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e x p lo r e HONG KONG FAMILY GUIDE 2019-20
WELCOME TO We are so pleased you and your student have chosen to join the SCAD family! For 40 years, our university has been dedicated to educating, inspiring and preparing the next generation of art and design leaders. Within these pages, you’ll find a quick reference guide to all the resources, tools and people who will help you and your student make the most of this time at SCAD. The parent relations department can help you stay connected with what’s happening at SCAD and keep an eye on upcoming academic and financial deadlines. Visit scad.edu/parentemail to complete your parent profile and sign up for the monthly parent e-newsletter. This e-newsletter covers student accounts, housing and financial aid deadlines; move-in timelines and volunteer opportunities; and career prep activities, upcoming event details and much more. Additionally, you can join the conversation with other SCAD parents and stay up to date by following us on Facebook, at facebook.com/groups/ scadparents. We understand that this is a new adventure for both you and your student, and we are here to provide support along the way. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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CONTENTS 2 academics and 26 student life advising Get Involved Student Success and Advising Fitness and Recreation Orientation Signature Events Course Exemptions Residence Life and Housing College Credit and More Network Access and First Year Experience Tech Support First-quarter Registration SCAD Card Services Full-time Course Load Octopus Card Advising Appointments Dining in Hong Kong SCAD PRO Adviser SCAD Language Studio Major Exploration Student Health Creative Curriculum Student Success Center SCAD Core Student Conduct Math Competency Settling Disagreements Internship Credit Community of Respect The Registrar’s Role Map of Sham Shui Po Study Abroad SCAD Hong Kong Floor Plans Graduation Requirements Academic Policies 38 student ACCOUNTS Grades About Student Accounts Right to Privacy Account Changes SCAD Support Account Balances Payment Terms 16 career prep Make a Payment (HKD) Career and Alumni Success Make a Payment (USD) Parents’ Guide to Career and Canceled Enrollment Alumni Success Course Withdrawal Financial Aid 22 safety and security Scholarships Security in Action Accepting Financial Aid and Scholarships Electronic Security Measures Payout of Financial Aid Funds SCAD Alerts Maintaining Financial Aid SCAD Shuttle Financial Wellness Be Prepared Clery Act SCAD Hong Kong Severe 46 academic calendar Weather Policy 47 quick reference contacts
ACADEMICS AND ADVISING Architect. Painter. Interior designer. Photographer. Writer. Creative director. Whatever profession your students pursues, SCAD has lined up the essential tools to help your student excel. Your student’s path to a creative career starts now, so keep reading to discover the outlets, information and opportunities designed to help your student choose the direction that best suits their unique interests and goals.
2 STUDENT SUCCESS ADVISER AND ADVISING RESPONSIBILITIES Student success advisers are the primary ▪ Serves as the primary resource and guide contacts for all undergraduate students for for student success assistance in successfully completing an ▪ Assists students in developing educational educational program at SCAD. Advisers help goals and selecting a major students assess and match their interests, ▪ Recommends course selections skills and abilities to programs available at for registration SCAD; assist students with major declaration, ▪ Serves as a referral for university course selection, course sequencing and resources registration; and provide students with ▪ Provides information on financial information about SCAD academic and policies and resources financial policies, procedures, resources and programs. STUDENT Success advisers provide students with RESPONSIBILITIES guidance in understanding, planning for and ▪ Schedules and attends advising funding the cost of their education. Advisers appointments assist with all finance-related questions ▪ Becomes familiar with the policies in the and work individually with each student to SCAD catalog and Student Handbook help him or her plan a strategy for meeting ▪ Follows through on actions identified educational expenses. in success advising or faculty advising meetings Success advisers work closely with incoming freshmen during the First Year ▪ Knows at all times his or her academic standing and academic needs in order to Experience course to teach them about their fulfill degree requirements responsibilities and roles in the educational ▪ Learns and meets course requirements, process. Advisers also meet with incoming appropriate course sequencing and any transfer students during the first quarter of other requirements enrollment. All students are given the tools ▪ Web registers on the assigned dates and to be proactive in seeking advisement and in makes all schedule changes before the following through on actions that help them end of drop/add week succeed academically. ▪ Accepts final responsibility for all decisions email@example.com | 852.2253.8018 ▪ Knows and adheres to payment deadlines SCAD Hong Kong | Rooms 113 and 115 in order to secure future course registration ▪ Seeks counsel on available financial resources and policies
3 Faculty Adviser a required course does not earn academic credit for that course, but may substitute Once your student declares a major, he a course from the same subject area as or she will also be assigned a faculty approved by the department chair to fulfill adviser. The faculty adviser serves as a the number of hours required to complete subject matter expert who guides students degree requirements. throughout their course selection and professional development. COLLEGE CREDIT AND MORE ORIENTATION Official transcripts and scores must be submitted to the admission department At orientation, students attend a student for all previous credit a student wishes to success and advising presentation and get transfer during the first term of enrollment. information about their schedules, the drop/ These credits are evaluated based on add and registration process, and the role of whether course content, level of instruction their student success adviser. and contact hours are at least equivalent to The student success and advising SCAD requirements. presentation also addresses academic issues For required studio classes, a portfolio, and