The Reality of Corona Epidemic Crisis Management at King Khalid University: An analytical exploratory study of the opinions of a sample of university faculty
AbstractThe main objective of this study is to understand the reality of managing the Corona epidemic crisis at King Khalid University from the teaching staff's Point of View. A descriptive-analytical approach was used, where data were collected through a questionnaire tool that was developed for this purpose. The sample of the study reached (257) members of the teaching staff at the university.and a set of statistical tools included in the statistical package, SPSS version 23, was used in the study.
The study arrived at a set of results, the most important of which are: The management of the Corona pandemic crisis at King Khalid University, in general, was in the medium term, and that the dimensions of crisis management varied between the medium and high levels, as it came after planning the crisis and after leadership and decision-making during the crisis in the medium term, while it came after contact in the high range. The results also showed the emergence of statistically significant differences in the opinions of university faculty members about the reality of managing the Corona pandemic crisis according to the variables (age, nationality, experience, and job title), while those differences were absent according to the variables (gender, specialization), and the study was concluded with a group Among the recommendations based on the results, the most important of which is activating the role of the general administration for risk management at the university, and spreading the culture of risk management among university employees, as well as a comprehensive review of the strategic planning process for crisis management.
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