|Investigating the Accordance of Strategic Plans of Iran"s Medical Sciences Universities With the Components of the Third Millennium Universities|
|Zohreh Sohrabi1, Mahdieh Arian2, Ali Mohammadi3, Hamid Bouraghi4, Ali Valinejadi5|
|1Center for Educational Research in Medical Sciences (CERMS), Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Student Research Committee, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran
3Department of Health Information Technology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
4Department of Health Information Technology, School of Paramedical Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
5Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
CJMB 2020; 7: 342-347
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Keywords : Universities, Medicine, Faculty, Attitude, Iran
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Objectives: The present study aimed to adapt the strategic plans of medical science universities to the components of the third millennium universities.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study included all the faculty members of 5 top universities of Tehran Province in Iran. To collect data, a reliable and valid researcher-made questionnaire was developed based on the characteristics of higher education institutions in the third millennium (content validity index >0.79, content validity ratio > 0.62, α = 0.88). Statistical analysis was conducted by SPSS.
Results: The highest mean score of the population"s attitude was related to the visions of the universities (mean =3.44). Moreover, the highest mean score (the components of university headquarters) of the attitude belonged to environmental indicators (3.53) while the lowest mean score was related to administrative and financial indicators (3.4). Based on the results, there was a significant difference between the attitudes of faculty members (P < 0.01).
Conclusions: Concerning the accordance between mission and headquarter activities, medical sciences universities were somewhat far from the third millennium universities and should be accountable for the quality of their actions. Finally, they need to show their merits and should work to promote themselves by acquiring necessary certificates and quality assurance.
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