Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION   2004 , Volume 3 , Number 2 (10); Page(s) 41 To 45.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION RESULTS FEED BACK TO FACULTY MEMBERS OF AHVAZ MEDICAL UNIVERSITY AND ITS EFFECT ON IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING

 
 
Author(s):  GHAFOURIAN BOROUJERDNIA M.*, SHAKOORNIA A., ELHAMPOUR H.
 
* EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER, AHVAZ UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, AHVAZ, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction. Teaching evaluation is a process to improve the quality of teaching and promote the educational activities. It is carried out by the majority of universities, and the faculty members get the feedback of the evaluation results. The aim of this study was to determine faculty members' viewpoints concerning the effect of evaluation results feedback on improving the quality of their teaching.

Methods. In a descriptive study all faculty members (non-clinical) of Ahwaz Medical University (N=130) were investigated using a questionnaire whose content validity was confirmed by experts and its reliability by Alpha Cronbach. The data was analyzed by SPSS software using frequency and Chi-square test.
Results. Although 55.1% of faculty members were in agreement with the present teacher evaluation system, 85% of them believed that the feedback of evaluation results was useful in improving the teaching quality. Faculty members (5 5.4%) believed that announcing the evaluation results to the chair of the department was useful in improving the quality of teaching. Also 49.5% of them believed the same thing about announcing the results to the dean of the faculty. The results also showed a significant relationship between academic rank of faculty members and their viewpoints toward feedback of evaluation results in improving the teaching quality.
Conclusion. It seems the majority of faculty members consider evaluation results report as a useful feedback for improving the quality of teaching. Hence, a more detailed planning by educational authorities is recommended to motivate faculty members for more cooperation in educational activities which leads to promoting the quality of education.

 
Keyword(s): EVALUATION, FEEDBACK, QUALITY OF TEACHING, FACULTY MEMBER
 
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