Observatory commitee - Our goals PDF Print
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 12:50

The main goals of the Observatory are:

  • to assist the target categories of students with the problems they face during their studies
  • to facilitate their communication with teaching staff (e.g. oral instead of written exams, adequate examination time)
  • to inform them about educational activities taking place within the University (e.g. extra courses planned in various Departments to help them, research programs, possibility of participation in exchange programs, attendance of University events)
  • to facilitate their access to audiovisual or other educational materials suitable for them (e.g. educational material for blind, deaf or hearing-impaired students or specialized scientific terminology for foreign student)
  • to assist them with any other need that could emerge during their studies (e.g. through providing counseling, mediation, information).

 

The students can inform us – and also inform the Student Advisors of their Department – of any serious problems that they might face in the course of their studies and which arise either because of their status as foreign or minority students (e.g. problems with the Greek language, need for provision of specialized terminology) or because of their health problems.

Our goals also include

  • Collecting information regarding the academic progress of the above groups of students, and more specifically regarding their needs and problems they face during their studies
  • Collecting information regarding existing services, initiatives and actions taking place in AUTH which assist the above students, in order to make them known to the whole University community (e.g. extra teaching or other kinds of support)
  • Recording of good practices in other Universities of the country and abroad, and establishing cooperation with them in order to develop common support services

The Observatory works closely with the Volunteer Committee and the Social Policy and Health Committee, as well as with the University Centre for Counseling and Psychological Support.