What’s Happening?

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Advising for Student Success @ HKU
To promote academic advising to new teaching staff, AASO participated in a programme organized by the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), Introduction to Teaching and Learning @ HKU, on September 8, 2015. AASO’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.

The Essentials of Academic Advising @ HKU
To provide updates on academic advising and advising resources, a lunchtime workshop with participation of 40 staff across different Faculties was held on September 30, 2015. A wide range of topics were covered in the workshop, such as first year students’ perception of academic advising, types of academic advisers at the University, essential information about the academic advising system, updated advising tools and campus resources, etc. Through sharing on non-local student cases, speaker and participants discussed the unique academic and socio-cultural challenges faced by this student group.

AASO’s New Smart Guide for Faculty Academic Advisers
This new Smart Guide summarizes the essential advising information and campus resources for FAA’s quick reference during advising sessions. FAAs could refer to the hard copy sent to their office in September or the e-copy posted on AASO website.

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Upcoming Event

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When Major Meets Minor Fair 2016
o provide an opportunity for students to explore different major and minor options available at the University, the When Major Meets Minor Fair 2016 will be organized on January 21, 2016. Inform your advisees to watch out for further details on the AASO Webiste.

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