Academic Advising

Rationale

Academic Advising at PolyU aims to help students to make informed and intelligent academic decisions/choices about their study at PolyU that suit their intellectual, professional and personal goals.  It is instrumental to promoting student success and plays a vital role in enhancing students’ overall learning experience at PolyU. 

 

Objectives:

  • To build up an early connection between the students and their home departments;
  • To provide students with accurate information regarding their academic study;
  • To help students to explore their interest, abilities and values on their study and to formulate appropriate goals;
  • To provide advice and guidance to students that enables them to develop and pursue a study plan;
  • To connect students to resources, opportunities and support within and outside the University.

 

Academic Advising at APSS

All full-time Bachelor’s degree students pursuing a 4-year or new curriculum will be assigned to one full-time academic staff who will act as his/her academic advisor throughout his/her course of study. 

 

Responsibilities of Academic Advisor (AA)

The main responsibilities of AA include:

  • Building rapport with the students, serving as bridge that connects them to the department;
  • Being accessible and available to students, and responding to their questions and concerns;
  • Helping students to consider and clarify their intellectual, professional and personal goals
  • Helping students to develop an appropriate study plan (particularly with regard to their Major), and assisting in their selection of appropriate courses to achieve their identified goals;
  • Clarifying to students academic regulations and requirements, particularly those relating to the Major;
  • Identifying students with special learning needs or early signs of learning problems, and referring/encouraging them to seek help or support.

 

Responsibilities of Student Advisees (SA)

Effective academic advising requires an active participation of student advisees in the process.  The main responsibilities of SA are to :

  • Understand the academic regulations and requirements of their chosen Major programme, as well as the GUR requirements;
  • Actively obtain information, and seek advices and resources on a regular basis and as needed;
  • Take the final responsibility for making decisions and choices regarding their academic study based on the information and advice given.

 

List of Academic Advisors

Students will be notified of the details of their AAs at the beginning of the academic year.  The list of AAs is below:

BA (Hons) in Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management (Programme Code : 54458)

 

Cohort

Entry Route

Name of AA

Tel

Room

Email

2017

Senior Year

Dr Xue Bai

3400 3694

GH338

xue.bai@polyu.edu.hk

Ms Beckie Li

3400 3686

EF714       

beckie.li@polyu.edu.hk

 

BA (Hons) in Social Work (Programme Code : 54439-SW/SYW)

 

Cohort

Entry Route

Name of AA

Tel

Room

Email

2017

Senior Year

Dr Pauline Chan

2766 5705

GH343

fung-yi.pauline.chan@polyu.edu.hk

2016

Senior Year

Mr Sik-chung Yeung

2766 5789

EF737

sc.yeung@polyu.edu.hk

Dr Chi-yuen Leung

3400 3679

HJ426       

leung.chi.yuen@polyu.edu.hk

2017

DSE

Mr Kong Yam

3400 3674

EF715

sskyam@polyu.edu.hk

Dr Stella Wong

3400 3683

EF709

sau.kuen.stella.wong@polyu.edu.hk

2016

DSE

Ms Ella Chow

2766 5707

EF733

ella.chow@polyu.edu.hk

Mr Sik-chung Yeung

2766 5789

EF737

sc.yeung@polyu.edu.hk

2015

DSE

Ms Rita Cheung

2766 7727

EF730

rita.cheung@polyu.edu.hk

Mr Kong Yam

3400 3674

EF715

sskyam@polyu.edu.hk

2014

DSE

Dr Stella Wong

3400 3683

EF709

sau.kuen.stella.wong@polyu.edu.hk

Miss Rosetta Wong

3400 3013

EF731

rosetta.wong@polyu.edu.hk

 

BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Administration (Programme Code : 54439-SPA/SYP)

 

Cohort

Entry Route

Name of AA

Tel

Room

Email

2017

Senior Year

Dr Karita Kan

2766 5725

HJ413

karita.kan@polyu.edu.hk

Dr Kun-sun Chan

2766 5735

GH308

kunsun.chan@polyu.edu.hk

2016

Senior Year

Mr Sung-ming Chow

3400 3014

EF716

sungming.chow@polyu.edu.hk

Dr Stan Wong

2766 5737

HJ435

shw.wong@polyu.edu.hk

2017

DSE

Dr Luke Fung

2766 4695

EF711

luke.fung@polyu.edu.hk

2016

DSE

Dr Judy Siu

2766 7747

GH339

judy.ym.siu@polyu.edu.hk

2015

DSE

Ms Beckie Li

3400 3686

EF714       

beckie.li@polyu.edu.hk

2014

DSE

Ms Grace Ho

2766 4769

GH319

ky.ho@polyu.edu.hk

 

Academic Advising System

  1. AAs are expected to make themselves available to the advisees for consultation when they have academic issues.  On the other hand, students are expected to take initiative for seeking academic advice.
  2. AAs should arrange at least two face-to-face meetings during an academic year with their advisees, either individually or in small groups. The meeting should normally be scheduled before the subject registration period.  Students who do not turn up will be invited for a second time.
  3. For students who are identified to have special difficulties in their academic study or personal issues, the Programme Leader should work together with the AAs for giving support to them. For students who will be put on academic probation in the following semester, the AAs should arrange to meet the students concerned individually and as soon as possible before the beginning of next semester to discuss the study plan including the maximum number of subjects and which subjects should be taken. 
  4. Self-paced students and those who are not following the recommended progression pattern as specified in the Definitive Programme Documents are required to submit a detailed study plan for the approval of AA before subject registration.
  5. After the BoE meetings in each semester, a report of the students’ cumulative GPA will be passed to the assigned AAs for reference.  AAs should give academic counseling to students who are being put on academic probation or having such a risk.
  6. In addition to giving academic advices, AAs should take care of the personal issues of students and make referrals if necessary.  For issues related to the programme level or to a particular cohort, the Programme Leader should work with the AAs for a solution.

 

Relevant Website of PolyU for Academic Advising

http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ous/4-year-undergraduate-degree-curriculum/acade...