Is ACCJC Accepted by Educators?

BY HANK REICHMAN A bit more than a year ago then-Secretary of Education John King ruled that the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), which accredits all of California’s 112 community colleges, had a year to come into compliance with two Department of Education regulations.  Of particular importance was Regulation 34 C.F.R. §…

Victory at CCSF! ACCJC Fate Still Unsettled

BY HANK REICHMAN San Francisco City College’s (CCSF) five-year battle against a rogue accrediting agency is over and the college has won.  The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) informed school administrators yesterday that CCSF’s latest application for accreditation had been approved for a standard seven-year period. “All of us at the college…

CFT/AFT Files New Complaint Against ACCJC

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN The following is the text of an August 8 press release from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT): This week, the California Federation of Teachers filed a substantive new complaint against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, arguing that the accreditor of California’s community colleges has failed so completely…

CFT Files Amended Lawsuit Against ACCJC

In the latest development in the ongoing struggle of faculty, students, and community members at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and throughout the California community college system against the rogue accreditor, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) yesterday (May 19) filed an amended complaint against…

ACCJC On the Ropes

Recent developments in the continuing controversy surrounding the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and the California community college system suggest that the commission may be heading out of business, at least in California if not nationally. Tomorrow, March 21, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges will consider a resolution…

ACCJC’s Appeals are Denied!

If you’ve been following my frequent posts on the controversies involved the Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community Colleges (ACCJC) and the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), you’ll recall that last month I reported at length on a meeting of the National Advisory Commission for Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) attended by California community…

ACCJC On the Defensive at NACIQI

This week I had the honor and privilege to join more than 30 California community college faculty, students, staff, trustees and community allies attending a meeting of the National Advisory Commission for Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) in Alexandria, Virginia.  NACIQI advises the U.S. Department of Education with regard to federal recognition of accrediting agencies…

California Task Force Recommends Replacing ACCJC

If you have been following my long series of posts about the accreditation controversy at City College of San Francisco (CCSF), you are aware that I have been one of many critics of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), an independent entity of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) charged…

ACCJC Again Denies CCSF Accreditation

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has upheld its 2013 decision to terminate the accreditation of City College of San Francisco (CCSF), but the move will not affect the current status of the college, which remains open and fully accredited.  ACCJC announced its affirmation of the decision it made in June 2013…