In the News

Articles related to community college faculty issues and SMCCCD, selected from local, state and national news sources.

Nov. 30, 2017 — GOP Begins Rewrite of Federal Aid Law (Inside Higher Ed)

Nov. 29, 2017 — A Punishing Decade for School Funding (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Nov. 27, 2017 — Weak high school prep, poor counseling keep most California 9th-graders from a college degree (EdSource)

Nov. 24, 2017 — New housing on school site moves ahead (San Mateo Daily Journal)

Oct. 30, 2017 — The Fast Lane to Nowhere (Inside Higher Ed)

Oct. 16, 2017 — Gov. Brown vetoes bill that would have given teachers paid maternity leave (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sept. 15, 2017 — Secrecy surrounding KCSM-TV sale slammed (Palo Alto Daily Post)

Sept. 13, 2017 — Lawmakers OK free year of community college for all; bill goes to governor (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sept. 7, 2017 — Officials OK sale of KCSM-TV (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 30, 2017 — Labor Union Approval Best Since 2003, at 61% (Gallup)

August 28, 2017 — The Biggest Misconception About Today’s College Students (New York Times)

August 10, 2017 — Community college transfer degrees speed graduation at CSU (Sacramento Bee)

August 7, 2017 — Key to overcoming remedial obstacles is for students to arrive at college better prepared (EdSource)

August 4, 2017 — CCSF Celebrates Start of Free Enrollment (New America Media)

August 1, 2017 — The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts (The Atlantic)

July 28, 2017 — Political turf wars slow push to educate more Californians (Mercury News)

July 26, 2017 — College garden defenders legally prevail — again (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 18, 2017 — Now for the hard part: translating new vision for community colleges into student success (EdSource)

July 6, 2017 — California lawmakers chip away at state’s college affordability crisis (CALmatters)

June 24, 2017 — How California’s community colleges are changing (Mercury News)

June 20, 2017 — Colleges address protest practices: Uptick in activism encourages San Mateo County Community College District to focus on student rally training and management (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 16, 2017 — Community college officials adopt district elections: Trustees preserve five-member board; ward map to be determined (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 15, 2017 — New state budget would stop short of ‘debt-free’ college but takes smaller steps on college costs (Los Angeles Times)

June 11, 2017 — KCSM-TV Spectrum Pot Of Gold Dissolves Into Dueling Lawsuits (Media Alliance)

June 1, 2017 — Appeals court rules against San Mateo County Community College District’s demolition plan (Northern California Record)

May 19, 2017 — San Mateo Gardens Teaches College District a Lesson on Picking Thorny Subsequent Review Procedure (National Law Review)

May 15, 2017 — Report Shines Light on Excessive Fees Crushing Workers’ Retirements (AFT)

May 13, 2017 — How Google Took Over the Classroom (New York Times)

May 12, 2017 — Strapped Pension Funds, and the Hefty Investment Fees They Pay (New York Times)

May 2017 — San Mateo County Renters in Crisis: A Call for Action (California Housing Partnership)

May 11, 2017 — California’s new effort to fix remedial education (Hechinger Report)

May 10, 2017 — Trickle-Down Antagonism: Right-wing student groups funded by national organizations (Inside Higher Ed)

May 9, 2017 — College garden defenders claim legal victory (San Mateo Daily Journal)

May 7, 2017 — Inside a Stealth Plan for Political Influence (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

May 7, 2017 — Court gives San Mateo campus garden a reprieve (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 2, 2017 — College protest draws free speech questions (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 30, 2017 — KCSM embroiled in legal spat over botched spectrum sale (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 28, 2017 — Community college officials examine district maps (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 25, 2017 — A lost opportunity for San Mateo community colleges (Mercury News)

April 14, 2017 — California Dreamers — and Their Nightmares (Inside Higher Ed)

April 12, 2017 — Failed KCSM-TV sale forces lawsuits: College district and contractor point fingers over who dropped the ball on auction  (San Mateo Daily Journal)

April 7, 2017 — Behind the Problem of Student Homelessness (New York Times)

April 2, 2017 — California ‘student success’ initiative slow to increase community college completion rates (EdSource)

March 27, 2017 — California school districts increased spending on administrator pay faster than teacher pay (Sacramento Bee)

