Accreditation Updates

May 6, 2013

 

To: CCSF Community

From:  Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman, Interim Chancellor

Date May 6, 2013

Re: Accreditation Update

Per the ACCJC process, the College Chancellor or President receives a confidential draft evaluation report from the visiting team chair to correct any errors of fact found in the report, but it may not alter the findings and conclusions. I received the confidential draft evaluation report late last week, consulted with appropriate staff members to assist in the corrections of fact, and submitted our findings yesterday  to the visiting team chair for consideration. The team chair will finalize and submit the draft evaluation report to the Commission.

 In addition, at the end of this month the College will submit an update on the action plans to apprise the Commission on the progress and milestones reached since the April 2013 visit.  The current progress report on action plans is available on our accreditation website at  http://www.ccsf.edu/ACC/OngoingActionableImprovementPlansMASTER%20DOC.pdf   

The Accrediting Commission meets June 5-7, 2013.   Please see a link to their public session agenda. 

http://www.ccsf.edu/ACC/Commission%20Meeting%20Preliminary%20Public%20Session%20Agenda.pdf   

Note that decisions are not announced at their meeting. We expect notification of their decision in July 2013, along with the release of all other Commission decisions. 

 I thank you for your efforts as we continue working hard toward completing the planned actions for this semester.

 

April 8, 2013

April 8, 2013

To:        The CCSF College Community

From:    Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman, Interim Chancellor

The Visiting Team of the Accrediting Commission has come and gone.  I want to thank everyone who participated with the on-site visit of April 4-5, 2013.  I especially want to thank Gohar Momjian, Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO), for stewarding the entire accreditation process that has been occurring at CCSF since notified of the ‘show cause’ status in July 2012, including the Response to the 14 Recommendations of July 2012 (submitted October 15, 2012), the entire Self-Study (submitted March 15, 2013), and the logistics for the on-site team visit (April 4-5, 2013).  Gohar’s organizational and management skills had a tremendous impact on ensuring that CCSF made good on its ‘deliverables’ to the Board of Trustees, Commission, the Visiting Team, college community, and the general public. 

Indeed Gohar’s focused attention to detail has required extensive assistance from numerous individuals including her office colleagues, campus police, custodians, faculty, classified staff, administrators, and students.  For those of you who took time to meet with the on-site Team Members, thank you.  Your input was critical for the visiting team.  The assistance that has been extended to get CCSF to this day speaks volumes to the commitment, dedication, and passion held for CCSF.

Getting to this day, April 8th, has been no easy feat.  I simply ask that you take a break, reflect and assess the role you have had in assisting CCSF to get to this day. 

A tremendous amount of work has been addressed, with many deficiencies cited and corrected.  There is still much work to be completed.  “Accreditation” is a process that is continuous and necessary for the health and well-being of the institution.  In the March 15, 2013 self-study CCSF identified numerous action plans/agendas to be addressed, many during the next several months.  The visiting team was presented with a tremendous amount of change, honesty and clarity of the institution’s self-assessment and remaining work.   Conversations with many of you echo similar feedback, particularly regarding the degree of sustainability for CCSF to continue its noted efforts and action items.  Again, what role will you have in addressing these action plans/agendas?

The Accrediting Commission meets in June, 2013 to render a decision on CCSF’s status.  During that meeting, the Commission will be provided an update on the progress CCSF has made regarding its outstanding action plans/agendas as identified in the self-study.  Notification of the Commission’s action should be sent to CCSF by mid-July 2013.

A sincere thank you for embracing the challenges needed for CCSF to respond to the accreditation standards and eligibility requirements to ensure quality education and services for CCSF students.

 

April 2, 2013

To: College Community

From: Dr. Thelma Scott-Skillman

Today I received notice from the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges that our accreditation follow up visit will take place this week on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5.  The visiting team will prepare an evaluation report based on their review of our Show Cause Report and their meetings this week.

The team has provided a list of individuals and groups with whom they would like to meet. At this time I ask that all of us be flexible with our schedules and availability.  Gohar Momjian, Accreditation Liaison Officer, will be scheduling meetings in the next few days.

For your reference, the Show Cause report is available on our accreditation website: http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/about-city-college/Accreditation_2012.html

 We will keep you updated as we learn more.   Thank you for your support.

March 15, 2013

Latest update from Interim Chancellor, Thelma Scott-Skillman.

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February 28, 2013

Latest update from Interim Chancellor, Thelma Scott-Skillman.

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February 5, 2013

Latest update from Interim Chancellor, Thelma Scott-Skillman.

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January 18, 2013

Latest update from Interim Chancellor, Thelma Scott-Skillman.

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December 14, 2012

Latest update from Interim Chancellor, Thelma Scott-Skillman.

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December 8, 2012

Latest update from Interim Chancellor, Thelma Scott-Skillman.

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October 15, 2012

Latest update from Interim Chancellor, Pamila Fisher.

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October 3, 2012

Latest update from Interim Chancellor, Pamila Fisher.

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August 14, 2012

Interim Chancellor, Pamila Fisher's FLEX Day address and updates on Accreditation

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July 23, 2012

Memo to the City College community regarding Accreditation status.

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July 13, 2012

Memo to the City College community regarding Accreditation status.

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