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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 4, 1980-Page 3-B

Faculty

at' U'

ranks with

the

best

By ADRIENNE LYONS
It's finally over-the months of
'agonizing over which colleges to apply
to,' the seemingly endless letters of
rejection, and the almost magical ac-
ceptacnes. For better or worse, you and
the University have chosen each
other, and by now you are probably
wondering exactly how good the
University's qualities are.
Well, rest assured, the 'U's' ranks
amopg the best in the country, and part
of the reason is the caliber of the
faculty here.
A POLL of 4000 professors nationwide
conducted by Everett Ladd and
Seymour Lipset, two researchers
working in the area of higher education,
rated the University fourth in the nation
in an evaluation of faculty in 19 major
departments. The report was published

in a January 15, 1979 edition of the
Chronicle of Higher Education.
Despite the faculty's high ranking,
some students complain that many
faculty members subordinate teaching
duties to research, and large class sizes
tend to hinder personal contact between
professors and students.
University -educators, nevertheless,
are noted across the country and even
worldwide for their varied activities.
FOR EXAMPLE, School of
Education Dean Wilbur Cohen was
Secretary of the former U.S. Depar-
tment of Health, Education, and
Welfare under former President Lyn-
don Johnson. A law school professor,
Harry Edwards, was named by the
Senate in February to be Judge of the
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in
Washington, D.C., making the 38-year-

old Edwards one of the youngest jurists
on a U.S. appeals court.
Also among the University's more
distinguished faculty is Adjunct Prof.
and former U.S. President Gerald
Ford. The former Wolverine football
captain appears annually at his alma
mater to lecture to students in the
Political Science Department.
Of course, the majority of the faculty
does not consist of former U.S.
presidents. But 'U' profs still manage to
receive accolades through their own
performances as teachers and resear-
chers. The University officially is
recognizes the best educators at the an-
nual State of the University address,
delivered by the president.
BECAUSE OF ITS strong reputation,
University officials closely scrutinize
prospective faculty members. The

University's criteria for hiring new
faculty "has to do with the
background" of the person, said
, Richard Corpron, dentistry professor
and chairman of the faculty Senate
Assembly. Corpron said that University
officials judge older applicants on the
amount of published work and their
teaching abilities. Younger assistant
professors, or applicants who recently
received their doctorate are judged
for their "potential" for these qualities.
University faculty can hold one of
three different professorial positions.
Recently hired young faculty members
usually begin their academic careers
as assistant professors, positions in
which they both teach and conduct
research. At the end of sib years, they
are judged by senior faculty members
for a possible tenured professorship

and promotion to associate professor.
Associate professors can later be
promoted to full professor.
The tenure system has come under
fire in recent years for many reasons,
including the lack of female and
minority full professors and the small
role students play in the tenure review
process. In addition, Corpron noted, the
turnover of professors will be reduced
over the next few years, because of the
state of the economy. For the Univer-
sity, this could result in a decline in the
hiring of young academicians.
HOWEVER, UNIVERSITY officials
say they do not anticipate a decline in
the quality of education. "Overall, the
social sciences are outstanding,''
Sussman said. He cited the humanities
and natural sciences, such as the
medical school, as other strong points

a
of the University.
In order for the high caliber of faculty
to be drawn to the University, several
crucial criteria must be met which will
attract professors, University officials
agree.
One such criterion is the "breadth of
the programs" at the University, Cor.
pron said. "The size of the University;
allows for diversity of interests," he
continued, explaining that professors
can expect their individual interests to
be emphasized. For instance, a
professor who is more interested in
teaching duties rather than research,
can concentrate on classroom work;
and vice-versa.
Sussman noted that the "liveliness'7
of the Ann Arbor community provides
strong appeal to potential faculty,
members.

I

members.

3. U. of Chicago.
4. Yale U. .. . .
5. U. of California,
Berkeley........
6. Stanford U........
7. Princeton U. ...
8. U. of Michigan.
9. U. of Wisconsin.
Madison

860% 14%
55% 3%

One of the
5 Best The Best
1 Harvard U. 54% 24%
2. U. of California,
Berkeley 33% 10%
3. U. of Wisconsin.
Madison ............31% 6%
4. Stanford U. 30% 11%
5. Yale U. ........... . 19% 2%
6. U. of Michigan ...... 19% 1%
7. Massachusetts Institute
of Technology ... 18% 6%
8. Cornell U. 14% 5%'

40%
29%
23%
12%
10%

1%
1%
1*0
0% 1
2
1% 3.

One

2. Yale U . . ..
3. U. of Calfornia.
Berkeley . . . ..
e of the 4 Princeton U .. ......
s Best The Best 5 U. of Wisconsin.
79% 52% Madison ............
70% 20% 6. U. of Michigan
7. Stanford U. ..........
64% 6% 8. U. of Chicago
37% 3% 9. Columbia U. .........
27% 1% 10. Johns Hopkins U.,... .

4.
5.
6.
8
9.
10.
i1

70% 20%

9 U of Michigan ...
10. Yale U. ...
11. U of Illinois, Urbana

14% 1%
14% 0%
12% 1%

Yale U. .
Harvard U
U of Califorria
Berkeley
U of Chicago .
Princeton U.
Stanford U.
U of Virginia.
Johns Hopkins U.
Columbia U.
U of Mi chigan
U. of North Carolina.
Chapel Hill

59%
40%
32%
29%
23%
22%
22%
12%

70
3%
2%
2%
2%
5%
1%
1%

f

19%
19%
18%
14%
13%

2%
1%
1%
1%
0%

1~Stanford U.........
2. Harvard U. .
3. U of Chicago
4. U. of Pennsylvania.
5: Northwestern U.
.6. U. of Illinois, Urbana
7. U. of Texas. Austin ...
8 Massachusetts Institute
of Technology.....
"9 U. of California,
Berkeley .. .......
10. U. of Michigan .... .
11 U. of California,
Los Angeles .........
12. Columbia U . .... .
13. Michigan State U. . .

