Newnan Academic Advisor David Brown is currently under review after numerous reports were released accusing him of sidestepping every question by asking other questions.
One report came from Freshman History Student Anne May, who was allegedly questioning whether or not she is on the right academic path.
“I thought it would be a good idea to make an appointment with my academic advisor,” said May. “But he answered every single one of my questions by asking other questions. When I asked him about the requirements for my major, he asked me if I had talked about it with other students in my major.”
“At first I didn’t think it was so weird. When I asked him how he was doing, he responded by asking me how I was doing which seemed pretty normal,” said May, who reported that things seemed to “get a little frustrating” when she started asking course-related questions.
“I asked him how many seats were open in a course,” explained May “He just asked me if I had looked at the course guide, which I already had.”
As the appointment neared the end of its scheduled time slot, May reported that Brown was “repeatedly checking his watch” before answering one of her questions with, “have you made a follow up appointment at the front desk of the advising center?”
Other students have filed similar complaints about Brown. LSA student Marci Roman even reported coming out of her meeting not even knowing Brown’s name.
“Every time I asked him his name, he would just ask me my name,” said Roman.
Roman reported that Brown answered all of her other questions in a similar fashion.
“He just rephrased my question and shot it right back at me,” she said. “I asked him how many credits I should take, and he just asked me how many credits I thought it would be a good idea to take.”
Although Roman’s appointment lasted almost an hour, she reportedly came out of it, “even more confused and with more questions than before.”
Brown was last seen inquiring if a student had checked with his professor and the class syllabus before coming to him for help