Events for Staff
Advising for Student Success @ HKU
(September 18, 2014, and January 15, 2015)
To promote academic advising to new teaching staff, AAO participated in a programme organized by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), Introduction to Teaching and Learning @ HKU, on September 18, 2014 and January 15, 2015. AAO’s presentation provided new teachers with information about the core values underpinning the academic system at HKU, the essential relationship between academic advising and teaching and learning as well as what teachers could do in support of academic advising.
Updates on Academic Advising @ HKU
(September 24, 2014)
To provide updates on academic advising and to encourage sharing of practices, a lunchtime workshop with participation of 30 staff across different Faculties was held on September 24, 2014. The workshop introduced new online academic advising resources for helping students and enhanced SIS advising tools for effectively communicating with advisees. Recent findings from focus groups on students’ experiences with the academic advising system were also shared. Moreover, this workshop gave teachers a chance to share their challenges and joys of being an adviser.
Stay tuned to upcoming events via the AAO Website.
Activities for Students
Each year, AAO organizes training sessions for Faculty Student Advisers (FSAs) and Residential Student Advisers (RSAs) to provide them a foundation to academic advising. Key academic procedures, important University resources, basic skills and tips for student advisers are all succinctly covered.
Apart from student adviser training, a range of activities and workshops were organized at the start of the academic year for students to learn more about their academic choices and to enrich their learning experience. Here is a quick snapshot of these “enriching” moments. A “Major & Minor Fair“ will be held in Chi Wah Learning Commons on January 28, 2015 for undergraduate students to explore different Major/Minor options.