Decision analysis view of higher education planning activities of admission and recourses allocation in Oman

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Abstract

Various activities of planning take place at most colleges and universities such as academic planning, enrollment planning, human resources planning, budget planning, facilities planning, campus master planning, and so on. The concern that this paper raises is on how effective is these planning activities. The paper provides managerial insights that may guide planner in two main activities: admission and recourses allocation. The insights were generated using two decision analytic models. The first model examines the Higher Education Admission Center in Oman which is responsible to enroll students to higher education institutions. However, the enrollment decision in which student enroll in which higher education institution needs is based on student competitive score. This score is calculated as weighted average of students marks in subjects. However, the models gives insights to students and parents on certain findings that can help them guide their effort. Also it gives insights to the Center on the weights associated with formula of this score. The second analytic model simulates about 200 thousands scenarios on academic resources (number of faculty) allocation given certain input factors such as faculty load, class size, number of courses per year, duration of the degree offered. The papers highlights certain findings such as: class size and faculty member load (number of course per year) have an exponential decreasing function in the number of academic staff. There are significant variation on the number of required academic stafffor different scenarios which suggest that higher education institution planners should consider these variations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages3081-3086
Number of pages6
Volume8-10 March 2016
ISBN (Print)9780985549749
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Mar 8 2016Mar 10 2016

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Other6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period3/8/163/10/16

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Decision theory
Education
Planning
Students
Oman
Decision analysis
Admission
Exponential functions
Personnel
Higher education institutions

Keywords

  • Academic Resources Planning
  • Decison Analysis
  • Higher Education Admission Center

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Kindi, M. A. (2016). Decision analysis view of higher education planning activities of admission and recourses allocation in Oman. In 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016 (Vol. 8-10 March 2016, pp. 3081-3086). IEOM Society.

Decision analysis view of higher education planning activities of admission and recourses allocation in Oman. / Kindi, Mahmood Al.

6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016. Vol. 8-10 March 2016 IEOM Society, 2016. p. 3081-3086.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kindi, MA 2016, Decision analysis view of higher education planning activities of admission and recourses allocation in Oman. in 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016. vol. 8-10 March 2016, IEOM Society, pp. 3081-3086, 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3/8/16.
Kindi MA. Decision analysis view of higher education planning activities of admission and recourses allocation in Oman. In 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016. Vol. 8-10 March 2016. IEOM Society. 2016. p. 3081-3086
Kindi, Mahmood Al. / Decision analysis view of higher education planning activities of admission and recourses allocation in Oman. 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Kuala Lumpur, IEOM 2016. Vol. 8-10 March 2016 IEOM Society, 2016. pp. 3081-3086
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