Interim Dean of SAS, Dr. Patrick Fay, has pledged to maintain the standard of education for which AUN has been known since its inception.
“Our job is to train you to think critically,” he said at a meet-the-dean event held on February 1, 2019.
For the students, it was an opportunity to hear from the Dean and Program Chairs (HODs) about new developments as they affect students’ programs as well as to clarify any issues relating to their catalogs and courses.
The forum which is usually organized by the Career Office comes up at the beginning of every semester. The essence is to help students achieve a better sense of direction in their academic pursuits. They meet with the deans, departmental chairs, the Registrar, and the Advising & Retention team.
Dean Fay advised students to be willing to take responsibility for their learning. He maintained that the professor’s role is to instruct them on what to study, and added that they are expected to prepare before coming to class. He advised students to use the resources provided by the Writing Center to develop good study habits.
“The Writing Center organizes study technique courses. I will recommend you attend.”
He also condemned plagiarism and asked students to desist from it as AUN has zero tolerance for the malpractice.
“We have to wipe it out. It is unethical. It is actually stealing and lying. We cannot put up with it.”
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa