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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

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

Sharing Session on Academic Advising Issues (May 2013)

Sharing Session on Academic Advising Issues (May 2013)

Workshop Highlights

Description

This event provided an analysis on students recommended for discontinuation or withdrawal of study and concerns in the rise in the number of cases. Discussion followed on identifying academically at-risk students, the importance of early detection through the academic advising system, and new initiatives impacting the residential experience and academic performance. Experienced colleagues also shared recent cases that involved programme/faculty transfer and special counselling. They specifically explained how partnering with support units and academic staff helped.

  • What are identifiable trends from discontinuation and withdrawal cases?
  • How do you detect academic risks in your advisees?
  • Should you intervene when your advisees receive poor academic results?
  • What alert strategies are being used by faculties to identify academically at-risk students?
  • What advice is available for students balancing residential hall life with academics?
  • What are key issues when advising on enquiries about programme transfer?
  • Why is it important to utilize partnerships on campus?
  • When and in what ways do psychological issues affect academic performance?

Programme Rundown

Wednesday May 29, 2013
(12:00 noon – 2:00 pm)
Room MW405-406, 4/F, Meng Wah Complex
Noon – 12:55 pm: Discussion Topics
Review trends of at-risk students and discontinuation cases Prof. Anthony Yeh, Chairman of the Committee on Discontinuation
Sharing of early alert strategies in faculties Dr. Gary Harfitt, Academic Advising Coordinator & Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Prof. W.K. Chan, Academic Advising Coordinator & Associate Dean, Faculty of Science
Balancing residential hall life and academics Dr. Samuel Chu, Warden, Swire Hall
Mr. Kevin Yung, Senior Tutor, Simon K.Y. Lee Hall
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Case Sharing
Should you support a change in a student’s academic interest through programme transfer and alternative study plans? Prof. Y.S. Chan, Academic Advising Coordinator & Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Eric Chui, Academic Advising Coordinator & Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office
What happens when psychological/ adjustment issues affect academic performance? Prof. W.K. Chan, Academic Advising Coordinator & Associate Dean, Faculty of Science
Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director of Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS


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Academic Advising Training Workshop (Sep 2012): Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU

Introduction to Academic Advising @ HKU (Sep 2012)

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 address specific issues brought forth through the recent implementation of a formal academic advising system at HKU.

What will I learn about?

Some of the topics covered in the workshops are:

  • Key features of the academic advising system at HKU
  • Academic advising foundations and the role of academic advisers
  • Web-based academic advising support in the Student Information System
  • Privacy and legal matters pertaining to academic advising
  • Referral to other University supporting units

When engaging in case studies and experience sharing, you will also have the opportunity to interact with other academic advisers, staff of the Academic Advising Office, and in-house legal counsel.

Workshop Material

Click here to download the workshop material.

Programme Rundown

Tuesday September 11, 2012
(10:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Run Run Shaw Building, Room 321
10:00–10:15 am
Welcome from the Academic Advising Office and Key Features of the Academic Advising System at HKU

Ms. Katherine Wan, Head, Academic Advising Office, HKU

10:15–10:55 am
Academic Advising Foundations and the Role of Academic Advisers

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU

10:55–11:25 am
Using the Advising Features in the Student Information System (with Live Demonstration)

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

11:25–11:45 am Tea Break
11:45 am –1:00 pm
Academic Advising Case Studies and Experience Sharing

Prof. WK Chan, Associate Dean- Student Affairs, Faculty of Science; Chairman, Academic Advising Committee, HKU
and other experienced Faculty Academic Adviser

Dr. Amy Lewis, Academic Adviser, Academic Advising Office, HKU
Mr. Joe Poon, In-House Legal Counsel, HKU


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Achieving your Scholarship GPA and More!

 

Achieving your Scholarship GPA and More!

  • How can you overcome difficulties adjusting to a new learning environment?
  • What are your plans to achieve the scholarship GPA requirement?
  • Do you know which resources at HKU can help you prepare for academic success?
  • Would you like to meet other scholarship students and share effective study habits?

This workshop will be held by the Academic Advising Office and is specially designed for non-local scholarship recipients in any faculty.

