By Bruce Wolfe, HANC President
Every accredited college and university comes under review to from time to time to renew its accreditation. This accreditation is essential in the value and certification to the degrees and programs it provides and acceptance by other colleges (in the case of transfer students) and employers. Some background best told by the community coalition, Save City College (http://www.saveccsf.org/about/):
“In July 2012, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) put CCSF on a sanction of “show cause” – one level from losing accreditation entirely – a death knell for a college. In July 2013, the ACCJC said that CCSF will lose its accreditation in July 2014, unless through an appeal process, this decision is reversed. In June 2013, the ACCJC had severed itself from the WASC (Western Association of School and Colleges) parent group thereby eliminating any objective agency above the ACCJC hearing an appeal.