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How to Get on the AUS Chancellor List

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 24, 2013 11:00:00 AM

By Nour Al-Ali

SHARJAH – Maintaining academic excellence necessary for the Chancellor's List requires substantial effort, said Kevin Mitchell, AUS vice provost for undergraduate affairs and instruction, in an interview.

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Those aspiring to become honor students, added Mitchell, must work hard and be dedicated throughout the academic year. “There are no shortcuts,” he said. “The grades needed to attain a place on the Chancellor's List cannot be earned without a sincere and sustained engagement with the material covered in a course or in a degree program.”

With an ever-growing number of honor students, the university benefits from “a very good reputation, which is due in part to the fact that courses are demanding,” remarked Mitchell. He also said that in a recent survey, freshmen students “consistently identified the rigorous demands of academic work at AUS to be challenging.”

To qualify, students must be on the dean’s list for two consecutive semesters of the same academic year i.e., Fall and Spring semesters (attaining a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 and above), while enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours per term, as well as following the student code conduct.

In order to achieve such standing, Mitchell advised students to “focus on developing knowledge, skills and ability rather than on grades,” adding that “a genuine commitment to learning results in improved academic performance.”

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 Acting Chancellor Thomas Hochstetler honoring a student during the Convocation

AUS also monitors and recognizes sustained academic excellence. This was reflected when the university honored 265 students during its October 23 Honors Convocation at the university’s Main Building auditorium. First-time winners received bronze medals; those achieving honor status for a second time received silver medals; and third- or fourth-time honor students received gold ones. The breakdown is as follows:

 Gold Medal

50 students

 Silver Medal

61 students

 Bronze Medal

154 students

Mitchell said he hoped to “have these distinguished students in classes in the future as I am sure that they will ask the critical questions that will contribute to making me a better teacher.”

Watch the Honor Convocation 2013 in full length via the universty Youtube channel: 

 Nour Al-Ali is an English literature and mass communication double major senior at the American University of Sharjah. 

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