Students tell City College: Save our classes!

“Construct, don’t destroy” was the overarching plea of hundreds of faculty, staff and students at City College of San Francisco. They marched on Aug. 25 to protest the administration’s aggressive class cancellation policy that limits options, with the semester hardly even underway. Going into a new school year, the college is on firmer footing than [...]

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Higher education delegates put contingent faculty front and center at 2014 AFT Convention

Delegates to the 2014 AFT Convention in Los Angeles ensured that improving the lives and working conditions of contingent faculty would remain a top priority for the union’s work in higher education. In the convention’s Higher Education committee, delegates prioritized two resolutions dealing directly with contingency to bring to the convention floor. On the floor, [...]

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Calif. accreditor changes policy at 11th hour

After first refusing to reconsider its decision to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges on June 11 announced a change of policy that does allow for the college to apply for a “restoration” of its accreditation. The process would avert the immediate crisis of closure [...]

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