Highlights of the workshop include:

  • tips on adjustment to university life and studies at HKU
  • listen to peers share their experiences with academic adjustment
  • discover campus resources which can enhance your academic experience
  • learn about the academic advising system and how to support your scholarship goals
Date: 29 February 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Venue: T.T. Tsui Building, Room 303
Speaker: Dr Amy Lewis, Academic Advising Office
Current HKU scholarship students will also discuss their experiences with you

Click here to register

Workshop Poster

Academic Advising Professional Development Workshop (Dec 2011)

Academic Advising Professional Development Workshop (Dec 2011)

Workshop Highlights

The Academic Advising Office and CEDARS invited Professor Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University, to host two academic advising professional development workshops for staff members on December 6 and 7, 2011.

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.

This series of development workshops were similar to the ones held in June 2011 which were also conducted by Professor Hinkson. The workshops covered the approaches, skills and practical tips of academic advising.

Workshop Highlights

  • 53 participants attended the workshops, including 44 teaching staff and 9 administrative staff.
  • Professor Hinkson gave two presentations on academic advising and served as facilitator of the case studies sessions.
  • Mrs. Tania Hui, Head of Academic Development and Quality Assurance Section, Registry, was invited to speak on the structure of the 3-Year and 4-Year undergraduate curricula.
  • Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director of Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS, Mr. Joe Poon, in-house lawyer and Ms Angela Lau, Equal Opportunity Officer, were invited to share their views on counseling, legal issues and equal opportunity issues respectively.
  • The workshops received very positive evaluation from participants. They found them very useful and practical.

Programme

  Tuesday December 6, 2011
(9:00 am to 1:30 pm)
KB 110, Knowles Building
Wednesday December 7, 2011
(9:00 am to 1:30 pm)
RR321, Run Run Shaw Building
Presentation I: Advising Foundations – Framework for Successful Advisors
Speaker: Prof. Avis Hinkson
Presentation II: Undergraduate Curriculum Reform – 2010 Curriculum and 2012 Curriculum
Speaker: Mrs. Tania Hui
Presentation III: Developmental Advising – The Seated Teacher
Speaker: Prof. Avis Hinkson
Case studies facilitated by Prof. Avis Hinkson

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Academic Advising Training Workshop (Aug 2011)

Academic Advising Training Workshop (Aug 2011)

Workshop Highlights

To cater for the need of potential student advisers who were not able to attend the Academic Advising Training Workshop in June 2011, the Academic Advising Office (AAO) and the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) organized a second training workshop for student advisers on August 19, 2011.

The workshop was hosted by Ms Katherine Wan, Head of Academic Advising Office and Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director of Counselling and Person Enrichment.

Workshop Highlights

  • 40 students from various faculties attended the Academic Advising Training Workshop
  • Topics covered include:
    • Structure of the University-wide Academic Advising System
    • Difference between Academic Advising and Counselling
    • What is Peer Advising
    • Roles of Student Advisers
    • Basic skills and tips for Student Advisers
  • Conducted in an interactive mode with discussion and case studies which were very well-received by the participants

Programme Rundown

Friday August 19, 2011 (2:30 pm to 4:30 pm)
Room 404, T.T. Tsui Building
2:30 pm-3:00 pm Academic Advising at HKU
~ Ms. Katherine Wan
(Head, Academic Advising Office, HKU)
3:00 pm-4:00 pm Case Studies – Skills and Challenges in Peer Advising (Interactive Workshop)
~ Dr. Eugenie Leung
(Director of Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS, HKU)
4:00 pm-4:30 pm Q & A Session


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Academic Advising Professional Development Workshops (Jun 2011)

Academic Advising Professional Development Workshops (Jun 2011)

Workshop Highlights

The Academic Advising Office coordinates training opportunities for Advisers. The first training workshop for Advisers was conducted in early June 2011. The workshop was hosted by Professor Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University and former Director of Undergraduate Advising at the University of California-Berkeley.

The workshops for Faculty Academic Advisers and Faculty Administrators were organized by the Academic Advising Office (AAO) and the workshop for students was co-organized by AAO and CEDARS.

