European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2015
Developing a Performance Evaluation Model of Trustees Boards in Iranian
Universities of Medical Sciences
Haniye Sadat Sajadi1, Mohammadreza Maleki2, Mohammad Hadi3
Abstract: The critical role of the boards of trustee in the governance of universities clarifies the necessity of
evaluating its performance. Desp ite the importance of such evaluation, evidence demonstrated few studies
have been done on the model of board performance evaluation especially in Iran. Aim: This study was aimed
to develop a model to evaluate the board performance in Iranian Universities of Medical S ciences.
Methodology: The present study was a mix qualitative-quantitative study. The participants were all
stakeholders of board performance evaluation. The study, firstly, focused on the world experiences about the
models of th e board performance evaluation in the universities. Then, this study tried to investigate the
current and proposed model of the board performance evaluation in the Iranian Universities of Medical
Sciences. Hence, data were collected through interviews, observation and relevant document analysis and
analyzed using framework approach. After that, the clustering and rating of the proposed dimensions and
indicators of the board performance evaluation was done using the concept mapping method. Fi nally, the
study concentrated on the expert consensus about the initial proposed model of the board performance
evaluation. A model was proposed to evaluate the board performance in Iranian Un iversities of Medical
Sciences, which had eight parts and sixty-four indicators proposing for the board performance evaluation.
This study helped to develop a valid model to evaluate the board performance evaluation in a special kind of
university. Such model can be used to produce useful tool for evaluating the performance of the board.
Keywords: Performance evaluation; Board of trustees; University of Medical Sciences; Indicator; Concept
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1 Assistant Professor, Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan,
Iran, Address: He zar Jerib Ave., Isfahan 8174673461, Iran, Tel.: +(98-31) 36680048, Corresponding author:
2 Professor, Department of Health Services Management, S chool of Management and Information Sciences, Iran University
of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran, Address: Vali’asr St., Tehran 1996713883, Iran, Tel.: +(98-21)88794301, E-mail:
3 M D. Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, Address: Hezar Jerib Ave., Isfahan 81 74673461, Iran, Tel.:
+(98-31) 36685141, E-mail: email@example.com.