ANALYSIS OF APPROACHES TO UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS’ PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY EVALUATION (THE CASE OF RUSSIA)
Evaluation of tuniversity professors’ professional activity has big significance: it is used in international university ratings and also helps to improve the quality of education. But the main reason to work out different procedures of professors’ evaluation is to create a reliable system that will constantly contribute to the professional growth of faculty members. The research investigated main types of the professors’ professional activity, their preferences in working time distributing as well as their attitude to those mechanisms that are able to estimate their contribution into the process of education, research and consultation at university or in community. The results show a great difference in main professional tasks perceiving among Russian and foreign professors. Findings obtained from this study can be used for comparative pedagogy as well as to organize a system of continuous professors’ professional development.
International College Suan Sunandha
Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand