Lecturers in Ireland spend longer hours at work than their European counterparts, while a greater portion of their time is taken up with administration, according to IFUT President, Marie Clarke.
Irish lecturers work longer hours than European counterparts, says IFUT President
Dr Clarke said that both senior and junior academic staff in Ireland spend too much time on administration, which is the result of an intensified audit culture.
"Senior academics spend 22% of their day on administration, almost as much as the 24% devoted to teaching. 19% of junior academics' time is spent on administration, which is also excessive. This represents an imbalance in duties within the Irish university sector and is a poor use of staff time and qualifications", she said.
The IFUT Media Release is available here.