Academic Advising Practice: Is it worth it?


The Department of English Language & Literature will be conducting a National Symposium on November 21st & 22nd, 2017, at Rustaq College of Education, Sultanate of Oman.


A symposium on Academic Advising will be held in the College on November 21, 2017. This symposium will pave the way for better advising practices with a view to helping learners to improve their academic performance.

The theme of the symposium will be ‘Academic Advising Practice: Is it worth it?’ Research papers, posters and presentations addressing aspects or dimensions of this theme are welcome. Given the interdisciplinary nature and fast-evolving status of Oman’s higher education system, this symposium will explore how Academic Advising is applied in all of the Sultanate’s HEIs, in general, and at CAS, in particular. The symposium aims to generate suggestions and insights for the development of Academic Advising as a way to enhance students’ performance.


Symposium sub-themes

Proposals for presentations and symposiums are invited on any of the following areas:

  • Remedial plans
  • Students academic needs
  • Teaching language skills
  • The student-friendly classroom
  • Teaching language skills to low achievers
  • Academic Advice Counseling
  • Reflective learning
  • Critical thinking classroom
  • Cultural issues in ELT
  • Learner motivation
  • Metacognition Strategies




Presentations can be delivered in English or Arabic



Important dates

  1. Symposium dates       The 21st  to the 22nd of November 2017
  2. Proposals submission deadline – 7th October 2017
  3. Replies will be sent out by the 17th October 2017


Registration Fees:

Presenters: 15 OMR

Participants: 20 OMR

Students: 5 OMR



Oman Arab Bank – Rustaq Branch

Account Number: 3126-176544-500

Please scan your receipt and email it to


Symposium Agenda


Registration Link