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VILLAVICENCIO, Judy Elena. Teachers performance evaluation: the experience of the Dentist Academic Program of the Universidad del Valle. Colomb. Med. [online]. 2008, vol.39, n.1, suppl.1, pp. 57-63. ISSN 1657-9534.
Background Teaching activity evaluation as a result of students' opinion is a process that has been developing in the Dentist Academic Program for approximately ten years. This kind of evaluation has its formal origin in American and European universities during the 1920´s. Objective To analyze the results of the teacher's performance trends according to the inquiries undertaken by the Dentist Academic Program students of the Universidad del Valle from 2005 to 2007, and to determine if there are significant differences in the teacher's evaluation results according to academic ranks and program formation areas. Method: A descriptive transversal study was carried out, with teaching evaluation questionnaires undertaken by students of the Dentist Academic Program of the Universidad del Valle during 2005 and 2007. Results: A total of 474 teachers were evaluated. The average results during the five semesters evaluated for the teachers were 4.4. It was found that in four of the five semesters analyzed do exist significant differences in the results of the evaluation by the students at the level of teachers' academic ranks. Additionally, there were no significant differences in the results of the students' evaluation for the Academic Program Areas.
Keywords : Teacher evaluation; Academic program; Academic ranks; Formation area; Higher education.