City College of San Francisco has been in the news quite a bit since July, when it received a very critical report from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, throwing the college’s accreditation into question. Since that time, the college has been scrambling to plan and implement reforms based on the recommendations included in that report.
The 77-year-old City College system serves about 90,000 students, of diverse in ethnic origins and economic backgrounds. It’s also widely seen as the college of second chances for people who want to get their degrees later in life, or go back to school after trying out different careers. That’s why many students stormed the latest board of trustees meeting, to make sure their voices were heard in this process.
Student trustee Will Walker had this to say:
WILL WALKER: No one has anything to say about the level of teaching at CCSF. The questions are about whether or not we can weather this current economic storm that you know, every college is grappling with, and you know we just happened to be on the accreditation cycle this year, and other colleges are not.
KALW’s Education reporter Jen Chien explains the report that was turned in today. Click the player above to listen to the update. You can also see more of the "Faces of City College" in a story by Ruth Tam at SF Public Press.