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Pedagogue or Tyrant

Like all sites in the Stack Exchange network, this community focuses on the subset of questions that we believe we have the expertise to answer really well. Therefore, questions that are outside the ...
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Why does AC.SE exclude undergraduate students?

My take, from what I've seen so far, is that most things to do with classes and general struggles with learning seem to apply equally well to graduate and undergraduate. I suppose that 'undergraduate-...
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Let’s specify our scope with respect to undergraduates

Additional clarity is always good. However, we should make sure that we revisit this from time to time—someone may always try to come back and say: "But it's not on the list!"
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Undergrad course exemption with interest in grad school

I strongly agree with your conclusion, though hadn't been able to phrase it so well. Undergraduate breadth requirements have very little to do with graduate school. In addition, the strength and ...
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9 votes

Why does AC.SE exclude undergraduate students?

I actually like that there's a no undergraduate-only rule, despite often protesting it's (imo) misapplication. My reasoning, such as it is: There are some thing that, while generally applying to ...
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Are questions about conduct in university-level coursework on topic?

It's certain that dealing with misconduct by undergraduates is very much a part of the academia experience, for grad students as well as faculty. I see that when a faculty member comes and ask: "A ...
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Are questions about conduct in university-level coursework on topic?

I routinely see graduate students in my own university study, cheat on exams and homework, submit plagiarized homework, get upset because others are cheating, dispute grades, complain that a class is ...
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Replace “undergraduate” with a more general out-of-scope close reason

As a wording for the new close reason, I propose: This question is not within the scope of this site as defined in the help center. Our scope particularly excludes the content of research, ...
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Pedagogue or Tyrant

To my knowledge, academia is a broad category that covers many topics with education. Academia.SE is a community that covers a number of topics related to the academic world. Not all the academic ...
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Where can I ask undergraduate questions?

It is a general principle on StackExchange that a question isn't on topic just because it would be more off-topic elsewhere. Thus, there is no such thing as a "default site" in the StackExchange ...
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4 votes

Are questions about conduct in university-level coursework on topic?

is there anything undergraduate-specific about questions on exams, studying, cheating, disputing grades, or other aspects of university-level coursework? For what concerns the above highlighted ...
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Pedagogue or Tyrant

How can someone ask a question regarding research in academia without being accused of "shopping"? To take your particular situation as an example: How can I find out about recent changes in a ...
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4 votes

Undergrad course exemption with interest in grad school

In my country, there is no comparable distinction between undergraduate and graduate, and thus I rarely, if ever, select this close reason (and rather skip reviewing questions that are deeply rooted ...
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4 votes

Let’s specify our scope with respect to undergraduates

I don't believe those two "definitions" are the same. I'm not sure how seriously people tried to give complete answers to What kind of undergraduate questions are not really generalizable to graduate ...
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Replace “undergraduate” with a more general out-of-scope close reason

As I argued in the question What kind of undergraduate questions are not really generalizable to graduate education? (An "Academia varies more than you think" perspective), the boundary ...
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Why does AC.SE exclude undergraduate students?

My impression nowadays is that we don't really need the undergraduate closing reason as such. Most questions that are closed for being "undergraduate-only" could also fall under the "too specific" ...
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