The CFT Response to the Decision of the ACCJC Appeals Hearing Panel Reviewing Commission Actions in the Case of City College of San Francisco

June 25, 2014

On June 13, 2014 the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (“ACCJC”) released the “decision” of its own handpicked Appeals Panel on the appeal filed by City College of San Francisco (CCSF) on March 4, 2014. CCSF’s appeal argued that it should not be disaccredited, but the decision of ACCJC’s Appeal Panel rejected that argument, while at the same time offering the College further “review” of evidence provided to the Appeals Panel.

The lack of clarity in the decision announcement by the panel, and ACCJC's own pronouncements about it, confused many observers, including reporters and elected officials who interpreted the decision as meaning CCSF had been granted a reprieve from the ACCJC's closure order. This interpretation, reasonable on its face, is in fact wrong. It is the purpose of this document to demonstrate that. Read More...

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