The shared governance practices in the Jordanian Universities: Faculty members perspective

Kamal E. Bani-Hani*, Aieman A. Al-Omari

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Abstract

This study investigated the degree of practice of faculty members of shared governance in the Jordanian universities, and analyzes the significant differences based on their "gender, years of teaching, academic rank, classification of college", by using the participants’ practices shared governance instrument. The study was carried out among 231 faculty members who worked in Hashemite University.

The results of study reveals that the practice of faculty members of shared governance in all aspects (university board's role, the president's board's role, faculty members role, Joint Decision-Making, Organizational Environment, Climate for Governance) was in low degree. No differences were found in the degree of practice of faculty members of shared governance based on their gender, and the classification of the college. Significant differences were found in the degree of practice of faculty members based on their years of teaching in (University Board's Role, President Role, Faculty Members Role, Joint Decision Making, and Climate for Governance). And differences were found based on their academic rank.

The researchers recommended that the Jordanian universities should pay attention to the leadership structure in their universities, and developing policies that will serve to encourage faculty inclusiveness in shared. Key words: Shared governance, Jordanian Universities, Faculty members.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-179
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Institutional Research South East Asia
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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