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Academic Advising Training Workshop (Sep 2013): Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Academic Advising Training Workshop (Sep 2013): Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU (Sep 2013)

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 to introduce key features of the academic advising system at HKU, as well as support for academic advisers.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Academic advising foundations and the role of academic advisers
  • Web-based academic advising support in the Student Information System
  • Referrals to University supporting units
  • Experiences from case studies

Programme Rundown

September 24, 2013 (Tue), Noon – 2:00 pm
Run Run Shaw, Room 321
Light lunch will be provided.
Noon – 12:15 pm
Welcome from the Academic Advising Office and Key Features of the Academic Advising System at HKU

Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office

12:15 – 12:40 pm
Academic Advising Foundations and the Role of Academic Advisers

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

12:40 – 1:00 pm
Using the Advising Features in the Student Information System (with Live Demonstration)

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

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Academic Advising Case Studies and Experience Sharing

Prof. WK Chan, Associate Dean- Student Affairs, Faculty of Science; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee
Dr. Julia Kuehn, Associate Dean- Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Arts
Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office


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Major in Success: Transitioning to University Studies

 

Major in Success: Transitioning to University Studies

Date: Sept 25, 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Venue: Meng Wah Complex, T7

Who is it for?

All undergraduate students

What is it about?

This workshop will provide practical advice on how to make a smooth transition from secondary school to University and how to prepare for successful University learning. There will be a panel discussion by experienced teachers and students. Audience questions will also be taken.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • How to set an academic goal and plan your study at University?
  • How to make smart educational choices and become an active learner?
  • How to handle overwhelming workload and adjustment to the new teaching and learning environment?
  • How to balance study and extra-curricular/ hall activities?
  • How to get good academic results and avoid discontinuation of studies?

… and other questions that you bring forth.

Who will speak?
  • Professor Frederick Leung, Warden of Starr Hall and Professor, School of Biological Science
  • Professor Karen Laidler, Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of the Centre of Criminology
  • Dr. James Vere, Programme Director of BEcon/Fin and Chairman of the Faculty Review Committee, Faculty of Business and Economics
  • Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms Katherine Wan, Head Academic Advising Office (Moderator)

… and a panel of current students who will share their experience on balancing hall activities and academic studies, programme transfer, adaptation to university studies and many more.
Please click HERE to register!

 

Enquires:

Telephone: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk

Pathfinding: Exhibition on Learning Opportunities at HKU

 

 

To: All undergraduate students,


Pathfinding: Exhibition on Learning Opportunities at HKU

The start of semester is always exciting – new courses, new professors and new friends and opportunities everywhere. To introduce you to the wide variety of learning opportunities available, the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) and the Academic Advising Office (AAO) will jointly organize the Pathfinding Exhibition:

Date: September 17-18, 2013 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Time: 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm
Venue: Student Advisory Services Zone (Zone R), 2/F, Chi Wah Learning Commons, Centennial Campus

You will find a wide spectrum of learning opportunities and student support services outside classroom such as exchange, internship, service learning and experiential learning, mentorship programmes, library service, health education, foreign languages, sports programmes, English language support, person enrichment, career planning, campus life, student development, academic advising, general education and many more.

You can also attend the following lunch time information briefings conducted by different units:

Sept 17, 2013 (Tue)
Time Unit Topic Venue*
12:30pm-1:00 pm Development & Alumni Affairs Office HKU Campus Tour by Green Gown Guides • HKU Mentorship Programme CPD 2.75
12:30pm-1:00 pm General Education Unit GE: Searching for ChangeMakers and Talents CPD 2.77
1:00 pm-1:30 pm Library Discover HKUL CPD 2.75
1:00 pm-1:30 pm Centre for Applied English Studies CAES English Language Support in the Learning Commons CPD 2.77
1:30 pm-2:00 pm Equal Opportunity Unit Creating a Barrier-free Campus CPD 2.75
1:30 pm-2:00 pm Sustainability Office Sustainability@HKU CPD 2.77
Sept 18, 2013 (Wed)
Time Unit Topic Venue*
12:30pm-1:00 pm CEDARS (Careers) Resources and Services by Careers and Placement CPD 2.75
12:30pm-1:00 pm Academic Advising Office Developing a Study Plan CPD 2.77
1:00 pm-1:30 pm CEDARS (CoPE) Study Challenges, Challenging Studies – How to Cope? CPD 2.75
1:00 pm-1:30 pm Office of International Student Exchange Go Abroad. The World is Yours. CPD 2.77
1:30 pm-2:00 pm CEDARS (Student Development) Global Y’s Trainee Programme 2014: Summer Overseas Internship CPD 2.75
1:30 pm-2:00 pm Sustainability Office Sustainability@HKU CPD 2.77

*Chi Wah Learning Commons

There will also be a lucky draw! Do come and have fun!

Academic Advising Office (AAO)
Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS)

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

 

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Date: Sept 24, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: Noon to 2:00 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 to introduce key features of the academic advising system at HKU, as well as support for academic advisers.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Academic advising foundations and the role of academic advisers
  • Web-based academic advising support in the Student Information System
  • Referrals to University supporting units
  • Experiences from case studies
Programme Rundown
September 24, 2013 (Tue), Noon – 2:00 pm
Run Run Shaw, Room 321
Light lunch will be provided.
Noon – 12:15 pm
Welcome from the Academic Advising Office and Key Features of the Academic Advising System at HKU

Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office

12:15 – 12:40 pm
Academic Advising Foundations and the Role of Academic Advisers

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

12:40 – 1:00 pm
Using the Advising Features in the Student Information System (with Live Demonstration)

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

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Academic Advising Case Studies and Experience Sharing

Prof. WK Chan, Associate Dean- Student Affairs, Faculty of Science; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee
Dr. Julia Kuehn, Associate Dean- Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Arts
Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

Please click HERE to register!

 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For enquiries, please contact Dr. Amy Lewis at 2219 4684 or Ms Wendy Yau at 2219 468.

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. You will have the opportunity to interact with other academic advisers and staff of the Academic Advising Office during the workshop.

All You Need to Know about Common Core

 

All You Need to Know about Common Core

Date: Sept 12, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: Meng Wah Complex, T3

Who is it for?

Open to all students.

What is it about?

This workshop will provide students with practical advice on understanding the common core curriculum requirement and how to prepare for these types of courses. Each area of inquiry will be highlighted. Current common core faculty and the director of common core will address typical questions from first year students and take questions from the audience.

Who will speak?

  • Mr. Gwyn Edwards, Director of the Common Core Curriculum
  • Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
  • Representatives from the four Areas of Inquiry:
Humanities:

Dr. David Pomfret Convenor of the Humanities AoI and course co-ordinator for “Making History: Engaging with the Powerful Past” (CCHU9003)

Scientific and Technological Literacy:

Professor L.C. Chan Leader for the AoI and course co-ordinator for “Blood, Beliefs, Biology” (CCST9024)

Global Issues:

Professor Gina Marchetti Convenor for the AoI and involved in the teaching of “Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens” (CCGL9001) and “Hong Kong Culture in the Context of Globalization”(CCGL9002)

China Culture, State and Society:

Dr. Xianjun Yan Course co-ordinator of “Protests, Rebellions and Revolutions in Modern China: From 1840 until Today” (CCCH9009)

How to register?
Click here to register!

 

Enquiries:

Telephone: 2219 4686
Email: aaoffice@hku.hk