Archive for November 2011

Academic Advising Professional Development Workshop (Dec 6-7, 2011)


Academic Advising Professional Development Workshop
December 6-7, 2011

  • What does good academic advising look like?
  • Why is advising considered an extension of teaching?
  • How do I empower students to be well-informed decision makers?
  • What are the major issues in academic advising on campus?
  • And many more discussion topics with practical case studies …

This development workshop is designed for teaching staff who are engaged or interested in learning more about academic advising.

The workshop will be conducted by Professor Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University. Professor Hinkson served as the Director of Undergraduate Advising at the University of California-Berkeley for six years before joining Columbia. She had orchestrated the academic advising of over 18,000 undergraduate liberal arts students at Berkeley.

Date: December 6, 2011 (Tuesday) December 7, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Venue: KB110, Knowles Building RR321, Run Run Shaw Building
Speaker: Prof. Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University
Registration: Click here Click here

There will be interactive discussion and case studies to illustrate major issues in academic advising on campus. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Advising for first-year and senior students;
  • Developmental advising versus prescriptive advising;
  • Advising versus counselling;
  • Ethical and legal issues in advising;
  • Cultural competencies, gender dynamics and generational differences;
  • How to make the best use of student advisers

ALL Faculty Colleagues are Welcome!
(particularly those who were not able to join our June 2011 sessions)

For enquiries, please contact Mr Nelson Chau at 2219 4681 or Ms Wendy Yau at 2219 4685.

To learn more about our previous workshops in June 2011, please visit here.

Postgraduate Studies Workshop (Nov 2011)


Postgraduate Studies: Is it for me?
If so, when and where?

  • Do I have the academic skills to be successful in graduate school?
  • Is a graduate degree required for my professional plans?
  • Would I benefit by gaining work experience before pursuing graduate school?
  • How should I research my graduate school options?

This workshop will be held by the Academic Advising Office and is designed for senior year students in any faculty who are interested in pursuing postgraduate studies.

Highlights of the workshop include:

  • critically reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of postgraduate studies
  • exploring timelines and choices for postgraduate studies
  • knowing what HKU can offer
Date: 10 November 2011 (Thursday)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Venue: Meng Wah Complex T7
Speaker: Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office

ALL are Welcome!

Click here to register

The Academic Advising Office (AAO) is staffed with an academic adviser and experienced administrators to guide students through academic planning. Academic advising is a developmental process in which students are provided with support in clarifying their academic, career and life goals, developing plans to achieve these goals, and evaluating their own progress. Students are welcome to make appointment with advisers in the AAO for one-on-one advice. To learn more about the service of AAO, please visit

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Guide To Application For Admission (MPhil and PhD Studies) at HKU