The City Attorney’s press release is clearest about what happens next.
Karnow’s proposed injunction would require a full, fair reconsideration of City College by the Novato, Calif.-based accrediting panel, assuring due process rights that Karnow found accreditors denied the college in 2013. Karnow’s injunction would require accreditors to rectify multiple deficiencies in their 2013 evaluation by engaging in a thorough reconsideration process, while prohibiting ACCJC from taking any action to finalize a termination decision until the process is complete. Karnow directed City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s office to take the lead in drafting a detailed injunction that reflects the terms outlined by Karnow. ACCJC will be entitled to make objections to the injunction, but Karnow himself would make all final decisions on the court order. The contemplated injunction would allow City College to opt into a reconsideration process issued by the court, or opt out of the process by continuing with the “restoration process” accreditors created and approved for City College for yesterday.
Here are links to articles. Please be aware that some of the media coverage either reflects a poor understanding of judicial process, or hastiness in grasping all the implications.
Rally at CCSF Civic Center Campus (750 Eddy)
March to City Hall
Friday, January 16th
We have yet to see any evidence that holding classes at CCSF Civic Center Campus poses any life safety issues. Yet, three days before classes were set to begin CCSF Chancellor Tyler abruptly informed faculty that their campus was not seismically sound and they could not teach their classes on Monday, the first day of the spring semester.
The sudden closure of Civic Center campus probably would not have happened if we had an empowered Board of Trustees and a democratic, open, decision-making process here at CCSF.
Please join AFT 2121 for a rally and press conference outside of the Civic Center campus and then a march to the steps of City Hall for an English as a second language citizenship lesson.
See video of first day of Spring 2015 semester – Civic Center Campus CLOSED!
Fiaso. Folly. Fortune.
As we resist the Civic Center closure, bemoan the unjust terms of restoration status, and look forward to a potentially luminous decision from Judge Karnow, the Enrollment Campaign keeps its door open at Mission. Literally.
The door to the lobby area of the sweet suite of offices on the second floor of the Bartlett Building is always unlocked. Go south (or right) after climbing the stairs or exiting the elevator to Room 261. You will find two tables full of flyers, brochures, and Time Schedules.
Right now, a few more students in a number of classes will make the difference between a successful semester for many of us or another darkened classroom.
If you want to chat and receive a neighborhood assignment, the actual office will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, January 17. Otherwise just walk through the open door and get your supplies whenever it is convenient for you, and maybe even a few friends, to stop by.
Volunteer Enrollment Campaign
Danny Halford, Dana Jae Labrecque, Susan Lopez, Ann MacAndrew, Leslie Simon
Note: The enrollment campaign is not a project of the Save CCSF Coalition, however, we recognize its importance and give it our full support.
Protest 4PM Monday January 12, 2015
More than 3,000 students at the City College of San Francisco study Music, Theatre and Dance but lack practice and rehearsal space, a requisite for certificates of study and transfer degrees. The $88 million Performing Arts Education Center (PAEC) was twice voter approved but current Special Trustee Dr. Robert F. Agrella unilaterally cancelled the project on September 17, 2013.
This Monday, the first day of classes, the Performing Arts Education Club will perform a protest at 4PM at Conlan Hall !