ERIC Number: ED176635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Assessment Project for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Final Report, Covers Period of Performance During September 26, 1977-October 25, 1978. Volumes 1, 2, and 3.
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Washington, DC.
The three volume report includes (1) an executive summary; (2) a comprehensive report reviewing the literature on current faculty development needs in schools of osteopathic medicine; and (3) a volume of resource materials. The study gauges the formal organizational and programmatic factors that influence the success of faculty development programs in medical settings, and provides materials to assist in the implementation of faculty development assessment programs. The project considers issues in two broad areas: instructional skills--i.e., the training faculty members have had for the teaching role and current educational practices employed-- as well as interest level in instructional skills and educational issues identified by the faculty; and program assessment. The latter section reviews the literature of faculty development models, programs and program evaluation, surveys and assesses five model faculty development projects, and assesses sources of funding for faculty development models. Some major findings of the survey are that the majority of faculty have had no formal preparation in instructional skills and that formal preparation in instructional skills is highly valued by those who have participated in courses, workshops, or training sessions on educational issues. The resource volume consists of a bibliography in faculty development, a directory of faculty development consultants, and guidelines for securing private and federal funding. (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Consultants, Directories, Faculty Development, Faculty Evaluation, Financial Support, Guidelines, Higher Education, Inservice Education, Literature Reviews, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty, Medical Schools, Models, Needs Assessment, Osteopathy, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Workshops, Teachers, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Washington, DC.