Accrediting agency denies wrongdoing in City College of San Francisco sanctions
- The Executive Committee of the Accrediting Commission for Junior and Community Colleges issued a response Thursday rejecting a faculty union's claims of irregularities and violations over its sanctions on the City College of San Francisco.
- The city college's faculty union alleged in a lengthy April 30 complaint that the AACJC's July 2012 placement of the college on "show cause" status, the highest sanction before accreditation is stripped, lacked merit and was based on a "mischaracterization" of its accreditation history.
- Last week, the AACJC sent the college its final report indicating what action it may take regarding the sanctions and the school's accreditation in a meeting next week, and it will announce a decision in early July.
From the article:
... According to the complaint, filed April 30, the commission mischaracterized “the College as having failed to correct deficiencies identified in 2006,” because the commission did reaffirm City College’s accreditation at that time. The union contends that the AACJC did not cite any deficiencies at that time and did not inform the college of any recommendations that could lead to a loss of accreditation. ...
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