One of the most important components of the educational system is the professors who have a decisive role in achieving educational goals. Evaluation is one of the most important bases for improving the quality of education. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the evaluation priorities of professors from the perspective of students of Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences.
This cross-sectional descriptive and analytical study was conducted at Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences in 2013. All students of Neyshabur School of Medical Sciences (140) were enrolled in the census. Data were collected using a questionnaire whose reliability was 0.83. Data were then analyzed by SPSS20 software. Significance level was set at 0.05.
The study population was 59 females and 60 males with a mean age of 20.58 ± 1.13 years. According to the students, the most important factors of a good teacher are mastery of the subject (84.2%) in teaching skills, expressing and conveying concepts (70%) in personal characteristics, respect for students (71.7%). In the communication skills section, the precise start and end times of the class (51.7%) were in the area of observing the rules and regulations and a comprehensive and precise exam at the end of the semester (37.5%) in the assessment skills section. There was no significant difference between the 5 areas of study. There was no significant relationship between GPA and none of the evaluation domains. There was a significant difference between gender and the two domains of observance of rules and teaching skills.
The results of the present study showed two areas: teaching skills and evaluation skills are more important for students. Therefore, university professors and faculty and universities should plan and strive to improve the quality of these two areas