“Candidacy” proposal from ACCJC is no reprieve, not an option

AFT 2121 commends Chancellor Tyler and CCSF administration as well as State Chancellor Harris for being clear and decisive in telling the ACCJC, college community, and the public that “candidacy” is not an option for CCSF. Both have come out strongly opposed to this latest damaging proposal from the Commission.

The ACCJC has acted unlawfully, unfairly, and unethically towards CCSF for at least two years now. It has treated numerous other California community colleges similarly. This latest proposal that CCSF should apply for “candidacy”—basically start over in the ACCJC “process” to become an accredited college—is perhaps the most disturbing of all. But it does seem consistent with ACCJC’s irrational apparent desire to shut down a college with excellent and affordable education that hundreds of thousands in the Bay Area rely on.

Read about it in the SF Bay Guardian and in this breaking, critical follow-up from the SF Chronicle, which outlines errors and misleading statements made in the op ed.

Posted in Accreditation, News

Administration disregards basic faculty/union rights

The overhaul of CCSF’s administration has brought a level of disregard and failure to recognize basic employee and union rights not seen at the College in several decades. Under the aegis of the State-imposed “super” Trustee, an array of violations and disrespect towards faculty continue to undermine morale. Read more ›

Posted in Negotiations, News

Union meeting April 22

AFT 2121 Delegate Assembly
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Southeast Campus, Room 413

All faculty are invited. We need your input now more that ever! Click here for the agenda and minutes: DA-agenda4.22.14-minutes2.18.14

Posted in Events, Members

2121 member Ann Fontanella receives International ESOL Teacher of the Year Award

Ann F awardOur own CCSF ESL instructor and AFT 2121 Downtown Campus Precinct Representative Ann Fontanella received the International TESOL Teacher of the Year award, the highest honor given by this organization of 12,000 educators representing 156 countries. This award recognizes the exceptional work, service and dedication of outstanding ESOL instructors at all levels.

In conjunction with the award, presented in Portland, OR in late March, Ann gave a well-received presentation that described her work in developing and teaching courses that promote engagement and community leadership skills in her students.

Ann was also honored by Cambridge University Press at a dinner in which she was presented with a Wonder Woman crown and outfit. Ann is truly a Wonder Woman in her tireless commitment to her students and to the fight to keep City College open and accessible to our entire community. We’re inspired to have Ann’s positive energy, creativity, and enthusiasm, and pleased to see her so widely recognized.

Congratulations, Ann!image (1)

Posted in Members, News

San Mateo Trustees: Further scrutiny for ACCJC

SMCCCD-ACCJC-Resolution

The San Mateo Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously passed this resolution on March 26, 2014. They will be sending it to their fellow Trustees in the 71 other Community College districts in the state, the State Chancellor’s office, the ACCJC, and the U.S. Department of Education. Thank you to AFT Local 1493!

“WHEREAS, sanctions imposed by ACCJC are rarely based on the actual quality of education and student services delivered by an institution or the adequacy of instruction delivered by its faculty…”

Posted in Accreditation, News, Support for AFT 2121, CCSF

Join the conversation with Micah Uetrich, author of “Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity”

Micah-Uetrich-3.27.14Thursday, March 27th at 6:30pm
CCSF Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave
Multi-Use Building, Room 140

The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century. In the age of austerity, when the public sector is under attack, Chicago teachers fought back — and won. Strike for America is the story of this movement and how it triumphed.

“An indispensable account … Uetricht explains why the struggle of teachers in Chicago should matter to all of us.” – Liza Featherstone

Posted in Events, News

Counseling faculty raise concerns

Financial Aid letterWednesday morning, over 35 academic counselors from throughout City College’s counseling departments met to organize to have a voice in their workplace.

The counselors in Financial Aid recently sent a letter of concern to Chancellor Tyler about the leadership of the Vice Chancellor of Student Development (pdf). Unfortunately, the problems outlined in this letter affect not only the Financial Aid office, but counselors throughout Student Development. CCSF counselors are united in advocating for their students and their profession.

Posted in Members, Solidarity

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