- City College of San Francisco trustees approved an agreement with the Department Chair Council Thursday that will save the school $1.6 million a year, just two months before the college finds out if it can remain accredited and stay open.
- The Department Chair Council is the first of five labor unions to reach a settlement with CCSF, and the agreement sees the number of department chairs reduced from 61 to 39, requires chairs to work on campus five days a week and cuts total stipends by $170,000.
- CCSF's accrediting commission and a fiscal crisis team called for the college to undergo a money-saving reorganization last summer, slamming its release of dozens of full-time faculty from teaching duties to serve as department chairs and then hiring part-time faculty with full-time benefits to teach the chairs' classes.
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... Rizzo said the college has reorganized three other major areas in its bid to stay accredited. It has merged redundant student services departments, standardized the duties of its deans, and replaced more than 40 faculty committees with a streamlined handful to provide guidance on administrative decisions. ...