Archive for August 2012

What is Common Core and How to Master These Courses?

 

What is Common Core and How to Master These Courses?

Date/Time: September 18, 2012 (Tues) 5:30 to 6:45 pm
Venue: Meng Wah Complex, T2
Audience: Open to all students, especially targeted to First Year students as induction event.
Description: This workshop will provide students with practical advice on how to prepare for and master common core courses. Current common core faculty from each area of inquiry and the director of common core will be on a panel addressing typical questions from First Year students and taking questions from the audience.
Panelists:

Mr Gwyn Edwards – Director of the Common Core Curriculum
Dr David PomfretHumanities
Professor L.C. ChanScientific and Technological Literacy
Dr Gina MarchettiGlobal Issues
Dr Xianjun YANChina: Culture, State and Society

Moderator:

Dr Amy Lewis
Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

Please click here to register.

AA Training Workshop for Residential Student Advisers / Faculty Student Advisers

 

 

Who is this workshop for?

Open to all Residential Student Advisers and Faculty Student Advisers

Who organizes this workshop?

The Academic Advising Office (AAO) and CEDARS

What is the aim of this workshop?

The overall aim of the workshop is to equip Student Advisers with appropriate skills and necessary knowledge to succeed in the peer advising role.

What are the date, time and venue for this workshop?

Students can choose either ONE of the following sessions to attend:

1st Training Session 2nd Training Session
Date September 19, 2012 (Wednesday) September 29, 2012 (Saturday)
Time 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30p.m.
Venue MBG07, Main Building LE 2, Library Extension Building
What topics are covered in this workshop?

The workshop will be conducted in an interactive mode with practical discussion sessions. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Information about the University-wide Academic Advising System
  • Peer Advising
  • Role of Student Advisers
  • Basic skills and tips for Student Advisers
How to register?

Click here for session on September 19, and here for session on September 29.

Enquiries?

Tel: 2219 4686 Email: aaoffice@hku.hk

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

 

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Date: September 11, 2012 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff, who recently joined the University or have been newly appointed to academic advising responsibilities at HKU.

What is the aim of this workshop?

The overall aim of the workshop is to provide a foundation on the developmental model of academic advising and address specific issues brought forth through the recent implementation of a formal academic advising system at HKU.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Key features of the academic advising system at HKU
  • Academic advising foundations and the role of academic advisers
  • Web-based academic advising support in the Student Information System
  • Privacy and legal matters pertaining to academic advising
  • Referral to other University supporting units

When engaging in case studies and experience sharing, you will also have the opportunity to interact with other academic advisers, staff of the Academic Advising Office, and in-house legal counsel.

Can I know the rundown?

Please click here.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Amy Lewis at 2219 4684 or Ms Wendy Yau at 2219 4685.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for the workshop?

You can have a look at our Quick Reference Guide for Faculty Academic Advisers to gain some ideas on academic advising.

Academic Advising Training Workshop (Sep 2012): Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU (Sep 2012)

Workshop Highlights
Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff, who recently joined the University or have been newly appointed to academic advising responsibilities at HKU.

What is the aim of this workshop?

The overall aim of the workshop is to provide a foundation on the developmental model of academic advising and address specific issues brought forth through the recent implementation of a formal academic advising system at HKU.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Key features of the academic advising system at HKU
  • Academic advising foundations and the role of academic advisers
  • Web-based academic advising support in the Student Information System
  • Privacy and legal matters pertaining to academic advising
  • Referral to other University supporting units

When engaging in case studies and experience sharing, you will also have the opportunity to interact with other academic advisers, staff of the Academic Advising Office, and in-house legal counsel.

Workshop Material

Click here to download the workshop material.

Programme Rundown

Tuesday September 11, 2012
(10:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Run Run Shaw Building, Room 321
10:00–10:15 am
Welcome from the Academic Advising Office and Key Features of the Academic Advising System at HKU

Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office, HKU

10:15–10:55 am
Academic Advising Foundations and the Role of Academic Advisers

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU

10:55–11:25 am
Using the Advising Features in the Student Information System (with Live Demonstration)

Mr. Nelson Chau, Administrative Assistant, Academic Advising Office, HKU
Mr. Cliff Chow, IT Manager, Academic Advising Office, HKU

11:25–11:45 am Tea Break
11:45 am –1:00 pm
Academic Advising Case Studies and Experience Sharing

Prof. WK Chan, Associate Dean- Student Affairs, Faculty of Science; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee, HKU
and other experienced Faculty Academic Adviser

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU
Mr. Joe Poon, In-House Legal Counsel, HKU


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Need Study Advice? A 3-Minute Guide for Freshmen

 

 

Dear Freshmen,

Welcome to HKU!

Starting University is exciting and fun! Adapting to University life and the new academic environment however can be challenging !

Do spare 3 minutes to complete our online academic advising orientation so that you will know whom to seek advice from on academic matters.

It will give you some very important information and is the best way to kick off with your studies, and to get your special gift from the Academic Advising Office !

Good luck !

Welcome Owl

 

 

 

Academic Advising Office
Rm 07, Upper Ground Floor,
Knowles Building