Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Ceisteanna (64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86)

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

64. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of lecturers currently employed by the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14327/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

65. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year arts students receive in the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14328/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

66. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year business students receive in the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14329/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

67. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year engineering students receive in the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14330/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

68. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year pre-med students receive in the National University of Ireland, Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14331/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

69. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to detail the number of administrative staff currently employed by University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14332/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

70. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of lecturers currently employed by University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14333/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

71. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year arts students receive in University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14334/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

72. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year business students receive in University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14335/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

73. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year engineering students receive in University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14336/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

74. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year pre-med students receive in University College Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14337/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

75. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to detail the number of administrative staff currently employed by the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14338/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

76. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of lecturers currently employed by the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14339/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

77. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year arts students receive in the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14340/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

78. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year business students receive in the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14341/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

79. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year engineering students receive in the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14342/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

80. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year pre-med students receive in the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14343/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

81. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to detail the number of administrative staff currently employed by Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14344/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

82. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the number of lecturers currently employed by Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14345/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

83. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year arts students receive in Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14346/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

84. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year business students receive in Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14347/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

85. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year engineering students receive in Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14348/14]

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Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Ceist:

86. Deputy Mary Mitchell O'Connor asked the Minister for Education and Skills to set out the average number of lecture contact hours that first year pre-med students receive in Trinity College Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14349/14]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 64 to 86, inclusive, together.

Data on staffing numbers in higher education institutions is collated by the Higher Education Authority at the end of each quarter. The most recent data available is therefore in respect of the last quarter (December) in 2013. Staff numbers are reported in two categories: academic and non-academic.

The following data pertains in respect of UCC, TCD, UCG and the University of Limerick (UL) at the end of Q4 2013:

UCC : 954 Non Academic and 681 Academic staff.TCD : 1020 Non Academic and 649 Academic staff.UCG: 757 Non Academic and 715 Academic staff.UL: 465 Non Academic and 503 Academic staff.

It should be noted that non-academic staff includes a range of categories of support staff in an institution, including administrative staff. Non-academic staff are involved in student focused functions such as student admissions and registration, campus service centres, assessment and library as well as the more traditional back office functions such as ICT support, finance and payroll. The non-academic category of staff may also include support staff involved in activities related to research such as administrative support and laboratory technicians. The following table outlines the numbers of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer grade staff in these 4 institutions. Data relating to the contact hours that lecturers have with students is still being collated by the Higher Education Authority and I will arrange that this information be forwarded to the deputy as soon as its to hand.

Number of Lecturer grade staff in NUIG, UCC, UL and TCD

31st December 2013

Grade

NUIG

UCC

UL

TCD

Lecturer

391.74

426.87

310.2

336.48

Senior Lecturer

84.75

120.58

108

148.88

Clinical Lecturer

2.61

-

-

-

Part-Time Lecturer

-

-

-

15.09

Total

479.1

547.45

418.2

500.45