Extracurricular Responsibilities of Faculty Members in the Context of a World-Class University: Introducing the Concept of Scientific Extraversion

Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 Ph.D. Student in Educational Administration, Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Management, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

3 Professor, Department of Educational Administration, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran


Objectives: The contemporary world is changing more and more, and higher education and universities are not unaffected by these developments; the role of universities and, consequently, the role of faculty members is changing in line with developments in the contemporary world. One of the emerging approaches in higher education is a world-class university. In this field, the quality of faculty members is a key and important factor in achieving a world-class university. Therefore, it is important to identify new plans for faculty members in emerging academic contexts. This study has been done to cover this scientific gap.
Materials and Methods: This research is applied in terms of purpose; according to the method of data collection, it is a qualitative research of thematic analysis. The statistical population of the study was the resources related to the world-class university and especially the competencies of the faculty members in the world-class university. After reviewing the sources extracted from the databases, 57 sources were purposefully selected. To analyze the data, coding and thematic analysis methods were used; King et al methods were used to validate the data.
Discussion and Conclusions: After analyzing the data, a total of 32 basic themes and 5 organizing themes were identified, and through this, the overarching theme of "scientific extraversion" was formed. The results showed that based on the role and responsibilities of faculty members in the context of a world-class university, the competencies of faculty members in this field could be categorized into the five organizing themes of "scientific impact", " meta-university interactions ", "social responsibilities",  "global citizenship", and "cultural intelligence". Based on this, the overarching theme of "scientific extraversion" was identified which it should be considered by faculty members and higher education policymakers.


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