Introduction
1. Data on academic staff were compiled by Professor Gillian Raab of Napier University from information provided by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Scottish Office for Education and Industry Department.5 The data reflect staffing levels in higher education institutions and all staff in further education colleges of whom only a proportion is engaged in higher education provision.

2. In reviewing these data the Scottish Committee became aware that no data were available on academic-related staff and support staff. We believe that this shortage of data should be addressed in future.

Notes to tables
3.
Except where noted:

  • further education college numbers include all permanent staff who teach further education and higher education courses. Those on temporary contracts in further education are excluded;
  • part-time staff who are employed for less than .25 of a full time equivalent (FTE) are excluded;
  • 'Other' institutions include Edinburgh College of Art; Glasgow School of Art; Queen Margaret College; the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama; the Scottish Agricultural College; and the Scottish College of Textiles;
  • Data on Open University staff not available.

5 The work was carried out by Professor Gillian Raab and Ms Veronique Johnston.

List of tables*
Table 1 Number of full-time and part-time academic staff in 1994/95

Table 2 Per cent distribution of ages for full-time academic staff in 1994/95

Table 3 Per cent distribution of ages for part-time academic staff in 1994/95

Table 4 Gender of full-time academic staff in 1994/95

Table 5 Gender of part-time academic staff in 1994/95

*Table 6 Professional grades of academic staff in Scottish higher education institutions in 1994/95