Sharing Session on Current Issues in Academic Advising @ HKU: Supporting Academically At-Risk Students

Sharing Session on Current Issues in Academic Advising @ HKU:
Supporting Academically At-Risk Students (May 2015)

Workshop Highlights

What is it about?

This sharing session aims at providing an opportunity for teachers and Faculty Academic Advisers to share ideas and good practices on how to render effective support to academically at-risk students through early alert strategies and intervention measures. Experienced colleagues will share on the following issues:

  • How to identify academically unprepared and at-risk students?
  • Under what circumstances would a student be discontinued from studies?
  • What alert strategies and intervention measures are being used by Faculties?
  • In what ways do psychological / personal issues affect academic performance?
  • How to balance residential hall life and academic commitments?
  • When and how to make effective referrals to support academically at-risk students?

Who will speak?

Moderators

  • Professor Wai-kin CHAN, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science ; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee
  • Ms. Katherine WAN, Head, Academic Advising Office

Panel Discussants (In alphabetical order):

  • Professor Daniel CHAN, Chairman, Committee on Discontinuation
  • Dr. Samuel CHU, Warden, Swire Hall
  • Dr. Wilton FOK, Senior Tutor, Suen Chi Sun Hall
  • Dr. Eugenie LEUNG, Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS
  • Professor George THAM, Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering
  • Dr. Ka-fu WONG, Bachelor of Economics and Finance Programme Director, Faculty of Business and Economics

 

Programme Rundown

Date: May 20, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:15 – 2:00 pm
Venue: MW408, 4/F, Meng Wah Complex, Main Campus
12:15 – 12:30 pm Registration (Light Lunch will be provided)
12:30 – 1:00 pm
Overview of Discontinuation Cases and Early Alert Strategies for Underperforming Students in Faculties

Moderator:
Professor Wai-kin CHAN, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee

Panel Discussants:
• Professor Daniel CHAN, Chairman, Committee on Discontinuation
• Professor George THAM, Associate Dean & Faculty Academic Advising Co-ordinator, Faculty of Engineering
• Dr. Ka-fu WONG, Bachelor of Economics and Finance Programme Director, Faculty of Business and Economics

1:00 – 1:30 pm
Supporting Academically At-Risk Students in Outside Classroom Contexts

Moderator:
Ms. Katherine WAN, Head, Academic Advising Office

Panel Discussants:
• Dr. Samuel CHU, Warden, Swire Hall
• Dr. Wilton FOK, Senior Tutor, Suen Chi Sun Hall
• Dr. Eugenie LEUNG, Director, Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS

1:30 – 2:00 pm Open Discussion and Wrap Up
2:00 pm End of Session

Who will speak?

Ms. Rachel HONG, Academic Adviser, AAO (Tel: 2219 4684; Email: rachelhong@hku.hk)

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