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Teacher evaluation in Medical Colleges Will it succeed?

Evaluating teachers in Medical colleges have started in many Deemed universities, and many well organized medical Colleges, it continues to be topic of debate. Rather it was centered on the criteria to be used in evaluating teachers to distinguish good teachers from bad ones. I was a part of the system to be evaluated. I have never seen the results of such assessments; nobody told me I am good or bad, only some people who were evaluating are praising themselves, and covering their inefficiencies I looked that it is a part of the NAAC exercises to sustain the Deemed status. Or else it made to change the unworthy teachers. When the results go poor in many Medical colleges, the Administrators start suggesting that we should identify the Bad teachers, and what next nobody knows? My little observation in the University nothing works in this country we have not criteria of Merit in selection of Teachers we just go on the basis of supply and demand, that these evaluations were likely to be biased, because allegedly they would be greatly affected by whether administrators liked or disliked particular teachers instead of by their actual classroom performance. I really feel students are still the unbiased towards the good teachers their expression are the best and rest are HOAX, I have been just following my children and Grandchild in the lower grades of elementary school, are confident that they and other students know which teachers to avoid, and which to try to get. Nevertheless, to provide more objective measures, teacher evaluations have been shifting toward using performance on standardized tests that measure knowledge -related subjects. Teachers whose students perform well on these tests are deemed good teachers, whereas those with poorly performing students are considered weak teachers. If we analyse the students admitted my merit it too makes a difference as some teachers get some times good students and other times bad students. Actual test scores are not appropriate measures of teacher contribution since some teachers get students who are better prepared when they enter their classes. I have seen less meritorious students have done very well. For this reason the criterion used in evaluating teachers by many Colleges systems and also by academic articles on College reform is the value added (VA) by teachers to student performance; namely, the improvements in students test scores as a result of taking classes of different teachers. I'm sure teachers dream of the perfect student, but our students rarely demand straight A grade of our teachers. For us, the notion of perfection doesn't exist. Some teachers are outstanding and obviously love their work. They motivate every one, and through them many learn to not only master the material they present but also to love learning. These are the people who make school or college fun and with whom we may stay in touch for the rest of our lives. This statement continuous to be true with many of good teachers, I remember them whenever I do a better work in day to day performance, and my students are really driving spirit to continue in Profession with dignity and respect. Some very ineffective teachers try to discipline the students with power of examiner ships and being HODs and Principals and others all sorts of administrators. The teachers at this end of the spectrum can be a huge problem, since even hardworking students who face ineffective instruction can end up unhappy in colleges and incapable of getting much out of their relatively short time in the classroom. True, some students are hard for even the best teachers to reach, but for students who are serious about their education, dealing with a mediocre teacher is nothing short of a survival skill. It's incredibly frustrating to feel that nothing is being done, or will be done, to put an end to bleak teaching, and that we students finds they are powerless to make change happen. But that doesn't have to be the case. Many students I

interacted feel when it comes down to it; there are many more students than teachers in any College. Their collective voice can be loud, they should be listened to. Many students feel can influence change. After all, where would teachers be without us? I also meet some bad teachers .they all suggest to make students have to work harder to get the final target. Anyway, this is an inefficient way of teaching. Bad teachers think they are always right. A good administrator or teacher knows the reality of the classroom and can engage teachers of all performance levels in a conversation to improve their practice. A wise retired principal told me that anyone can be trained to use the new evaluation system. But not everyone can use it to help a teacher improve. The evaluator needs to be or have been a successful educator. However our system runs by groups, and favouritism. I wonder ever it will succeed in this country??? Dr.T.V.RaoMD Professor of Microbiology