According to the results of the student voting, the best teachers of the DOBA Faculty for the 2017/2018 academic year are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Darko Števančec and Prof. Dr. Tina Vukasović. In total, more than 210 teachers and online tutors are involved in the educational process at the Faculty. Over 1,128 students voted for the Teacher of the Year in the current competition.
Dr. Darko Števančec received the title of the best teacher in Bachelor’s degree programmes. In the past academic year, he taught Personal Management, Business Communication, Public Speaking and Rhetoric in Bachelor’s degree programmes and also conducted a seminar on the Self-presentation and Rhetoric. Dr. Darko Števančec is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Ljubljana, where he defended his PhD thesis and became Doctor of Psychology. Since 2001, he has been predominantly engaged in teaching and research activities in higher educational institutions.
Dr. Tina Vukasović was selected as the best teacher in Master’s degree programmes. In the past academic year, she taught Master’s degree students such subjects as Management in Sales and Marketing (for Slovenian students) as well as International Marketing (for Croatian and Serb students). Tina Vukasović defended her PhD thesis at the Faculty of Management of the University of Primorska (Koper). Since 2012, she has been working at the International Faculty of Social and Business Sciences (Celje), at the DOBA Faculty (Maribor), as well as at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska. Her research interests include marketing, strategic marketing, international marketing, market research, trademark management, and consumer behaviour research.
Master Bojana Drev (Slovenia), Master Darko Balaš (Croatia), and Master Nedeljko Ostojič (Serbia) were chosen as the best online tutors.
Online tutors are the right hand of all teachers. These are specialists in various subjects who accompany students 7 days a week, motivate them, provide feedback, solve professional problems that they encounter during their studies, guide them while studying the subject, and respond daily to students’ questions. Online tutors provide significant assistance to both teachers and students.