CCSF Trustees Make Questionable Choice of New Chancellor

BY HANK REICHMAN Already reeling from the lengthy and damaging, though ultimately successful, campaign to retain the community college’s accreditation, faculty, students, and community supporters at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) may now face a new challenge.  Yesterday, the college’s trustees approved a $310,500 contract for new Chancellor Mark Rocha, despite objections from dozens…

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…

CCSF Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement

BY HANK REICHMAN For the past three years I have been posting about the ongoing issues regarding accreditation at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and the subsequent disaffection of virtually all of California’s community colleges with their current accreditor, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).  This past spring attention focused…

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…

Support CCSF Faculty Strike

For nearly two years I have been blogging about the efforts of faculty members at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) to resist efforts by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to revoke the school’s accreditation.  As ACCJC has lost credibility and its own status as an authorized accrediting agency grows…

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…