GRADING PROFESSORS: In the first issue of Lingua franca, the magazine on academic life, UCI history professor Jon Wiener reviews efforts for “Dealing With Deadwood” or “over-the-hill professors” and praises UCI. . . . Professors are reviewed every three years, and two consecutive bad reports can prompt action, from counseling to early retirement. But in the program’s five years, few sanctions have been imposed, and none has been extreme, a spokeswoman says.