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As students go about selecting their classes through eServices, they have the option of selecting classes that are fully in-person, meet through zoom, asynchronous or a hybrid class that combines multiple formats. (Photo Illustration by Joseph Bianchini)

ARC should provide more consistency across class formats

The Current Staff May 6, 2024

What makes the community college route appealing for students is the flexibility it provides in terms of one’s schedule. However, the scheduling inconsistency from class to class makes a student’s...

Class schedules in eServices list classes as asynchronous, with no scheduled meeting times. But when students look at the syllabus for the class it may show different, unexpected requirements. (Photo Illustration by Heather Amberson)

Online class schedules should be clearly defined

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

Many students have a full schedule between taking classes, work and any other responsibilities, so many choose to take asynchronous classes that can be done on their own time.  If a class is listed...

American River College’s Associated Student Body discussed office hours for students and the problem of asynchronous classes not having lectures during its meeting on Oct. 8, 2021. (Screenshot via ASB meeting)

ASB discusses hosting office hours for students

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer October 14, 2021

American River College’s Associated Student Body discussed student senate office hours and the challenge of learning without lectures in asynchronous classes during its meeting on Oct. 8. ASB members...

During the American River College Associated Student Body meeting on Feb. 11, 2022, the board gave feedback to HomeBase and offered ways to improve. They also were able to learn about the goals and what it has to offer. (Photo via Unsplash)

Students find ups and downs with both synchronous and asynchronous classes

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 15, 2021

With online classes, the focus for college students the past year, American River College has set its focus on giving students a variety of options when taking online classes. One such option is the decision...

When students are unclear on their class schedules it can cause unneeded stress and anxiety. Not labeling the classes appropriately has the potential to create massive headaches for students, faculty and even local businesses outside of the LRCCD. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Unclear class times wastes time

Oden Taylor, Editor-In-Chief January 24, 2021

As the district enters its third, and with any luck, final semester of 100% distance learning, Los Rios Community College District students are still finding it difficult to navigate class schedules in...

With many students already struggling with time management and their household and parental responsibilities, synchronous classes provide a litany of added stressors during the pandemic. (Photo from shutterstock.com).

Synchronous classes create unnecessary stress for already tense students

Nick Subia, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Although nearly all classes are currently held online due to the pandemic, one thing that is lacking across the board when comparing the formats of classes at American River College is consistency. Some...

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