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ERIC Number: EJ1177548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Examining the Effect of Goal Clarity on Faculty Performance
Waychal, Pradeep
European Journal of Engineering Education, v43 n4 p597-605 2018
Performance of faculty members is the prime factor in the success of any academic organisation and certainly engineering academic organisation. The performance depends on various factors. This study tests our hypothesis, in the context of an Indian engineering college, that goal clarity is one such factor that significantly impacts faculty performance. Our experiment emphasised the importance of goal clarity by screening a relevant movie and by seeking professional goals from the faculty members. After a year, we evaluated the faculty performance using peer evaluation method and triangulated the data with course evaluation by students where faculty member's goal was to be a better teacher, to ensure the trustworthiness of peer evaluation. We found that the performance of faculty, who had goal clarity, was significantly better than the performance of those who did not have goal clarity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India
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