Title: On academic faculty evaluation systems - more than just simple benchmarking

Authors: Mikael Collan; Jan Stoklasa; Jana Talasova

Addresses: School of Business, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, FIN-53851, Lappeenranta, Finland ' Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc, Šlechtitelů 586/11, 783 71 Olomouc, Czech Republic; LUT Graduate School, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, FIN-53851, Lappeenranta, Finland ' Department of Mathematical Analysis and Applications of Mathematics, Palacky University in Olomouc, 17. listopadu 1192/12, 771 46 Olomouc, the Czech Republic

Abstract: Academic faculty evaluation is a yearly recurring part of the management process at most universities and it is an issue that is getting more and more attention, as universities all over the world are required to become increasingly accountable for their performance and efficiency to their stakeholders. Designing good academic faculty evaluation systems is not a simple problem because multiple issues and a large number of criteria should be considered and aggregate in a sensible way. To highlight the diversity of existing academic evaluation systems, we present and shortly compare real world systems from four universities in three different countries. We argue that as there are no best practices or guidelines available for academic faculty evaluation systems the topic requires more research attention from both the human resources management side and from the systems design side.

Keywords: academic faculty; faculty evaluation; multicriteria evaluation; support systems; personnel management; universities; higher education; academic evaluation; human resource management; HRM; systems design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2014.065522

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2014 Vol.4 No.4, pp.437 - 455

Published online: 28 Oct 2014 *

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