Professionalism among students down, professors say


Professors from colleges and universities across the United States reported students lack professionalism, according to the York College of Pennsylvania 2012 Professionalism on Campus Survey. York College used a pool of 451 faculty for their study, and asked them questions about the professionalism among their upper-level students.

Faculty reported professionalism is a combination of interpersonal skills, being focused, being dependable and on schedule and displaying a work ethic. Thirty-eight percent of faculty reported feeling that less than 50 percent of their students exhibited those qualities.

Nearly two-thirds of the surveyed faculty reported an increase in student entitlement issues over the last five years, contributing to the lack of professionalism.

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