The Decentralized Management Status in the Associate Deanships and Its Obstacles from the Point of View of the Administrators at Hail University

Alkhamsah Saleh Sulaiman Al-Eid


This study aimed to reveal the Decentralized Management status of the Associate Deanships and its obstacles from the point of view of the Administrators at Hail University. The Researcher has used the descriptive analytical approach, as well as the questionnaire study tool was applied on (520) Administrators of the Associate Deanships of Hail University. The study result has showed that the majority of the research sample aged between (30 to 40 years) by more than (44%), the study sample has represented the majority of the Departments Directors. The results have showed that nearly (38%) of the research sample already have Academic Qualifications or equivalent. In contrast, (1.2%) of the study sample are postgraduates, while the majority of the research sample has actual experiences of more than (10 to 20 years), the results has also showed that there is a significant positive correlation between the Decentralized Management and academic Qualification and the job title; this means the higher the academic qualification and the job title, the more there is a decentralization in the Management,  however the results did not indicate a statistically significant relationship between the Decentralized Management and both of the age and years of service in the Deanship. The study results has also indicated a tendency of its sample to define the division between the approval and the refusal of the Decentralization of decision-making of the Associate Deanships of Hail University, in regard to the phrases, it is clear that the study sample tendency to the  approval of the Deans and the Directors dependence on the research, the study of the views and the proposals submitted by the subordinates, and on their interest in coordination with the other administrative levels to decision-making, as well as on encouraging the Deans and Directors of their subordinates to take the initiative in decision-making, all of these phrases reflect the decentralization of decision-making at the Associate  Deanships. In contrast, the study sample was tending to the approval to the other terms that reflect the centralization of decision-making; the phrases include the Deans and the Directors attempts to persuade the subordinates to approve the decision they intend to make, and that the decisions are only issued by the Dean or the Department Director, and that the Dean should be asked before taking any action. The study results have also showed the sample approval of the obstacles to the implementation of the Decentralized Management of the Associate Deanships from the point of view of the Administrators at Hail University, where The phrase "the Decentralized Management cause the objective dispersion within the Deanship) was strongly approved, while the phrase (the non-determination of the functional terms) obtained a very poor approval.The most important recommendations concluded by the study are as follows: encouraging the Administrators at universities to contact the Heads directly, leave the matter of the Management to the subordinates, provided that the decisions are to be approved by the Head upon agreement, provide the opportunity for the subordinates to participate in the development of the plans for the Department where they work in, providing an encouraging working environment that contributes to overcoming the obstacles that hinder the Management effectiveness, holding training courses for both sex of Administrators in order to provide them with the Management and decision-making skills that contribute to the development of their confidence, and that decisions are taken from the lower administrative levels may delegate their Authority within the system, and not refer to the Head in the routine administrative works which are not necessary to make a decision, conduct future studies and research on the subject of decentralization and its obstacles in other universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reach results that can be circulated.

Keywords: Decentralized Management status, Associate Deanships, Administrators , Hail University.

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