Students from City College of San Francisco took over City Hall Tuesday night, protesting a recent decision by a regional panel to revoke the school’s accreditation and to seek Mayor Ed Lee’s help.
City College of San Francisco is under threat of closure, after the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) recently announced the college will lose its accreditation in July of 2014.
A coalition of students, faculty and other supporters are fighting to keep City College of San Francisco open, following last week’s announcement that the school will lose accreditation next July.
City College of San Francisco’s elected Board of Trustees has been stripped of its authority and replaced by a “special trustee” with unilateral powers to try and save the school from losing accreditation a year from now.
The agency that certifies two-year colleges in the western United States told City College of San Francisco on Wednesday that the school will lose its accreditation a year from now, a move that could lead to the closure of one of the nation’s largest institutions of higher learning.
Students at California community colleges could see additional class options for short summer and winter sessions under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday, but those courses would come with a higher price tag.
A resolution introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar that urges City College trustees to use new tax revenue to restore cuts from the school’s budget has passed.
Administrators at San Francisco’s City College have completed an action plan they hope will convince a western states accreditation team that the school should stay in business.
California Community Colleges names new chancellor to head nation’s largest higher ed system.
San Francisco’s City College is just one of many campuses to participate in Sunday’s Hands Across America protest to show support for higher education.