ERIC Number: ED181781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Outstanding Schools of the Allied Health Professions Which Are Located in Academic Health Centers.
Blayney, Keith Dale; Rogers, Sara Jean
Characteristics of outstanding schools of the allied health profession were identified in order that the School of Community and Allied Health, University of Alabama in Birmingham could undertake short-range and long-range planning. A second goal was to develop a set of criteria that might be used by other schools of the allied health professions to evaluate themselves and plan for development. A meeting was held of experts drawn from the southeastern region and beyond, and a list was compiled of 47 characteristics of an outstanding school of the allied health professions. The list was organized into a Delphi-type questionnaire, and each panel member rated the importance of each characteristic. A nationwide survey of deans of schools of allied health was conducted to have the deans rate the same 47 characteristics' importance in the evaluation of an outstanding school located in an academic health center. The results were summarized and mailed to respondents, who were asked to rerate the original 47 characteristics in light of the feedback, and to rate an additional 25 characteristics that had been identified. The final stage was to have the administrators of the Alabama University School of Community and Allied Health agree upon the importance of the characteristics provided by the panel of experts and to assess the current level at which the university is exhibiting those characteristics. The various questionnaires and summary of results are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama Univ., Birmingham. School of Community and Allied Health.