Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Department of Education and Skills

Third Level Institutions

9:00 pm

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Independent)
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Question 233: To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if he will inform Dáil Éireann of the mean and median class contact hours for professors, associate professors and senior lecturers in the departments of economics of the following third level institutions: University College Dublin, University of Dublin, National University of Ireland Maynooth, National University of Ireland Galway, University College Cork, Dublin City University and the University of Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7958/12]

Photo of Ruairi QuinnRuairi Quinn (Minister, Department of Education and Skills; Dublin South East, Labour)
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While in practice class contact hours account for approximately one-third of the total time of an academic, the very specific level of detail required by the Deputy is not available within my Department. Staff management and the allocation of class contact hours are entirely a matter for the individual universities concerned.

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