The trend of changes in the evaluation scores of faculty members from administrators’ and students’ perspectives at the medical school over 10 years
Received 24 November 2017
Accepted for publication 5 March 2018
Published 1 May 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 295—301
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Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Majumder
Nikoo Yamani,1 Tahereh Changiz,1 Awat Feizi,2 Farahnaz Kamali1
1Department of Medical Education, Medical Education Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran; 2Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Aim: To assess the trend of changes in the evaluation scores of faculty members and discrepancy between administrators’ and students’ perspectives in a medical school from 2006 to 2015.
Materials and methods: This repeated cross-sectional study was conducted on the 10-year evaluation scores of all faculty members of a medical school (n=579) in an urban area of Iran. Data on evaluation scores given by students and administrators and the total of these scores were evaluated. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics including linear mixed effect models for repeated measures via the SPSS software.
Results: There were statistically significant differences between the students’ and administrators’ perspectives over time (p<0.001). The mean of the total evaluation scores also showed a statistically significant change over time (p<0.001). Furthermore, the mean of changes over time in the total evaluation score between different departments was statistically significant (p<0.001).
Conclusion: The trend of changes in the student’s evaluations was clear and positive, but the trend of administrators’ evaluation was unclear. Since the evaluation of faculty members is affected by many other factors, there is a need for more future studies.
Keywords: medical teachers evaluation, teacher evaluation trend, students’ viewpoints, administrators’ viewpoints, faculty evaluation, evaluation scores
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