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karimi F, hosseini M, malekpour A, moezzi M, hosseini A, raisi N et al . Needs assessment of faculty members' educational needs in order to empower them at Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences. DSME. 2019; 6 (1) :47-59
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Introduction: Faculty members are considered as basic resources of every university. Therefore, educational needs assessment in order to empower most faculty members is an inseparable part of educational planning.                                      
Methods: The study was conducted using a descriptive cross sectional method. The population consisted of university professors. About 65% professors participated. The reliability and validity of data collection tool, a self-made researcher questionnaire, was approved according to different studies. The participants were selected through census method and the results were analyzed using SPSS software.
Results: The highest priority of the professors in this study included the realms of modern methods and techniques of teaching (68%), training tips and consultation (62%), methods of professional promotion (61%), academic regulations and rules (58/3%), applying computers in education (55%), evidence-based practice (47%), and student assessment methods (43%). Among different academic ranks (p=. / 043) or instructors of basic sciences and clinical sciences (p =. / 053), there was no statistically significant difference between the instructors' preference to attend the workshops virtually or in person and they mostly preferred to attend the workshops in person.  
Conclusion: Holding educational workshops, considering educational priorities, to empower professors functionally, seems necessary
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Type of Study: Orginal | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/01/15 | Accepted: 2018/06/25 | Published: 2018/11/28

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