• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 4, Pages: 1-16

Original Article

Saudi Higher Education Reality and Prospects: Evaluating Careers’ Dimensions of University Teaching, Scientific Research and Community Service Northern Border University as a Model


Background/Objectives: Study shed light on careers in Saudi universities through evaluating the current reality, dimensions, and impact on employees. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The study has adopted descriptive analytic approach by exploring previous perspectives and by using a questionnaire designed specifically for the purposes of this study. The study examines three axes, namely, university teaching, scientific research, and community service, with variable of gender, academic level, experience, college, and job, sampling 70 faculty members at the Northern Border University. Findings: From this, it was concluded that no significant statistical relationship between current realty of university careers and the three axes within all examined variables, but there is an impact of job title for deans only with university teaching and scientific research, but no impact in community service. Application/Improvements: Finding showed deans are controlling a huge amount of managerial work that requested from faculty members, for teaching and scientific research, leaving them with less time in serving community.

Keywords: Careers, Community Service, Higher Education, Scientific Research, Saudi Universities, University Teaching


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