Sure, we may have our share of challenges ahead (Just put your SLOs on your syllabi already, wontcha?) but at least the accreds are not asking us to put together a a how-to plan to shut down the college.
From the Sacramento Bee:
Community colleges across California face accreditation sanctions
By Laurel Rosenhall
Community colleges throughout California are facing sanctions from the agency that accredits colleges in the West, largely a result of the state cutting funding for several years as the federal government has stepped up performance standards.To read the rest, click here.
The most severe cases are at the community colleges in San Francisco, San Luis Obispo and Eureka, where officials have issued sanctions one stop short of yanking accreditation – and have ordered the colleges to make plans to shut down.
Several others are facing milder sanctions from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This year the commission has put 10 campuses, including those in Modesto, Redding and San Jose, on the midlevel "probation" status. It has placed another 14 campuses – including those in Berkeley, Oakland, Merced and Fresno – on the low-level "warning" status.