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To explore the legacy of the Cannon Presidency, we are comparing the data from immediately before she took office (the 2009/10 academic year) to the most recent year available (2016/17). To ensure there is no question of the validity of the figures, we are using the University’s own figures from the relevant Fact Books.
|December 2009||December 2016||# change||% change|
|Management and Professional (M&P)||698.4||949.1||250.7||35.9%|
*includes continuing, limited term and contingent term; does not include sessionals. The academic staff category includes academic administrators such as Department Heads and Associate Deans.
In other words, during this six-year period, the overall growth of the university staff increased by 11.0%, the M&P staff skyrocketed with 35.9% growth, while the academic staff stagnated with only 2.0% growth. If the increase in hiring due to the Faculty of Nursing in Qatar is taken into account, the overall increase in academic staff becomes almost nil.
During the period, the growth of M&P staff is 18 times that of academic staff while the growth in student numbers is triple the growth of academic staff. Student numbers grew by 6.3% over the same period as indicated below (full and part-time combined), worsening the student/academic ratio from 16.4:1 in 2009/10 to 17.1:1 in 2016/17:
|Fall 2009||Fall 2016||# change||% change|
It is interesting to review the experience of the Faculties in considering the impact of the changes in (non-sessional) academic staff over this period, as reported in the Fact Books. Unfortunately, as of the date of this update the 2016/17 data by Faculties is not yet available on the OIA website, so the information below is based on the 2015/16 data:
|Fall 2009||Fall 2015||# change||% change|