Monday, October 09, 2006

What is the breakdown of lazy professors?

I'm hearing from the comments (first and second) of my previous entries that some of you feel that the number of slackers is greater then 1% and less then 50% of professors at SIUC are retired in place (RIP). So what is the number?

I can name enough professors to believe that the numbers approach 20% of professors who are really slacking (aka RIP). I think that more than half are under achieving. I'm sure that 30% are really working hard and getting giving better results than SIU deserves.

What do you think? What are the numbers?


don said...

In my department at Southern, which had over 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty, there are three I can name off the top of my head having RIP status, with another two that have insulated themselves from certain criticisms by virtue of having assumed a set of “special duties” in the department, ones that do not require them to do research. So, that approaches the 20% threshold of which you speak.

Peter in Carbondale said...

Your commentary is really fantasic reading Don. Thanks.