City College will appeal - Page 2

"City College neither ignored nor fought ACCJC's recommendations, as many people wish we had."

But regardless of what people think of the changes that have occurred, these are changes that ACCJC asked for. City College neither ignored nor fought ACCJC's recommendations, as many people wish we had. City College's response was to work to enact ACCJC's will as quickly as possible.

Unfortunately, the decision to revoke accreditation will harm City College's otherwise good financial position by causing a large drop in student enrollment for fall — and the loss of millions of dollars in state funding. Ironically, this will make it more difficult to finish what ACCJC wants done.

The best course for students is to let City College retain accreditation while it finishes the job that ACCJC wants done.

John Rizzo is President of the City College Board of Trustees



Far and fast before he manages to find another organization to run into the ground.

He screwed up the Sierra Club by turning it into a NIMBY organization papering our streets with liter at election time and clinging to outdated, silly and confrontational battles.

Then he demonstrated a complete lack of leadership by doing absolutely NOTHING to avert disaster at City College until forced to and dragged his heels and worked to undermine the changes that were required.

Now he wants to take credit for the changes he fought against and be allowed to continue on as if he was really leading the way out of this mess.

Progressives should recognize that this guy is just taking up space that could be better used by someone who might actually lead the movement one day.

Posted by Community College Graduate on Jul. 10, 2013 @ 9:09 am

It is too late ! Read the latest draft report from FCMAT.

"Lack of skilled staff at all levels

Unauthorized wage rate changes

Staff payroll overpayments

No verification of vacation and sick time

No one assigned to position control

Employee benefits not re-confirmed

Data system overly-customized"

CCSF is dying if not already dead. One more year of remedy cannot undo 20 years of damage.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 10, 2013 @ 11:16 am

seiously? Look at the Federal Government or any organization for that matter and find anyone doing a perfect job. These are small things with simple fixes. You will not dance on CCSF's grave yet.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 10, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

But you have to start somewhere so why not start with the most egregious abuses?

Posted by anon on Jul. 17, 2013 @ 11:27 am

Better to close it quickly and start over.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 15, 2013 @ 3:57 am

Anyone who says it would be better for City College to lose accreditation is either insane or doesn't know what they're talking about.

And I'm not convinced by John Rizzo, either. We need to hear about elevating contracts with Administration as a higher priority. That's what the ACCJC wants City College to do. We need to hear more about what CCSF is now doing to hire a team of badass administrators to work with you and the incoming state trustee. You should be on that more than anything while you still can. You've only got a few weeks left to do the hiring before he does!" Get on it.

They don't want you cutting anyone's salaries either. Increase salaries to faculty and staff. They're the ones who are VOLUNTEERING to do all the work of accreditation when it should be the ENTIRE institution - especially administration.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 16, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

It's a flawed entity and it's staff have an entitlement culture.

Start over and cut it loose.

Posted by anon on Jul. 17, 2013 @ 11:29 am

Anyone who votes for an incumbent for CCSF Trustee is a fool. and a tool.
We need all new trustees, who will demand professional administration. Some instructors may be very good, but none of the administrators or trustees have demonstrated such.

Posted by Richmondman on Jul. 25, 2013 @ 10:05 am

Close it down already.

Posted by Guest on Jul. 25, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

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