Developing and Validating the Scale of Professional Development of Faculty Members in Teaching, Learning and Research

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 The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the scale of professional development of faculty members in teaching, learning and research. Thus, we used the document of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching in Ireland (2016), for designing a scale of 48 items in 5 dimensions: "Personal Development", "Professional Knowledge and Skills", "Professional Communication", "Professional Identity", and "Digital Capacity". After confirming content validity by experts, In order to validate the tool, A sample of 242 faculty members at the University of Isfahan by using proportional stratified random sampling selected and they answered the researcher-made questionnaire. Factorial Structure of questionnaire was investigated using exploratory analysis and findings showed that 5 factors totally explain 59 percent of variance test and all items had acceptable factor loading according to their own factors except 5 items, and finally 43 items confirmed. Also, the construct validity of questionnaire was investigated and confirmed through first and second order confirmatory factor analysis and. In addition, the results of Cronbach's Alpha coefficient showed that the designed scale and its dimensions have a desirable reliability. According to the results, we can say that the proposed model and instrument of measurement have the necessary characteristics to measurement the professional development of faculty members in teaching, learning and research.


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