AN ANALYTICAL STUDY OF AUTHENTICITY AND ACCEPTABILITY OF STUDENTS’ EVALUATION OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS

Professor Dr. Gheyasuddin Siddiqui, Dr. Muhammad Sarwar, Ashfaque Ahmad Shah, Dr. Shafqat Hussian

Abstract


Development and prosperity in any society is based on time to time evaluation and accountability  of  the  various  service  providing  institutions.  Recognizing the situation  Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has established a mechanism  to  evaluate the university teachers. The question of authenticity and acceptability of students’ evaluations as a valid criterion for teachers’ performance has become a debate in Pakistan. The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan has set students’ evaluation of their teachers’ teaching as a valid criterion for the performance evaluation of the university teachers. The present study intends to explore the authenticity and acceptability of students’ evaluation of teaching at university level in Pakistan. Population of this study was all the students and the faculty members at University of Sargodha. The sample of this study was 191 students and 15 teachers selected from two departments – the Department of Education and the Department of Psychology. A questionnaire consisting of twenty eight questions was developed and  used  after  validation  for  data  collected from the students. The teachers were  interviewed  to get in-depth understanding of the matter. The results show that the students perceive students evaluation of teaching as authentic and acceptable for improvements in teaching. Apart from the teaching ability of a teacher, it is generally based on personal likeness and dis likeness. The teachers consider students’ evaluations of teaching as authentic and acceptable in social aspects and unauthentic and unacceptable in technical aspects. There are no inter-group differences in the perception of students in this regards.

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