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USJ Staff Joined the Webinar for Student Affairs and Services in the New Normal

10/30/2020

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Oct

USJ participated in “Student Affairs and Services in the New Normal: Challenges, Realities, and Opportunities”, a webinar to share responses and best practices of Higher Education Institutions in the Asia-Pacific region.



The Director of the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs, Ms Teresa Loong, and Head of Residential Hall Office, Mr Ben Lei, participated in the webinar hosted by Asia Pacific Student Services Association on the 30th of October 2020.

The webinar under the theme “Student Affairs and Services in the New Normal: Challenges, Realities, and Opportunities” provided a platform where responses and best practices of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Asia-Pacific region may be shared.  It aims to inform and educate the different student affairs and services practitioners in the region of the challenges, realities, and the opportunities brought about by the situation as the need to look after the students’ welfare and development still emerged to be very important in the new normal.

Nearly 300 participants from Australia, Mainland China together with Hong Kong and Macao, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States attended this online activity via Zoom.

The webinar session focused on the presentation of the different initiatives and best practices of the HEIs in the Asia-Pacific region to continuously deliver the programs and services under student affairs and services. It highlighted the efforts of the HEIs from most of the places where the participants are situated.

Both the student affairs and services practitioners and student representatives shared their best practices and experiences to the audience.  After all, some practitioners expressed their concerns on student engagement, wellbeing of the practitioners, and the tools for assessment and evaluation before the Annual General Meeting.

The next conference is expected to be hosted in Gold Coast of Australia 2021.

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