Academic guidance is one of the pillars of university education. PSUT puts great value on this service as its objective is to guide students to obtain the best results, adapt to the university environment and take advantage of the opportunities available to them by providing them with academic skills that raise the level of their academic achievement. In view of the importance of academic guidance at the University, a special department has been established within the Deanship of Admissions and Registration which carries out the following tasks:
• Planning, coordinating and supervising the implementation of the academic guidance process at the University and raising awareness about this service.
• Raising the University's competitiveness by providing an academic guidance service that meets international standards.
• Establishing an advanced infrastructure, enhancing cooperation among the different Schools, forming academic guidance teams and raising awareness of the importance of the service.
• Informing students of the procedures, rules and regulations governing study and examinations, and the dissemination of all matters related to academic services.
• Monitoring the publication of study plans and any changes to them.
• Supervising the counselor’s role in the academic guidance process and monitoring his/her performance through a number of means (office hours).
• Assisting students in adapting to university life and getting to know their environment, as well as providing them with accurate information about specializations and educational policy at the University.
• Providing the necessary support to any student finding difficulties during his/her academic career.
• Paying attention to outstanding students and providing them with what is needed to enhance their talents and support their creativity.
• Communicating with students through social networking sites.
Tasks and committees
The Committee of the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences
Chair: Dr. Rawan Ghnemat
Member: Ms. Shorouq Al-Halawani
Member: Mr. Mohammad Kharabsheh
Member: Eyad Al-Abadleh (student)
The Committee of the King Abdullah II School of Engineering
Chair: Dr. Esam Al-Qaralleh
Member: Mrs. Eman Thogan
Member: Mr.Yaser Musleh
Member: Alaa’ Zaghloul (student)
The Committee of the King Talal School of Business and Technology
Chair: Dr. Nadia Sweis
Member: Mr. Ibrahim Al-Fawrani
Member: Mr. Wael Khraisat
Member: Seema Shraideh (student)
Peer guidance and tutoring system
The University adopts the peer guidance and tutoring system to provide guidance opportunities and to meet students’ needs, especially in the field of education and guidance.
Download Guide to peer guidance and tutoring system
The success of the guidance system depends on a close relationship between the student and his/her academic advisor, which is necessary to:
• Create the conditions conducive to the student’s academic success and overcoming the obstacles hindering that success by finding appropriate solutions to any problems that he/she may be facing.
• Getting to know the student's interests by working with the Guidance Board and the Deanship of Student Affairs in order to both rectify the student's behavior and develop his character, thus channeling his abilities, talents and energies in order to raise his academic level and produce a good citizen capable of interacting with society.
The student should work on the following points:
• Reviewing his performance in the previous semester and verifying the grades obtained.
• Checking his academic status, whether he has received a first or second warning, and whether there are courses that have not yet been taken or failed courses which need to be retaken from earlier semesters.
• Discussing previous academic results and current academic status with the academic advisor and then making a work plan for the next semester, making sure that he has registered for any failed or incomplete courses.
During the semester
• Informing the academic advisor of any problems encountered in any course.
• Discussing with the academic advisor all the economic, health and social problems that affect his academic performance.
Academic guidance programs
• Freshman orientation programs to familiarize new students with the system of study and exams, how to adapt to university academic life, and to inform them with their rights and obligations.
• Guidance programs to assist special needs students during their academic life in order to help them achieve the highest possible levels of psychological and social adjustment and academic achievement according to their abilities. Also to examine and work on solving their problems, and provide training opportunities for them, each according to his/her case and needs.
• Guidance programs for students who are struggling academically, to help them overcome their difficulties and achieve the desired success by facing up to the obstacles and problems in their lives.
• Mentoring programs where outstanding students tutor and motivate other students, which helps and encourages the outstanding students to continue to excel.
• Guidance programs for scholarship students to encourage them to continue their studies, and to help them overcome any obstacles or problems they may encounter, with the aim of reinforcing their academic excellence and achievement.
• Guidance programs for cultural exchange and joint program students to encourage them to recognize the experience of other nations, to benefit from scientific and technological development and provide them with the opportunity to continue their studies, represent the country and give a positive image of the achievements of our students, our University, and our beloved country.