One of the
5 Best The Best
67% 28%
47% 21%)
35% 6%
32%. 4%
25% 10%
25% 5%
23% 3%

1 One of the
, Best The Best
81 % 29%
78% 32%

1. Stanford U. ...
2. Ohio State U..
3. Indiana U.........
4. U. of Illinois. Urbana
5. U. of Wisconsin,
Madison .
6. Harvard U.
7. U. of Chicago
8. Columbia U..
9. U. of California,
Los Angeles.
10. U. ofCalifornia,
Berkeley.......
11. U. of Michigan.
12. Michigan State U.

One of the
5 Best The Best
32% 11%
31% 9%
25% 6*o
23% 6%

One of the
5 Best
1. Harvard U..65%
2 Stanford U..3400
3. Yale U. .......29%
4. Johns Hopkins U. 24%
5. U. of California.
Los Angeles .........22%
6 Columbia U..........22%
7. Washington U. (Mo.) . 21%
8 U. of California. San
Francisco Med. Ctr. 18%
9. Duke U..............13%
10. U. of Pennsylvania ... 13%
11. U. of Washington ....12%

1
2.
3.

The Best
31%
9%
5%
2%
6%
0%
2%
4%
1%
0%
1%

Harvard U.
Yale U.
U of California.
Berkeley
U. of Michigan
Stanford U

4.
5.

10% 0%

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20%
20%
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80/
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30°o

One of the
5 Best The Best
1. fale U......... . 92% 14%/
2. Harvard U . ...... 89% 61%
3. U. of Chicago.........57% 8%
4. Stanford U. ..........51% 3%
5. U. of Michigan .......46% 3%
6. Columbia U. ......... 43% 3%
7. U. of California.
Berkeley ........... 24% 0%
8. U of Pennsylvania ... 11% 3%

One of the
5 Best The Best
48% 21%

1 Stanford U.
2 U. of Michigan.
3 Harvard U.
4. U of California,
Berkeley
5. Yale U.
6 U of Illinois. Urbana
7. U. of Minnesota.

63%
56%
36%o

1 9%
i3%
-30%

One-of the
5 Best
74%
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33%
33%
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18%.

The Best
34%
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9%
4%
2%
4%
6%

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12%

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1. Yale U.
2 U of California,
Berkeley
3 Harvard U
4 U of Wisconsin.
Madison.

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43% 17%
32% 5%

20%
20%
17%
15%
10%
100,0

3%
2%
1%
1%
1%
1%

One of the.
5 Best The Best
1. Indiana U. 67% 33%
2. U. of Rochester ..... 54% 9%
3. The Juilliard-School .. 50% 20%
4. U. of Michigan ....... 44% 4%
5 U.eof Illinois, Urbana . 39% 9%
6. Yale U. .............. 28% 0%

One of the
5 Best The Best

1. Massachusetts Institute
of Technology
2. Stanford U.
3. U. of California.
Berkeley
4. U. of Illinois, Urbana
5. U. of Michigan ..
6 California Institute
of Technology
7. Purdue U.
8. U. of Wisconsin.
Madison
9. Cornell U

5.
6.
7
a.
9
10
11
12
13.

Prince U.......
U 6f ~texas, Austin.
Columbia U.
Indiana U
U_ of Michigan
U of North Carolina.
Chapel Hi
Stanford U.........
U. of Pennsylvania .. .
U of Illinois. Urbana

28%
28%
24%
22%
22%
21%
21%
13%
12%

10%
4%
7%
1%
2%
1%
0%
1%

One of the
6 Best The Best

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1. U. of California,
Berkeley..... ..
2. Princeton U.
3. Harvard U.
4. Stanford U. . ..
5.'U of Chicago....
6. Massachusetts Institute
of Technology......
7. U. of Wisconsin.
Madison ............
8 U of North Carolina.
Chapel Hill......... .

65%
55%
51%
44%
44%
40%
20%

20%
22%
13%
11%
6%

One of the
5 Best The Best

2300 40o
2040 2°v
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1 Harvard U.
6% 2 Princeton U.
3. U. of Michigan ..,r... .
3% 4. U. of Pittsburgh ..... .
5. U of California,.
2%/ Berkeley .....

One of the
5 Best
85%
63%
53%
53%

The
4
2:
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1i

1 U. of Chicago
2. U of California.
Berkeley.
3. Harvard U.
eBest 4. U. of Wisconsin,
0°o Madison
3% 5. U. of Micnigan
0% 6 Columbia U.
0% 7. U. of North Carolina.
Chapel Hill
3% 8. Stanford U.

One of the
5 Best The Best
71% 17%
68% 25%
59% 17%
56% 17%
55% 5%
36% 5%
23% 0%
10% 1%

1. Harvard U.. . .. 89%
2. Massachusetts Institute
of Technology.......87%

39%

One of the
5 Best The Best
82% 45%

39%

16%

35%

1 Harvard U

EVERETT LARD AND Seymour Lipset conducted a survey among faculty mem-
bers nationwide in 1977 in which various academic departments were rated. In
the above chart, the first column includes all departments that were rated among
the first fav', nationally by at least 10 per cent of the respondents. The second

column indicates the percentage of respondents listing the department as being
the "best" in the nation. This chart was originally published in the Chronicle of
Higher Education January 15,1979. (Reproduced with permission)

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