Our Goal: To help students plan and complete their academic path at SME
SME strongly affirms that the close faculty-student relationship is an essential hallmark of the CUHK-SZ undergraduate experience. SME seeks to improve and continue close faculty-student relationship, and commits to providing accessible, appropriate, and timely student academic advising.
Student advising fosters student success by helping students develop skills that empower their educational, career, and life goals. The mission of student advising at SME is to provide the knowledge, resources and skills necessary for students to develop and achieve their academic plan and career goals. Every student should have access to an academic advisor at every stage of his or her undergraduate education.
1. Provide advice about academic requirements so students can plan out their academic path at SME.
2. Provide advice about academic requirements so students can plan out their academic path at SME.
3. As necessary, aid students in modifying their academic plans of study.
Responsibilities of Academic Advisors:
Level I Advisor
1. To meet with students at least once a year for purpose of providing general advice on issues such as course selection, guided study, adaptation to University learning modes.
2. To become a resource person in his/ her department/ programme/ division and provide information on other whole-person development opportunities to students or refer students to suitable units, if necessary.
3. To advise on students’ application for suspension of studies, if necessary.
Level II Advisor
1. To meet with marginal students with GPA below a certain threshold at least more than once during a particular year, so as to provide additional academic support to the students concerned and hopefully to help avert potential academic problems.
2. To meet with students with academic problems (especially those placed on academic probation or extended probation) more regularly to provide advice and guidance.
3. To endorse students on probation or extended probation for enrollment into appropriate courses in the next term.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. To advise on students’ application for suspension of studies, if necessary.