Workshop Highlights

  • 252 participants attended the Academic Advising Training Workshop from 8 June to 10 June, 2011, including 133 Faculty Academic Advisers, 50 Faculty Administrators and 69 students/hall representatives.
  • The workshop received very positive evaluation from participants.
  • Participants particularly find the case studies in the workshops interesting and useful.
  • The guest speaker Professor Avis Hinkson was highly regarded for her performance. Many participants would like her to visit the University again and conduct similar workshops.

Programme Rundown

  Wednesday June 8, 2011
(9:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building
Thursday June 9, 2011
(9:30 am to 4:30 pm)
Room 403, T. T. Tsui Building
9:15 am–9:30 am Registration
9:30 am–11:00 am Presentation I: Advising Foundations — Framework for Successful Advisors
Speaker: Prof. Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University, former Director of Undergraduate Advising at the University of California-Berkeley
Topics Covered:

  • What is advising?
  • Highlight of Philosophy of Advising
  • How do advising and counselling differ
    • Empowering students as decision-makers
    • What does good advising look like
    • Advising tips
  • Developmental Advising
    • Developmental versus Prescriptive Advising
    • Benefits of Developmental Advising
  • Ethical and legal issues in Advising
    • Institutional Officers—Agency versus Advocacy
    • FERPA&PDPO
    • Confidentiality & Privacy
    • Due Process
11:00 am–11:15 am Tea Break
11:15 am–12:00 pm Case Studies and Q&A
12:00 pm–12:45 pm Undergraduate Curriculum Reform – 2010 Curriculum and 2012 Curriculum
Speaker: Mrs. Tania Hui, Head, Academic Development and Quality Assurance Section, Registry, HKU
12:45 pm –1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm–3:15 pm Presentation III: Developmental Advising – The Seated Teacher
Speaker: Prof. Avis Hinkson
Topics Covered:

  • Advising as an extension of teaching
  • Student expectations
    • Clarifying goals / outcomes
    • Freshmen versus Seniors
    • Cultural Competencies
    • Gender Dynamics
    • Generational Differences
  • Differing Advising roles
    • Faculty Advisers- Academic exploration
    • Administrative Advisers- Policy framework
    • Peer Advisers- Paraprofessional guides
3:15 pm–3:30pm Break
3:30 pm–4:15 pm Case Studies and Q&A
4:15 pm– 4:30pm Concluding Remarks

Friday June 10, 2011 (9:15 am to 11:30 am)
Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building
9:15 am–9:30 am Welcome and introduction on the role of the Academic Advising Office and CEDARS in Academic Advising
Speakers: Ms. Katherine Wan, Assistant Registrar, Academic Advising Office, HKU
Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director of Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS, HKU
9:30 am–10:15 am Presentation I: Undergraduate Curriculum Reform –2010 Curriculum and 2012 Curriculum
Speaker: Mrs. Tania Hui, Head,Academic Development and Quality Assurance Section, Registry, HKU
10:15 am–11:30 am Presentation II: Administrator as Adviser — Walking the tightrope…
Speaker: Prof. Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University, former Director of Undergraduate Advising at the University of California-Berkeley
Topics Covered:

  • Integrity of degree versus student advocacy
  • Communication of policies and expectations
  • What is best for the whole student population
  • Transparency of process for granting exceptions
  • Methods of problem solving
  • Facilitating conversations between families and students

(with case studies and Q&A)

Friday June 10, 2011 (1:00 pm to 4:30 pm)
Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building
1:00 pm–1:30 pm Presentation I: Academic Advising at HKU
Speaker: Ms. Katherine Wan, Assistant Registrar, Academic Advising Office, HKU
1:00 pm–2:45 pm Presentation II: Peer Advising – Academic Partnership
Speaker: Prof. Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University, former Director of Undergraduate Advising at the University of California-Berkeley. During her six years at the UC Berkeley, Professor Hinkson has orchestrated the academic advising of over 18,000 undergraduate liberal arts students and is an expert in student advising and development.

Topics covered:

  • Defining advising
  • Advising as a paraprofessional
  • Your experience versus the facts
  • Friendly versus friends
  • Seeking help when YOU need it
2:45 pm–3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm–4:30 pm Interactive Workshop:
Case Studies – Skills and Challenges in Peer Advising
Facilitator: Dr. Eugenie Leung, Director of Counselling and Person Enrichment, CEDARS, HKU

(with Q&A)

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