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RANGEL, Luís Alberto Duncan; GOMES, Luiz Flávio Autran Monteiro; LINS, Marcos Pereira Estellita  and  FUKS, Saul. Avaliação dos programas de pós-graduação em engenharia da UFRJ empregando uma variante desenvolvida do método UTA. Pesqui. Oper. [online]. 2003, vol.23, n.2, pp.285-299. ISSN 0101-7438.

The evaluation process of human capital in an organization is usually very complex. This is particularly true in the academia, where it is needed to take into account several factors such as the diversity of interests, teaching performance, recognition among his peers and grants received, among others. This paper seeks to estimate the utility functions of the criteria employed in the evaluation process: relevance and quality of research, teaching load, advising activity and administrative tasks, as defined by the "Comissão de Avaliação de Docentes da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro" to evaluate the engineering graduate programs in the University. This study utilizes the UTA method and one of its variants, which considers the different degrees of importance of the criteria employed in the evaluation. This methodology produced utility functions that are very close to the decision makers preferences, since these preferences are incorporated into the model by including the appropriate restrictions.

Keywords : multiple criteria decision aid; UTA method; utility theory.

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