ERIC Number: EJ831649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Relative Performance of Academic Departments Using DEA with Sensitivity Analysis
Tyagi, Preeti; Yadav, Shiv Prasad; Singh, S. P.
Evaluation and Program Planning, v32 n2 p168-177 May 2009
The process of liberalization and globalization of Indian economy has brought new opportunities and challenges in all areas of human endeavor including education. Educational institutions have to adopt new strategies to make best use of the opportunities and counter the challenges. One of these challenges is how to assess the performance of academic programs based on multiple criteria. Keeping this in view, this paper attempts to evaluate the performance efficiencies of 19 academic departments of IIT Roorkee (India) through data envelopment analysis (DEA) technique. The technique has been used to assess the performance of academic institutions in a number of countries like USA, UK, Australia, etc. But we are using it first time in Indian context to the best of our knowledge. Applying DEA models, we calculate technical, pure technical and scale efficiencies and identify the reference sets for inefficient departments. Input and output projections are also suggested for inefficient departments to reach the frontier. Overall performance, research performance and teaching performance are assessed separately using sensitivity analysis. (Contains 8 tables.)
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Departments, Job Performance, Evaluation Methods, Efficiency, Audits (Verification), Measurement Techniques, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators, Best Practices, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: India