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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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UI Chicago faculty ratify historic contract

Tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a first contract that took almost two years to negotiate and that came after the faculty held a two-day strike in February. (See story.) That strike attracted national attention, both because it was the first in recent memory at [...]

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Faculty Union Files Lawsuit to Block Closure of City College of San Francisco

San Francisco—Today on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2121 held a press conference announcing they are filing a lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court to block the planned closure of CCSF. Speaking were students, faculty, and elected officials determined to keep CCSF open [...]

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