accreditation en CCSF stays open, but workers aren't celebrating yet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City College of San Francisco is now able to stay open for another two years while it meets accreditation standards, according to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.</span></p><p class="p1">This is a relief for the college which has feared closure since last July, when the commission decided to terminate the college’s accreditation this coming July.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:29:38 +0000 Hana Baba 45143 at CCSF stays open, but workers aren't celebrating yet Guiding a troubled institution: CCSF's Special Trustee Robert Agrella <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.35;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:11pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-404da9f3-e44e-1b4e-f9cb-856a0335f7a6" style="line-height:1.35;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:11pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Robert Agrella was appointed by the<em> </em><span class="st">California Community Colleges Board of Governors</span> to advise City College of San Francisco's seven-member board of trustees just over a year ago. But in July</span><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">, when the college was told it would remain on "show cause" status for another year, the state effectively disbanded the board, and gave Agrella sole decision-making authority. </span><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">His full title now is </span>"Special Trustee with Extraordinary Powers".</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.35;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:11pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Agrella is an experienced administrator, and a former president of several community colleges, most recently at Sonoma and Santa Rosa.</span><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny, who asked him what exactly his administration is doing to save the school. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:46:45 +0000 Jen Chien 37046 at Guiding a troubled institution: CCSF's Special Trustee Robert Agrella Keeping the doors open at City College of San Francisco <p>For more information on off-campus CCSF supporters, click <a href="">here</a>.</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">“Open, Accredited, and Ready for You!” That’s what it says on the big electronic billboard at the entrance to City College’s main Ocean Avenue Campus. Despite ongoing troubles over the last year and a half, the school is still fully operational and remains fully accredited. Students crowd the walkways in between classes, and the atmosphere feels like any other busy college campus. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:46:09 +0000 Jen Chien 37044 at Keeping the doors open at City College of San Francisco KALW community special: What's next for CCSF? <h1 style="LINE-HEIGHT: 22.5pt; MARGIN: 0in 0in 7.5pt; VERTICAL-ALIGN: baseline">&nbsp;</h1><p></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:07:16 +0000 Matt Martin 24349 at KALW community special: What's next for CCSF? City College of San Francisco Fights for its Future <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9317925768245672" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">In recent years, all levels of California’s public education system have been suffering from continuing budget cuts. City College of San Francisco, California’s largest community college has not been immune to these troubles. But right now it's facing an even bigger challenge, as the school fights to maintain its accreditation. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:18:57 +0000 15770 at City College of San Francisco Fights for its Future