Month: March 2013

César Chávez Day

On this, his birthday, the Cerritos College Faculty Federation acknowledges the life and work of labor organizer and United Farm Workers President, César Estrada Chávez, born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona.

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Membership Meeting Tuesday, March 19

Your union holds its next membership meeting this Tuesday, March 19, at 11 a.m. in Social Science 141. (Note updated room number.) The agenda includes: • California Federation of Teachers (CFT) convention report from delegates • Plans for Executive Board elections, to be held this Spring • Report on online student evaluation of faculty • (time permitting) Discussion of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) in contract Assignment article Attendance is open to all members and interested faculty.

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Is Accreditation Bad for Colleges?

California Federation of Teachers Community College Council President Carl Friedlander, writing in the current issue of AFT Perspective, raises concerns about how the ACCJC wields its authority: “…The ACCJC leadership, more than the leadership of any other regional commission, has inappropriately embraced a particular ‘education reform’ agenda. This Commission’s zealotry is roiling the system and poisoning faculty attitudes about accreditation itself.” Read the article on page 2 of the issue linked here. San Francisco Chronicle reporter Nanette Asimov adds more perspective here: “But faculty union leaders and many students up and down the state say the…accrediting commission…is overly harsh and out of touch with what colleges need to improve. The

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CFT Convention Delegates

CCFF is pleased to announce the results of the election held last week. Union members voted to choose delegates to the statewide California Federation of Teachers convention. Solomon Namala     53 votes Carlos Arce              39 Sally Havice             28 Michelle Lewellyn    28 (write-in candidate) Armando Soto            1 (write-in candidate) Monica Bellas             1 (write-in candidate) In all, 56 ballots were cast. Since there was a tie for the third spot, the Executive Board decided to send the top four delegates to the convention, rather than three delegates as originally planned. (Given the size of the local, the CFT allows us to send 11 voting delegates. The Board is sending a smaller delegation to

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