March 21, 2017 — California boosts efforts to stamp out hunger on campus (Christian Science Monitor)

March 20, 2017 — Lawmaker wants tuition-free college in California by taxing millionaires (Sacramento Bee)

March 14, 2017 — A Boom in Promise (Inside Higher Ed)

March 6, 2017 — White Supremacists Target College Campuses With Unprecedented Effort (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

February 24, 2017 — DeVos vs. the Faculty (Inside Higher Ed)

February 23, 2017 — Federal Panel Gives Controversial Community-College Accreditor a Clean Slate (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

February 16, 2017 — Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest (Chronicle of Higher Ed.)

February 7, 2017 — SF reaches deal for free tuition at City College (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 26, 2017 — UC regents approve first tuition increase after six-year freeze (Los Angeles Times)

January 25, 2017 — CSU to consider 5 percent tuition increase (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 20, 2017 — SF City College stays open, ‘accreditation nightmare is over’ (San Francisco Chronicle)

December 26, 2016 — Where have California’s black college students gone? (Sacramento Bee)

December 19, 2016 — Students demanding support (San Mateo Daily Journal)

December 17, 2016 — Did free college save this city? (Christian Science Monitor)

December 15, 2016 — Controversial head of CCSF accrediting group on leave (San Francisco Chronicle)

December 13, 2016 — CCSF can’t prove it taught 16,000 students, must pay $39 million (San Francisco Chronicle)

December 13, 2016 — Latest Campus-Climate Incidents Since Trump’s Election (Chronicle of Higher Education)

December 12, 2016 — It Turns Out Spending More Probably Does Improve Education (New York Times)

December 8, 2016 — Removing obstacles to success in community college (EdSource)

December 8, 2016 — Dreamers in Jeopardy (Chronicle of Higher Education)

November 29, 2016 — California college leaders to Trump: Let our students stay (Mercury News)

November 28, 2016 — AFT pledges to protect undocumented students and educators (AFT.org)

November 16, 2016 — Calif. Community College Faculty Picket for Contract (Inside Higher Ed)

November 3, 2016 — Community college students need more help transferring to Cal State campuses (EdSource)

October 31, 2016 — Free Tuition Proposal Aims to Reclaim San Francisco’s City College (Common Dreams)

October 31, 2016 — Cañada receives millions in federal support: Innovative curriculum for Latino students enhanced through national grants (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 24, 2016 — The perfect storm (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 22, 2016 — California Supreme Court Denies Hearing on San Mateo County Community College project (Northern California Record)

October 11, 2016 — Schools prohibited from investing bond money (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 8, 2016 — Grim dropout stats force California colleges to rethink remedial education (Mercury News)

October 2, 2016 — Black students take center stage at Skyline (San Mateo Daily Journal)

September 29, 2016 — California Comeback: Healing a Crippled Community College System (Capital & Main)

September 26, 2016 — An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’ (Washington Post)

September 22, 2016 — In San Francisco, the Fates of a College and Its Accreditor Are on the Line (Chronicle of Higher Education)

September 22, 2016 — Controversial accrediting chief Barbara Beno to step down (San Francisco Chronicle)

September 19, 2016 — Court allows leeway in College of San Mateo’s plan to pave garden (San Francisco Chronicle)

September 13, 2016 — Community college district may subdivide for voting purposes (The Almanac)

September 13, 2016 — Pelosi, Speier put City College accreditors in the crosshairs (San Francisco Examiner)

September 7, 2016 — How Community-College Faculty Organized a Strike and Scored a Contract (Labor Notes)

September 5, 2016 — CCSF needs Prop. B parcel tax to shore up faculty pay (San Francisco Chronicle)

August 30, 2016 — California parental leave: School employees would get 12 weeks paid under bill (Mercury News)

August 24, 2016 — Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’ (Chronicle of Higher Education)

August 22, 2016 — Community college officials defend safety policy (San Mateo Daily Journal)

August 15, 2016 — California Bill Would Give Community-College Adjuncts New Workplace Rights (Chronicle of Higher Education)

August 8, 2016 — CFT Files Complaint Against ACCJC (California Federation of Teachers)

August 8, 2016 — Who Decides What Must Be on a Syllabus? (Inside HigherEd)

