CCSF http://kalw.org en CCSF stays open, but workers aren't celebrating yet http://kalw.org/post/ccsf-stays-open-workers-arent-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 http://kalw.org CCSF stays open, but workers aren't celebrating yet City College supporters strike back against accreditor http://kalw.org/post/city-college-supporters-strike-back-against-accreditor <p>KALW's Jen Chien sat down with Crosscurrents host Holly Kernan to talk about what's going on off-campus to support CCSF's survival. Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:27:01 +0000 Jen Chien 37051 at http://kalw.org City College supporters strike back against accreditor Guiding a troubled institution: CCSF's Special Trustee Robert Agrella http://kalw.org/post/guiding-troubled-institution-ccsfs-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 http://kalw.org Guiding a troubled institution: CCSF's Special Trustee Robert Agrella Keeping the doors open at City College of San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/keeping-doors-open-city-college-san-francisco <p>For more information on off-campus CCSF supporters, click <a href="http://kalw.org/post/city-college-supporters-strike-back-against-accreditor">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 http://kalw.org Keeping the doors open at City College of San Francisco Student voices from City College of San Francisco http://kalw.org/post/student-voices-city-college-san-francisco-0 <p></p><p>City College of San Francisco serves over 85,000 students every year. The diversity of the student body reflects the vibrancy of the city. Here are just a few of those students' voices.</p><p><em><strong>Click on the players above to listen.</strong></em> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 03:45:36 +0000 Jen Chien 37049 at http://kalw.org Student voices from City College of San Francisco