ACADEMIC ADVISING AT UKM FORENSIC SCIENCE
Academic advising takes place in “situations in which an institutional representative gives insight or direction to a college student about an academic, social, or personal matter. The nature of this direction might be to inform, suggest, counsel, discipline, coach, mentor, or even teach”
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At UKM Forensic Science, academic advising is the integral part of the students’ development to help students achieve goals in education and making better choices in their future. We believe that students enrolled in this program have different strengths and share common positive values. We are here to nurture the growth of the students’ character development by helping them to show their true good potentials after graduating.
FRESHMEN YEAR (YEAR 1-2)
When the students first arrived in the university, it will be a challenging situation because the students are encountering different academic and social experiences.
We are here to help the students to build a framework for the academic pathway and also to assist students in non-academic matters.
The support of from UKM Forensic Science consists of academic staff and students’ peer group via UKM Forensic Science Club. Students can communicate directly with the academic advisors elected from the academic staff and students. While we are openly offering advising help, we also closely monitor the students’ early academic achievement and communicate directly with the students.
UPPERCLASS YEAR (YEAR 3-4)
During Year Three, students will gain more academic and non-academic experience. During this stage, it is important for the students to identify their academic and non-academic goals by developing supervised strategies to achieve these goals. Each student will be assigned to an academic adviser who will monitor the academic and non-academic progress of the student until graduation. During Year Four, the academic adviser may become the student’s research supervisor, or, the academic adviser may also assign the student to a different supervisor but closely monitor the student’s development. We will also provide students with guidance to pursue careers or postgraduate plans.