Identification of capacity development indicators for faculty development programs: A nominal group technique study.

Mahla Salajegheh, Roghayeh Gandomkar, Azim Mirzazadeh, JOHN SANDARS

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Abstract

Background
Although there have been many research studies of the effectiveness of faculty development in health profession education, the contribution of these programs to organizational development through capacity development has not been studied. Further understanding of capacity development requires appropriate indicators and no previous indicators for faculty development of health profession educators were identified. The aim of the study was to identify indicators of capacity development in the context of faculty development programs at Tehran University of medical sciences (TUMS).
Methods
A nominal group technique session was conducted with key informants from faculty development program providers to generate and prioritize a list of capacity development indicators.
Results
A list of 26 indicators was generated and five categories were identified: Development and innovation in teaching and learning process, Development and innovation in communication and collaboration at different levels, Development and sustaining faculty development programs, Development of educational leadership and management, Development in scholarship.
Conclusions
Capacity development for faculty development interventions of health profession educators is a process of engagement within a wider system, including individual and collective action, and involves the socialization of the teachers into suitable roles through professional identity development and participation within the wider system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Medical Education
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2020

Keywords

  • faculty development
  • capacity development
  • indicator
  • nominal group technique

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