On February 13th, 2013, the students were invited to a discussion about academic advising with the administration of McCombs. In facilitating the discussion, the Undergraduate Business Council revealed survey results that assessed student opinion on how helpful course advising was, showing that the majority of students could schedule appointments within a reasonable time, and that long waits were typically associated with registration periods. Academic advisors then expanded on common reasons students couldn’t get desired classes, attributing things such as room size, departmental listing, and budget constraints as reasons. Fin
ally, the administration closed talking about the relational aspect of academic advising, and role of the advisors beyond simply getting students their classes. Simi Kavthekar, from the planning committee for the Town Hall, commented after the event, “I lear
ned that advisors are not only suppose to give you advice on strictly advice on course selections, but help you on extracurricular endeavors.