questions that students encounter course description and syllabus must during the first few weeks of the quarter, be submitted during the first quarter of including the process of making changes to enrollment. Transfer credit is granted when a schedule and the attendance policy. Other a panel of faculty members determines academic issues are addressed during the that the quality of work in the portfolio is First Year Experience class and in advising consistent with the quality of work required appointments. of students in comparable courses at SCAD. Credit for A-level, Advanced Placement, COURSE EXEMPTIONS Caribbean Advanced Proficiency, CLEP, DANTES/DSST and International Newly admitted students may request and Baccalaureate exams may be awarded submit documentation for portfolio-based based upon score; for specific criteria, visit course exemption through the admission scad.edu/transfer. Transfer credit from all department. Currently enrolled students sources may not exceed 90 quarter hours. should request and submit documentation for portfolio-based course exemption to the appropriate department chair. FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE Documentation should demonstrate a The First Year Experience course, or FYE, is mastery of skills and sufficient knowledge of a unique opportunity for incoming freshmen the content taught in a specific college-level designed to ease the transition to college course. A student who is exempted from
4 GRADES Each quarter, students are emailed a copy of their grades to their SCAD email account, approximately one week after classes end. They can also access their grades through MySCAD. Grades are not released over the phone. life and prepare students for academic excellence and their professional careers. Taught by student success advisers, FYE their student success adviser. First-quarter covers topics such as academic resources, freshmen who remain undeclared following university policies, registration processes, FYE have an advising hold placed on their and major and career options. Students are account each quarter until they’ve declared encouraged to get involved and connect a major. with peers through group and individual exercises, assignments and lectures. Students attend their FYE class for one hour, FULL-TIME COURSE LOAD once per week. Successful completion of FYE is a requirement for graduation. A full-time undergraduate student is defined as one who is registered for at least 15 credit Transfer students are not required to complete hours per quarter. Students may register for the course, but may opt to participate to take a maximum of 20 quarter hours, provided advantage of the learning opportunities. There they have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA is no tuition charge for FYE. during the previous quarter. Students are in classes for 15 hours per week. For each hour a student is in class, approximately two hours FIRST-QUARTER of outside work will be required. REGISTRATION All first-quarter, first-year and transfer ADVISING APPOINTMENTS students are registered for their classes by an adviser. Advisers take into account all First-year students must meet with their awarded transfer credit when registering student success advisers once per quarter students. First-year students are registered until they declare their majors. Once for classes based on their major of interest students have declared their majors, we as indicated on their application. Transfer recommend they meet with their student students are registered for classes required success advisers once per year and once by their declared major. they’ve completed 120 credit hours to create a graduation plan. However, students are encouraged to meet with their advisers as Advising Holds often as they find helpful. All incoming transfer students have an advising hold placed on their account that prevents them from registering for the next quarter’s classes until they have met with
5 MAJOR CHANGE At any point before graduation, a student may change his or her major or add a minor. SCAD PRO ADVISER Students use SCAD PRO Adviser for conveniently mapping out their classes. This online degree progress resource is designed to make navigating the curriculum simple and help students decide what classes to about career options from the office for take next. SCAD PRO Adviser is available in career and alumni success. MySCAD. Undecided students are encouraged to talk to upperclassmen and faculty, attend SCAD Registration Rules Days and consider trying out introductory Each quarter, students are given a classes in majors of interest. registration time ticket that assigns them to a registration period. This time ticket is Declaring a Major located on the Registration Tools channel in MySCAD. Registration times are determined First-year students may declare a major by credit hours earned and current account during their first quarter. Once a major is balance, and students may register for declared, a student is assigned a faculty classes from their initial registration time adviser and a success adviser who specialize through the fifth business day at the in that area. Transfer students declare their beginning of each quarter. After the first majors by selecting an intended area of quarter, your student will register for classes study on their applications for admission. in MySCAD using instructions from his or her student success adviser. CREATIVE CURRICULUM Undergraduate degree programs are MAJOR EXPLORATION four-year courses of study that require Many students have skills and interests 180 quarter credit hours and incorporate across a wide range of art and design a fine arts foundation studies curriculum, disciplines and are uncertain of what major comprehensive general education they should declare. It is essential students curriculum, major program or area of take the initiative and explore majors and concentration curriculum and electives. minors offered at SCAD. Undergraduate programs embrace a wide range of major areas and are designed to Majors and Minors Fair challenge students to perform at a high level Each fall, SCAD hosts the Majors and Minors to prepare them for professional careers. A Fair, where students are introduced to each well-rounded curriculum provides students program offered at SCAD. Students also with technical and analytical skills, aesthetic have the opportunity to interact with faculty sensibilities, an academic background and the members in each area of study and learn ability to express ideas visually and verbally.
