising individuals, I’d like to make sure I do not neglect any topic of interest. Thus, I’d like to ask two specific questions:

1) For those who have already navigated the academia -> industry transition, what are some of the most important take-away messages, observations, or tips that you wish you had known in advance?

2) For those who are considering an academia -> industry transition, what are some topics that you would like to have answered?

I am currently working at Europe and applying for tenure track positions in US. I will attend an interview that is held by a school.
The committee chair told me to research on the air tickets.

Also, in her message she asked if I applied many schools in US and if I plan to fly back and forth.

I do not know how to answer this question because I am not sure what she meant. Does she want other schools to share the international fare? If so should I contact other schools about it (that was the first school offering me interview)?

I have replicated a method of interpolation recently proposed by certain author, and I want to tell him that I have done so. I suppose the author is interested in knowing that students are engaged with his work and are using his findings. But I’m unsure on how should I adress him.

  • Should I just write to him saying that I have applied his method to new data and found the same results?
  • Should I also send him my work? Or is it too rude to send him the attachment (it is my thesis actually) because he may not be interested in reading it?
  • Should I also comment the results in the same email?

I don’t know to which extent do I have to show him my results, because I don’t wan’t to overwhelm him but neither should he be the one asking for more info.