Academic advising at PolyU aims to help students to make informed and intelligent academic decisions/choices about their study at PolyU that suit their intellectual, professional and personal goals. It is instrumental in promoting student success and plays a vital role in enhancing students' overall learning experience at PolyU.
Academic advising at PolyU has two tiers:
1) Department-based academic advising (primarily for Broad Discipline and Major Programme matters)
2) Academic advising at the institutional level operated by the Office of General University Requirements (OGUR - primarily for matters related to the GUR)
Academic Advising System
LSGI students of 4-year curriculum programmes will be assigned to one academic advisor throughout their whole period of study in LSGI. The Board Discipline students will be assigned an Academic Advisor once they have confirmed their major of study in LSGI.
Within the first week from the start of the first semester, a meeting for all students will be held to introduce AAs and to brief students of academic advising. Each student is expected to have an individual face-to-face meeting with his/her academic advisor at the beginning of each academic year to discuss his/her study plan. Additional individual or small-group meetings with his/her academic advisor can be made if necessary. Students may also consult their academic advisors via emails and/or other means whenever necessary.
Each student advisee will fill out a log report and return the report to the AA after each face-to-face or small group meeting. The AA is required to endorse the log report and send it to the Undergraduate Secretary for the record (and follow-up actions if necessary).
The undergraduate Secretary of LSGI will also provide you with the updated information regarding policies, regulations and procedures on your academic study.
Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Advises
Building rapport with students
Being accessible, available and responsive
Helping students clarify their intellectual, professional and personal goals
Alerting students to academic regulations and requirements, particularly those pertinent to LSGI
Guiding students to identify the specialism and/or a double degree to study on the basis of their interests and develop appropriate study plans
Early identifying students with special learning needs or early signs of learning problems and making necessary referrals
Academic Advisors (AA)
Students will be notified of their AAs' details at the beginning of their first academic year. LSGI AAs are:
Name: Ir Dr Wallace LAI
Phone number:+852 3400 8960
Name: Dr Robert TENZER
Phone number:+852 2766 5592
Name: Dr Xiao-lin ZHU
Phone number:+852 2766 5976
Name: Dr Wei YAO
Phone number:+852 2766 4304
Name: Dr Lilian PUN
Phone number:+852 2766 5959
Name: Sr Prof Charles WONG
Phone number:+852 3400 8959
Name: Prof. George LIU
Phone number:+852 2766 5961
Name: Dr Shuo WANG
Phone number:+852 3400 3896
Name: Miss Ho Kit Man
Phone number: +852 3400 3662
Fax: +852 2330 2994
More details on the Academic Advising as well as other General University Requirements, you may visit the website of Office of General University Requirements(OGUR) at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ogur/.