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1 Integrative Approach to Help Student Succeed through Advising Prof. Walter W. Yuen Vice President (Academic Development) Dorinda Fung Director of Student Affairs

2 Preamble of Academic Advising (extracted from NACADA Resources accessed Feb, 2011) Integral to fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of higher education. Students learn to become members of their higher education community, to think critically about their roles and responsibilities as students, and to prepare to be educated citizens...

3 Learning Outcomes of Academic Advising craft a coherent educational plan based on assessment of abilities, aspirations, interests, and values use complex information from various sources to set goals, reach decisions, and achieve those goals assume responsibility for meeting academic program requirements articulate the meaning of higher education and the intent of the institutions curriculum cultivate the intellectual habits that lead to a lifetime of learning behave as citizens who engage in the wider world around them

4 Objectives of Academic Advising Dickinson College, US (accessed Feb, 2011) 1)to explore intellectual interests and the learning opportunities available; 2)to articulate educational objectives; 3)to develop a coherent academic program; 4)to prepare and plan for the transition from college to the world of work and further education.

5 Cross-Domain Agenda Intellectual Development – Understand academic demand – Develop a meaningful progression path Intrapersonal Development – Self understanding, acceptance and confidence – Positive energy to grow and succeed Practical Competence – Set goals, make plans and follow through – Personal management

6 Our Tentative Mandate To help students develop and succeed thro clarification of life goals (including academic choices, personal goals and career directions); Guidance in making relevant plans; coaching students during the implementation stages

7 Central Principles for Student Success Cuseo, J Sense of Purpose Personal Validation Self-Efficacy Active Involvement in learning Reflective Thinking for deep learning Social Integration Self-Awareness of learning strategies

8 VISIONVISION ExpandingContracting Awareness Decision World of Work Expanding Self Awareness Expanding External Awareness Integrating External Awareness Applying Self Concept Self Andersen, P. (2006). The Career Diamond: A Teaching Tool Illustrating The Process Of Career Counseling. In G. Watz, J. Bleuer, & R. Yep (Eds.) VISTA 2006,Compelling Perspectives on Counseling. ACA. Andersen (2006) Career Diamond

9 Challenges to New Students

10 Who can be of Help on campus? Professors Tutors Academic Advisors Significant Others: Professors Tutors Academic Advisors Mentors Wardens Coaches Career Counsellors All of the left Counsellors

11 Who Needs What and How Much Help? Decided But Immature Decided & Mature Undecided & Immature Undecided But Mature

12 Decided & Mature Undecided & immature Sleeping Beauty Who are the Majority? Degree of Maturity +ve-ve

13 Student Needs Nature of Advising General Specific Simple Complex Peers with prior experience + training Experts/ Specialists Advisors Supports Mass Programmes E-learning Self-help Materials Self-help Learning Community

14 Mass Programmes at PolyU Common Orientation First Year Seminar Peer Mentoring Programme Extended Common Orientation Programme Study Skills/Team Building/Explore my Future Learning Enhancement Programme Personal Management Workshops Hall Orientations for students of special needs Other Programmes :

15 Critical Success Factors An authoritative, consistent and clear source of information on academic choices Timely inspirational inputs to expand options Sufficient peer catalysts to promote expansion of awareness A wide advising network for early identification of students at risk Partnership between academics and student affairs

16 E-Portfolio as Advising Platform a powerful tool that honors personal and professional history, celebrates present accomplishments, and encourages one's hopes and dreams.

17 SPECIAL ePortfolio 17 Understand Plan & Implement Reflect Archive artefacts Showcase achievements Make connections Understand Plan & Implement Reflect Archive artefacts Showcase achievements Make connections

18 Students Individual Profile On e-Portfolio My Score PolyU Average

19 Features for Managed Learning: Being Self-Directed

20 Features for Managed Learning: Setting Career Goals & Plan

21 Personal & Professional Development Course in School of Nursing Plan Act Reflect 2 classes of 155 students. Year-long cycle throughout the course


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