Journal of instructional development

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 26–32 | Cite as

Evaluating short-term training programs:

A practical approach
  • Kent J. Sheets


Short-term training programs are frequently used to implement faculty development activities in post-secondary education. However, rarely are these programs systematically evaluated to assess their impact on program participants. This article describes an evaluation framework that was designed, developed, and implemented as an evaluation study of an existing faculty development program for family physicians. The study demonstrated the effectiveness of the faculty development program and a metaevaluation of the evaluation study identified the strength and weaknesses of the evaluation framework. The original framework was modified according to the metaevaluation results and presented for possible adoption by other instructional developers and evaluation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kent J. Sheets
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  1. 1.Department of Family PracticeUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAnn Arbor

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