Evaluating and Comparing the Views of Teachers and Students about the Criteria of a Good Professor at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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Mohamad-Reza Darabi 1 , Akbar Derakhshan 2 , Mohamad-Ali Kiani 3 , Gholam-Hosein Maleki 4 , Masumeh Saeidi 3 , *

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1 Urologist, Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

2 Ophthalmologist, Professor, Ophthalmology Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

3 Pediatric gastroenterologist, Assistant professor, Neonatal Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

4 General Practitioner, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 10 (4); e60640
Published Online: December 31, 2013
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 21, 2017
Accepted: November 24, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: The main goal of university includes educating specialists needed for society, promotion and development of the knowledge, developing research, and providing the background for society development. Undoubtedly, professor is one of the main and effective factors in high education quality, and training specialist workers requires strong faculty members that are experienced and skilled in various educational courses. We decided to utilize two, professor and student, groups opinions about the indices of a good university teacher.
Methods: In this descriptive-analytic and cross-sectional research, 240 professors and 899 students of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran, were selected by hierarchical and simple random sampling methods. The data were gathered by a researcher-made valid and reliable questionnaire.
Results: Teachers Characteristics for a good professor were respectively: Scholarships, communication skills, teaching skills, evaluation skills, and Physical characteristics and appearance of the teachers. Students Characteristics for a good professor, were respectively: communication skills, Scholarships, teaching skills, evaluation skills then Physical characteristics and appearance of the teachers. In the professors, ANOVA test showed  there was a significant  relationship between the work experience, rank and social field study of teachers and Priority communication skills, scholarship, teaching methods, evaluation and faculty characteristics (p <0.05). In the students, ANOVA test showed  there was a significant  relationship between major and semester students and Priority communication skills, scholarship and faculty characteristics(p<0.05(.
Conclusion: The comparability between two groups in teaching and evaluation domains indicates that there is a good relationship between them; though, this mutual relationship can facilitate learning, then increase students’ consent, and finally increscent educational quality. On the other hand. Giving high priority to professors’ personal characteristics and relationship skills by students shows that, students put more importance on mutual relationship as an educational background.
 

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Professor Students Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Iran Index Good professor

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