Title: Managing university rank and tenure decisions using a multi-criteria decision-making approach

Authors: Enrique Mu; Cynthia Busin Nicola

Addresses: Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA ' Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Abstract: Faculty evaluation in academia is a serious concern for higher-education administrators. This study develops a model for rank and tenure (R&T) decisions using an analytic hierarchy process (AHP) multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approach. Literature review suggests most R&T evaluations are rather subjective in many institutions. A case method approach is used for the development of a model and demonstration of its use. The proposed evaluation model provides objectivity, transparency and customisation for R&T committee decisions in higher-education institutions.

Keywords: analytic hierarchy process; AHP; rank and tenure; R&T; university promotion decisions; decision transparency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBSR.2019.100374

International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 2019 Vol.13 No.3, pp.297 - 320

Received: 04 May 2017
Accepted: 03 Nov 2017

Published online: 28 Jun 2019 *

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