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.