6 Double Majors and Minors study and also prepares them for work in their chosen majors. Students should consult Many of the undergraduate majors offered their programs of study for specific course at SCAD complement one another, and requirements. students may choose to earn degrees in two majors. With careful course selection, students may earn a double major in only a few extra quarters. Students should consult MATH COMPETENCY their student success advisers to determine what additional coursework may be required. SCAD ensures all undergraduate students Each SCAD minor consists of five to six are able to demonstrate fundamental courses, depending on the program of study. mathematics competency. Students who The time required to complete a minor do not demonstrate math competency are area of study varies depending on which required to complete one or more math combination of major and minor programs courses at SCAD. is being completed. Based upon this combination, a student may be required to Students should consult with a student complete more than the minimum number of success adviser before registering for any credit hours required for graduation. math or science courses to be sure they meet the requirements for their specific programs of study. SCAD CORE Math Transfer Credit The undergrad core curriculum is made up Scores may qualify for transfer credit in of foundation studies and general education addition to satisfying the math requirement. courses. Foundation studies are designed Students who have successfully completed as studio classes where students can build a course similar in content and level of visual, conceptual and creative abilities. instruction to a mathematics course at SCAD at another college or university may The general education courses in liberal be permitted to transfer that course in arts are designed to help develop students’ satisfaction of the mathematics requirement. critical-thinking skills by providing an intellectual foundation and breadth of knowledge for endless learning. INTERNSHIP CREDIT Students are required to complete SCAD Core coursework within their first 90 hours Students can take internships on a credit or of study. The organization of these courses noncredit basis and these may be paid or into a two-year sequence allows students to unpaid. Typical internships place students complete necessary prerequisites for future with artists, designers or organizations such as museums, advertising agencies,
7 HOW TO DEMONSTRATE MATH COMPETENCY Students studying in Hong Kong on a Students can present: proof of a qualifying student visa must obtain a No Objection SAT score (580 or above) or ACT score (24 Letter (NOL) in order to be eligible for or above), proof of qualifying math scores internships. NOLs are provided only to on Advanced Placement, International students studying full time on a student visa Baccalaureate, College-level Examination for more than three consecutive quarters. Program, or other equivalent international examinations as published on the SCAD admission website. THE REGISTRAR’S ROLE The registrar’s office provides students media production companies, theaters and with information regarding attendance, architecture firms in the U.S. and abroad. An withdrawals and incompletes, transcripts, undergraduate student seeking an internship registration, graduation requirements, for credit must have completed at least 90 enrollment verification and other enforced credit hours with a cumulative GPA of at policies regarding courses. least 3.0. Registrar staff members interact most Internship Rules frequently with students by providing Prior to the quarter in which a for-credit transcripts and enrollment verifications and internship is to be conducted, students must assisting with registration and graduation. submit an electronic internship application firstname.lastname@example.org and liability waiver signed by the student, the faculty member and the department chair. Enrollment Verification The application must show that the student An enrollment verification is an official will have adequate faculty and supervisor document showing proof of a student’s contact hours during the 10-week quarter status at the university. It provides when the internship is to take place. information regarding full- or part-time registration status, dates of attendance, Students are required to work a minimum expected graduation date and current course of 150 hours of internship activity, and must enrollment. Insurance companies, both request and obtain approval for an internship health and auto, loan agencies (Sallie Mae, prior to the start of the quarter. Direct Loans or AES, for example) and other The necessary tuition must be paid upon organizations may require a verification submission of the internship application in order for the student to be eligible for in order to complete registration of the certain benefits (health insurance coverage internship for credit. or good student discounts, for example) or loan deferments.
8 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION Enrollment verifications for the current International students may need an quarter can only be generated after enrollment verification for banks, government drop/add week. Students can generate scholarships, visas and U.S. customs. emailed enrollment verifications online through MySCAD, or they may visit the STUDENT VISAS registrar’s office for a hard copy that can be mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed. There Visa applications for SCAD Savannah and is no fee for an enrollment verification. Atlanta are one quarter in advance, and SCAD Lacoste is two quarters in advance. Some organizations have specific forms that must be completed verifying student enrollment. The registrar’s office can also complete these and mail, fax or email them on behalf of the student. programs focus on specific academic and STUDY ABROAD studio disciplines, while others feature a variety of study options. Have a student who’s ready to take on the Students expand their knowledge of other world? SCAD Study Abroad develops and cultures and societies, which puts them offers programs that broaden and enhance ahead of the game as they step into careers the total educational experience. Through in the global marketplace. In the U.S., short- and full-term international and they can study in the university’s coastal domestic study programs, students have hometown of Savannah or explore life in the opportunity to earn degree credit while the heart of Midtown Atlanta, or take gaining a more global perspective on art, advantage of short-term programs in the architecture and design. design, arts and entertainment industries Students in all majors can find programs of Southeast Asia in locations such as relevant to their career preparation that Macau, Shanghai, Tokyo or Sri Lanka. develop cross-cultural competencies and Students can also immerse themselves in expand their understanding of other cultures the rich culture and pastoral setting of and societies. SCAD Study Abroad hosts Provence at SCAD Lacoste. several informational meetings each quarter, and students can further explore these Short Transfers options with their student success advisers. A transfer from a student’s permanent email@example.com location to SCAD Atlanta or SCAD Savannah SCAD Hong Kong | Room 116 for just one or two quarters presents the opportunity to learn from additional At Home and Overseas professors and interact with students in SCAD offers programs in a variety of different settings. locations in the U.S. and abroad. Some
9 STUDY ABROAD ELIGIBILITY Students should meet with their student success adviser to find out if they are eligible for study abroad programs and to consider ACADEMIC POLICIES how these courses may fit into their overall Academic policies are available online programs of study. at scad.edu/policies and in the Student Handbook available through MySCAD. Within these documents, you’ll find full definitions and descriptions of policies that cover academic standing, attendance, course loads, dropping and adding courses, the grading GRADUATION system, GPA requirements and withdrawals. REQUIREMENTS Academic Standing Bachelor’s degrees are awarded to students Students are expected to make satisfactory who have earned a minimum of 180 quarter progress toward their degree and are hours (equivalent to 120 semester credit responsible at all times for knowing their hours) of appropriate credit in an approved academic standing and for fulfilling all program of study with an overall cumulative requirements of the university. GPA of 2.0 or higher, as well as a 3.0 or higher GPA in their major or concentration. These requirements are found in published academic policies, regulations and Students pursuing a minor must earn a GPA standards, and students can consult with of 2.0 or higher in their minor program. the appropriate dean, department chair or To graduate with a double major, students adviser if they have questions. must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each Students are responsible for understanding major and a minimum overall GPA of 2.0. and meeting course requirements, The final 45 hours of any degree program prerequisite requirements, graduation must be completed at SCAD, including requirements, appropriate course sequencing eLearning and off-campus study courses. and any other university requirements. At the sole discretion of the university, a student may be placed on academic warning or probation, or may be suspended APPLY EARLY or dismissed for any reason deemed by Students must complete the online SCAD officials to be in the best interest of application for graduation at least two quarters before they complete their degree requirements.
