Month: August 2013

Happy Labor Day and Welcome Back

Dear Colleagues, Happy Labor Day weekend and welcome back to a new semester!  I hope you had a refreshing summer and that getting back up on the bicycle of teaching has been easier and more fun than you expected. For the Executive Board of CCFF, the summer turned out to be a bit busier than we expected.  The good news is that we were able to sign two Memoranda of Understanding with the District:  one MOU regarding compensation for the position of Instructional Specialists in the Success Center; the other regarding Adjunct faculty office hours, expanding it to include not only faculty who teach credit courses, but those who teach

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Candidate Forum with Sally Havice

On Wednesday, September 4, CCFF will host a candidate forum with Sally Havice, who is running for California’s new 32nd Senate district seat. The discussion begins at 4 p.m. in SS 16. The candidate is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/haviceforsenate

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Recent MOUs Now Available

This site has been updated with copies of recent memoranda of understanding (MOUs) regarding pay for part-time office hours, pay for Success Center Instructional Specialists, and the process of faculty evaluation. You can find them under the “Negotiations” menu above.

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State of California to Audit ACCJC

Raising further questions about the community college accreditation process, AFT local 2121 reports that the California legislature has asked the Bureau of State Audits to investigate the ACCJC. The audit request … will examine a series of elements related to accreditation at three community colleges, at least two of which are on sanction. It will look at a number of issues …, including the cost of the accreditation process to institutions. It is expected to take about 7 months.

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Accreditation: U.S. Department of Education Agrees with CFT Complaints

Today, the United States Department of Education issued a letter responding to a complaint against the agency that accredits California Community Colleges, the ACCJC. In the letter, the DOE agreed with three of the issues raised by the CFT regarding the conduct of the ACCJC in acting to remove accreditation from San Francisco City College. As summarized by the CFT: The three elements included a conflict of interest by ACCJC president Barbara Beno in appointing her husband to the CCSF site visit team in 2012; failure to appoint accreditation review teams that were balanced between administrative and faculty appointments; and failure to distinguish clearly between “recommendations” and “deficiencies” that CCSF

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