What is the most important factor affecting Professors evaluation by students?

Document Type: Short Communication


1 Prosthodontics Department, Dental Faculty,Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran

2 Dental materials research center, Health research institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran


Background: The purpose of this study was to identify differences and similarities in teachers' and students’ viewpoints about the factors affecting this evaluation.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 70 teachers and 148 students (34.86 % females and 65.13 males) of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences were selected by convenience sampling. Data were gathered using a questionnaire which included demographic characteristics of teachers and students, separately. For comparing opinions of teachers and students in four general factors, mean and standard deviation were calculated.
Results: There was no significant difference between the mean score of students' and teachers' viewpoints considering factors related to teachers' individual - personality characteristics and theoretical - clinical conditions of education . But a significant difference was observed between their mean score regarding factors related to practical course and educational activities .
Conclusion: According to results, teacher's educational activities were considered the most effective factors.
Keywords: University Teacher Evaluation, Teaching Evaluation, Teaching