Academic Counselling Unit
The Academic Advising Unit was established at Turabah University Collegeto provide integrated advising services to students and help them solve their educational and academic problems. It also seeks to achieve the desired scientific excellence and establish strong and effective human relations among students and their staff members and the local community as well. This will yield toa significant contribution in developing their innovative and intellectual abilities in various fields and achieving the 2030 vision of the Kingdom.
Academic advising is a professional service aiming at identifying the problems that hinder students from achieving the expected academic progress and interaction with the university life. This is done by providing the required assistance and support aiming at increasing their awareness of their academic responsibilities and encouraging them to do their besttoovercome the problems that prevent achieving their educational and skills-related goals. This is actualized by providing the students with the different university and academic skills which raise their educational achievements, and encouragingthem to proceed towards excellence and creativity; and to achieve their educational and scientific ambitions and aspirations.
• Help students understand their personalities, recognize their abilities and skills and set theirgoals.
• Raise the students' awareness of the academic regulations and policies adopted by the university in a clear and simplified manner, which the students need to follow in their educational life.
• Encourage the new students and motivate them to adapt to university life.
• Create the suitable conditions required to help the students build positive relationships.
• Encourage and honor outstanding students, and invest their abilities and potentials.
• Follow-up of students who fail to study, and help them correct their educational process.
• Discover and nurture the gifted and creative students.
• Provide pieces of advice for possible graduate students.
• Spread the awareness of the paramount importance of academic advising among faculty members.
Tasks of the unit
• Develop a plan for academic advising in the college.
• Supervise the implementation of the annual plan for academic advising.
• Raise the awareness among students about the nature of the unit and its vision, mission, importance, and how to benefit from its services; which can be accomplished through meetings, publications, and the College's website.
• Introduce students to the goals and mission of the college, its educational programs, its scientific departments, its possible work opportunities, and the aspects of care and services provided by the college. It also enlightens them to choose what suits their abilities and potentials.
• Distribute thefresh students to academic advisors and publish the lists on billboards at the beginning of each year.
• Prepare a periodic report including the work of the unit, and issue another report on the levels of students to be sent to the administration of the college and the Department of Academic advisingat the University.
• Study the cases passed to the unit by the college administration and prepare reports for submission to the relevant authorities.
• Examine the academic problems of students raised by advisors and seek to solve them with the college administration.
• Examinethe students' complaints of academic and educational nature, and find the suitable solutions or raise them to the college administrationonce necessary.
• Raise the awareness of the importance of academic advising and the importance of students' communication with the academic advisors by publishing brochures and other publications, and using the college's website and its official means of communication to attain this goal.
• Supervise orientation programs for fresh students and introduce them to the system of study and exams in the college.
• Meet periodically every four weeks, or once the need arises, to discuss periodic reports or extraordinary reports coming from academic advisors.
• Contribute effectively to solving the students' educational, social, psychological and health problems, and raise them if necessary to the Deanship of Student Affairs or to the college administration in order to take the necessary actions.