Professionalism Hits New Low

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Apparently, the lack of professionalism among college grads is becoming so epidemic that even their professors are starting to notice. “In a recent survey of college and university professors, more than one-third (38.3 percent) said they felt that fewer than half of their upper-level students exhibited qualities associated with being professional in the workplace, and nearly as many (37.5 percent) reported a drop over the past five years in the percentage of students demonstrating professionalism,” Ann Schnoebelen wrote in the Chronicle of Higher Education on March 29, 2013. “The survey was conducted by the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania, which over the past four years has conducted an annual study of employers’ views of the professionalism of recent college graduates in the workplace.”

“This year the study was expanded to include a survey of faculty views of the state of professionalism on campuses.”

Malcolm A. Kline is the Executive Director of Accuracy in Academia.
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