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Neural Network Model for Performance Evaluation of Academic Staff of Tertiary Institutions

Okoye-ubaka M. N. , Adewole A. P., Folorunso O., J. O. J. Ezike Published in Artificial Intelligence

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2013
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  1. Okoye-ubaka M N., Adewole A P., Folorunso O. and J O J Ezike. Article: Neural Network Model for Performance Evaluation of Academic Staff of Tertiary Institutions. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 5(1):1-9, January 2013. BibTeX

    	author = "Okoye-ubaka M. N. and Adewole A. P. and Folorunso O. and J. O. J. Ezike",
    	title = "Article: Neural Network Model for Performance Evaluation of Academic Staff of Tertiary Institutions",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2013,
    	volume = 5,
    	number = 1,
    	pages = "1-9",
    	month = "January",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


This paper presents a neural network model for accomplishing the task of performance evaluation of academic staff of tertiary institutions. Data was collected from 10 randomly selected institutions using the completed Annual/Appraisal Performance and Evaluation Report (APER) form for academic staff. Fifteen Human Resource Metrics were considered which were classified under three main factors namely: Research, Teaching and Service. These are the major Human Resource foci of the Tertiary Institutions. The datasets were divided into three: train, validation and test data. The train data was presented to the Supervised Neural Network to approximate the fifteen Human Resource variables. The learning parameters for the training and testing of the survey data varied from 0. 07 to 0. 1 and the momentum parameter approached zero value (0. 01 to 0. 03). Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) was computed for both the parametric models (Principal Component 0. 80 and Factor Analysis 0. 15). The result revealed that Multilayer Perceptron Neural Network (MPNN) with back propagation algorithm got better outcome when compared with those parametric models. Experimental results in this study demonstrated that MPNN based model can closely predict the Human Resource metrics, with minimum RSME at 90%.


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Neural Networks Model, Performance Evaluation, Tertiary Institutions, Factor Analysis, Principal Component Analysis