Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versión On-line ISSN 1729-519X
ROSALES REYES, Sol Ángel. Self- evaluation of the career, a road for the improvement of the academic quality. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
A quantitative increase in the evaluation process is observed in Latin America including Cuba. Quality has become an important topic in different institutions. In the system of accreditation, world experience combines self- evaluation mechanism and external evaluation; although it is recognized that self-evaluation is one of the most adequate form to ensure the constant advance to a higher quality. The objective of this work is to suggest the principal phases of self-evaluation, and at the same time to justify the structure that the self-evaluation report should have. Taking into consideration the bibliographic review and our own experience, five steps in the evaluation process were proposed: 1) preparatory phase, 2) collecting information according to the previous indicator selected, 3) analysis and assessment of the information obtained, 4) elaboration of the plan as a result of the strengthens and weakness previously identified, 5) monitored and followed phase of the action plan implementation. In relation to the structure of the self-evaluation report, the following aspects are suggested: Presentation, Introduction, Characteristics of the self-evaluation process, Evaluative Synthesis, Appendices, Plan to be better.
Palabras llave : self-evaluation; accreditation; self-evaluation report; plan to be better.