Assessing the performance of university departments using data envelopment analysis

Mohamad, N. and Said, F. (2009) Assessing the performance of university departments using data envelopment analysis. In: International Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Their Applications, 9-11 June 2009, Sumatera, Indonesia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

An efficient use of resources is important in the administration of institutions of higher learning. In this study, data envelopment analysis, DEA, is used to measure the relative efficiency of academic departments of a premier public university, the oldest in the country. Selected input and output indicators are examined and measured utilizing the academic performance of research, teaching and publication. A linear programming based output-oriented DEA models under the assumptions of constant returns to scale, CRS and variable return s to scale, VRS are formulated to compute the relative efficiency of departments of different disciplines. Sources of inefficiency for the inefficient units are computed by utilizing the dual values of their respective peer units. This helps to identify targets and areas where more effort should be devoted to improve the efficiency of the departments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data envelopment analysis, linear programming.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2014 00:38
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2014 00:38
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10780

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