Student Success

About Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center (ASC) is dedicated to improving teaching and learning outcomes and supporting faculty excellence in Teaching and Learning through evidence-based and research-informed programming. We promote a culture of inclusive excellence in teaching and learning through faculty development programs, faculty consultations, online professional support, and training to encourage productive use of educational technologies and high-tech built classroom environments.

The Academic Support Center (ACS) at Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM), is here to help current students by providing a wide range of academic services to help students to reach their potential. In addition, ADSM recognizes academic advising and customized Learning as critical components of each student’s educational experience.

The ASC plans, develops, and manages the delivery of workshops, seminars, discussion panels, and forums to promote teaching excellence. To achieve this, we design action plans for coaching and mentoring faculty in their pedagogic skills development toward achieving academic excellence. For that, we develop four action plans to achieve the below objectives:

What We Offer at Academic Support Center

Soft Skills Workshops

Soft Skills Workshops: Offering soft skills workshops so that students can enhance communication, public speaking, presentations, debate, and negotiations aimed at the overall educational refinement of students enrolled in academic programs at ADSM.

Workshop List

Academic WritingConflict Management
The entrepreneur’s guide for beginnersEffective Public Speaking
Advanced Business PresentationEmotional Intelligence
Problem Solving & Decision MakingEmployee Performance Management
Business EtiquetteFoundations of Everyday Leadership
Business Report WritingHandling Difficult People
Problem Solving & Decision MakingInspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense
How to Build your Resume?Interviewing Skills
How to Boost Your Interview Skills?Managing Meetings
Case Study AnalysisMental Health & Wellbeing For All
Mental Health & Wellbeing For ManagersNegotiation Skills
Business Report WritingResearch Skills
Stress ManagementTeam Shape
Inspirational Leadership: Leading with SenseWomen in Leadership: Inspiring Positive Change
Business Presentation SkillsWorkplace Ethics
Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit OrganizationsAffiliate Marketing

Students Survey

Students Training Needs Survey:  ADSM strives to improve its academic support services; to achieve this, it uses this survey to understand the student’s needs for Soft Skills Workshops. The offered workshops will help students develop personal attributes linked to success in the workplace.

Student Training Needs Survey-AY 2022-2023

Professional Development

Like other industries around the world, the education industry has a phenomenal impact due to a number of factors. Globally, higher education institutions are struggling to keep their faculty aligned with 21st-century challenges in regards to technology integration, online teaching and learning, student engagement online and face-to-face, and especially lack of conceptual knowledge and understanding of andragogy (adult teaching/learning) Holton et.al., (2001).

Joshi (2017) argues that, specifically the business education departments must organize CPD (continuous professional development) programs for their higher education faculty to mitigate the challenges and promote the quality of the teaching and learning process simultaneously.

Currently, ‘Active Teaching/learning’ are highly recommended teaching strategies regardless of grade levels, subject levels and organizational levels.

This particular professional development project of ‘Active Teaching for Active Learning’ will incorporate need-based CPD programs for higher education faculty especially for business education teaching faculty and for other departments as well through a hybrid format. Hence, we will offer and provide interactive, engaging and need-based educational professional development solutions for the faculty members.

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Dr. Turki Al Masaeid
Academic Support Manager
Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning