Monday, October 26

Synchronous classes in AB suspended

by JHONA R. VITOR

SYNCHRONOUS CLASSES from Sept. 25 to 30 have been suspended to consider the physical and mental challenges that Artlets confront in the “new normal” way of learning, and the possible intermittent connection within the six-day suspension. 

The memorandum released on Thursday stated that only “minimal” asynchronous activities will be given and the deadlines already scheduled from Sept. 25 to 30 may be extended until the following week.

Artlets will also be provided “recorded lectures and […] asynchronous engagements where they can access and complete at their own pace within the said period and the week thereafter,” the memorandum said.

It added that the academic and support staff and career counselors of Artlets are ready to accommodate everyone.

Synchronous sessions will resume on Oct. 1 through Blackboard Collaborate, Zoom or Google Meet. 

There will be no synchronous and asynchronous sessions and activities during the examination period to give students enough time to prepare for examinations and capstone requirements.

Faculty Dean Marilu Madrunio and Regent Rev. Fr. Rodel Aligan, O.P. said that classes going on for several weeks show that Artlets have adapted to the “new normal.” 

They encourage everyone to continue with a positive growth mindset in meeting course expectations without compromising health and learning. F

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