This letter was sent by the Steering Committee of the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education to the leadership of the faculty bargaining unit at the City College of San Francisco after the regional accreditation agency announced that the college had not made sufficient progress toward correcting the deficiencies identified by the accreditation team and, consequently, CCSF’s accreditation would be revoked at the end of this next academic year.
As the result of widespread protests that the accreditation agency’s decision was not just arbitrarily harsh but also, at a time of great fiscal crisis, reflective of skewed standards that would sacrifice sustained student access to instruction to what amounted to expanded administrative spending, the Department of Education intervened and put the accreditation agency on notice that its mandate as such an agency is in jeopardy.
Although that announcement was very welcome, the issue remains formally unresolved. Therefore, I think that…
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