Social Performance of Saudi Higher Education Institutions in the Light of Vision 2030: The International Indicators for Social Responsibility Assessment- A Model (Published)
In the light of National Transformation Program 2030 and Vision 2030, their objectives and initiatives for developing the Higher Education institutions in order to cope with their stated strategies thereof; this paper provides an analysis of Higher Education goals stated in Education Policy Document. The paper highlights the vision’s objectives for establishing a dynamic society with prosperous environment. It also examines Strategic Plan of developing the educational environment in the Saudi Society, through improving the social performance of Saudi Higher Education institutions in the light of the International Indicators for Social Responsibility Assessment, assuring the correspondence between the KSA Vision 2030 and I objectives included therein. The paper concluded to a number of recommendations for activating the social responsibility of Saudi Universities in order to achieve Vision 2030, such as: it is necessary for the Saudi university to take the initiative to focus on the future issues in Higher Education, serious thinking about more profound association between the scientific research programs and post- studies in Saudi universities and the environment and society issues. The study concluded to a number of recommendations for activating the Social Responsibility (SR) of Saudi universities to achieve Vision 2030. The study also recommended university participation in achieving KSA Vision 2030 by: focusing on the future issues in Higher Education, serious thinking in developing university curriculum and teaching methodology to cope with those objectives, so that contributing to improving the social performance of Saudi universities and promoting their social responsibility in the light of the International Indicators for Social Responsibility Assessment.