American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(7), 252-259DOI:
Abstract: This study aimed to identify extent of the administrative transparency implementation in the Jordanian private universities as viewed by the directors of the academic departments in these universities. To achieve the study aims, a 47-item questionnaire was developed, generally intended to identify the administrative transparency in the private universities. The validity and reliability of the instrument had been duly verified. The study sample consisted of (93) academic departments' directors who were chosen through the random stratified method from the academic departments in the Jordanian private universities during the 2010/2011 academic year. To answer the study questions, the means, standard deviations (SD's), and (ANOVA) analysis of the study sample individuals. The findings of the study indicated that the implementation of the administrative transparency in the Jordanian private universities is carried out to a wide extent. The study findings further showed that there are no statistically significant differences at (α<0.05) significance level in the means of the administrative transparency practicing in the Jordanian private universities that may be ascribed to the (academic rank, years of experience, type of faculty) variables. The study recommended deepening and increasing the awareness of practicing the administrative transparency with the academic cadres at the Jordan higher education institutions. Such awareness could be performed by training these cadres on the transparency practicing concept, and informing them about the experiments of the international universities and the successes they gained as a result of adopting and practicing of such transparency, through developing the values and trends to build an established organizational university culture, in order to stress on the transparency practice with all the university workers. This is essential for the purpose of getting rid of some misused social vals such as favoritism and patronage, which effectively contribute in constraining the transparency practicing, especially when it comes to appoint the administrative and academic cadres, decision making mechanism, and implementation thereof in these universities.