Presentation on theme: "PROMOTION OF LECTURERS at KFUPM. COMMITTEE MEMBERS Dr. Samir A. AL-BaiyatChair Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Arfaj Member Dr. Eid S. Al-Shammari Dr Habib Abualhamayel."— Presentation transcript:
COMMITTEE MEMBERS Dr. Samir A. AL-BaiyatChair Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Arfaj Member Dr. Eid S. Al-Shammari Dr Habib Abualhamayel Dr. Kanaan Faisal Dr. Muhammad Abul-Hamayel Mr. Anthony Gibson Mr. Salim Ba-Tarfie
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
Categories Lecturers in academic sector including ELC Lecturers/Engineers in Research Institute
RI Lectures The 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.
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.
Promotion in some Universities some universities utilize the services of the lecturers for non-tenure and temporary assignments. The classifications of promotion adopted are Senior PositionIntermediate Position Starting Position Principal Lecturer Distinguished Lecturer Senior Lecturer Lecturer B Lecturer Lab Instructor Lecturer A
Proposed Ranking Guideline 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. Ranks Lecturer Senior Lecturer Instructor
Proposed Ranking The 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.
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.
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.
Senior Lecturer Job Description: 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 Supervision of students research, design, and/or coop projects and reports. Contribution to lab development activities Produce journal and conference publications.
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.
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
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.
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 qualifications Duration of employment Work performance Job descriptions as proposed in this report