Message from Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

Dear colleagues and students

First of all, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to all incoming students to HKU. I wish you a most wonderful and enjoyable academic year ahead!

Over the summer, I’ve been chairing a Review Panel on Residential Hall Education and Culture. The panel’s membership, terms of reference and scope are provided at the bottom of this message. In the past few weeks we’ve organized a series of town-hall meetings to engage with key stakeholders, and I’m writing now to invite you to attend sessions to be held on campus for all staff and students, whether or not you’ve had hall experience at HKU. You can register for these events through the HKU Event Management System (HKUEMS).

Town-hall meeting with staff
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Venue: CPD 2.19
Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=51682

Town-hall meeting with students (1)
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Venue: CBC, LG1/F, Chow Yei Ching Building
Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=51683

Town-hall meeting with students (2)
Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Venue: CPD LG08
Registration: https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?UEID=51684

Members of the review panel
• Professor Ian Holliday, Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) (Chairman)
• Dr. Eugenie Leung, Dean of Student Affairs
• Dr. Henry Y.K. Lau, Warden of University Hall
• Mr. Chan Hei Long Aaron, Vice-President (Internal) of the Hong Kong University Students’ Union (HKUSU), Session 2017-2018
• Mr. Ho Kin Tung Tony, Chairperson of R.C. Lee Hall Students’ Association, HKUSU, Session 2017-2018
• Miss Judith Ng, Assistant Registrar, Registry

Terms of reference
To examine residential hall education and culture in the light of the mission, vision and core values of the University, with a view to recommending changes that may be necessary (including to existing rules and regulations, management structures and operational models) to enable the halls of residence to contribute as fully as possible to the achievement of the University’s educational aims.

Scope of the review
To explore the contribution of the residential halls to four key HKU values, each of which maps onto one or more of the six UEAs for undergraduate students:
I Supportive of academic excellence (UEA 1)
II Nurturing of responsibility, responsiveness and leadership capacities (UEAs 2/6)
III Positive about difference, diversity, inclusion and integration (UEAs 3/4)
IV Affirmative of working constructively with others (UEA 5)

We look forward to meeting with you and hearing your views.

Professor Ian Holliday
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
(Teaching and Learning)