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Realizing studio project as part of the achievement of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for academics

Abdullah, Alias and Ahmad Sarkawi, Azila and Mohd Ariffin, Noor Aziah (2016) Realizing studio project as part of the achievement of the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for academics. In: The 5th International Conference on Language, Education and Innovation (ICLEI), 27th-28th May 2016, London.

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Abstract

Key Performance Indicators (KPI) is widely known as a measurement tool of work performance. In the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), the six key performance indicators established for all academic staff are teaching, supervising, researching, consultancy, publication, and services to the public. However, academic staffs are struggling to strike a balance with all these indicators, as basis for their annual assessment. Academics in the built environment faculty particularly are of the opinion that their handling of studio projects was being underplayed despite 30% of their working time per week is in the studios. The studio project which is the integral and core component of the built environment education is merely recorded as teaching in the current KPI. This paper elucidated the workings of a studio project for the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP). The study contended that the elements involved in the completion of a Planning studio project have all the characteristics of the KPI and should be used as part of academics’ annual appraisal assessment. The paper utilised a content analysis of the course outlines and project briefs of six Planning studio projects and validated through an interview survey. Twelve academics of the Department of URP who handled the studio for academic session 2015/16 were the respondents. The study found that Planning studio projects embodied all the components of the KPI and its potential of applicability as academics’ KPI is high. The paper proposes two strategies. Firstly, a link needs to be established between the processes and outcomes of a studio project and that these be counted as part of an academic’s KPI. Secondly, is to formalise a method so that the outcomes of studio teaching are accepted as part of the achievement of the KPI.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 2572/50993
Uncontrolled Keywords: Key Performance Indicators, studio project, built environment, higher education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Prof. Dato' Dr. Alias Abdullah
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 09:17
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2017 18:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/50993

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