10 POLICIES A complete listing and description of all academic policies is available at scad.edu/policies. the student or of the university as a whole or if they determine that the student is not READY TO REGISTER? making satisfactory progress toward degree Students are expected to attend and completion. participate in all scheduled classes and examination periods. SCAD operates on a First Week of Class 10-week quarter system, and all regular classes meet 20 times each quarter. Classes Only students who are properly registered meet twice each week for 2 1/2 hours per for a class may attend and participate in class session, for a total of 50 contact hours that class. Students are not permitted to (five credit hours). participate in classes in which they are Absences in excess of four class periods per not registered. quarter, or 20 percent of the course, result in Not attending class during the first week of the student receiving a failing grade for the any quarter will result in a delay in financial course. Tardiness, early departure or other aid disbursement and may also result in time away from class in excess of 15 minutes the student being dropped from the class. per class session is considered absence for Students should contact their success that class session. There are no excused absences. adviser in advance if they anticipate missing class during the first week. Classes missed due to late registration are included in the overall absences permitted for the class. Quarter System SCAD is on the quarter system and classes meet for 10 weeks. The normal academic year includes three quarters. Students can attend summer quarter to complete additional coursework based on availability. GRADES Students receive an email copy of their Drop/Add Week grades via their SCAD email account The first five business days of every quarter approximately one week after classes end are designated the drop/add period when for the quarter. Grades are also accessible students may change their class schedules. in MySCAD. Grades are not released over Students must attend the classes for which the phone. they are registered by the end of the drop/add period. Grading All students should check their schedule Grades are assigned according to the prior to the start of each quarter to see if any following system of letter and quality changes have occurred. points evaluation:
11 the illness or emergency circumstance. The LETTER QUALITY POINTS dean’s decision is final. Students assigned a GRADE UNDERGRAD temporary grade of incomplete are required A EXCELLENT 4 to complete the remainder of the unfinished work in a satisfactory manner by midterm B GOOD 3 of the following quarter. A temporary grade C AVERAGE 2 of incomplete automatically changes to D POOR 1 an F if the required work is not completed satisfactorily by midterm of the following F FAILURE 0 quarter. A student may not withdraw from a course after receiving a grade of incomplete. The following codes may appear on transcripts and do not affect a student’s GPA: A student who has missed more than four class sessions, 20 percent, in a quarter is not W WITHDRAWAL G GRANTED/ eligible for a grade of incomplete, but may FULFILLED CREDIT withdraw at any time after the end of the T TRANSFER CREDIT U UNSATISFACTORY drop/add period and through the last day of I INCOMPLETE N AUDIT the quarter. Withdrawals GPA Requirements After the end of the drop/add period and Undergraduate students must earn a through the last day of the quarter, a student quarterly GPA of 2.0 to remain in satisfactory may officially withdraw from a class. The academic standing. Undergraduate students student will receive no credit for the class and who fail to maintain a quarterly GPA of is given a grade of W for the course. Students 2.0 for three consecutive quarters will be demonstrate their intent to withdraw from a academically suspended for one year. class by completing the electronic withdrawal form available in MySCAD. Withdrawal from Incompletes one or more classes may impact students' visa status. A student who has experienced serious personal illness or other emergency The withdrawal form is processed automatically circumstances during the academic term and is effective immediately upon receipt of should notify the dean of students as soon as the request by the registrar’s office. possible for assistance or accommodations. A student will be unofficially withdrawn from If your student falls into this category and is a course after incurring absences for more therefore unable to complete all assignments than 20 percent of the term (usually five by the end of the quarter, he or she may absences) in a class when he or she does not request a temporary grade of incomplete provide an official notification of withdrawal, through the appropriate school dean as described above. The accumulation of before the end of the quarter, explaining absences can either be consecutive or occur the reason and including documentation of at any point during the quarter. The student
12 FERPA WHAT? Manage your FERPA preferences in MySCAD by navigating to the SCAD Forms channel under the Resources will be sent an email after each absence tab, searching “FERPA” in the search and will be instructed to contact his or her field, and clicking the “FERPA success adviser for assistance. Management” link. RIGHT TO PRIVACY The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, affords students certain SCAD SUPPORT rights with respect to their education records. This means students can request SCAD offers a comprehensive support to read their education record and propose network to provide students the academic amendment if they believe it contains resources they need to excel in the misleading or inaccurate information. classroom and beyond. These programs complement academic offerings and are It also means they must consent to designed with the student in mind. disclosure of their education record under FERPA. For example, if you as the parent Academic Resource Center make most of the payments on your student’s account and will need to know The Academic Resource Center offers free, the current account balance, your student ongoing tutoring for writing, speaking, must sign a FERPA waiver so university staff math, software and major-specific skills. members are allowed to discuss the account Support is also available to guide students balance with you. through the research process, concept development and time-management skills. Writing skills Students can get individual support with FINANCIAL AID all aspects of the writing process, whether they are working on a course project Withdrawal from one or more classes may or something related to their personal alter financial aid status or eligibility. Students passions. Staff members will help with should consult with their student success outlining, developing thesis statements, advisers for details. sentence structure, transitions, citations, Students who stop attending a class without grammar and revising drafts. They will officially withdrawing may be considered in not, however, proofread, edit or act as a violation of the attendance policy and could substitute for the ongoing dialogue the receive a grade of F. student should be having with his or her faculty members and adviser.
