Texas A&M Commerce Advising

Texas A&M Commerce Advising

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upset

Bailey, TX

#1 Jul 22, 2008
Does it usually take Advising Counselors 10 years to e-mail or call anyone back? Seriously tomorrow it will be 3 days! I called and they just said he was 'busy'.'New Student Advising' is too busy for new students?
RC Lion

Rockwall, TX

#2 Jul 30, 2008
You must have caught them at a rough time (and I'm sure it is rough this time of year).

My wife and I both graduated from Commerce recently (01 and 04) and we LOVED it.

He's probably busy with New Students that are in his actual office. Cant really take calls in the middle of giving someone 1 on 1.

To be honest, I'd just go to the campus and get a 1 on 1. Just like everything else, face to face will always get you the time phone calls wont.

Good luck!
upset

Bailey, TX

#3 Jul 30, 2008
I finally got ahold of him after a week. He dealt with me through emails because I live in Paris, so I'm happy he spared me the drive.
Thanks for your reply..
etsu graduate

Paris, TX

#5 Nov 6, 2008
Acedemic advising at TEXAS [email protected] COMMERCE has always sucked--in fact if a true poll was taken you would find out that large numbers of people every semester end up not graduating because of the incompetent advisors and excessive rules for graduation. There seems to be a total lack of cooperation or any efforts on the part of the Administration to help those students who have gotten "THE BIG WEINER" The absolute most inflexible group of "BIG BRAINS" is the mathmatics dept. who evidently has the biggest lobby in academia since they believe in order to live in this world you MUST pass algebra "what a crock of shit"
Advisors there will tell students semester after semester that they are on track---no problems--we have you all lined up to graduate and then--a month before graduation in some cases--in others--after the final semester has started--"oh, by the way, you have to take math 351 or some other bullshit class.
If the new President really wants to get active--fire some of the stupid assed advisors and intervene when errors are brought to his attention and set things right!!
I am pretty sure from having read the other posts in this thread that some faculty member is charged with observing this type of criticism and quickly responding with wonderful tales of their cinderella life after going to this wonderful university---well--mr. or mrs. cinderella-to find out after your last semester (or at least that is what an academic advisor has been telling you for 4 or 5 semesters) that oh by the way you need one more course---TEXAS [email protected] COMMERCE SUCKS--and those students will never forgive or for that matter, will never give DIME to their alma mater!!!
ETSU

Lone Oak, TX

#6 Nov 6, 2008
It's no wonder you didn't graduate. I don't know how you did in math but you certainly didn't learn much in language arts.
etsu graduate

Paris, TX

#7 Nov 7, 2008
Just as I said, a lackey for the school responds! I did graduate from the fine East Texas State University and did in fact do so with the last four semesters with the President's Scholars Award. Since, this topix forum is very "informal", I felt grammar, punctuation, and even sentence structure was less important than the message. The first message does not reflect a problem I personally experienced but a problem that I was aware of 20 years ago and continue to hear from friends and family members that it is still an issue.
I will now address you FORMALLY, Kiss My Rosy Red Ass you sack of shit!
Advisors Unite

College Station, TX

#8 Nov 7, 2008
Question to those with these complaints about their advisor...especially if you want the new president to be able to adress the situation...when you call, email, etc. make sure you get the NAME of your advisor (or the person to whom you speak). To lump all advisors into a bucket and swish them around is unfair to the ones who do a good job (and yes, there are some).
Old

Bryan, TX

#9 Nov 7, 2008
The main advise given at TAMUC is become black, hindu, or asian. The past administrations have done nothing but build new buildings and scour the world for any and all minorities to put in them.

The smell of chitterliings and rotten fish permeates the campus. ETSU was a nice school at one time, then all the minorities showed up, and it's status is gone. May as well call it Black and Yellow University, BYU.
etsu graduate

Paris, TX

#10 Nov 7, 2008
Actually old you have hit the nail on the head. Ever wonder "why" Texas [email protected] University wanted a subsidiary school? Could it have been to balance the very high ratio of white students to black students on their main campus? The "schools" in the Texas [email protected] system needed balancing just as they needed Hispanic students when they went to our southern border and took in a school down there (can't remember offhand which school)! Even 20 years ago the ratio at ETSU was undergoing a drastic change in color!!!
factinator

United States

#11 Nov 8, 2008
ETSU wrote:
It's no wonder you didn't graduate. I don't know how you did in math but you certainly didn't learn much in language arts.
It doesn't matter how well he did in math while he was there because I can pretty well assure he didn't learn any math while he was there. That department was a joke when I was a student there. Ironically, the math deptartment was the only department against merging into the A&M system back in the 90's. They were afraid they would have to lower their standards. What a joke!
Advisors Unite

College Station, TX

#12 Nov 14, 2008
http://www.tamu-commerce.edu/home/university/...

