Thurs: Happy Hour | Debt clinic | MUB facilities | ACCJC/NACIQI


(Thursday, 3/2) AFT 2121 Happy Hour Student Debt Reduction/Forgiveness Workshop

(Thursday, 3/2) AFT 2121 Happy Hour

Happy Hour! Join fellow AFT 2121 members and leaders for an informal happy hour Thurs, March 2, 4-7 pm, Revolution Cafe, 3248 22nd St (@Bartlett). Kitty corner from rear entrance to Mission Campus. Live music at 5pm. First round of Sangria is on us!

(Thursday, 3/9) Student Debt Reduction/Forgiveness Workshop

AFT is working with Jobs with Justice to get people the info they need to enroll in income-driven student loan repayment programs and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Join us for a student debt clinic.

CCSF Chinatown Annex Building
628 Washington, Kitchen Classroom, 2nd Floor
1:00-2:30 pm Thursday, 3/9
Please signup

(Reportback) Administrative takeover of MUB under reconsideration

Powerful testimonies from dozens of students and faculty at last week’s BOT meeting have put the brakes on plans to move administrative offices into Child Development and Health Education instructional spaces. Students gave impassioned evidence of how their program clustering in one building and the classrooms designed for their program-specific needs contributes to their educational success. It became evident no consultation with affected departments had occurred nor had the PGC Facilities Committee seen the alternative options presented to the BOT. Subsequently, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Linda da Silva has said her team will investigate other options to bring back to the Committee. No promise of a re-vote on this matter was given.

It was requested future discussions on this matter include hard data on space needs of 33 Gough departments, numbers of sections and types of classrooms to be displaced in each scenario, projected timelines for facilities upgrades to alternative sites, AND feedback from departments to be displaced.


(Reportback) NACIQI/ACCJC

CFT and our allies traveled to Washington DC last week to make oral comments against the ACCJC at the NACIQI meeting remaining an accreditor. There were representatives from members of Congress, CCSF students, along with CCSF faculty and other faculty representatives from San Mateo, Los Angeles, East Bay, Compton, Sacramento, San Diego.

 The testimony occurred on Wednesday afternoon as we collectively made our case that ACCJC is not widely accepted by educators and other stakeholders.

Previously at NACIQI meetings there had been intense discussions. Not this time. They went directly to a vote and approved a motion to recommend an 18 month extension of authority for the ACCJC.NACIQI essentially went along with the Department of Education’s final staff analysis report.  The report is both flawed and incomplete. The report whitewashes the non-compliance of ACCJC.

 Incredibly, contrary to previous reports and decisions the 2017 report states that the number of support letters were “compelling to demonstrate wide acceptance.”
Our struggle has netted amazing victories: Barbara Beno is gone, CCSF has full accreditation. But there is more to do.
We will continue to work to bring about a fair accreditation process here in California.

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