Faculty are the main event at a college. Students come for the faculty--not the deans.
Wow. So students aren't the main event? Neither is scholarship?
This explains a lot about prytania.
I'll repeat. Faculty are the main event.
If none of the administration showed up for a day or week--my college would continue on. Students would come; professors would teach.
If the faculty didn't show up--the whole place would shut down. There would be no reason for students to be there.