Sunday, June 29, 2014

ACCJC spanked by state auditor

California Auditor Criticizes CCSF's Accreditor (Inside Higher Ed; June 27)
     The California State Auditor on Thursday issued a scathing report on the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the regional accreditor that has come under fire for its handling of the City College of San Francisco crisis.
     The auditor's office said the commission acted in an inconsistent manner with its decision to terminate City College's accreditation. The report found that City College was given less time to come into compliance than were other institutions. It also criticized the commission for a lack of transparency.
     In its recommendations, the auditor said the California community college system's chancellor should consider the possibility of finding a new accrediting body for the state's 112 community colleges….

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The return of the curious "Shooting Star" saga

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