Academic advising is considered as a developmental process through which students are assisted, guided, supported and empowered to identify their academic and personal goals, develop plans and strategies to achieve them, and evaluate the outcomes of their own planning. It helps students connect to the university community and utilize the expertise and resources available for academic, professional and personal success.
Each student is paired with an academic staff in his/her School/Department who are knowledgeable in their field of study so that they can obtain necessary support and guidance.
- There will be regular training workshops/briefing sessions for Academic Advisors to facilitate the implementation of academic advising at PolyU.
- The e-learning course, “Theory and Practice of Academic Advising”, contains informative contents including the concepts, values, goals and importance of academic advising and the necessary knowledge and skills for conducting academic advising for students. Academic Advisors can access the course on Blackboard.
Under LTC42/A4, all new Academic Advisors should attend the “Introduction of Academic Advising Training Workshop” and at least 50% of Academic Advisors within each School/ Department should complete the e-learning course “Theory and Practice of Academic Advising” on Blackboard in an academic year
To prepare and support Academic Advisors in playing their advising role, four videos on major advising issues are available:
- Advising First-Year Students
- Advising Non-local Students
- Advising SEN Students
- Advising Students on Academic Probation
These videos aim to serve as a reference for Academic Advisors to understand major advising issues and prepare for advising students.
If you have any questions about the videos, please feel free to contact us at 3400 8203 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Advisors may refer to the following documents to learn more about the academic advising system in PolyU and information on advising students
Staff are welcome to contact the designated Undergraduate Studies Support Officers for information on GUR and student advising.
|Undergraduate Studies Support Officer||Telephone||Department / School|
|Ms Christine Chanemail@example.com||3400 8239||ABCT, AMA, AP, APSS, BEEE, BRE, CEE, FSN, ISE, LMS, LSGI|
|Ms Rhonda Cheungfirstname.lastname@example.org||3400 8205||AF, CBS, CC, ENGL, HTI, ME, SFT, SN, SO, SN|
|Ms Polly Chiuemail@example.com||3400 8183||AAE, BME, COMP, EEE, MM, RS, SD, SHTM|