This research aimed at identifying the different roles of Qatar University towards professional development for its teaching staff in different faculties. The sample of the study was (197) teaching staff members. In order to achieve the purpose of the study, a questionnaire was designed and used. It comprised of 2 parts : the first part deals with four dimensions which are: what is the role of the university in developing instructional performance, providing a suitable learning environment, encouraging scientific research and supporting communi!>' servicing acti;vities. The second part deals with the common teaching methods at the uniyersity used by teaching staff. Of the most important results reached are the following: The university different roles for professional development of staff in the key tasks (instructional performance, encouraging scientific research supporting community serving activities) and providing a suitable learning environment were lower than accepted level (70 percent up) in light of the staff responses. It was also clear through the results that the discussion and lecture teaching methods with their different variations were at the top in terms of university instruction. The study revealed a statistically significant difference among the university staff responses towards the role of the university in developing them professionally (all parts of a questionnaire) of in relation to college, nationality, sex and instruction years of experience. While there were no statistically significant differences among them according to university granting the doctor of philosophy degree and academic status. The results also showed that most correlations among the roles of the university were positive and statistically significant. The strongest correlation was between developing professional instructional performance and scientific research favoring the colleges of engineering and Administration and Economy. They study presented some suggestions and recommendations.
Copied to clipboard