The CCSF Saga Continues: ACCJC Blinks and AAUP Supports “Restorative” Status Proposal


In the continuing standoff between faculty, staff, and students at City College of San Francisco, supported by broad community forces and prominent political leaders, and the Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community Colleges (ACCJC; see my most recent posts here and here; see also my original post of July 8 and subsequent posts on July 13, August 13, and November 8 of 2013) it would appear that ACCJC has blinked.  On June 11, the Commission announced proposed  changes in its policy exclusively for colleges with terminated accreditation, granting a chance for such colleges to request a new “accreditation restoration status.”

“This is new for the ACCJC, but I don’t know if it’s new for other institutions,” a Commission spokesperson said.  “If this policy is adopted as expected,” the ACCJC wrote in a statement to the press, “CCSF would have the opportunity to take steps to be…

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The National Mobilization for Equity is a coalition of organizations committed to alleviating the present staffing crisis in higher education: three-quarters of the teaching jobs in American colleges are held by underpaid, precarious and poorly-supported contingent faculty. Our long-term goal is to end contingency as the norm. The current untenable situation not only adversely affects all faculty members, both contingent and tenure-track, it also negatively impacts our profession, our students and the quality of their education.

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