Go8 Backgrounder 25 - Staffing trends in Australian universities
This is a detailed report on academic staffing trends in Australian universities in the past decade. It shows the average student staff ratio in Australian universities has risen to 21:1 and that universities have increased casual teaching only staff to deal efficiently with increased student numbers. In the past decade the number of students in coursework programs at university increased by 56% to 528,558. Universities have also increased research only staff as funding for research has risen. The report also highlights some differences between Go8 and non Go8 universities. While the student staff ratio for Go8 universities is 16.8:1, in non Go8 universities it is much higher at 24.4:1.
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