A Psychometrics-based Approach for the Assessment of University Staff and Students

By Emmanuel Yannakoudakis.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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This paper presents a new framework for the assessment of University Departments, according to well-defined criteria, which can be applied for all subjects and all faculties. The underlying model of the framework involves the following entities: 1) Courses / subjects, 2) Staff, 3) Infrastructure, 4) Procedures, 5) Publications, 6) Collaborations, and 7) Students. The entities are defined using set-theoretic logic with all the necessary formalism, enabling in effect precise, quantitative, and objective assessment at all levels. The paper stresses the importance of taking into consideration the psychometric traits of the human factor, including the personality, aptitudes and abilities of all involved within the realm of a University Department, that is, teaching and research staff, students, administration personnel, technical and auxiliary staff.

Keywords: Integrated Assessment, University Departments, Entities, Formal Framework

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.33-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 578.880KB).

Prof. Emmanuel Yannakoudakis

Professor of Computer Science, Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics & Business, Athens, Attika, Greece

Emmanuel Yannakoudakis is a Professor of Computer Science, the Vice-president of the Research Centre of the University, and has been a Consultant for the European Union since 1983. Dr. Yannakoudakis is also an Editor/Referee for several international journals. He studied Computer Science and obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1979 from the University of Bradford, England, where he taught at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Schools (1975-1989). He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.), Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), and a Member of the Greek Computer Society (MGCS). He has directed several major research projects and has designed several information systems and databases in the areas of Library automation, Vocational counseling, Psychometric tests, Information retrieval, etc. He was one of the first programmers of automated psychometric tests back in 1974. He has designed special information systems for three Presidents of the Hellenic Republic and has published over 70 papers in International Journals, 40 papers in Conference Proceedings, and 14 books, some of which are with International publishers.

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