13 Presentation skills art images, trend and business research tools and more. These are all available online to Staff members in the Academic Resource the entire SCAD community 24 hours a day, Center assist students with their public seven days a week at library.scad.edu. speaking and presentation skills, a key part firstname.lastname@example.org | 852.2253.8010 to many courses. This could be in terms SCAD Hong Kong Library | Ground floor of organization, overcoming fear, avoiding common mistakes, presentation language, body language or simply being an objective Foundation Studies Help audience to watch students practice. The Foundation and Fine Art Studio helps email@example.com | scad.mywconline.net refine skills and techniques while generating SCAD Hong Kong | Room 016 ideas that could be beneficial to your student’s growth as an artist. The manager Peer Tutoring provides individual and group appointments promoting out-of-class learning and Peer tutors are current students from a studio practice to support the foundations variety of majors who have been highly in drawing and painting programs. recommended by their professors to offer Students can make appointments support to other students. They provide at scad.mywconline.net. friendly, professional, one-on-one tutoring firstname.lastname@example.org | 852.2253.8192 to assist students with specific academic SCAD Hong Kong | Rooms 506 and 508 needs, enabling them to become more confident and independent learners. Students can make appointments at scad.mywconline.net. email@example.com | 852.2253.8185 SCAD Hong Kong | Room 016 Libraries SCAD Libraries, which includes full-service locations in Savannah, Atlanta and Hong Kong, is a global art resource network that serves the entire university community. Librarians and staff offer research assistance in person and online to connect all SCAD students to the most cutting-edge information in their fields. The libraries’ collections include more than a million books, DVDs and multimedia, industry magazines and research journals, unique and rare artistic and published works, e-books, e-journals and magazines, high-quality digital
15 CAREER PREP Achieve professional goals by taking advantage of what SCAD has to offer beyond the classroom. SCAD prepares students and alumni to become leaders in the creative class through ongoing and individualized advising, professional development resources, internship and career opportunities, connections to industry leaders, recruitment events and exclusive online resources. Delve into career prep to be competitive in the ever-changing job market. Learn more at scad.edu/careers.
16 CAREER NEWS All students receive Career News, a weekly e-newsletter that features jobs and internships, employer visits, workshops and career tips. Interested parents may also subscribe to Career CAREER AND ALUMNI News by visiting scad.edu/careers, selecting “Jobs and internships” and SUCCESS clicking on “Subscribe now.” Visit scad.edu/careers to learn more. Known as CAS, the office for career and alumni success prepares SCAD students and alumni to become industry leaders through a carefully tailored program of offerings that Industry and Alumni Engagement helps students hit their career goals as they Once students have completed their career simultaneously explore their talents in class. action plan with the career adviser, they firstname.lastname@example.org | 852.2253.8089 can meet with the industry and alumni SCAD Hong Kong | Room 122 engagement managers to discuss current employment, networking and industry Career Adviser opportunities. Career advisers are available to offer Based in seven markets around the U.S. and individual career coaching for professional southeast Asia, SCAD industry and alumni development and job search assistance. engagement manager continually foster Students can make an appointment with and develop relationships with employers their career advisers using the online and alumni in an effort to expand career appointment scheduler in MySCAD. opportunities for SCAD students and alumni. Workshops Interview Day Career workshops and seminars are offered An annual event held in Hong Kong, on an ongoing basis and topics include Interview Day is a chance for students who résumé building, cover-letter writing, have completed their career action plan to interviewing and networking skills, portfolio connect with top local employers. Students development, tips for finding an internship share their portfolio, speak with employers, and more. and network during the event. Parents can receive a full slate of weekly CAS programming by subscribing to Career News. SCAD Job Portal The SCAD Job Portal is your student’s Employer Visits exclusive online gateway to hundreds of jobs and internships at top companies. Students Top companies, brands and organizations can upload their résumé and portfolio to from around the world recruit at SCAD. avail themselves for recruitment. Potential employers routinely visit to give presentations and interview students, Students can also schedule an appointment providing students and alumni with the tools, with their career adviser, sign up for access and exposure needed to gain an edge workshops and employer presentations and in seeking employment. apply for on-campus interviews. Students can visit the SCAD Job Portal by visiting scad.edu/jobportal.
