What responsibilities does an academic tutor, a company tutor and a business tutor have, as does the student doing a final degree project?

Hello and thank you for your time.

I would like to have different opinions on what responsibilities do you think each of the roles I have mentioned in the title of the issue have.

Specifically, I believe that an academic tutor has the mission to guide and evaluate the quality of the student’s written documentation and to inform them of the deadlines for submitting papers.

Regarding the technical tutor, I think that he should guide and solve doubts regarding the programming languages and tools to use when implementing the application.

For the business tutor, who in this case is a tutor who knows the subject of health, medical, and is the one who proposes the project; I think that he should guide and give the necessary knowledge regarding the medical subject so that the student learns and employs them in the project.

As for the student, he or she must write the documentation, present it, and carry out the project, as well as report any incidents and ask the tutors.

What do you think?

There exists a degree title called the licentiate in Finland and Sweden which is a graduate title beneath a full PhD title; I’ve heard it called, among other things, a “half PhD”, a “PhD lite” or a “PhD for those already working”. However, what formal or practical benefits can/does such a title actually confer, especially since being awarded a licentiate degree entails having a postgraduate degree anyway (a Master’s degree, which very much could have entailed doing research itself)?

  • Can the formal qualification and/or work done for it contribute towards a proper PhD at another institution, either immediately after or after some interim period?
  • Is it accepted as proof of any kind of practical research experience in larger institutions outside of Finland and Sweden? From what I’ve gathered, it seems that research-oriented jobs are very strictly categorized as either “jobs for people with PhDs” or “jobs for everyone else”, which suggests that a “not-quite-PhD” degree wouldn’t actually open any doors and maybe even close some (due to e.g. being perceived as overqualified, as having “quit” a PhD program or as being “not able” to secure a proper PhD candidate position).

I just received my (passing) grades for my last remaining courses for my BSc. I’ve completed all my requirements, but the next convocation ceremonies don’t take place until Summer 2018. Likewise, I don’t think I will receive my diploma (the physical, official certificate) until then. Usually when a résumé says “degree expected in ____”, it reads along the lines of: “I’m not done yet, but if things pan out, I’ll hopefully be done by then“.

This is not my case, so in my résumé, how can I communicate across that I expect to receive my diploma in Summer 2018 as a matter of certainty?

Am I justified to use the term graduated? If so, should I say I graduated December 2017 (when I finished my requirements) or Summer 2018 (when convocation occurs)?

I am happy to have received a job offer from a Danish university and we are currently discussing the salary. The salaries in Denmark are negotiated by a collective agreement and there are fixed scales for everything. So what is crucial is to make sure that I land on the right scale.

I have completed a 3 year (180 ECTS) undergraduate degree and a one year Masters degree (90 ECTS) before doing a PhD also in a European country. I can confirm that my PhD degree is recognized as a fully equivalent to a Danish PhD degree.

I am told that since my Master’s degree with 90 ECTS is not equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (which typically has 120 ECTS), the university can not put me on the salary scale for their regular Assistant Professors. Rather, I am put on a lower scale that puts me at a financial disadvantage.

Is this even possible? By deduction, since they do not recognize my Master’s degree but a Master’s degree is a prerequisite to do a PhD in Denmark and my PhD is deemed equivalent, this would imply that technically, the institution does not recognize my PhD degree?

This seems inconsistent with the confirmation that my PhD degree is recognized as being equivalent to a Danish PhD.

Is this a catch 22?

Kind regards!

I am taking an online accredited course at Illinois and I need to have someone in South America proctor a test ( preferably Bolivia, Argentina, or Chile).

Anyone have any suggestions for how to accomplish this? I’ve looked on many websites ( including universities and libraries) and struggling to find a resource. Maybe it’s more informal? This test will need to be a physical test.

My course specifically puts these requirements for a proctor. There may be wiggle room with some communication.

- Principal or Superintendent of Educational Service Region, School, or District
- Dean, Academic Department Head, Extension or Correspondence Administrator, Registrar, or Official Testing Service of an Accredited University or College
- Education Officer (Armed Services Personnel Only)
- Full-Time High School or College Instructor
- Librarian at your local community library

Specific details on proctor info here: https://netmath.illinois.edu/proctors