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How much should you tip a professor after finals?

  1. Dec 11, 2013 #1
    Do you base it on difficulty of the class or a percentage of the actual class cost?

    Typically I do 15% of the course registration fee, but I would like to know what's the acceptable standard.

    edit: here's a useful link:


    http://www.indiana.edu/~kruschke/lab/tipping.html


    Provides the basic outline in the tipping process for college courses
     
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  3. Dec 11, 2013 #2
    Wow, I never would have thought to tip professors. How common is this?
     
  4. Dec 11, 2013 #3
    woosh
     
  5. Dec 11, 2013 #4

    Evo

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    Tip a professor? What?
     
  6. Dec 11, 2013 #5

    AlephZero

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    Sheesh. If anybody had done that in my day, they would have been thrown out of the university forthwith, even if they scored 100% without being graded on a curve.

    If you want to buy a degree certificate, AFAIK there are organizations that will sell you one on-line, without the hassle of doing any work. But I didn't realize it had now gone legitimate.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2013 #6
    GNW looking for a humor award nomination? :)
     
  8. Dec 11, 2013 #7

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    :bugeye:

    (That article has gotta be a joke.)
     
  10. Dec 11, 2013 #9
    And clearly intended as one by the OP.
     
  11. Dec 11, 2013 #10
    It has cited sources...
     
  12. Dec 11, 2013 #11

    Evo

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    :rofl:

    DeBeers? Did you read those sources? :biggrin:
     
  13. Dec 11, 2013 #12

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    Haa haa! :rofl::rofl::rofl: I just noticed those

    De Beers, F. 1980. "Establishing Arbitrary Rules of Thumb in the Diamond Market," Journal of Worldwide Monopolies, Capetown, South Africa, Vol 45, No. 2, pp 15-27.

    Greenspan, A. 1992. "Dicking with the U.S. Economy," in Proceedings of The World Economy as a Board Game, Washington D.C., Vol 2, pp 120-134.

    O'Neill T. (Tip). 1987. "Congressional Ethics and Other Myths," Journal for Retired Congressmen, Cayman Islands, Vol 26, 787 pp 1-245. ​
     
  14. Dec 11, 2013 #13
    Like a cow?
     
  15. Dec 11, 2013 #14

    SteamKing

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    Here's my standard tip: 'Don't quit your day job.'
     
  16. Dec 11, 2013 #15

    George Jones

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    When I was a grad student, I was a tutor and a marker for a mechanics class. The students were so appreciative of my efforts that they brought a case-and-a-half (36) of beer to my office as presents at the end of the semester.
     
  17. Dec 11, 2013 #16

    jbunniii

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    The "Tip" O'Neill citation was a nice touch.
     
  18. Dec 11, 2013 #17

    lisab

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    aaaaaaaaahahahahaha!

    Great thread, GNW!!!! NOW I know why my profs never liked me!!!
     
  19. Dec 11, 2013 #18
    I happen to know some ex-patriate Russians, and they say this Academic tipping system worked beautifully over there during the whole Communist era. It's actually taught at the grammar school level to prepare their citizens for dealing with Government officials when they become adults. It's a good system to remember, also, if you ever have any dealings with Sicilian Businessmen or Third World police forces.
     
  20. Dec 11, 2013 #19

    Evo

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    Time to shut this down.
     
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