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The purpose of this study is to identify key performance indicators which measures Performance of academic staff. This paper discusses the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) based on Balanced Scorecard. Various key performance indicators were developed under 3 main categories: teaching, learning and evaluation related activities, co-curricular, extension and professional development related activities and research and academic contributions.

 

Meaning of performance indicator:

  • A performance indicator or key performance indicator (KPI) is a measure of performance which usually define the success factor. It is a method to measure the degree to which key objectives are achieved.

 

 

API for teacher:

  • It is Academic Performance Indicator (API) score that indicate the performance of an faculty / researcher in academics and research.

 

Objective of the performance indicator:

  • View performance snapshots, at various levels:
  • Assess current situation and determine root causes of identified problem areas
  • Set goals, expectations,
  • Trend the performance of the selected individual
  • Keep a record and tell a story
  • Benchmark against your goals
  • By helping new teachers achieve their full potential.
  • To provide fair, effective and consistent teacher evaluation in every educational institution
  • To promote professional growth

 

 

Various performance indicators:

 

         Teaching quality: credentials, knowledge and experience that teacher brings with them when they enter the class rooms such as degrees, experience are parts of the teaching quality.

         Research: this indicates that teachers as academicians aim to obtain projects as many as possible.

         Paper publication: This shows awareness of general view that academic staff must produce publication that confirms their standing as academicians.

         Consultancy: This includes opportunity to obtain an industrial attachment or contribute as an advisor as per requirements.

         Communication skills: The effectiveness of the communication will determine the success of the teacher.

         Concern for students: The degree to which the teacher contribute to their students learning.

         Co curricular activity: contribution of a teacher in activities apart from the teaching for the students overall development.

         Currently updated: The degree to which an academician is updated with the current environment and can link the current happening with his or her teachings.

         Leadership: The ability to lead or guide the students in various areas.

         Class room management: The way an academician manages the class effectively and efficiently.

API score by UGC

 PROPOSED SCORES FOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (APIs) IN RECRUITMENTS AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT SCHEME (CAS) PROMOTIONS OF UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE TEACHERS.

 

 

 

CATEGORY I: TEACHING, LEARNING AND EVALUATION      RELATED ACTIVITIES

 

Brief Explanation: Based on the teacher's self-assessment, API scores are proposed for (a) teaching related activities; (b) domain knowledge; (c) participation in examination and evaluation; (d) contribution to innovative teaching, new courses etc. The minimum API score required by teachers from this category is 75. The self- assessment score should be based on objectively verifiable criteria wherever possible and will be finalized by the screening/selection committee.

Universities will be required to detail the activities and in case institutional specificities require, adjust the weightages, without changing the minimum total API scores required under this category.

 

 

 

S. No.

 

Nature of Activity

 

Maximum Score

 

1

Lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals, contact hours percentage of lectures allocated

 

50

2

Lectures or other teaching duties in excess of the UGC

norms

 

10

3

Preparation and Imparting of knowledge / instruction as

per curriculum; syllabus enrichment by providing

additional resources to students

 

20

4

Use of participatory and innovative teaching-learning

methodologies; updating of subject content, course improvement etc.

 

20

5

Examination duties (Invigilation; question paper setting,

evaluation/assessment of answer scripts) as per allotment.

 

25

 

Total Score

 

125

 

Minimum API Score Required

75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY II: CO-CURRICULAR, EXTENSION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RELATED ACTIVITIES.

Brief Explanation: Based on the teacher's self-assessment, category II API scores are proposed for co-curricular and extension activities; and Professional development related contributions. The minimum API required by teachers for eligibility for promotion is 15. A list of items and proposed scores is given below. It will be noticed that all teachers can earn scores from a number of items, whereas some activities will be carried out only be one or a few teachers. The list of activities is broad enough for the minimum API score required (15) in this category to accrue to all teachers. As before, the self-assessment score should be based on objectively verifiable criteria and will be finalized by the screening/selection committee.

The model table below gives groups of activities and API scores. Universities may detail the activities or, in case institutional specificities require, adjust the weightages, without changing the minimum total API scores required under this category. 

 

 

 

 

S. No.

 

Nature of activity

Maximum Score

 

1

Student related co-curricular, extension and field based

activities (such as extension work through NSS/NCC and other channels, cultural activities, subject related

events, advisement and counseling)

 

20

2

Contribution to Corporate life and management of the

department and institution through participation in

academic and administrative committees and responsibilities

15

3

Professional Development activities (such as

participation in seminars, conferences, short term,

training courses, talks, lectures, membership of

associations, dissemination and general articles, not

covered in Category III below)

 

15

4

Minimum API Score Required

 

15

 

 

CATEGORY-III: RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC CONTRIBUTIONS

 

Brief Explanation: Based on the teacher's self-assessment, API scores are proposed for research and academic contributions. The minimum API score required by teachers from this category is different for different levels of promotion and between university and colleges. The self-assessment score will be based on verifiable criteria and will be finalized by the screening/selection committee


 

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