2022 Day 65 Task – Discussion With One of My Academic Student Advisor’ Parent

One of the important task that many are not aware of a lecturer is his role as an Academic Advisor (Penasihat Akademik) to a group of student he is assigned for. I am not excluded. I am assigned 24 students in 2018 and now all of the students are going to graduate at the end of 2nd quarter 2022. In Syaa Allah.

However, there are always 1 or 2 students that require special care and attention. I have 2 students this semester that I have to really closely monitor. They are highly intelligent students but somehow something went wrong and we have to help, guide and monitor them accordingly so that they can graduate the chemical engineering course.

Following up to that, I squeezed my time from my hectic schedule to contact the parent of one of the student that requires help. We had a conversation and I smell and see some positive sign. I hope the student will enhance his performance soon and I really want to see him excel and graduate. I want to see the student have a bright and awesome future ahead.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Meeting with Dr. Helen
  • Updating Chem-Eng-Online site
  • Followed up on the rack for lab status permission
  • Checked Thermo paper
  • Lead discussion on IEM SESIG FB Page via whatsapp
  • PA Report for PNG below 0
  • IEM SESIG Proposed Paper Meeting – 10pm
  • Assigned reviewers for AJEE

Day 283 Task – Providing Support for My PA Students

The new semester is around the corner and students are busy registering for their course. I am one of the Academic Advisor for my students (20 of them). Many of them contacted me today to consult for their registration. Since it is Covid-19 Pandemic era and the new norm, massive modification in terms of pre-registration and registration of course are to be implemented.

The conventional method of course modification could no longer apply.  A new method of course modification form and approach was just introduced today and as an Academic Advisor, we have to digitally and manually assist our student. Those who wanted to take credit more than 18, now must email me and later on their behalf, I need to get the Chair’s approval and subsequently submit their approved forms to the Academic Office.

Read all my “1 Official Task Per Day Record Challenge for 2020” —> https://people.utm.my/zakiyamani/category/1-activity-1-day/ 


Day 159 Task – Academic Advisor in Action

Besides those clearly visible task as a lecturer, we also have to perform our task as Academic Advisor for the students under us. There are numerous issues for the coming pre-registration course subject because the future could be uncertain due to Covid-19. My coming students will have to officially register labs for next session, but then we heard that classes will be conducted online, from home.

There are also several other issues that I need to help such as student could not pre-register due to their fee have not been paid, or they have paid but not reflected that they have paid. There are also situation where some students want to take foreign language course, but it exceeds the allowable 18 credit hours. All of these issues need to be addressed and assisted.

Read all my “1 Official Task Per Day Record Challenge for 2020” —> https://people.utm.my/zakiyamani/category/1-activity-1-day/ 

Day 41 Task – Dealing and Handling with My Penasihat Akademik Student Registration

It’s still week 1 of the new semester 20192020 Session 2. Students have just returned from their hometown. For some students the course pre-registration were not smooth and they need to discuss and get their Academic Advisor’s signature to change section or enroll into cocuriculum course and others.

Same goes for me. I have several students meeting me yesterday and today. Some parta of the day I was not in office and I have to handle via WhatsApp and phone call, to give consultation and advice.

Read all my “1 Official Task Per Day Record Challenge for 2020” —> https://people.utm.my/zakiyamani/category/1-activity-1-day/