Important Factors in Evaluating the Teachers from Students’ and Faculty Members’ Viewpoints, Jundishapur (Ahvaz) University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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Mahmoud Omidi 1 , Hassan Najafi 2 , Mehdi Basatniya 3 , * , Ayub Alifat 1

1 M.Sc. in Curriculum Studies, Department of Educational Sciences, School of Literature and Humanities, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student in Curriculum Studies, Department of Curriculum, School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran, Iran

3 M.Sc. in Educational Planning, Department of Educational Sciences, School of Literature and Humanities, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Omidi M , Najafi H , Basatniya M , Alifat A . Important Factors in Evaluating the Teachers from Students’ and Faculty Members’ Viewpoints, Jundishapur (Ahvaz) University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2016 ; 13(2):e57975.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 13 (2); e57975
Published Online: June 15, 2016
Article Type: Research Article
Received: July 11, 2017
Accepted: December 30, 2015

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Abstract

Background & Objective: One of the main goals of higher education is evaluating teachers’ educational performance to improve teaching. The results may be used to increase the teachers’ job performance and to promote teaching and learning processes. In this regard, students’ evaluation of their teachers is one of the most common evaluation methods in universities and educational centers. Thus, this study aimed to compare the faculty members’ and students’ viewpoints about the factors influencing evaluation of teachers by students.

Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 93 teachers and 93 students selected via stratified random sampling method were enrolled. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire containing 3 dimensions, moral and behavioral (8 items), educational (10 items), and compliance with training rules (8 items); the face and content validities were confirmed by academic specialists and its reliability was confirmed. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS20 statistical software and with help of descriptive statistics and independent-t test.

Results: From the teachers’ viewpoint, the overall mean score of the moral and behavioral, educational and compliance with training rules factors were 3.45 (± 0.52), 4.32 (± 0.84), and 4.59 (± 0.58), respectively. From the students’ viewpoints these values were 3.25 (± 0.47), 4.04 (±0.78), and 4.36 (± 0.71), respectively. Independent-t test showed that with the assumption of equality of variances, there were not any significant differences between the characteristics.

Conclusion: Efforts for improving teacher evaluation in universities with the assistance of authorities and experts, and on the one hand, using the results in curriculum content of in-service teachers, can help much to improve teaching quality.

Keywords

Student Faculty member Evaluation Teacher evaluation

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