Academic Excellent Educators: A Student Election or an Administrator Selection?

Zare Bidaki, Majid (2016) Academic Excellent Educators: A Student Election or an Administrator Selection? Future of Medical Education Journal, 6 (1). p. 45.

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Abstract

Dear Editor in chief Each year, Iranian university authorities, as a good tradition on Teacher�s Day, choose and introduce their top educators to their academic community. Undoubtedly, this effort is a good action, generally leading to effective promotion of the educational system. However, the criteria for these selections are always a matter of big debate. In overview, an academic excellent educator is supposed to be at a superior level of educational competency in comparison with his/her colleagues. University administrators and students are two individual references may rate to the criteria. However, many surveys have revealed that students distinctively highlight different criteria for teacher excellence (1, 2). From the academic authorities� perspective, faculty members must be excelled in a combination of abilities and activities in three fields: Ability of teaching, quantity of teaching, and scholar engagement (3). In contrast, students commonly believe that an excellent educator is distinct from his/her colleagues by

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 14:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2017 14:26
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1356

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