Working towards my goal to make life as miserable as possible for administrators, I asked one of our deans here a question, and then a follow up. I know, I'm a miserable tormentor.
By way of explaining, she gave me a rough number of how many of my college's students are on probation.
I'm stunned. Between 1-2% of our students are on probation right now. That seems like a huge number to me. I'm guessing it's probably not outrageously out of the ordinary, but still. WOW.
Learning something like that makes me aware of how little I know about the workings of some parts of the university.