Also, feel free to input your concerns at the link above, anytime.
etsu graduate

Paris, TX

#13 Nov 20, 2008
Pass the buck is the way Texas [email protected] Commerce deals with problems. The Academic Advisor made a mistake but the ruling elites will not overrule the decisions made by morons barely out of school.
My advice to anyone contemplating going to Texas [email protected] Commerce is "don't"!!! But if you must, degree plans and any changes needed----get everyones signature-write out an agreement and get more signatures----don't trust anyone--having to go to school an extra semester can cost you a lot of money (that most of us don't have) and the ASSHOLE who caused you to have to go an extra semester will keep on getting paid---tough shit student. The "BIG SHOTS" will sympathize with you but bottom line is they will say "sorry but there is nothing we can do to fix OUR FUCKUP!
Advisors Unite

College Station, TX

#14 Nov 21, 2008
MONEY4ME.TAMUC.COM
[email protected]

Unprecedented Scholarship Opportunities for the Winter Mini & Spring Semester @ TAMU-Commerce!
I Must Agree

United States

#15 Nov 22, 2008
That place is a Zoo. Online classes SUCK, they are trying to get students to fail.$4000 dollars plus down the tubes.
I have 5 books that were required for class that were never opened the entire semester. What a rip off. They will not take them back for the price that I paid, it is a ripoff! That is one example of their crap.
I Must Agree

United States

#16 Nov 22, 2008
Leaving on the next semester out of their. They are begging for students. I would love to know their return rates? They are offering scholarships because they have to do something to get students back. It is smoke and mirrors.

Stay away from Dr. Zang's Psyche classes on line he has nothing but typing, 50 questions in 50 minute test. I cannot read that fast I think it is his pleasure to watch students struggle.
Argues with Logic

Bryan, TX

#17 Nov 29, 2008
Old wrote:
The main advise given at TAMUC is become black, hindu, or asian. The past administrations have done nothing but build new buildings and scour the world for any and all minorities to put in them.
The smell of chitterliings and rotten fish permeates the campus. ETSU was a nice school at one time, then all the minorities showed up, and it's status is gone. May as well call it Black and Yellow University, BYU.
Wow, you were making a few points earlier but man you are a racist.
It is true the advisors aren't very good. That is the reason I took never went to one. Instead I spoke to my department advisors who taught me to check the graduation course requirements myself. Every semester I'd check to make sure I was on track.
Anyone who doesn't make the time their on track to graduate is a dumbass. I'm glad they don't hold a degree from this university.
It isn't perfect but I'm proud to have gone there. I just wish others would do more to voice their opinions once they graduate to make it better. I hope it becomes a proper college and not a suitcase college.
etsu graduate

Paris, TX

#18 Dec 1, 2008
Well glad "you" were able to graduate just as I managed, however, in case after case, those so-called department advisors (who you think would know)tells students that everything is on track and then "wham" SUCKERRRRRR! Come spend a few hundred more dollars and we will give you a diploma after only one more semester! The administration then tells big old whoppers about not being able to sign off on courses--what a crock of crap-with the stroke of a pen--a department head can write off "any" course! Oh well, if enough former students would start writing letters to editors of newspapers in northeast Texas, Paris,Greenville,Mckinney,Mt Pleasant,Texarkana and all the other areas Texas [email protected] services---somebody up the chain of command would get the message. But, like all things, until they are hit in the seat of the pants (wallet) nothing will change! I personally would recommend SE Oklahoma--Midwestern University or anyone of a dozen smaller universities in the Dallas area.
Grad Student

College Station, TX

#19 Dec 30, 2008
Actually the scholarship $$ is being offered not as a bribe, it is money the University could have used in any way they wanted and yet decided it best to give it 'back' to those who have invested so much in the University already, the students. So, if you don't want it...don't take it, but they are not begging for students any more than other Universities are feeling the pinch during this economic downturn.
Commerce Graduate

Garland, TX

#20 Feb 16, 2010
Actually, during economic slowdowns university enrollments historically increase. This is true for universities across the board and not particularly this one.
On a personal level I would have to say that my wife was attending the university but hit to many insults and to many hassles. They treated her like a snot nosed kid instead of a veteran of the Marine Corp. She is on the GI Bill so which ever school she attends is guaranteed payment in full and up front. Now that school happens to be UTA. She has been very happy with the change.
Grad Student

College Station, TX

#21 Feb 18, 2010
It's great your wife found a University home. Do you know which major she was pursuing @ Commerce? Who did she talk to who would have insulted her in such a way? GEEZE...some people...(note the digest to which you replied was from 2008, which is why the mention of the economic downturn)

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