The Trend of Alterations in the Quality of Educational Performance in Faculty Members of Kerman University of Medical Sciences


Zahra Fattahi 1 , * , Nematolah Mousapour 1 , Ali-Akbar Haghdoost 1


1 Iran


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 2 (2); e57629
Published Online: December 25, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 05, 2017
Accepted: August 25, 2005




Background: Faculty members are one of the major parts of universities whose performance has
a key role in outcomes of educational systems. With continuous evaluation of faculty members,
part of which done by students, real performance of faculty members with all its shortcomings
and positive points would be determined and consequently it helps improving the quality of
educational activities.
Objective: To determine the process of alterations in the quality of educational performance in
faculty members of Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Method: This correlation study was done on all faculty members of Kerman University of
Medical Sciences during 2001-2006 who had been evaluated 8 times through getting
students’ opinion. Data related to the quality of educational performance were gathered through
the obtained scores in students’ evaluation and data related to research activities were gathered
through research activity scores assigned for annual promotion of faculty members.
Results: According to the obtained results, during the study period, the average annual increase in
educational performance was 0.06 that is statistically significant (p=0.0001), but alteration in
research activities during the studied period was not significant. There was no significant relation
between educational performance and research activity and also demographic features of subjects
such as academic rank, educational degree and job experience, while educational degree and
academic rank showed significant relations with research activity score (p= 0.001, p= 0.003
Conclusion: The present study shows an improvement in educational performance during the
recent years that is probably due to continuous evaluations. Lack of significant relation between
the quality of educational performance and research activity requires planning programs for
bridging these two domains.


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