Unisa performance assessment for lecturers questioned

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Unisa performance assessment for lecturers questioned

Lecturers have an incentive to pass students: bonuses, says concerned academic

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An academic at Unisa has expressed fears that lecturers will be “pressurised to falsely inflate marks” as pass rates in modules are among the performance indicators that will be used to determine staff bonuses.

But the institution says each department determines its own performance indicators and academics have a say in how the performance management process works.

The academic’s concerns come after the institution – the largest open distance learning institution in Africa – included for the first time students’ throughput rate as one of the criteria for assessing academic performance...

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