Volume 1, Issue 1
Higher Education Innovation, Reform and Student Affairs Work

Johnston Wong, Alex Kwong, Kenny Lan & Joann Chen

Innovative Teaching and Learning , 1 (2019), pp. 59-70.

Published online: 2020-09

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Higher education traditionally has organised its activities into "academic affairs" and "student affairs". However, this dichotomy has little relevance to post-college life (ACPA, 2016). UIC, in line with the practices of HKBU, aims to develop among our graduates seven attributes including many complex skills (e.g., leadership, creativity, citizenship, communication, team building etc.) which needs to combine curricular contents and extracurricular experiences. Student Affairs Office (SAO) adopts a functional instead of structural organisation to facilitate professionalisation of student affairs personnel and innovations of service programmes. Clusters of student affairs projects are developed to promote 1) student self understanding, self control and self efficacy; 2) student social awareness, college engagement and servant leadership; and 3) student positive values, meaningful life goals and psychological resilience, to name a few more important objectives. The need for evidence-based planning and scientic evaluation of student affairs projects is fully recognised and viewed as an important strategy to build professional competencies of student affairs staff team. Last but not least the overall Mission of SAO is to build a caring and learning environment to enable student whole person development.

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Higher education traditionally has organised its activities into "academic affairs" and "student affairs". However, this dichotomy has little relevance to post-college life (ACPA, 2016). UIC, in line with the practices of HKBU, aims to develop among our graduates seven attributes including many complex skills (e.g., leadership, creativity, citizenship, communication, team building etc.) which needs to combine curricular contents and extracurricular experiences. Student Affairs Office (SAO) adopts a functional instead of structural organisation to facilitate professionalisation of student affairs personnel and innovations of service programmes. Clusters of student affairs projects are developed to promote 1) student self understanding, self control and self efficacy; 2) student social awareness, college engagement and servant leadership; and 3) student positive values, meaningful life goals and psychological resilience, to name a few more important objectives. The need for evidence-based planning and scientic evaluation of student affairs projects is fully recognised and viewed as an important strategy to build professional competencies of student affairs staff team. Last but not least the overall Mission of SAO is to build a caring and learning environment to enable student whole person development.

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Higher education traditionally has organised its activities into "academic affairs" and "student affairs". However, this dichotomy has little relevance to post-college life (ACPA, 2016). UIC, in line with the practices of HKBU, aims to develop among our graduates seven attributes including many complex skills (e.g., leadership, creativity, citizenship, communication, team building etc.) which needs to combine curricular contents and extracurricular experiences. Student Affairs Office (SAO) adopts a functional instead of structural organisation to facilitate professionalisation of student affairs personnel and innovations of service programmes. Clusters of student affairs projects are developed to promote 1) student self understanding, self control and self efficacy; 2) student social awareness, college engagement and servant leadership; and 3) student positive values, meaningful life goals and psychological resilience, to name a few more important objectives. The need for evidence-based planning and scientic evaluation of student affairs projects is fully recognised and viewed as an important strategy to build professional competencies of student affairs staff team. Last but not least the overall Mission of SAO is to build a caring and learning environment to enable student whole person development.

Johnston Wong, Alex Kwong, Kenny Lan & Joann Chen. (2020). Higher Education Innovation, Reform and Student Affairs Work. Innovative Teaching and Learning . 1 (1). 59-70. doi:10.4208/itl.OA-2020-10
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