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Just how high is “higher education”?

By looking at the site today, it seems that "higher education" is an euphemism for "doctorate". The definition stage however doesn't imply that (1 2 3...) Is Academia only about PhD, postdoc and ...
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Scope Questions

Are the following questions within our scope: Questions regarding a particular region or university X vs Y questions with subjective answers. Like "Where do I get my PhD from USA or Europe" List ...
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Dealing with “In my experience…” answers

This particular SE has the significant problem that many answers will be "soft" in nature; there's no real literature on much of this, making many questions answerable only through "in my experience......
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“advantages and disadvantages” questions

In reference to this question about being a professor, this is impossible to answer within the context of how SE wants us to answer questions. There's no definite answer, and even more so, there's no "...
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Vote early and often!

I belive we shold follow the advice of Scott Morrison: vote early, vote often. This is a way to express which questions are on- or off-topic, and the site needs high rep users.
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Is community wiki not available during beta?

I think several questions are doing to be found that are more appropriate to the wiki concept than a definitive question/answer concept. Are the options for marking something as wiki not available ...
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How should we behave for the “reference” questions?

Suppose user X comes in and ask "How is the group with professor Y at university Z ?". How should we treat this kind of questions ? One thing may be to answer with pure citation metrics, that is: they ...
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Softness of the closing criteria

I would like to open the meta discussion on the criteria for closing. I think we should be a little more open than the rest of the SE community when it comes to questions that are Localized: ...

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