Assessing teaching competency of academic staff at university level: Are we competent?

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Reihaneh Shagholi
Zahra Naimie
Rana Ahmed Abuzaid


The purpose of study is to assess the teaching competence of faculty members who are applying for a job at university from both Board of Examiners and Invitees perspectives. This qualitative study was conducted using non-guided content analysis. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews with 22 expert Board of Examiners. In addition, 22 applicants for faculty recruitment who achieved the required score for participation in the 'teaching competence evaluation' station were enrolled in the study. Data analysis was performed using the step-by-step method and Strauss and Corbin analytic techniques. The finding was classified into three main categories of before, during, and after teaching. We extracted 52 indices, 10 subcategories, five general categories, and three main categories, which were formulated based on the teaching competence of the faculty members from the perspective of the board of examiners.  the results could be used for the recruitment of capable faculty members.


Keywords: Teaching Competence, Higher Education, Faculty Members, Academic staff, University level


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Shagholi , R. ., Naimie , Z. ., & Abuzaid , R. A. (2021). Assessing teaching competency of academic staff at university level: Are we competent?. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 8(3), 01–08.