The Leadership Role of Academic Departments in Integrating New Faculty Members in Yarmouk University from Their Perspective / Nouwar Q. Al-Hamad, Ahmad M. Rathwan, Amneh I. Khasawneh
This study aimed to investigate the role that academic departments play to integrate new faculty members in Yarmouk University. The study sample consisted of (120) newly hired faculty members in the first semester of the academic year (2009/2010). The results showed that the leadership role of the academic departments was «moderate», from the responders respective. Furthermore, the results indicated that there was a significant statistical difference at (α<0.05) in the means of the responders' responses related to job title in favor of professors, whereas there was no significant statistical difference at (α<0.05) in the means of the responders' responses related to the gender or specialization.
Keywords: Newly hired faculty member, Role of academic departments, Leadership role of department chairs, New faculty integration.