Journal of Education and Health Promotion

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-

A framework for participatory selection of the school dean: Report of an experience


Noushin Kohan1, Akbar Fotouhi2, Mohammad Jalili3, Roghayeh Gandomkar4, Homayoun Amini5, Ali Jafarian6 
1 Department of Medical Education, Virtual University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Health Professions Education Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4 Department of Medical Education, Education Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5 Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
6 Department of General Surgery; Department of Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Roghayeh Gandomkar
Department of Medical Education, Education Development Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, No. 57, Hojjatdust Alley, Naderi St., Keshavarz Blvd, Tehran
Iran

INTRODUCTION: Selection of the managers and leaders is a major concern of leading organizations. Recruitment of the qualified individuals in an educational organization depends on effective selection techniques. The present study reports the experience of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) in designing a framework for selection of school dean. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, a literature review was conducted to identify the common frameworks for the selection of deans in academic environment. Then, the perceptions of key stakeholders were collected via focus group discussions. Thematic analysis was used to categorize participants' comments. Following, an institutional guideline for selection of school dean was developed based on the derived themes and subthemes by a task force and approved by the board of directors. RESULTS: Three themes and nine subthemes were extracted, resulting in the selection framework for the school dean at TUMS with three phases of preparation, selection, and appointment. The preparation phase includes organizational needs analysis, designing the selection strategy and determining the eligibility of nominee. In the selection phases, various methods such as personal resume, interview, and consultation with beneficiaries were recommended, and the appointment phase includes formal appointment of the selected nominee by the university chancellor. CONCLUSIONS: We developed a framework for selection of school dean at TUMS. It recognizes the process that top managers would look out when selecting school deans. The framework may result to choose the proper individuals who have suitable plans and stronger Curriculum Vitae, while involving key stakeholders and collecting wisdom.


How to cite this article:
Kohan N, Fotouhi A, Jalili M, Gandomkar R, Amini H, Jafarian A. A framework for participatory selection of the school dean: Report of an experience.J Edu Health Promot 2020;9:19-19


How to cite this URL:
Kohan N, Fotouhi A, Jalili M, Gandomkar R, Amini H, Jafarian A. A framework for participatory selection of the school dean: Report of an experience. J Edu Health Promot [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];9:19-19
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