Legislators and education advocates on Friday called for curbs on the powers of college accreditors, who they accused of targeting City College of San Francisco while allowing violations by the for-profit Heald College to go unchecked.
The Save CCSF Coalition announced complaints by the California Federation of Teachers and a cohort of CCSF students.
The president of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges testified in San Francisco Superior Court that she did not provide CCSF enough time to respond to perceived deficiencies during their accreditation process.
A non-jury trial is underway in California Superior Court to determine if an accrediting evaluation of San Francisco City College was unfair or unlawful.
A San Francisco Superior Court judge decided Friday that a lawsuit over whether City College of San Francisco wrongly faced the loss of its accreditation by a regional accrediting commission will proceed to trial next month.
City College of San Francisco is expected to retain its accreditation and will not be forced to close. On Wednesday, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges proposed new rules in a turn of events.
City College of San Francisco Chancellor Art Tyler plans to propose initiatives to promote respectful dialogue on campus and calling for an independent review of campus police officers’ response to student and faculty protests last week that turned violent, officials said Wednesday.
After a protest that led to City College of San Francisco students being pepper sprayed and arrested on campus Thursday, students and faculty came to City Hall on Friday to continue their call for the reinstatement of the school’s elected board of trustees.
A peaceful rally at City College of San Francisco turned violent on Thursday, as a group of protesters attempted to enter the school’s administration building, Conlan Hall, only to be met by campus police.
A regional commission that is revoking City College of San Francisco’s accreditation effective next year asked a judge Monday not to consider a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the commission’s ruling.