Evaluating the performance of university course units using data envelopment analysis

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author El-Mahgary, Sami
dc.contributor.author Rönnholm,Petri
dc.contributor.author Hyyppä, Hannu
dc.contributor.author Haggrén, Henrik
dc.contributor.author Koponen, Jenni
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-04T11:04:21Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-04T11:04:21Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation El-Mahgary, Sami & Rönnholm,Petri & Hyyppä, Hannu & Haggrén, Henrik & Koponen, Jenni. 2014. Evaluating the performance of university course units using data envelopment analysis. Cogent Economics & Finance, Volume 2, issue 1. P. 20. 2332-2039 (electronic). 10.1080/23322039.2014.918856. en
dc.identifier.issn 2332-2039 (electronic)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/13626
dc.description.abstract The technique of data envelopment analysis (DEA) for measuring the relative efficiency has been widely used in the higher education sector. However, measuring the performance of a set of course units or modules that are part of a university curriculum has received little attention. In this article, DEA was used in a visual way to measure the performance of 12 course units that are part of a Photogrammetry curriculum taught at Aalto University. The results pinpointed the weakest performing units, i.e. units where the provided teaching efforts might not be adequately reflected in the students’ marks in the unit. Based on the results, a single unit was considered to offer poor performance with respect to its teaching resources and was selected as a candidate for revision of its contents. Financial resources were not used as such; instead, the performance of students in previous pre-requisite units was used as the inputs. For clarity, a single output covering the overall student performance in the examined unit was used. The technique should be widely applicable assuming the grade point averages of the students who took the course unit are available along with the marks obtained in the evaluated units and their pre-requisites. en
dc.format.extent 20
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 2, issue 1 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Cogent Economics & Finance
dc.subject.other Education en
dc.title Evaluating the performance of university course units using data envelopment analysis en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.subject.keyword data envelopment analysis en
dc.subject.keyword efficiency en
dc.subject.keyword course units en
dc.subject.keyword performance en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201407052299
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/23322039.2014.918856

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