(Updated as of 9:35 p.m.) THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) has suspended synchronous classes this week to ease what it called the “psychological stress” being experienced by students. No high-stakes assessments shall be conducted from Sept. 22 to 25 and students may submit their graded requirements until Sept 30, according to an AB memorandum issued Monday. “With the recent memorandum released by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, please note that all classes in the Faculty of Arts and Letters from September 22 to 25, 2021 shall be held asynchronously to help the students lessen their psychological stress which makes it difficult for them to focus on their studies,” the memorandum signed by AB Dean Prof. Marilu Madrunio and AB Regent Fr. George Mang read.
by: KRISTINE ERIKA L. AGUSTIN THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) will resume its synchronous and asynchronous classes on Monday, Nov. 16 while assessments and submissions will start on Friday, Nov. 20, as the University seeks to address the concerns and situations of students affected by the pandemic and the recent typhoons, according to its released memorandum. The memorandum issued by the Office of the Dean dated Nov. 14 acknowledged the challenges faced by the faculty and students to comply with the demands of online classes, but the Faculty has seen the need to continue to provide quality education. “While the University and the different academic units attend to the concerns of the students residing in areas badly hit by the typhoons, we also recognize that it is also impor