The latest on the countdown to doom for City College San Francisco is that they are trying to put a leader in who will lead them to the promised land.
“New Chancellor for Embattled City College of San Francisco”
“City College of San Francisco, fighting for its life amid an accreditor's call to shut it down, will announced today the hiring of an experienced administrator and antiterrorism expert as its first permanent chancellor in 18 months, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The hiring of Arthur Q. Tyler, former president of Sacramento City College and a former state-appointed trustee at another California community college, Compton College, comes at a time when the 80,000-student San Francisco institution is reporting to a special trustee as it challenges a decision by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges to strip its accreditation, citing significant financial and management problems”.
“Today's announcement of a new chancellor is another step cited by state community college leaders as evidence -- marshaled to try to make the case to the accrediting agency -- that the institution has made significant progress in responding to the many issues it cited”.
Read here: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/10/16/new-chancellor-embattled-city-college-san-francisco
Why pay attention to this issue you ask? Because this is landmark issue that could have resounding effects throughout California and then ultimately the rest of the country. This is one of the “traditional schools” being told to shut down remember?
When 80,000 public college students are being told they have to find another home quickly, we should be paying attention.
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III