Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of what makes a Good University Lecturer
1Aziza Kavlu, 2Sultana Begum
Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University
2Department of Business and Management, Faculty of Administrative
Sciences and Economics, Tishk International University
In higher education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq in all public and private universities at the end of the semester or academic year students evaluate their lecturers’ performance. Unfortunately, in some cases, these evaluations do not reflect reality, and some lecturers receive low students’ evaluation scores, which has a negative impact on lecturers’ teaching motivation. This study aims to investigate private university students who are regarded as customers’ perceptions of what makes a good university lecturer from their perspectives. The questionnaire has been administered among students from different departments and faculties in one of the private universities in KRG- Iraq. The results show that a lecturer’s personality, professional knowledge, and pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge have a significant impact on stutdents’ perception of a good lecturer.
Keywords: undergraduate students, perception, private university, evaluation