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The Inmates Should Be Running Higher Education

In its review of complaints lodged against the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and its parent Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accreditation Group of the Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, found the following with respect to an ongoing review of City College of San Francisco (CCSF):

1) A lack of reasonable representation in the composition of review teams, where faculty employees were under-represented. 2) A conflict or appearance of a conflict of interest in the composition of the review team, where the spouse of the ACCJC President was a team member. 3)An inadequate conceptualization of two types of action - those to “meet the standard” or compliance and those “to increase institutional effectiveness” or improvement - where accreditation reports provide ambiguous direction that thwarts due process with respect to compliance or improvement action required by review. 4)An inappropriate use of corrective timeframes, where is…