Month: May 2013

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AFT Local Files Complaint against Accreditation Agency

The faculty union for City College San Francisco has filed a complaint against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits all California Community Colleges. According to an article in the Chronicle for Higher Education, The complaint accuses the commission of taking improper actions at the City College of San Francisco and argues that those actions are part of a broader pattern of malfeasance affecting community colleges throughout the state, where the commission has issued either sanctions or warnings to 27 of the 112 community colleges. The full complaint can be found on the California Federation of Teacher’s website, who point out,

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End of Spring Message from Jack Swanson

Dear colleagues, I’m writing to wish you all a good end of the semester, hoping you enjoy the fine moment of Commencement and then the respite of summer – however you spend it.  Best wishes from the CCFF. I’m also writing to ask you if you remember last fall?  Fall 2012?  How about Proposition 30?  Do you remember that? Do you remember that Prop 30’s failure meant triggering $338 million in cuts to California community colleges?   Remember? Failure meant denying admission to 180,000 more students than the 500,000 our colleges had already turned away. Here at Cerritos College, Prop 30’s failure would have meant no summer school.  None.  Zero.  Any

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Officer Election Results

Dear colleagues, I’m pleased to announce the results of the CCFF Officer Election: President:  Solomon Namala VP-FT Faculty:  Armando Soto VP-PT Faculty: Lyndsey Lefebvre Treasurer: Teresa Alenikov Secretary: George Jarrett Contract Development Committee Chair: Amy Holzgang COPE Chair: Michelle Lewellen Communications Chair: Jack Swanson Membership Chair: Mike Farina I should note that although 91 ballots were received, only 70 were valid.  The remaining 21 ballots were invalid because (a) the outer envelopes weren’t signed or ballots were not sealed within an unsigned inner envelope (19 ballots) or (b) the faculty member was not, according to our office records, a CCFF member (2 ballots). If any member would like to challenge

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