Times Higher Education's Jack Grove this week reports on a study that suggests "some professors are perceived to shirk their role as advisers and are viewed as 'personal glory seekers,'" he says. Of the 1,200 academic staff respondents to a Leadership Foundation for Higher Education-commissioned survey, 53 percent said "they did not receive sufficient help or advice from professorial staff," Grove says, while 14 percent said they did receive sufficient support.

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