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Academic Advising Professional Development Workshop December 6-7, 2011

This development workshop is organized by the Academic Advising Office and is designed for teaching staff who are engaged or interested in learning more about academic advising.

  • What does good academic advising look like?
  • Why is advising considered an extension of teaching?
  • How do I empower students to be well-informed decision makers?
  • What are the major issues in academic advising on campus?
  • And many more discussion topics with practical case studies …

The workshop will be conducted by Professor Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University. Professor Hinkson served as the Director of Undergraduate Advising at the University of California-Berkeley for six years before joining Columbia. She had orchestrated the academic advising of over 18,000 undergraduate liberal arts students at Berkeley.

Date: December 6, 2011 (Tuesday) December 7, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Venue: KB110, Knowles Building RR321, Run Run Shaw Building
Speaker: Prof. Avis Hinkson, Dean of Barnard College, Columbia University
Registration: Click here Click here

There will be interactive discussion and case studies to illustrate major issues in academic advising on campus. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Advising for first-year and senior students;
  • Developmental advising versus prescriptive advising;
  • Advising versus counselling;
  • Ethical and legal issues in advising;
  • Cultural competencies, gender dynamics and generational differences;
  • How to make the best use of student advisers

ALL Faculty Colleagues are Welcome.
(particularly those who were not able to join the June 2011 sessions)

For enquiries, please contact Mr Nelson Chau at 2219 4681 or Ms Wendy Yau at 2219 4685.

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