ERIC Number: ED266728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Medical School Courses: A User-Centered Handbook.
Whitman, Neal A.; Cockayne, Thomas W.
A handbook to help faculty plan and implement the evaluation of medical school courses is presented. Seven steps necessary to planning a course evaluation are specified: identify users and needs, ask specific questions, indicate how questions will be answered, select and/or design instruments, consider ethical issues, collect and analyze data, and report results. Questions to ask about a course might be based on perceptions of students, colleagues, and the teacher of the course; the evaluations of educational specialists; and learning outcomes. To help implement course evaluations, four major users of medical school course evaluations need to be considered: course director and teachers, department head, school curriculum committee, and promotions committee. To assess the course evaluation, practitioners should consider the usefulness and practicality of the evaluations, technical adequacy, and ethics. A reference list with 31 items is included. Appendices include: a form for peer review of undergraduate teaching based on dossier materials; rating scales for student evaluation of the lecture and course instructor; a list of possible items for a teacher, including eight products of good teaching (e.g., test scores), material from oneself (e.g., list of course materials prepared for students), and information from students, colleagues, and others. (SW)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Committees, Course Evaluation, Department Heads, Ethics, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical School Faculty, Needs Assessment, Peer Evaluation, Profiles, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Family & Community Medicine, 50 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. School of Medicine.