July 30, 2016 — New Cañada College head aims to share same opportunities which benefited her (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 14, 2016 — CCSF Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement (Academe Blog)

July 4, 2016 — Dual enrollment programs attracting more students in California high schools (EdSource)

July 3, 2016 — Can Gov. Jerry Brown keep the promises he made with Proposition 30? (L.A. Times)

June 29, 2016 — Uncovered California: Community College Students’ Quest for Mental Health Services (Capital & Main)

June 22, 2016 — Revamping Community Colleges to Improve Graduation Rates (New York Times)

June 10, 2016 — Gov. Brown agrees to add money for child care, preschool in budget (EdSource)

June 10, 2016 — New president selected for Cañada College (San Mateo Daily Journal)

June 5, 2016 — Commission Meets in Private; Is Fate Sealed for Community College of San Francisco? (Capital & Main)

May 20, 2016 — CFT Files Amended Lawsuit Against ACCJC (Academe Blog)

May 16, 2016 — The Contingent Faculty Retirement Crisis (Chronicle of Higher Education)

May 15, 2016 — California faces conflicts over billions in school bonds (Sacramento Bee)

May 13, 2016 — Despite revenue warning, school funding will rise (Ed Source)

May 11, 2016 — Unions gather 1 million signatures for Prop. 30 tax extension (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 28, 2016 — SF College Faculty Strike for Justice Stop Class Reductions & Pay Cuts (Counter Punch)

April 22, 2016 — CCSF Back on the Brink (Inside Higher Ed)

April 21, 2016 — San Francisco Mulls Free Community College (Inside Higher Ed)

April 15, 2016 — What the Vergara ruling means for the future of teacher tenure in the U.S. (Los Angeles Times)

April 13, 2016 — Costs and Tradeoffs Facing Community College Students (Institute for College Access & Success)

March 29, 2016 — The Biggest Legal Attack On Unions In Decades Is Dead (ThinkProgress)

March 15, 2016 — College district examines executive spending habits (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 15, 2016 — More students earning community college transfer degrees, but few moving on to CSU (Ed Source)

March 8, 2016 — California community colleges navigate path to replacing or overhauling accreditor (Inside Higher Ed)

March 2, 2016 — Half of Community-College Students Report Mental-Health Conditions (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 22, 2016 — Expectations Meet Reality: The Underprepared Student and Community Colleges (Center for Community College Student Engagement)

February 21, 2016 — The Moral Absurdity of Denying Financial Aid to Undocumented Students (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 15, 2016 — College district explores armed security (San Mateo Daily Journal)

February 14, 2016 — Where Are the Minority Professors? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 11, 2016 — Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 5, 2016 — What Colleges Can Gain by Adding Makerspaces to Their Libraries (KQED News)

January 28, 2016 — It should be easier for community college students to transfer to selective private schools (Washington Post)

January 19, 2016 — Transfer System From 2-Year to 4-Year Colleges Isn’t Working, Report Says (Chronicle of Higher Education)

January 14, 2016 — CCSF: One Problem Leads to Another? (Inside Higher Ed)

January 12, 2016 — Will the U.S. Supreme Court Gut Public-Employee Unions? (The Atlantic)

January 11, 2016 — The Road to Friedrichs (Jacobin)

January 11, 2016 — Could Friedrichs v. CTA Be Labor’s ‘Citizens United’? (Capital & Main)

January 7, 2016 — California Accreditor Loses Appeal (Inside Higher Ed)

January 6, 2016 — CCSF’s accreditor found noncompliant with federal education standards (San Francisco Examiner)

January 4, 2016 — Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: A Deceptive Attack on Organized Labor (Huffington Post)

December 31, 2015 — The End Of Unions? Upcoming Supreme Court Case Could Overturn Power To Collect Fees (International Business Times)

December 28, 2015 — Not only China’s wealthy want to study in America (Los Angeles Times)

December 18, 2015 — California’s Community Colleges Can’t Live With Accreditor, Can’t Live Without It (Chronicle of Higher Education)

December 10, 2015 — California Accreditor Under Fire (Inside Higher Ed)

December 4, 2015 — Hungry to Learn: Addressing Food & Housing Insecurity Among Undergraduates (Wisconsin HOPE Lab)

