Academic

Academic Advising System

Student advising is an important component of students’ university education, as it helps them plan for a rewarding undergraduate experience. Our priority is to assist students to achieve their academic goals and a positive learning experience.

Every student will be assigned an academic advisor (Level I Advisor). The roles of a Level I advisor are:
• To meet with students at least once a year for the purpose of providing general advice on issues such as course selection, guided study and adaptation to University learning modes.
• To become a resource person in his/her program or division, provide information on other whole-person development opportunities to students and refer students to suitable units, if necessary.
• To advise on students’ application for suspension of studies, if necessary.

Each program will also be requested to nominate a designated academic advisor (Level II Advisor) for students in the respective program for further support. The roles of a Level II advisor are:
• To meet with marginal students with GPA below a certain threshold more than once during a particular year to provide additional academic support and hopefully help avert potential academic problems.
• To meet with students who have academic problems (especially those placed on academic probation or extended probation) more regularly to provide advice and guidance.
• To endorse students on probation or extended probation for enrollment into appropriate courses in the next term.
• To refer problem cases to the appropriate units for other suitable assistance, e.g. Colleges, counselling service, health service. If necessary, the case should be referred to the Associate/ Assistant Dean concerned.
• After improvement is seen in the student’s studies, to decide whether he/she will continue to meet with the student or transfer the case to a Level I Advisor.
• To advise on students’ application for suspension of studies, if necessary.

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