A new survey suggests they are.
As relayed by Martin Kich on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), most professors (60%) think insufficient funding is the overriding issue affecting their university and graduate job readiness the least pressing (18%). In between those two question, the professors rank their concerns thus:
The order is interesting. Since about a third view the mass exodus of students from universities as concerning, the poll results suggest that professors don’t make a direct connection between the success of students and their own livlihood.