17 Career News skills, values, personality traits and enduring interests do you observe in your student? All students receive Career News, a In what areas does he or she still need weekly e-newsletter that features jobs and to develop? internships, employer visits, workshops and career tips. Interested parents may also subscribe to Career News by visiting 3 Provide personal contacts for scad.edu/careers, selecting “Jobs and your student. internships” and clicking on “Subscribe now.” Neighbors, friends and relatives are great resources for informational interviews used to learn more about a job, career field, industry or company and differ from job PARENTS’ GUIDE TO interviews. CAREER AND These face-to-face connections with ALUMNI SUCCESS employers can be vital and can lead to an actual job interview, as up to 80 percent of Check out these top tips for supporting your jobs are never advertised. student throughout the career prep and job search processes. 4 Participate in career and alumni success. 1 Listen to your student’s career If you are an employer, consider contacting concerns and ideas. the office for career and alumni success with You can provide support, feedback and job and internship openings, or volunteer to information as new interests and goals take part in workshops or panels about your develop. Talk about your own work, your career field. industry and your employer. Don’t be afraid to share your own values, 5 Encourage your student to obtain interests and goals, but take care to respect marketable skills. your student’s interests, especially if they As part of or in addition to your student’s differ from your own. education in an art and design major at SCAD, your student should be encouraged to Career advisers are available to assist develop computer/technical skills, business/ students with any challenges they might entrepreneurial skills, communication encounter, a benefit that extends to them skills (written and oral), marketing/selling indefinitely as alumni. Encourage your skills (sales, publicity and fundraising), student to schedule an appointment on the foreign language skills and leadership skills SCAD Job Portal. (supervisory, co-curricular leadership roles and teamwork/collaboration). 2 Help your student maintain a strong, positive self-image. Take advantage of internships and real-world professional opportunities. The office for Self-confidence is a critical personal attribute career and alumni success offers individual in the job search process. What positive
18 advising and workshops focused on finding relevant professional experiences. Make the most of the office for career and alumni success. Encourage your student RECENT EMPLOYER to become familiar with the wide range VISITS of services available, including portfolio critiques, entrepreneur resources, alumni LVMH, Gensler, PVH, Hasbro, Fendi, Microsoft, Chanel, panels, mock interviews and much more. Lululemon, McDonalds, HSBC, Participate in co-curricular activities. Industrial Light & Magic Singapore, Facebook, Adobe Community service, athletics, clubs and other school leadership activities can help broaden and define career and leisure interests, while providing valuable career skills and experiences such as team-building and leadership. Try direct employer contact. Encourage your student to find 15–20 companies or organizations that fit with his or her interests, research them through company websites, and then contact them directly about opportunities to work or intern for them. Career advisers are available to assist students with any challenges they might encounter, a benefit that extends to them indefinitely as alumni. With many demands on time, students often delay career planning. Encourage your student to use resources provided by the office for career and alumni success early and often.
21 SAFETY AND SECURITY The core of what we do at SCAD is provide your student with a safe environment where they are free to pursue their passion for art and design. We do this by using best practices, connecting with our partners and creating a culture of safety and security where innovation can flourish. Keep reading to learn about information and tools to help your student navigate daily life at SCAD and in Hong Kong.
22 SECURITY IN ACTION ELECTRONIC SECURITY Student safety is a top priority at SCAD, and MEASURES we have designed a dynamic safety program SCAD is committed to using the latest that pairs skilled staff with cutting-edge technology to increase university safety and technology so students are comfortable in all uses electronic security measures including university buildings. access control systems, security cameras and Security staff members are available 24/7, timely notification of security incidents and 365 at SCAD Hong Kong and Gold Coast emergency alerts. Residences. Hong Kong is considered a safe city with frequent police patrols to ensure the safety of residents and visitors. Students are encouraged to follow the SCAD ALERTS same safety precautions — locking doors, When a crisis or emergency situation occurs, traveling in groups at night, being cautious students receive information and direction of surroundings — as they would in any major via MySCAD and their student email account. city. SCAD Department of University Safety staff works with SCAD community members Students should make sure their contact to identify safety- and security-related issues information is up to date in MySCAD by and engage students, staff and faculty to visiting the My Info tab, My Personal Info solve problems. channel to verify information and to make email@example.com | 852.2253.8036 any necessary changes. SCAD Hong Kong | South entrance, lower ground floor SCAD SHUTTLE SCAD provides free transportation between SCAD housing at Gold Coast Residences and UNIVERSITY SAFETY SCAD Hong Kong. Schedules are available in the office of student success. Students When classes are in session, SCAD Hong will be emailed at their SCAD email account Kong is open 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. SCAD Hong if there are updates or cancellations to the Kong is open 24 hours per day during the last week of each quarter. shuttle schedule. Students should be aware of the guidelines outlined in the Student Handbook available on MySCAD regarding building access and guest rules. BE PREPARED SCAD has a great relationship with the Hong Kong Police Force. HKPF patrols the Sham Shui Po area regularly and has partnered with SCAD to educate students on personal
