Opinion of academic members of Kerman University of Medical Sciences about educational evaluation of lecturers, 2002-2003

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Zahra Fatahi 1 , * , Ashraf Adhami 2 , Esmat Noohi 3 , Nozar Nakhaeai 4 , Tahereh Eslami Najad 5

1 Educational & development Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

2 Instructors, Departments of Pharmacology, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

3 Nursing, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

4 Assistant professor, Community Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

5 Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

How to Cite: Fatahi Z, Adhami A, Noohi E, Nakhaeai N, Eslami Najad T. Opinion of academic members of Kerman University of Medical Sciences about educational evaluation of lecturers, 2002-2003, Hormozgan Med J. 2005 ; 9(1):e90306.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (1); e90306
Published Online: July 03, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 16, 2004
Accepted: July 03, 2005

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Abstract

Introduction: Educational evaluation is a continuous and regular process to
describe, guide and ensure the quality of educational activities. The objective of
this research is to survey the opinion of faculty of Kerman University of Medical
Sciences about educational evaluation of lecturers.
Methods: This study was undertaken by a questionnaire using reliable internal
and external sources. The reliability and validity of the questionnaire was
examined by test-retest and Delphy validity. The method of sampling was
numeration. 113 questioners were collected. The Data was analyzed by SPSS
software and Mann-Whitney and Kruskal-Wallis test was used.
Results: The results indicated that in case of doing evaluation, the majority of
lecturers (95.6%) believed that an awareness of evaluations results was very
effective in improving the teaching methods. In suitability of question category
(attention to transfer, the concept and making students understand) was chosen as
the best question to evaluate the lecturers by the students (95.6%). The lowest
score was allocated to giving some exams during the semester. In the Methods of
lecturer evaluation category, multi-evaluation received the highest score (86.7%).
Conclusion: Lecturers’ evaluations were influenced by several factors such as:
number of students, the time of completion of questionnaires, faculty grade, rank,
so multi-evaluation with suitable performance and secret feedback to the lecturers
is recommended. It is better to use the evaluation results to encourage the faculty
and to give more accreditation to the results in annual promotion and selecting the
best master.

Keywords

Evaluation Studies – Universities – Faculty Medical

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