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MEDIDA DE SELETIVIDADE DOS CURSOS DE ENGENHARIA DA UFF COM MODELOS DEA

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Author(s): Maria Helena Campos Soares de Mello | João Carlos C. B. Soares de Mello | Lidia Angulo Meza

Journal: Engevista
ISSN 1415-7314

Volume: 13;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 219;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: DEA | students' performance | evaluation of courses

ABSTRACT
The Fluminense Federal University has at present, fourteen Engineering Courses in three different Campi. Though the pupils have carried out the same admission exam, they were admitted in the courses with different marks. That means that the freshmen have different knowledge levels and present different difficulties along his studies in the first period. One of the reasons what one points for the difference between the students knowledges is the quantity of candidates for each course. Many other reasons can be pointed to explain the students performance along the course. In this work, we develop a performance measure using DEA (Date Envelopment Analysis) in which, each course is valued in accordance with the capacity of attracting good pupils. Such a measure will be called selectivity. For that we used a DEA-BCC (Banker, Charnes and Cooper) model, also known as DEA-VRS (Variable Returns to Scale). An input and two outputs were used. The only input is the relation candidate/place and the outputs are the cut marks in each phase of the exam. Due to the biggest importance of the final mark we introduced a cone ratio restriction
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