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The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2015)

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2015)

Workshop Highlights

To keep colleagues abreast of the key features and developments of the University Academic Advising System, AAO has conducted a workshop entitled “The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU” on September 30, 2015.

A wide range of topics were covered in the workshop, such as first year students’ perception of academic advising, types of academic advisers at the University, essential information about the academic advising system, updated advising tools and campus resources, etc. Through sharing on non-local student cases, Professor WK Chan (Chairman of the Academic Advising Committee, Associate Dean (Student Affairs) Faculty of Science) highlighted the unique academic and socio-cultural challenges they might encounter.

The workshop received encouraging response, attracting about 40 teaching staff and administrators from different Faculties and University units.

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Freshmen 101 Series: Effective Communication with Professors

 


Freshmen 101 Series: Effective Communication with Professors


Date: October 6, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Zone, 3/F, Main Library

Who is it for?

Open to all undergraduates (especially First Year students)

What is it about?

At University, the interaction between professors and students is key to student learning. Students meet their professors in lectures and on the campus, but for many reasons they dreaded talking with professors even if they have questions or study problems. This would inevitably affect the learning process and students’ academic performance in the long run.

With due recognition of its importance, this interactive workshop focuses on successful communication with your professors during your study. Through role-plays and sharing by professors, you will understand more about the teachers’ perspectives, and find answers to questions that you might have when approaching your teachers. Moreover, you will learn the skills that you need to build relationship and communicate effectively with your professors on different occasions. Topics to be covered include:

  • Barriers to communication
  • Hear what the professors say: the Dos and Don’ts
  • How to communicate with professors in person and by email

Who will speak?

  • Dr. Jetty Chung-Yung Lee, Food & Nutritional Science, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Dr. Otto Heim, School of English, Faculty of Arts
  • Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

Success Strategies for the Common Core

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Dear New Student,

A few weeks passed and you should have attended a few Common Core classes. How do you feel about them?

It is not uncommon for Year One students to find the Common Core courses challenging in view of the amount of readings and the variety of new learning experiences involved, such as field trips, reflective journals, making videos and doing group presentations, etc.. If you feel the same way, this workshop is for you:

Success Strategies for the Common Core

Date: September 22, 2015 (Next Tuesday)
Time: 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB 218, Main Building
Speaker: Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core Curriculum
Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
Click here to register

 

This playful and interactive workshop will provide you with an introduction to assessment methods and practical advice for a successful learning experience in the Common Core. Through group activities, Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, the Director of Common Core Curriculum, will demonstrate a typical learning environment and the skills for active participation in class and tutorials. AAO will also highlight key academic skills and explain how to find academic support and get a right start on your study. In fact, this is the second time we run this Workshop. Let’s see what students said last year:

“It is my first time in HKU to see that the lecturer successfully managed to activate everyone to participate.”

“Great workshop – very thankful I signed up!”

“The speaker appears to be outstanding and humorous!”

If you have any questions, please contact us at 2219 4686 / aaoffice@hku.hk

See you then.

Academic Advising Office

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

 


The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU


Date: September 30, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time:12:45 to 13:45
Venue: Rm 321, Run Run Shaw Building

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff, in particular those 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 information on the key features of the academic advising system of the University, the advising tools in SIS and relevant campus support resources at HKU.

What will I learn about?

Some of the “Must-know” information covered in the workshops are:

  • Academic advising roles and timeline
  • Student development roadmap and common issues
  • How to use simple SIS advising tools
  • Advising students with academic risks
  • Referrals and campus resources
  • Quick recap of academic regulations

Who will be speakers?

Presentation by

  • Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, AAO
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, AAO

Experience Sharing by

  • Professor WK Chan, Chairman of the Academic Advising Committee & Associate Dean (Student Affairs), Faculty of Science
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

Freshmen 101 Series: Success Strategies for the Common Core

 


Freshmen 101 Series: Success Strategies for the Common Core


Date: September 22, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:45 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB 218, Main Building

Who is it for?

Open to all undergraduates (especially First Year students)

What is it about?

This playful and interactive workshop will provide students with an introduction to assessment methods and practical advice for a successful learning experience in the Common Core. Through group activities, the Director of Common Core Curriculum will demonstrate a typical learning environment and the skills for active participation in class and tutorials. AAO will highlight key academic skills and explain how to find academic support.

Who will speak?

  • Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core Curriculum
  • Ms Rachel Hong, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries: