Part-time faculty group honored

Posted on Mar 29, 2016

Published in the March 26, 2016 Santa Maria Times. Activate Labor For Justice was the theme of the 74th annual California Federation of Teachers Convention in San Francisco. While there was a great deal of rain coming down outside, it did not dampen the spirit or the enthusiasm of the more than 600 delegates, staff and guests, all of whom came determined to continue labor’s fight for justice. The convention is always an exciting experience,...

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Teaching students about Vietnam War

Posted on Mar 23, 2016

Published in the Feb 25, 2016 Santa Maria Times. When did the Vietnam War begin? When did it end? What was a search-and-destroy mission? How many Americans died in Vietnam? Why was the war fought? These are some of the questions I ask my students at Allan Hancock College in a special quiz. I often use lessons from history as a component of critical thinking, and this lesson points to the woeful lack of knowledge students frequently have...

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President’s Letter February-March 2016

Posted on Mar 22, 2016

Read the President’s Letter February-March 2016 where Mark discusses the 2016 CFT Convention. The PFA was honored with six awards, which included a First Place in the category Best Bulletin Series for Mark’s President’s Letters. Mark also, among other subjects, covers evaluations, unemployment benefits, and new amounts for Death and Dismemberment Insurance available to AFT...

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PFA Garners 2016 CFT Membership Growth Award

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

The Part-Time Faculty Association of Allan Hancock College was awarded a First Place Membership Growth Award at the 2016 California Federation of Teachers Convention. The PFA had a 27 percent...

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