Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 129–135 | Cite as

Mission-Based Reporting in Academic Psychiatry

  • Thomas F. Anders
  • Robert E. Hales
  • Narriman C. Shahrokh
  • Lydia P. Howell
Original Article


Objective: This article describes a data entry and analysis system called Mission-Based Reporting (MBR) that is used to measure faculty and department activities related to specific academic missions and objectives. The purpose of MBR is to provide a reporting tool useful in evaluating faculty effort and in helping chairs 1) to better assess their department’s performance in relation to other departments and their school as a whole, 2) to plan for the future, and 3) to reward individual faculty members. Methods: Mission-Based Reporting summaries, generated for each faculty member and each department, illustrate contributions to each of four missions: research, teaching, clinical service, and administrative/public service. Data from MBR can be used to evaluate whether faculty scholarly contributions are appropriate to their rank and series. That report provides data from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California and the University of California Davis School of Medicine (UC Davis). Conclusions: Mission-Based Reporting is a useful management tool for department and school administrators. Improvements in implementation are proposed.


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© Academic Psychiatry 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas F. Anders
    • 1
  • Robert E. Hales
    • 1
  • Narriman C. Shahrokh
    • 1
  • Lydia P. Howell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of California, Davis School of Medicine, M.I.N.D. InstituteSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Davis School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSacramentoUSA

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