JANUARY 16, 2008

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RSC eliminates most Friday classes to save students gas expenses

Photo of a female student getting into her car after class.
RSC student Brandi Davison supports the schedule change at Rose State College.

Rose State College students will save gas, money and time this spring. Starting with this semester RSC has eliminated most Friday classes.

Previously RSC offered 60 minute classes on Monday, Wednesday and alternating Fridays and 75 minute classes on Tuesday and Thursday. With the schedule change, Monday and Wednesday classes switched to the 75 minute format.

“With the cost of gas, this change in class scheduling will provide our students who commute with some relief,” said Dr. Ric Baser, vice president of Academic Affairs. “It will also help our students who are trying to balance work and school.”

Baser said the schedule change was decided after careful consideration and approval by the division deans and executive council. He explained having the classrooms available on Fridays will allow faculty members to develop a new schedule of courses that meet just one day a week.

“Having classes Monday and Wednesday will also give students the opportunity to receive assistance from their professors on Friday,” said engineering and sciences professor Linda Tucker. “Labs will be open and students will be able to meet with their professors. Overall, I think this will be beneficial our students and something that will enhance and improve their education.”

For more information, call the Office of Admissions and Records at 733-7308.