23 READ MORE SCAD security measures are online at scad.edu/security. daily log that records the university incident SCAD evacuation procedures are online at scad.edu/evacuationprocedure. number; the local police department incident number (if reported to local police); and the date, time, general location, type of incident and disposition, if known, of any on- or off- campus incident reported to SCAD. safety. Should something happen in the city The physical log is maintained at the south at large, SCAD Hong Kong will determine entry security desk. It is also posted online any impact there may be for students and for easy access. This log is updated issue timely news and guidance if necessary. once each business day and is available at scad.edu/security. CLERY ACT In accordance with Article II of the Student’s SCAD HONG KONG Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act, SCAD provides a report of occurrences SEVERE WEATHER POLICY of crime for the past year known as the The rainy season in Hong Kong is between Clery Report. April and September. The Rainstorm Warning System is designed to notify the The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus public that heavy rains are imminent and Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics are likely to cause major disruptions. The Act, part of the Higher Education Act, is a system also puts essential services U.S. federal law that requires colleges and personnel on emergency alert. universities to disclose certain timely and ▪ If Typhoon Signal #8 or Black Rainstorm annual information about campus crime and Warning is in effect at 7 a.m., all morning security policies. classes (8 a.m. and 11 a.m.) will be canceled. No bus service will be provided Accordingly, SCAD must annually from Gold Coast Residences disclose crime statistics for the university, to SCAD Hong Kong 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. unobstructed public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the university ▪ If Typhoon Signal #8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is in effect at 12 p.m., afternoon and certain non-university facilities. classes (2 p.m. and 5 p.m.) will be Statistics for SCAD are available by visiting canceled. There will be no bus service scad.edu/security or by contacting the 12–4 p.m. SCAD Department of University Safety. ▪ If Typhoon Signal #8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is in effect at 4:30 p.m., there will be no 8 p.m. classes and no DAILY LOG nighttime bus service. Whenever classes are canceled, students will be notified In accordance with the Clery Act, the SCAD via their SCAD email accounts. Department of University Safety maintains a
STUDENT LIFE Whatever your student’s interests, whatever they choose, they will discover defining moments designed with them in mind. The perfect daily complement to their academic pursuit is our wide variety of dynamic student life activities. Keep reading for details about SCAD signature events, student clubs and activities, fitness and recreation, student media and other diverse experiences.
26 GET INVOLVED If your student lives in Gold Coast Residences, he or she will also have access Students can explore their interests, meet to an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, others of similar or different backgrounds, billiards, and tennis and squash courts. and expand their breadth of experience through engagement opportunities. SIGNATURE EVENTS Student involvement The office of student success offers a variety SCAD events are all about putting students of ways for students to become active in touch with the people and experiences members of the university community. that will give them an edge as they get Students can develop leadership skills, started in their careers. Each year, we host meet other students, expand their cultural events across all SCAD locations so students awareness, make professional contacts, can showcase their best work to their participate in one of the dozens of diverse creative heroes, ask questions and learn what student clubs and organizations and it’s like to work in their chosen fields. volunteer in the local community. The rise of the Asian fashion market Student Clubs means up-and-coming designers no longer exclusively eye New York or Paris as Student clubs at SCAD provide social, launching pads for their careers. SCAD Hong recreational and professional activities Kong Fashion Showcase, which coincides for every member of the student body. with Hong Kong Fashion Week, gives senior Students can email firstname.lastname@example.org fashion students and recently graduated to learn more. alumni the opportunity to present their designs to representatives from Polo Ralph Community Service Lauren, DKNY and Shanghai Tang. Students serve the community while gaining valuable life skills. Working with local Students discover the best in contemporary agencies in a spirit of cooperation, SCAD art at SCAD deFINE ART. Exciting students learn the importance of networking, exhibitions and gallery talks and tours, recruiting, project planning, decision-making screenings, lectures and performances and more. connect students with leading artists. At SCADstyle, students have front-row FITNESS AND RECREATION seats for casual chats between style icons and can have their say at Q&A sessions and From parks and beaches to gardens, hiking workshops with magazine editors, fashion trails and campgrounds, Hong Kong has designers and more. something for every outdoor enthusiast.
27 During SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival, Mail Services students create amazing chalk-art Each apartment at Gold Coast is assigned a masterpieces in the north parking lot. mailbox. Letters and small packages will be delivered, but larger items cannot be stored Save the Date at Gold Coast. The master calendar on scad.edu/calendar If your student receives a large package, a contains listings for upcoming events, note will be left in their mailbox or on their lectures and workshops. You can also view door with instructions about pickup.. the full academic calendar using the search function on the site. RESIDENCE LIFE AND HOUSING CARE PACKAGE? Having a comfortable, safe and inspiring place to live sets students up for success in Limit care packages to the size of a shoebox. the classroom. Dedicated residence life and housing staff members promote a sense of EXPECTING A LETTER community among resident students and OR PACKAGE? are present in Gold Coast Residences to help with routine concerns and answer Mail to students living at Gold Coast should student questions. be addressed as follows: email@example.com | 852.2253.8047 Student name (first and last) SCAD Hong Kong | Room 113 Block number, floor number, flat (A or B) Gold Coast Residences, Phase I or II 1 Castle Peak Road Residence Hall Staff Castle Peak Bay New Territories, Hong Kong The residence life and student success coordinator is a full-time professional staff BOOKING FLIGHTS? member responsible for managing the daily operations of Gold Coast Residences. The Always review the residence hall opening coordinator lives on-site to manage daily and closing dates in MySCAD before operations and plan student activities. making travel plans. This staff member is a student’s first call in the event of an emergency, room lockout, disagreement among roommates or family emergency.
