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Board of Trustees Meetings:July 25, 2013

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July 25, 2013 Agenda

 

Description

 

I

 

MINUTES

June 27, 2013

 

II

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

 

A

 

Approval of Contracts for Expenditures from Unrestricted Funds

B

Approval of Incoming Restricted Funds (Grants and Contract Education)

C

Approval of Contracts for expenditures from Restricted Funds as required by Grant Funding or Contract Education

D

Procurement of Equipment, Supplies and Services, Etc., less than $3000

E

Procurement of Equipment, Supplies and Services, Etc., more than or equal to $3000

Attachment

F

Acceptance of Employee Resignation or Resignation with the Intent to Retire

G

Academic Employees (Faculty) Credit Program/Non-Credit Program,     

District Funded City College of San Francisco Temporary Hourly  

Assignments – Academic Employees: General Fund, Unrestricted

H

 

Academic Employees (Faculty) Credit Program/Non-Credit Program,

City College of San Francisco Temporary Hourly Assignments –

Academic Employees

I

 

Extending Interim Academic Administrator Appointment

J

 

Extending Academic Administrator Appointment

K

Extending Exempt, Grant-Funded Academic Administrator Appointment

L

Exempt, Grant Funded Academic Administrator Appointment

M

Authorization to accept and appropriate Educational Cable Access funds

N

Recommend adopting Department Chair Appointments and Stipends

for school year 2013-2014

 

       III

 

INFORMATION ITEMS

A

 

 

A.    Accreditation Update: On July 3, 2013, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) announced its decision to terminate City College of San Francisco's accreditation effective July 31, 2014, approximately one year from now. The Commission's decision is not yet final.

 

City College remains open and accredited while the College pursues a review and appeal process, which will take several months. Students’ transferable units will transfer; their degrees and/or certificates will be recognized as awarded by an accredited institution.   Students who are receiving financial aid and remain eligible, will continue to receive financial aid.

Since receiving its July 3 determination letter from ACCJC, and the following State Chancellor’s decision to appoint a Special Trustee with extraordinary authority, the College has been focused on communications with all stakeholders that CCSF remains open, accredited and enrolling students. 

Last week, State Chancellor Brice Harris met with the leadership and emphasized that everyone must work together and focus on making as much progress as possible to complete action plans which will lead to compliance with ACCJC eligibility requirements, standards of accreditation, and its policies. 

Working with ACCJC, the College will exercise its right to request a review of the decision and will follow the appeal procedures set forth.  In the meantime, the Accreditation Liaison Officer is working with the State Chancellor’s Office to develop a streamlined restoration plan based on the action plans it provided in the Show Cause Report.  The restoration plans provide further guidance and an accelerated schedule in some cases to complete work as quickly as possible.  The plans are intended to be available in the near future and will be shared with the CCSF community as well as the public. 

 

Accreditation information is updated and posted on www.ccsf.edu/accreditation

 

B

 

Monthly Financial Update: A monthly update from Vice Chancellor Peter Goldstein will be provided at a later date.

 

IV

 

REPORTS FROM CONSTITUENT GROUPS

 

 

Fred Teti, Academic Senate President:

The Academic Senate Executive Council held a meeting on Wednesday, July 10, to discuss the faculty response to the ACCJC decision. Participants shared many opinions, spoke passionately about their dedication to the College, and gave the Officers direction for how to proceed. Clearest was the charge that we try to improve communications among the many groups working to address our accreditation status.

On Monday, July 15, State Academic Senate (ASCCC) President Beth Smith flew to San Francisco to visit the College, meet with our SLO coordinators, and present her opinions and advice to a fairly large audience. One of her recommendations was that CCSF request a "technical assistance" visit as a joint effort by the ASCCC and the Community College League. We urge the Special Trustee and the Interim Chancellor to join us in seeking this assistance.

Finally, as I have written to Trustee Agrella, Interim Chancellor Scott-Skillman, State Chancellor Harris, and ALO Momjian, the faculty, though disappointed and even outraged by the July 3rd ACCJC decision, have expressed strongly their desire to do whatever work is necessary to gain CCSF's re-accreditation. We, as consummate, diligent professionals, will do that work. Simultaneously, we will exercise our freedom-of-expression rights to criticize the ACCJC decision and pursue means to seek its reversal. Meanwhile, we wait to hear from the administration how we can best help to develop and implement the "Road-map to Recovery".