California faculty union files complaint against accreditor
- On Tuesday, the California Federation of Teachers and an affiliate representing City College of San Francisco faculty filed a complaint accusing California's community college accrediting commission of having conflicts of interest and violating federal and state laws.
- The complaint was sent to both the accrediting commission and the U.S. Department of Education for its consideration as it decides whether it will renew its recognition of the commission.
- CCSF's accreditation is currently under review following a "show cause" sanction last July ordering the school to get its finances in order and overhaul its governance, but the complaint says the commission's actions at the college are improper and represent a broader pattern of misconduct in its issue of sanctions or warnings to 27 of 112 community colleges.
From the article:
... In a media advisory announcing the union's plans to publicly release the complaint on Wednesday, Alisa Messer, president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 2121, which represents both full- and part-time faculty members at the San Francisco college, said, "The ACCJC's actions in San Francisco and elsewhere are in sharp contradiction with the agency's mission, have harmed and continue to harm the interests of students, faculty, and the broader community, and must cease." ...
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