Selecting and Developing High-Quality Academic Staff

  • Saleh Al-GhamdiEmail author
  • Malcolm Tight
Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 40)


This chapter analyses and evaluates the policies employed by Saudi universities for staff selection and for evaluating and improving their performance as leaders of learning. The authors note that while most Saudi universities are attempting to implement professional development processes, including performance planning and review, in an attempt to improve the quality of teaching and learning, much still needs to be done.


Professional Development Faculty Member Faculty Evaluation Saudi Arabia High Education Institution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.National Commission for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (NCAAA)RiyadhSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Department of Educational ResearchUniversity of LancasterLancasterUK

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