Inside Higher Ed
January 22nd, 2015
A majority of provosts are concerned about declining faculty civility
in American higher education. And a large majority of provosts believe
that civility is a legitimate criterion in hiring and evaluating faculty
members. Generally, the provosts are confident that faculty members
show civility in their treatment of students, but have mixed views on
whether professors show civility in dealings with colleagues and doubt
how much civility is shown to administrators.
These results are clear from Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey
of College and University Chief Academic Officers. And after a year of
intense debate over civility, the survey shows that provosts are not
aligned with faculty leaders on the issue.