In a study entitled "Quality Standards in Teaching Performance"
College of Education of the University supersedes in the field of quality.
A study entitled "The quality standards in teaching performance for General Diplomas teachers in Education College of King Khalid University and the availability of these standards from their point of view and their students'" has concluded that faculty members' teaching performance in the General Diploma program is high, according to the views of both students and teachers.
The Dean of the Education College, Dr. Mohamed Hassan Al-Safran, who conducted the research, called on other interested parties to benefit from the findings of the study to improve their teaching performance whether as Saudi university professors or as those teaching at Education Colleges, especially at that of King Khalid University.
The study aims at identifying the availability of quality standards in teaching performance for the teachers of the General Diploma in Education College at the university from the standpoints of both the teachers and their students, and to know how the standpoints are compatible regarding the availability of the main criteria for quality in teaching performance for teachers of the General Diploma in Education College of the university.
The study also sought to identify the differences resulting from teachers' different scientific inclination, and students' different disciplines (scientific, literary) about students' opinions on the availability of the key criteria for quality in teaching performance of General Diploma teachers in Education College at King Khalid University.
In the framework of his research problem, the researcher pointed out, "The Ministry of Higher Education seeks to stimulate the Saudi universities to obtain the academic accreditation, which will lead to the quality of the educational process. King Khalid University is among the universities that seek progress in this area, and the College of Education is the most active among university colleges in the field of quality, and this is by virtue of its specialization, and because of the advanced level of quality and development it has so far reached. Among the programs offered by the college is the General Diploma in education, which is designed to qualify Bachelor degree graduates to get education Diploma, to enable them to qualify to work in the fields of education.
He added, "Because of the importance of this program and by virtue of its relevance to teaching, I will like greater recognition of the availability of quality standards of teaching performance of the teachers. I have found that the best and most effective way for real evaluation is to know the teachers' evaluation of their performance themselves and their students' evaluation to them. The research has chosen these two evaluations techniques because there is nothing extra to depend upon other than them, especially as I can take a decision only after monitoring performance inside the classroom. "
Under the headline "study terms", Al-Safran identifies quality standards in education as "a set of specifications, features and educational requirements that are designed to determine to what extent the quality of teaching performance of the faculty member at the university is achieved."
The study aimed at students, as well as their teachers of General Diploma in Education College of the University. The sample of the study was 163 students - who enrolled in General Diploma of education at the university in the first semester of the academic year 1432 / 1433 AH - and 17 teachers. The students were distributed among scientific and theoretical majors. Moreover, the study has been applied on the whole society due to its small size, while the 17 teachers selected were teachers of curriculum principles, pedagogy, and educational psychology.
The conclusion of the study states that: teachers, as well as students of General Diploma in Education College of King Khalid University have admitted that the performance of teaching was high, and is classified as excellent in the category of relations with students, the application of university systems and the mastery of scientific material. However, in the following categories, implementing, planning, and evaluating teaching, the appreciation was "very good".
According to the results of the study, the students and their teachers agreed to have priorities of the categories of teaching performance, starting with the relationship with the students, the application of university systems, mastery of scientific material, then evaluating teaching, planning teaching, and finally the implementation of the teaching. The study also concluded of the presence of a statistically significant difference between students and their professors' evaluations for the main criteria of teaching performance, where the teachers believe that their performance is excellent, but their students have different opinion.
The results of the study included also the impact of the Scientific Department when evaluating teachers' teaching performance from the perspective of students. The departments of Psychology and Education have been in favor at the expense of the Department of Curriculum and Methodology. The current study has demonstrated that there was no effect of the students' different disciplines (literary, scientific) on their views of teachers' teaching performance.
Based on the results of the study, the researcher presented a series of proposals and recommendations, including: It isn't fair enough to rely on the opinion of one category in evaluating University Professors' teaching performance (students and teaching staff). On the contrary, the more categories involved in the evaluation, the more reliable and objective it will be. The researcher also called on others to benefit from the results of this study to improve the university professors' teaching performance in the Saudi Universities in general and in the College of Education at King Khalid University, in particular.
Finally, the researcher stressed on activating the quality standards in teaching performance for evaluating professors. He suggested conducting a comparative study on the professors' performance of this study comparing with those of other professors' performance in similar programs.