28 NETWORK ACCESS AND SCAD Quick Start Technology Guide This quick start guide has all the information TECH SUPPORT students need to get up and running. From To help students communicate, learn and share passwords to software, Wi-Fi to connecting information, the SCAD network is accessible in gaming systems in their residence halls, every room in Gold Coast Residences. We also they’ll find answers to just about every tech have technology support available if students question here at scad.edu/techguide. need help setting things up or have questions about SCAD technology. Use of SCAD technology is considered SCAD CARD SERVICES a privilege; your student has certain Your student’s SCAD Card is his or her responsibilities intended to keep the university, official student ID and is used to access its student body and especially his or her academic buildings, special events, library private information safe and secure. resources, SCAD transportation and more. firstname.lastname@example.org | 852.2452.6566 Students must present a government-issued photo ID to receive a SCAD Card. MySCAD Students should keep their SCAD Card with Students can also get discounts on software them at all times. Lost or stolen cards can be packages and computer components as well suspended 24 hours a day at scadcard.com as training from Lynda.com on programs to prevent fraudulent activity. they need to know to succeed in class. More information is available on the IT channel in Report any lost or stolen SCAD Cards to the MySCAD. office of student success. MySCAD is the university’s digital portal for students. MySCAD provides student Validation access to course registration, SCAD webmail, While your student’s SCAD Card can last for financial services accounts, posted grades, their entire time at SCAD, they will need to course assignment submissions, online test get a validation sticker at the start of each administration, FERPA management, important quarter. A current validation sticker allows announcements and more. For this reason, them to get discounts at off-campus movies, students are prohibited from sharing their art supply stores and more. Students should MySCAD passwords with others. meet with the student financial manager to receive their validation sticker for each Parents may appropriately access their student’s quarter. financial services account via TouchNet, but are asked not to log in to their student’s MySCAD account.
29 OCTOPUS CARD SCAD LANGUAGE STUDIO The Octopus card is widely used in Hong The English as a Second Language program Kong to pay for transportation and other includes a variety of undergraduate and small transactions. Your student can add graduate courses focused on reading, money to his or her card at any 7-Eleven, writing and grammar proficiency as well as the Mass Transit Railway customer service advanced presentation, pronunciation and counter, the Market Place grocery at Gold research skills necessary for a career in art Coast Piazza and the Gold Coast parking and design. garage. Through the SCAD Language Studio, Students typically spend about HK$200 students gain skills that enable them to be every two weeks using their Octopus cards. successful at the university and professional level, including how to: At the office of student success, students can pick up an application form to complete ▪ Write academic papers and take exams and submit to MTR customer service in order ▪ Make formal presentations to receive a student discount of 50 percent on all MTR transportation during their time in ▪ Read university-level materials Hong Kong. ▪ Comprehend academic lectures ▪ Speak fluently in both formal and informal settings DINING IN HONG KONG ESL students connect with peers and Hong Kong is the culinary capital of Asia, professors, use their language skills to and your student can easily find any flavor succeed in their studies, and begin their he or she has in mind, from street food to academic and artistic journeys with fine dining. confidence and competence. If your student lives at Gold Coast, he or she will have access to fully equipped kitchens, and the Market Place grocery store is nearby. The Gold Coast Piazza is also home to numerous restaurants and eateries. No food is permitted in classrooms or computer labs!
30 NORTH KOWLOON MAGISTRACY BUILDING SCAD revitalized the historic North Kowloon Magistracy Building after the Hong Kong Development Bureau entrusted STUDENT HEALTH it to the university in 2009. This UNESCO award-winning building hosts Support for students isn’t limited to tours twice daily Monday through Friday academic endeavors; SCAD is also here to and the third Saturday of every month. support students’ health and well-being. The Students and visitors are expected to treat professionals in the student health support this heritage site with the utmost respect network can help students with anything, and conduct themselves professionally such as dealing with the challenges of at all times. college life or getting treatment for a sore throat. STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER Counseling Services Located on the ground floor and first floor SCAD counseling and student support of SCAD Hong Kong, the office of student services keeps counselors on hand to assist success is your go-to spot for student students with a wide range of concerns, from advisers, the registrar, student financial boosting their coping skills to managing services, SCAD Card services, financial aid, stress and anxiety. Counselors can help on student services administration, counseling an individual and short-term basis, organize and student support services, and support groups, make community referrals, career services. plan educational workshops and provide self-help resources. Therapy groups are available for students who need general support. Counselors can Accessibility Services also reach out to students when a professor, SCAD highly values the opportunity staff member or parent is concerned for their to provide support for students with well-being. accessibility needs. To receive services and accommodations, students need to Services are free and confidentiality self-identify by contacting the counseling is guaranteed within legal and ethical and student support services office. They guidelines. Counselor communication is are encouraged to access their SCAD confidential. Accommodate account in MySCAD > Resources tab > Academic Resources Students can reach a counselor during Network channel. Students can use this business hours by calling 852.2253.8055. system to request appointments and upload Twenty-four-hour emergency support is supportive documentation. available by contacting the on-call counselor through the SCAD Department of University Once a student has scheduled an Safety at 852.2253.8080. appointment, he or she will meet with staff email@example.com | 852.2253.8055 to discuss an accommodation plan according SCAD Hong Kong | Room 020 to his or her individual needs. A staff member will write an accommodation memo
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