Conducted by MSEUF
, Started on 2013 -
Completed on 2014
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The main objective of the project is to design, develop, and evaluate a Web and Mobile-Based Faculty Evaluation System for higher education institutions to enhance faculty evaluation procedures. Specifically, it sought to gather system requirements by analyzing the traditional faculty evaluation processes of different educational institutions and their respective policies to determine the functional requirements and overall system architecture that will serve as a basis in designing the specifications of the proposed system; design and develop the proposed system through the identified system requirements; and evaluate the acceptability of the proposed system through gathering important feedback from would-be-users based on ISO 9126 standard characteristics of the software quality attributes in terms of functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability.
The study is Research and Development (R & D) in nature. Specifically, it utilized the Rapid Application Development (RAD) in developing the system. It comprises four phases: requirements planning, user design, construction, and cutover. However, the cutover phase was not included in the research since the system is not implemented yet. The requirements planning phase included the interview among faculty evaluation facilitators of the selected HEIs to gather information about the traditional or current faculty evaluation processes and procedures, school policies and processes relating to faculty performance evaluation. These serve as inputs in designing and developing the system and in creating a customized system that would suit the needs of the different HEIs in CALABARZON. The user design phase translated the user needs into working models. The construction phase focused on program and application development for the coding of the system. Administrators, deans, department chairs, faculty evaluation facilitator/s, faculty members, and students of selected higher education institutions were then asked to evaluate the system. Data collected were treated statistically using frequency, weighted mean, and ranking.
Thirteen higher education institutions in the CALABARZON Region were selected as samples, four from Cavite province, two each from Rizal, Batangas, and Laguna, and three from Quezon.
The data regarding the faculty evaluation procedures and processes of different educational institutions gathered through the interview and document sampling revealed that faculty evaluation procedures are administered every semester based on the available human resources or manpower of universities and colleges using a standard evaluation form developed by a committee that also administers it. The evaluation team is usually composed of the dean, department chairs, faculty members or peers, and students. They use different sampling procedures in selecting those who will participate in the evaluation. The common problem is the length of evaluation period, delay in the interpretation and processing of the results, scheduling, volume of paper works and time spent in encoding evaluation data. These responses proved the need for developing a more efficient system.
Likewise, evaluation results revealed that there is a constructive approval on the web and mobile-based faculty performance evaluation system from the respondents as affirmed by excellent ratings they gave in six criteria namely: functionality, reliability, usability, efficiency, maintainability, and portability. The system was found to be highly functional in generating a more precise result of evaluation in a minimal time and could be an improvement on the traditional evaluation procedure.
The proposed system could therefore be adopted in colleges and universities considering the high evaluation rating gained from a well-represented group which involved the stakeholders and prime movers of respective institutions. However, there is still a need to interview the users including the faculty and students after the actual implementation so that their suggestions and comments could be used for further improvement of the system.