June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
Engineering and Public Policy
24.465.1 - 24.465.14
Efficiency Measure for Colleges of EngineeringAs the need for engineers is increasing, there is a decrease in public funding. Although eachcollege of engineering has a unique mission, there may be exemplar programs that can provideguidance in the continuous improvement (efficiency) of engineering education.A Data Envelopment based model using the number of faculty as the system input and B.S.,M.S., PhD degrees, and research expenditures as measures of output. Data was drawn from theASEE data mining tool over a three year period (2010-2012) for 186 colleges of engineering. Anon-dominated set of 29 colleges was identified, and a regression surface fit to these programs.The numbers of BS and MS degrees have similar impacts on efficiency while the number PhDdegrees relates to research expenditures only at higher levels of BS and MS degree production.This approach can be used by a college to set realistic objectives for improvement through acomparison with the closest non-dominated program.
Malzahn, D. E., & Whitman, L. E., & Ghobahi Katamjani, A. (2014, June), Efficiency Measure for Colleges of Engineering Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20356
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