2 COMMITTEE MEMBERS Dr. Samir A. AL-Baiyat Chair Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Arfaj MemberDr. Eid S. Al-Shammari “Dr Habib Abualhamayel “Dr. Kanaan Faisal “Dr. Muhammad Abul-Hamayel “Mr. Anthony Gibson “Mr. Salim Ba-Tarfie “
3 Different Categories of Lecturers Total number of lecturers is around 370; most of them are expatriates.The very few Saudi lecturers, are encouraged to pursue their higher studies, and join KFUPM as Assistant Professors after receiving their PhD.Therefore, the real issue of promotion lies on expatriates
4 Categories Lecturers in academic sector including ELC Lecturers/Engineers in Research Institute
5 RI LecturesThe Research Institute has developed a special promotion system for the expatriate MS graduates hired by RI.Thus, the committee has eliminated the RI group from this study.Appendix C of the report presents this system.
6 Institutional Survey on Promotion of Lecturers British ranking system differs from the American system (e.g. the rank of Instructor in British system is considered lower than Lecturer).American system is almost similar to KFUPM.The result of this comparative study is provided in the report (Appendix D of the report).This was again compared with the ranking system adopted by RI.
7 Promotion in some Universities some universities utilize the services of the lecturers for non-tenure and temporary assignments.The classifications of promotion adopted areSenior PositionIntermediate PositionStarting PositionPrincipal LecturerDistinguished LecturerSenior LecturerLecturer ‘B’LecturerLab InstructorLecturer A
8 Proposed RankingGuideline similar to the one that exists for professorial ranks at KFUPM is recommended to be developed for the promotion of lecturers in the academic departments.RanksLecturerSenior LecturerInstructor
9 Proposed RankingThe first and last category already exists in the University.The proposal creates a new category called ‘Senior Lecturer’.Criteria and job description for every rank is developed.
10 Lecturer Degree: MS or equivalent Job Description: Teaching/teaching related activities (e.g. teaching lower level courses, labs, teaching assistantship).Committee work and administrative assignments.Independent and collaborative research.Attendance of relevant scientific meetings and workshops.Involvement in the teaching and research activities of senior faculty members.
11 Senior Lecturer Degree: MS or equivalent. Service requirement: 6 years (4 teaching+ 2 in industry).Annual Evaluation: Distinguished for 3 years before promotion.Job Description:Teaching/teaching related activities.Teaching lower level courses, labs, teaching assistantship.
12 Senior Lecturer Job Description: Teaching lower level courses, labs, teaching assistantship.Committee work and administrative assignmentsIndependent and collaborative researchattendance of relevant scientific meetings and workshops.involvement in the teaching and research activities of senior faculty membersSupervision of students’ research, design, and/or coop projects and reports.Contribution to lab development activitiesProduce journal and conference publications.
13 Instructor Degree: MS or equivalent. Service requirement: 12 years of teaching or 4 years of teaching with 12 years of industrial experience.Annual Evaluation: Distinguished/ Outstanding for 3 consecutive years.Research: Minimum of 2 point of which a maximum of 0.5 point is taken from a conference application.
14 Instructor Research (Con’t) In the area of design, the earned point requirement can be relaxed, in which case a minimum of four comprehensive design projects approved by the department is required.Job Description:Teaching and teaching related activities.Teaching courses, conducting laboratory sessions
15 Instructor Job Description: (Con’t) Supervision of students’ research, design, and/or coop projects and reports.Contribution to curriculum development activities.Committee work and administrative assignments.Recent and relevant by research activities.
16 Conclusion / Recommendation The committee unanimously recommends that KFUPM should have provisions for Lecturers’ promotions.The committee proposes the ranking system for the lecturers based on:Their qualificationsDuration of employmentWork performanceJob descriptions as proposed in this report
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