Lingnan University shared its pioneering experience in academic advising at an inter-university forum titled “Academic Advising Delivery System Models” held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education on 18 May 2011.
As one of the common users of a newly adopted degree advising and auditing system, Lingnan University shared its trend-setting efforts in automating advising for co-curriculum (known as “Integrated Learning Programme”). Following its successful adoption of the advising and auditing system in curricular management, Lingnan University has extended the facility to co-curricular advising in order to facilitate students in the planning and monitoring of their own learning progress in and out of the classroom. This initiative was an integral part of Lingnan University’s preparation for the admission of a younger cohort under the four-year university system. Introduced in 2001 as a co-curriculum for students, the Integrated Learning Programme includes a diverse range of courses, workshops and activities set outside the classroom covering civic education, intellectual development, physical education, social and emotional development as well as aesthetic development.
The Forum was organised by “Project 4-Year” (P4Y), a collaborative initiative of Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Prof Jayne K Drake, former president of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) in the US, and the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts, Temple University was the keynote speaker.