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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(5), 493-515
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-5-6
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Proposal for Administrative Staffing in Saudi Universities in the Light of Global Trends

Seham M. S. Kaki1 and Shaikhah Alaskar2

1Educational Administration, College of Education, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia

2Educational Administration and Planning, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: May 23, 2017

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Seham M. S. Kaki and Shaikhah Alaskar. Proposal for Administrative Staffing in Saudi Universities in the Light of Global Trends. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(5):493-515. doi: 10.12691/education-5-5-6


This study is an attempt to propose an administrative staffing in the public universities of Saudi Arabia in the light of the global trends in terms of identifying the reality of vice rectorships management and organizational problems. The study utilized the descriptive analytical method, where the questionnaire distributed to a random sample and the interviews conducted with vice rectors. The study resulted that university employees are lacking training on management and leadership. It also found that the organizational structure of public universities is deficient in several aspects: rigid organizational structures, centralization, absence of precise job descriptions, poor knowledge management, limited staff respect, and poor university organizational culture, absence of comprehensive vision, lack of effective leadership, low financial status of staff members, performance deficiency and early retirement. Global trends in university administrative jobs include: comprehensive re-organization with digital system activation, provision of technology, administrative leadership succession, development of knowledge management and pioneer leadership. The study and the Ministry of Civil Service recommended assigning administrative jobs to some university personnel, academic and administrative work separation, assigning staff member to an administrative position for four years at most and utilizing technical infrastructure to improve university administrative and organizational performance.

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