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ERIC Number: EJ1032947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Notion of Adminstrative Transparency among Academic Leaderships at Jordanian Universities
Jaradat, Mohammed Hasan
Education, v134 n1 p74-81 Fall 2013
The study aims at identifying the notion of transparency among academic leaderships at Jordanian universities. To this effect, the interview-based approach was used in order to delineate the concept of transparency. Eighty individual academic leaderships were interviewed across various schools in Jordan. Upon collection of data and information, the study arrived at the following findings: 95% of the respondents define transparency as "rendering information accessible to att campus staff and stakeholders" as well as "achieving consistency in enforcing and applying laws, rules and regulations"; 90% of the respondents find to transparency to mean "the availability of clearly defined rules and regulations campus-wide" as well as "providing fair and objective evaluation". The study finds as well that behaviors which indicate transparency as applied by on-campus academic leaderships include the following: "selection of leaderships based on fairness and objectivity", "providing access to accurate data to all" and "enhancing accountability". In the same vein, the study delineates the behaviors associated with transparency as applied by off-campus leaderships include "engaging the local community", "dissiminating data for the benefit of all users" and "developing outreach interactive mechanisms with all stakeholders". The study makes a number fo recommendations to enhance application of transparency among university leaderships in Jordan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan