عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Background: During the past three decades, we have witnessed an outstanding growth in the number of higher education institutions. The growing demand for higher education besides the consequent escalating costs and the restricted financial resources have drawn the attention of the higher education policy-makers to seek ways to increase the efficiency and efficacy of higher education. On the other hand, higher education is criticized for its poor quality and its inconsistency with the market demand. Answering such criticisms requires finding innovative solutions for optimizing the system of higher education. Objectives: The present research intended to answer the following questions in the field of measuring the educational efficiency: What are the obstacles in the way of measuring the educational efficiency of faculty members? In other words what are the challenges of measuring the amount of educational efficiency among faculty members? What is the significance coefficient of the aforementioned challenges and which one has priority over the others? Conclusion: This article was an attempt to review the efficiency factor in the higher educational system in general and to discuss the challenges on the way of measuring the educational efficiency among university faculty members in particular. At the end, some suggestions have been made for the improvement of the measurement of the educational efficiency among the university faculty members.