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Sessional instructors by the numbers

According to the list of academic staff members that the University Administration provides to the Faculty Association, there are currently 2,343 academic staff members at the University of Calgary. Of these, 497 (21%) are sessional instructors.

Based on the list of courses provided to the Faculty Association by the Administration, we estimated that sessional instructors were responsible for about 25% of the credit course delivery at the University of Calgary in the 2019-2020 academic year. In comparison, we estimated that the Instructor stream (Instructor; Senior Instructor; Teaching Professors) were responsible for about 20% of course delivery in the 2019-2020 academic year.

About 56% of sessional instructors are women, according to the list of academic staff members that the University Administration provides to the Faculty Association. For comparison, about 41% of the ongoing academic staff are women.

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