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Academic Advising

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising System at PolyU “aims to help students make informed and intelligent academic decisions / choices about their study at PolyU that suit their intellectual, professional and personal goals. It is instrumental to promoting student success, and plays a vital role in enhancing students’ overall learning experience at PolyU” (Learning and Teaching Committee Paper LTC/42/A4).

 

To empower students to fulfil the General University Requirements (GUR) and the Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR), PolyU adopts the 2-tier academic advising system: (1) Department-based Academic Advising; and (2) Academic Advising at the institutional level operated by Student Affairs Office (SAO). 


 

 

Students on BBA (Hons) in Management and BBA (Hons) in Marketing programmes will be assigned to an Academic Advisor in MM. The primary role of Academic Advisor is to advise students on their major study and minor/free elective choices.

 

It is expected that:

 

  • Academic advisors keep in contact with their student advisees regularly (e.g. via emails or other means), and need to have at least one face-to-face meeting with them, either individually or in small groups, once in each academic year. Additional meetings might be arranged if deemed appropriate. 
  • Academic advisors are expected (1) to advise students on their study plans; (2) to review students’ progress in study for early identification of those with special learning needs; (3) to grasp students’ views on learning/teaching issues; and (4) to review students’ overall academic performance and provide counselling to students who have been put on academic probation and/or attempted dishonesties (e.g. cheating in examination, plagiarism, disciplinary issues, etc.).

 

Effective academic advising requires an active participation of student advisees in the processes. To enable you to maximize your gain from academic advising, please note your responsibilities in academic advising as follows:

  1. Clarify personal abilities, interests, and goals for academics and life.
  2. Contact and schedule regular appointments with your Departmental Academic Advisor and the OGUR Academic Counsellor each year as required or when in need of assistance.
  3. Prepare for advising sessions. Understand and review their academic progress before meeting their Academic Advisor/ Counsellor. Study the Definitive Programme Document (DPD).
  4. Become knowledgeable and adhere to institutional policies, procedures, and requirements.
  5. Have an open mind and be ready to consider advice given by teachers, Academic Advisors/ Counsellors and other staff.
  6. Read your PolyU e-mails and other important communications from the University and your Academic Advisor and the OGUR Academic Counsellor.
  7. Access and use eStudent for academic updates, information updating, registration, and other purposes.
  8. Accept final responsibility for all decisions made and your graduation requirements.

Academic Advisors are expected to:

  1. Have a clear understanding of:
    1.         study pathways;
    2.         discipline-specific requirements;
    3.         University policies on undergraduate studies; and
    4.         opportunities and resources within the University.
  1. Communicate effectively, listen to the students and respect their views and choices.
  2. Uphold the core values of Academic Advising (e.g. respect, empathy) within PolyU.
  3. Assist students to identify their academic, career, and personal goals and help them develop plans to achieve these goals.
  4. Assist students to understand their academic performance and areas of strengths.
  5. Assist students to understand the graduation requirements and auditing process.
  6. Keep accurate record about sessions of Academic Advising.
  7. Be available to answer the questions of students through different means.
  8. Make appropriate referrals when necessary.
  9. Strive for excellence in Academic Advising.

 

Students can find the information on Academic Advisor via eStudent and it is expected that Academic Advisor will meet with students periodically (at least once a year individually or in a group).

 

Name of Academic Advisor

E-mail

Room

Dr Feng BAI

feng.bai@polyu.edu.hk

M1021

Dr Grace CHAE

grace.chae@polyu.edu.hk

M927

Dr Simon CHAN

simon.ch.chan@polyu.edu.hk

M1031

Dr Winslet CHAN

winslet.ty.chan@polyu.edu.hk

M1030

Dr Fangyuan CHEN

fangyuan.chan@polyu.edu.hk

M1022

Dr Vincent CHO

vincent.cho@polyu.edu.hk

M933

Dr Wonjoon CHUNG

wonjoon.chung@polyu.edu.hk

M928

Dr Katherine FENG

katherine.feng@polyu.edu.hk

M841

Dr Flora GU

flora.gu@polyu.edu.hk

M826

Dr Feifei HUANG

feifei.huang@polyu.edu.hk

M1020

Dr Pun Zee Pamsy HUI

pamsy.hui@polyu.edu.hk

M940

Professor Yuwei JIANG

yuwei.jiang@polyu.edu.hk

M914

Dr Annie KO

a.an.ko@polyu.edu.hk

M1033

Dr David KO

dave.ko@polyu.edu.hk

M938

Dr Chi Chung Stephen KO

stephen.ko@polyu.edu.hk

M1026

Dr Sung Yan Hazel LEE hazelsy.lee@polyu.edu.hk

M1032

Dr Chi-hong LEUNG

chi-hong.leung@polyu.edu.hk

M912

Dr Pansy LI pansyhy.li@polyu.edu.hk M1024
Dr Shuping LI

shu-ping.li@polyu.edu.hk

M907

Dr Jaegoo LIM

jaegoo.lim@polyu.edu.hk

M908

Dr Jia Katrina LIN

katrina.lin@polyu.edu.hk

M930

Dr Michael MEI

michael.mei@polyu.edu.hk

M842

Dr Elvy PANG

elvy.pang@polyu.edu.hk

M916

Dr Cong QI

cong.qi@polyu.edu.hk

M1023

Dr Jackie TAM

jackie.tam@polyu.edu.hk

M856

Dr Xueyong ZHAN

xueyong.zhan@polyu.edu.hk

M1029

Dr Xubing ZHANG

zhang.xubing@polyu.edu.hk

M904

 

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Meeting Academic Advising Officer

 

More details on the Academic Advising from SAO, please visit SAO website.  

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