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Assessing Competencies of Academic Staff in University from Point of View of Students: Local Aspect

A.G. Bezpalova

UDC 37.07-044.3:005.94    


A.G. Bezpalova, Cand. Sci. (Economy), Ass. Prof. at Rostov State University of Economics (RINH) e-mail:


Identified are criteria for assessing the competence level of the academic staff of the local university, formulated by students of the Rostov State University of Economics. It is argued that university students are endowed with a certain experience of interaction with the teaching staff and the relative objectivity of the assessment of both the experience itself and those components of the educational process that must correspond to the professional competencies of each lectures. The relevance of the issue is justified by the author’s research conducted in the social network “VK”, where group conversations were created with the deep involvement of students of the participating groups. During the 2020–2021 academic year, students were asked to evaluate the professional competencies of the teacher (the author of the article) according to certain criteria, but without categorical reference to the specified ones, i.e. students could independently formulate assessment criteria and the level of competence within a separate discipline, knowledge of teaching techniques, information and computer technologies, software products, podcasts, tools of social networks and messengers, etc. The key focus was on information and computer technologies and their implementation in the educational process. The study involved 107 students of different groups, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The results were summarized and discussed among university colleagues and 4th-year graduates of the Rostov State University of Economics, Rostov-on-Don.

Key words: evaluation criteria, professional competencies, academic staff.




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