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The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2017)

The Essentials of Academic Advising @HKU (Sep 2017)

Workshop Highlights

To provide colleagues with the information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System and the latest developments in academic advising at HKU, AAO organized a workshop entitled “The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU” on September 27, 2017.

Various practical issues and “must know” information were covered in the workshop, such as student development roadmap, developmental approach to advising, advising timeline, advising SEN students or those under stress and AAO resources, etc. Each participant was also provided with a PC to try out the SIS advising tools. In particular, we were very happy to have Dr. Anthony Tam, a very experienced Academic Adviser from the Faculty of Engineering, coming to us and shared his tips on how to earn students’ trust and be an effective academic adviser. As he reflected, communication is the key. He told us that it always gives him immense joy when he witnesses his advisees overcoming different hurdles and graduate eventually.

The workshop received very encouraging response, with the participation of about 30 teachers and administrators from different Faculties and University units.

Downloadable materials

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU

 


The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU


Date: September 27, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm (A sandwich lunch will be provided)
Venue: KB 110, Knowles Building

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed for academic and academic-related staff who support and advise students in learning:

  • Colleagues who have been newly appointed to academic advising responsibilities
  • Serving academic advisers who wish to have a quick recap on resources and facilities that can make their job easier and faster
  • New colleagues who want to know the advising and referral system for students in need, whether or not they are formally assigned the role as academic adviser

What is its aim?

The overall aim of this workshop is to provide you with the information on the key features of the University Academic Advising System, the latest developments in academic advising, 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
  • Hands-on experience of the SIS advising tools (* Each participant will have a PC to try out the System)
  • Advising students with academic risks
  • Referrals and campus resources
  • Quick recap of academic regulations

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Experience sharing by Dr. A. T. C. Tam, Academic Adviser, Department of Computer Science
Click HERE for registration!

 

Who should I contact if I have questions?

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Be a SMART Learner – Work hard Play hard!

 


Freshmen 101 Workshop
Be a SMART Learner – Work hard Play hard!


Date: September 14, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially First-Year students)

What is it about?

To win a game you must fully understand the rules! Working hard on your lectures, revisions and assignments does not guarantee a good grade. To ensure that your efforts pay off, you have to understand the aims of university learning and among many other things, assessment rubrics, that is, how you will be assessed. Now comes a great opportunity to learn from Dr. Cecilia Chan, an expert in outcome-based approach to student learning and assessment!

  • Differences between secondary and university education
  • Course learning outcomes, assessment methods and rubics
  • How to cope with academic challenges
  • Expectations of a university student and effective use of effort in attaining your goals

AAO will also explain how to find academic support and useful campus resources.

Who will speak?

  • Dr. Cecilia Chan, Head of Professional Development/Associate Professor, The Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

    Contact Miss Jenny Cheng of AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 2219 4686

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Success Strategies for the Common Core

 


Freshmen 101 Workshop
Success Strategies for the Common Core


Date: September 19, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially First-Year students)

What is it about?

This interactive workshop will provide students with an introduction to the essence of Common Core courses and practical advice for a successful learning experience. Through group activities, the Director of Common Core will facilitate a typical learning environment and the skills needed for active participation in class and tutorials. Senior students who are serving as the Common Core Student Ambassadors, will be invited to share their personal learning experience and approaches to different assignments. AAO will also highlight useful study skills and explain how to find academic support.

Who will speak?

  • Professor Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Director of Common Core
  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Common Core Student Ambassadors
Click HERE for registration!

 

Enquiries:

    Contact Miss Jenny Cheng of AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 2219 4686

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Mistakes I made in my First Year!

 

 

 

Freshmen 101 Workshop: Mistakes I Made in My First Year!

Date: September 25, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Venue: MB218 (Convocation Room), Main Building, Main Campus

Who is it for?

Open for all to attend (especially First-Year students)

What is it about?

This unique and practical workshop focuses on how “ACTION” and “INACTION” taken by students in the first year impact on their overall learning progression and outcome. Through first-hand experience sharing and reflection of senior students, participants will learn to approach their study and make academic decisions wisely with a proactive and positive mind set.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Mistakes to avoid from senior students
    • Things I should do but did not do
    • Things I should not do but did
  • How to make a good study plan
  • Dos and Don’ts
  • The myths about university study
  • Campus support resources

Who will speak?

  • Ms. Rachel Hong, Acting Head, Academic Advising Office
  • Team of senior students from different faculties

How to register

To reserve a place, sign up at https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=52083

Enquiries:

Contact Miss Jenny Cheng of AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 2219 4686

Freshmen Workshops By the Academic Advising Office (Register Now!)

 

 

 

Dear First-year students,

As you embark on your university study, Academic Advising Office (AAO) offers a series of Freshmen 101 Workshops designed to equip you with the necessary information, resources and tips for a smooth transition and a rewarding learning experience in HKU.

Venue: MB 218, Main Building, HKU Main Campus
Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Date: 14 Sept 2017 (Thu) – Be a Smart Learner – Work Hard Play Hard! (jointly with The Centre for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning)
19 Sept 2017 (Tue) – Success Strategies for the Common Core (jointly with The Common Core Curriculum Office)
25 Sept 2017 (Mon) – Mistakes I made in my First Year (jointly with Senior Students from different Faculties)

Click the titles to see the programme details. Limited places, so act fast.

For enquiries, please contact AAO by email aaoffice@hku.hk or phone 22194686.

Academic Advising Office

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