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Fri, Jul 5, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Commission Votes to End CCSF Accreditation


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The City College of San Francisco Valencia campus
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The City College of San Francisco Valencia campus

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges has voted to terminate accreditation for City College of San Francisco. The school could close by summer of next year, and is only the second public community college in the state to ever lose accreditation. The college has been scrambling to make organizational changes since the Commission put the school under the most severe sanction last year. City College is one of the largest community colleges in the country with 85,000 students. We discuss the decision and what it will mean for the school and its students.

Host: Penny Nelson

Guests:

  • Alisa Messer, English teacher and president of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2121, which represents the faculty at City College of San Francisco
  • Jennifer Aries, communications consultant for City College of San Francisco
  • Nanette Asimov, high education reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
  • William Walker, former student trustee for the City College Board of Trustees

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