AUK Successfully Provides Virtual Guidance Throughout the Academic Year
AUK has successfully provided guidance and support for AUK students throughout the academic year, as it effectively adapted to online learning, and as part of its ongoing commitment to supporting students, most programs and services have been moved online, especially with regards to student advising & registration, tutoring, counseling, and career guidance.
The Writing and Tutoring Center has continued to provide learning support to students throughout their academic journey, serving almost 500 students in over 1200 virtual writing and tutoring sessions. The Center’s staff also visited classrooms at faculty’s request to present its services to students. In collaboration with the Holistic Student Experience, first-year students were encouraged to seek the Center's assistance, and staff visited their classrooms to conduct writing workshops. The Center also supported faculty in offering workshops and small group sessions tailored to meet students' needs.
The Academic Advising Center has been committed to ensuring that all students were well-informed and prepared, and apart from advising services, the Center offered various workshops throughout the year to assist students, such as How to Calculate your GPA, How to Access Degree Works, and What Can I Do with My Major. The Academic Advising Center advised a total of 1104 students throughout the academic year.
Career guidance saw a rise in numbers with a total of 599 students /alumni; this increase also comes with enhanced new departmental practices such as the AUK Alumni Portal to reach alumni and collaborations with prominent external constituencies.
The Counseling Center continued to offer its support and guidance through online counseling sessions, as well as a variety of workshops such as When to Seek Help, Personal Well-Being Checklist, A tiny Journal of Expression, and Thoughts in Lines.
“One of the most essential factors of Student Affairs is to make sure our students are well-supported and guided, and the current pandemic has required that we boost our services to ensure everyone is included, well, and confident academically and outside the classroom. The AUK community is a family, and we are committed to our continued enhancement of support services for our Wolpack. We are proud of our various achievements and how well our students have performed throughout the year,” said Dr. Hanan Muzaffar, Vice President for Student Affairs.
Student Orientation - Fall 2020