72nd annual California Federation of Teachers Convention

Posted on Mar 30, 2014

The 72nd annual California Federation of Teachers Convention took place from March 21–23, 2014, at the Manhattan Beach Marriot Hotel in Manhattan Beach. This year the Part-Time Faculty Association sent its largest delegation ever: Five delegates, including PFA President Mark Miller, Secretary-Treasurer Rich Baker, and Executive Board members-at-large Danielle Blanchard (Drama Department), Lisa McKinley (Counseling), and Nahid Loghmani...

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Critical thinking skills for the workplace

Posted on Mar 30, 2014

Published in the March 28, 2014 Santa Maria Times. In a previous column, I noted that students at Allan Hancock College are often nonplussed when asked to analyze a work of literature or an essay. Writing a summary is not difficult for them, but writing an analysis appears to be a task they haven’t often been given prior to arriving in a college classroom. Employers are making a similar discovery — people new to the workforce may have the...

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