Day 1 : Oral Presentations (Theme: Evaluation & Quality Assurance)

Event Title

Online faculty evaluation by residents in Paediatric residency program

Location

Lecture Hall 1

Start Date

26-1-2013 4:45 PM

Abstract

Background: A fair, meaningful, and timely evaluation of the performance of faculty is one of the cornerstones of administrative and academic success in any residency program. The faculty’s teaching performance is an essential factor, influencing the quality of the educational experience for residents. The evaluation of faculty’s teaching performance by residents has found to be valid and reliable in literature. It provides an opportunity for feedback to faculty members with the intent of reflective improvement and also acts a basis for identification of areas for faculty development, prioritizing resource allocation, and assisting in the promotion and tenure process. Residents hesitate in evaluating faculty if the process is not anonymous from the fear of impact it may have on their own evaluation by faculty.

Methods: An online form was developed using validated questions relevant to our program. A link was sent to residents using, survey software at the end of each rotation through email. The filled and uploaded forms could not be edited. The residency director had access to all forms but individual forms the name of resident who had filled the form could not be seen. At the end of year all forms for each faculty member were pooled and the mean score for each attribute was sent to faculty individually.

Results: All residents participated in the process and at end of year feedback could be given to faculty.

Conclusions: This system provided an effective means for residents to evaluate faculty fairly without any fear of repercussions and helped the program improve on its weaknesses.

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Online faculty evaluation by residents in Paediatric residency program

Lecture Hall 1

Background: A fair, meaningful, and timely evaluation of the performance of faculty is one of the cornerstones of administrative and academic success in any residency program. The faculty’s teaching performance is an essential factor, influencing the quality of the educational experience for residents. The evaluation of faculty’s teaching performance by residents has found to be valid and reliable in literature. It provides an opportunity for feedback to faculty members with the intent of reflective improvement and also acts a basis for identification of areas for faculty development, prioritizing resource allocation, and assisting in the promotion and tenure process. Residents hesitate in evaluating faculty if the process is not anonymous from the fear of impact it may have on their own evaluation by faculty.

Methods: An online form was developed using validated questions relevant to our program. A link was sent to residents using, survey software at the end of each rotation through email. The filled and uploaded forms could not be edited. The residency director had access to all forms but individual forms the name of resident who had filled the form could not be seen. At the end of year all forms for each faculty member were pooled and the mean score for each attribute was sent to faculty individually.

Results: All residents participated in the process and at end of year feedback could be given to faculty.

Conclusions: This system provided an effective means for residents to evaluate faculty fairly without any fear of repercussions and helped the program improve on its weaknesses.