SF college will lose accreditation, unless …

City College of San Francisco will lose accreditation in one year — unless a special trustee appointed this week can resolve financial and governance problems. Closure is unlikely, but it’s not clear what entity could take over the multi-campus system, which has 85,000 students.

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  1. Anthony says:

    I have mixed feelings about this. Most of what the accreditation board is complaining about is financial or management issues, with only some being about the quality of the education. Financial issues shouldn’t cost the college its accreditation – that’s a matter for the taxpayers and the voters to deal with. While I’m willing to believe that there are also serious academic deficiencies, I’m not sure the case has been made that it’s worse at CCSF than at other community colleges. CCSF may be worse academically, but that case hasn’t been made publicly.

  2. I have to side with the state against the faculty.  If the state finds that non-credit courses for personal enrichment are not a good use of state subsidies and want to concentrate on job credentials instead, the faculty have no business resisting the decisions of officials who are vetted by the electorate every few years.