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Faculty Empowerment Strategies In Higher Education Institutions


Dr. P. S. Aithal*.
*Srinivas Institute of Management Studies, Pandeshwar, Mangalore – 575 001, INDIA,


The cycle of activities starting with planning of human resources, recruitment, performance
appraisal and professional development programmes, feedback and analysis all ensure that they are utilized to develop strategies to upgrade the professional competence of the staff through various mechanisms evolved. In higher education institutions efforts are continuously made to enhance the professional development of teaching and non teaching staff, through strategies for empowerment includes training, retraining and motivating the employees for the roles and responsibility they perform. It is necessary to have a performance appraisal system comprehensive enough to ensure that information on multiple activities is appropriately captured and considered for better appraisal. The outcome of the review of the performance appraisal is development of efficiency and transparency in fulfilling the aspirations of the stake holders and greater commitment to teaching-learning process. In this paper, we have identified various faculty empowerment strategies to be adopted for future quality improvement in higher education institutions in the light of a comprehensive performance management system based on 360º appraisal.

Keywords: Faculty empowerment strategy, Quality in higher education, 360º faculty appraisal.

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