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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(11), 798-805
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A Study on Academic Appraisal Program: An Innovation towards Quality Assurance in Undergraduate Medical Education

Sandeep Shrivastava1, , Tripti Shrivastava1, N. Samal1, D. Biswas1 and Ved Prakash Mishra1

1Department of Medical Education, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Nagpur, India

Pub. Date: July 16, 2016

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Sandeep Shrivastava, Tripti Shrivastava, N. Samal, D. Biswas and Ved Prakash Mishra. A Study on Academic Appraisal Program: An Innovation towards Quality Assurance in Undergraduate Medical Education. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(11):798-805. doi: 10.12691/education-4-11-4


An efficient throughput process for an education environment is essential . Teaching learning is the key through-put process. For academic environment to be purposeful it has to be ensured that this remains relevant to the learner. The learning process involves critical steps, which should be safeguarded to ensure academic conduciveness. These can be the key objectives for any learning environment. If such objectives are benchmarked than they become standards .The best stakeholder to safe guard these standards would be the learner. Other stakeholders too participate and ensure the conduciveness through regular monitoring and reviews of the same. This is a quality management cycle. It is susceptible to failures, especially from the learner’s point of view, despite being guarded by other stakeholders. Despite this being so valuable there are not many quality assurance processes/programs which assures that such environment are preserved, sustained and enhanced, as perceived by learner, particularly in medical education. The Academic Appraisal Program is developed and implemented to assure that learning process has gone well. It unfolds in a standardised manner with active involvement of all. The learning objectives laid/set are met efficiently and effectively, maintaining core learning elements relevant to learner. It is a quality assurance activity, empowering learners to control the learning environment towards effective dispensations as meant & perceived by them. It has been able to identify key quality initiatives as quality preserved, sustained and enhanced for Teaching-Learning.

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