The American River Current

Instructors dispute the validity of Rate My Professors

American River College professors discuss their feelings on ratemyprofessors.com in the 2019 fall semester.
(Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Oden Taylor

November 6, 2019

Many college students dread the thought of showing up on the first day of school and finding out their teacher isn’t quite what they expected. Luckily for students, the website, Rate My Professors (www.ratemyprofessors.com)  is there to help decide which professor’s classes to take and which to avoi...

Opinion: Teachers should spice up the classroom

New York Times best-selling author Jay Heinrichs speaks to speech 302 students via Skype. (Photo by John Ennis)

Jared Smith

March 16, 2017

  Imagine being able to ask the author of your textbook anything you wanted. Speech professor David Austin recently organized a Skype call between Jay Heinrichs, author of his student’s textbook, “Thank You for Arguing,” and the students themselves. They had many questions and the resulting...

Students skype best-selling author

New York Times best-selling author Jay Heinrichs speaks to speech 302 students via Skype. (Photo by John Ennis)

Jared Smith

March 7, 2017

Laughter and questions, that’s not always what makes up your traditional class, but that was what ensued when students had the chance to speak with the New-York Times best-selling author of their textbook, Jay Heinrichs. Heinrichs, the New York Times best-selling author of the textbook, “Thank You f...

Academic Senate supports proposal of new department, listens to struggling departments

Professor Julie Blaney (right) gives her proposal for creating a Certified Nurse Assistant & Home Health Aid department separate from the Nursing Department to the board of the American River College Academic Senate as President Gray Aguilar (left) reads the proposal at their September 8, 2016 meeting. (Photo by Robert Hansen)

Robert Hansen

September 11, 2016

The Academic Senate of American River College heard the head of the nursing department, professor Julie Blaney, make her case for creating a Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide(CNA/HHA) department at Thursday’s meeting. Blaney said that in California, the CNA/HHA licensing program and the nursing...

Speech students go beyond their assignment and make suicide prevention video

Kameron Schmid and Kameron Schmid

May 7, 2015

For five students in professor David Austin’s Speech 331 class, attending a suicide awareness walk at Sacramento State University just wasn’t going to be enough in their project to help the cause of suicide prevention. So they went beyond their assignment and made a public service announcement...

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