Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Academic Advising Unit


- 2019/09/10

Introduction:

Academic advising is the work done by staff members in the university educational institutions. It aims to introduce students to such institutions and their educational and student systems and help them study in the best possible way. It also aims to overcome the obstacles students face, taking advantage of the services and possibilities offered by the social environment in general and the educational institutions to which they belong in particular.

The Academic Advising Unit at the Department of Public Health, Al-Lith Health Sciences College is responsible for the Department's Academic Advising Program. This is with the help of staff members at the Male and Female Sections. It has an electronic space on the website of the College to reflect its components and activities.

Objectives:

  1. Introducing new students to the nature of the new coming university life.
  2. Instructing students in academic systems to facilitate understanding of the Department's study plan.
  3. Working to raise the students' academic efficiency, through continuous follow-up and right advice provision.
  4. Working to maximize the potential of academically excellent and distinguished students by refining their talents on an ongoing basis.
  5. Paying attention to the advancement of failed students by knowing and treating the reasons, and raising their level of achievement.

Members - Male Section:

Name

Position

Dr. Anas bin Siraj bin Abdul-Rahman Dabloul

Chairman

Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Al-Awad Attieh

Member

Dr. Madwei Al-Nour Madwei Al-Khalifah

Member

Dr. Hisham Hamdi Abdulaty Al-Zuhairi

Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members - Female Section:

Name

Title

Dr. Radiya A. Khairallah

 

Chaiperson

Dr. Leqaa H. Salem

Member

Dr. Hoda A. Ali

Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

1. Developing and implementing the academic supervision plan with the participation of academic advisors from staff members.

2. Introducing students to academic advising, its significance and the services it provides to students.

3. Introducing students to the College's objectives, mission, educational programs, scientific departments, graduate domains of work, and aspects of care and services provided to its students.

4. Distributing new students among academic advisors, and publishing lists on the billboards and the website of the College, at the beginning of each year.

5. Periodical (mid of each semester) publishing of a report that includes the work of the unit, as well as a report on the levels of students to the management of the College.

6. Studying the cases referred to the Unit by the college administration, as well as preparing reports and submitting them to the competent authorities.

7. Considering students' academic problems submitted by the advisors, and seeking to solve them with the college administration.

8. Receiving transfer applications from within and outside the College according to the regulations, studying them according to the transfer criteria of the Department, presenting them to the head of the Department, signing them and following them up with the Vice-Deanship for Educational Affairs.  

9. Organizing an instructional meeting for fourth-level students, with the aim of organizing and distributing students for the Internship Application Program according to the rules set by the College.

Academic Advisor:

An Actual or supposed staff member who is assigned by the Head of the Department to undertake the academic advising tasks of a group of students.

Academic Advisor Tasks:

1. Preparing an instructional file for each student, including his/ her academic plan, grade level, cumulative grade, academic performance, as well as periodic lectures held by the instructor with him/her.

2. Instructing the students about the semester plan and the dates of the academic movements such as transfer, apology and specialization change.

3. Following up the academic performance of students through periodic meetings with them and the academic record in the Department.

4. Encouraging students to show more diligence and commending their distinction in some courses.

5. Discussing obstacles if any, and looking for appropriate solutions.

6. Submitting any shortcomings or errors that occur on the academic schedule or any student burden on the system to the department administration, as well as registering curricula for the student according to the approved study plan.

7. Discovering and developing students' talents.

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