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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2024, Volume: 17, Issue: 6, Pages: 548-555

Original Article

Design, Development and Validation of a Digital Performance Based Appraisal System: A Planned Approach in Change Management

Received Date:27 October 2023, Accepted Date:05 January 2024, Published Date:02 February 2024


Objectives: In India, the professional performance of the academic faculty is assessed annually using Academic Performance Indicator (API) as per the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India. This is a manual model is cumbersome in filling, and time-consuming. As a planned change and a measure to introduce technology-based platforms in JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research (JSSAHER), Mysuru, India, we have designed, developed, and validated digital platform technology to evaluate the annual performance of faculty working in medical, dental, pharmacy, life sciences fraternities. Methods: Academic Performance Indicator (API) guideline as per the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, was used to design and develop the digital performance-based appraisal system (d-PBAS), and its performance was validated (20% random sampling) by comparing the manual and digital data entered by the faculty from different disciplines of JSSAHER. Findings: The present manuscript demonstrates the designing and validation methodology of d-PBAS. Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process and Waterfall model was adopted to develop d-PBAS. The digital platform was assessed for the performance and ranking of the faculty. More than 96% of the users expressed satisfaction and 4% expressed dissatisfaction in d-PBAS. Novelty: For the first of its kind in a university set up in India, JSSAHER designed and validated the digital performance-based appraisal system to evaluate academic performance. Since d-PBAS was developed using the SDLC process and Waterfall model it is easy and consumes less time to enter the data. The most important highlight is d-PBAS helps to rank the faculty performance automatically. The design and validation of d-PBAS described in the present manuscript are simple, robust, cost-effective, and have a go-green value.

Keywords: Change Management, Higher Education Institutions, Performance­based, Appraisal System, academic Performance Indicator, digital technology


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© 2024 Betsurmath et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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