Paper Information

Journal:   RESEARCH IN MEDICAL EDUCATION   FALL 2015 , Volume 7 , Number 3; Page(s) 21 To 29.
 
Paper: 

VIEWPOINT OF FACULTY MEMBERS ABOUT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION MODELS IN URMIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES IN 2014

 
 
Author(s):  SHEIKHZADEH M., NABILOU B.*, BABAEI SH.
 
* SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, URMIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, URMIA, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Higher education system is a great asset and play different roles in societies. Ensuring of acquisition of knowledge, skills and competencies were required by the graduates and the need for evaluation as a management practice are prerequisite for this system. The present study aimed to assess the common methods of educational evaluation from the views of faculty members in Urmia University of medical sciences.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 167 members of the Faculty of Urmia Medical Sciences were selected in 2013. Data were collected by a Researcher made questionnaire. Friedman test, t-test and ANOVA were used for data analysis.
Results: Of 165 respondents, 27 were PhD and 108 were medical specialists. From the view of faculty members, participatory and goal-free models were more favorable. Analysis of the results revealed preference models on the basis of teaching experience; gender and having managerial position were not significant. ANOVA and LSD tests showed that in the goal-oriented model, difference of mean scores between the ranks of associate professor (3.77) and assistant professor (4.12), (P=0.003) and in the management-oriented model difference of mean scores between the ranks of lecturer (4.66) and assistant professor (4.38), were significant (P=0.04).
Conclusion: Viewpoint and preferences of faculty members indicated that not only the defined goals objectives and results but also unforseen actual results, participation of stakeholders, particularly students, who were important in the selection of evaluation models must be considered, so that it will strengthen their credibility and effectiveness.

 
Keyword(s): ASSESSMENT, EDUCATION, FACULTY, EVALUATION
 
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