December 1, 2015 — California’s Higher-Education Crisis (The Atlantic)

November 27, 2015 — Stronger Unions Are the Way to Rebalance Our Economy (Newsweek)

November 24, 2015 — CCSF faculty union cancels strike vote (San Francisco Examiner)

November 23, 2015 — SMCCCD Chancellor Bought Booze With Public Money (NBC Bay Area)

November 14, 2015 — College accrediting commission for California ousted (San Francisco Chronicle)

November 12, 2015 — Free community college tuition will drive California economy (San Jose Mercury News)

November 5, 2015 — California State University faculty threaten to strike (San Jose Mercury News)

November 3, 2015 — Goodman, Mandelkern, Schwarz win Board election (ShapeTheFuture.org)

October 28, 2015 — Graduates of 4-Year Universities Flock to Community Colleges for Job Skills (U.S. News & World Report)

October 21, 2015 — Why California’s community colleges will soon offer some four-year degrees (The Hechinger Report)

October 14, 2015 — California Community Colleges head announces retirement (San Francisco Chronicle)

October 10, 2015 — Community colleges accrediting group hears from critics (San Francisco Chronicle)

October 10, 2015 — San Mateo Community College District pursues more housing (San Mateo Daily Journal)

October 9, 2015 — Accrediting commission that threatened CCSF now threatened (San Francisco Chronicle)

October 1, 2015 — San Mateo County Community College District candidates focus on accessibility (San Mateo Daily Journal)

September 21, 2015 — Call for new accreditor for CCSF will be sent to feds (San Francisco Examiner)

September 17, 2015 — Civil Rights Groups, Legal Scholars, Educators Urge Reversal of Deeply Flawed Vergara Ruling (DianeRavitch.net)

September 16, 2015 —  Back to School in Higher Ed: Who Needs Faculty? (Campaign for the Future of Higher Education)

September 9, 2015 —  How an Area’s Union Membership Can Predict Children’s Advancement (New York Times)

September 1, 2015 — CCSF was right all along about accreditors (San Francisco Examiner)

August 31, 2015 — Trouble for an Accreditor (Inside Higher Ed)

August 28, 2015 — Report of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Task Force on Accreditation (CCC Chancellor’s Office)

July 15, 2015 — Boosting Aid (Inside Higher Ed)

July 15, 2015 — College accrediting group gets more public oversight under bill (San Francisco Chronicle)

July 7, 2015 — UC unveils simpler transfer system for community college students (San Francisco Chronicle)

July 7, 2015 — Teaching Moment: Will Sacramento School College Accreditors? (Capital & Main)

June 14, 2015 — College accreditation agency is unfair, rife with conflict (Sacramento Bee)

June 6, 2015 — Education advocates call for accreditation reform (SFBay)

May 19, 2015 — Why Technology Will Never Fix Education (Chronicle of Higher Education)

May 11, 2015 — The online paradox at community colleges (Hechinger Report)

May 10, 2015 — Teachers unions battle court ruling on tenure laws (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 8, 2015 — Suit against teachers unions isn’t about free speech but silencing members (Los Angeles Times)

May 7, 2015 — Schools ‘big winners’ from surging state revenues (EdSource)

April 23, 2015 — UC administrative staff tripled in two decades (Capitol Weekly)

April 20, 2015 — Online courses a cure-all? Think again, says UC Davis study (UC Davis News & Information)

April 26, 2015 — City College battle prompts bills to rein in accreditation panel (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 15, 2015 — Unionization Pays Off for Community-College Instructors (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 8, 2015 — Adjunct faculty face healthcare issues (Skyline View)

March 25, 2015 — The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education (Counter Punch)

March 24, 2015 — Fewer professors, more managers work on Cal State campuses (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 23, 2015 — Skyline ready to offer bachelor’s degrees (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 9, 2015 — Adjunct Advocacy (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 9, 2015 — What Adjuncts Need (Chronicle of Higher Education)

March 9, 2015 — What’s next for City College of San Francisco? (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 3, 2015 — Race to the Bottom: CSUs 10-year Failure to Fund its Core Mission (California Faculty Association)

February 28, 2015 — California higher ed needs sufficient funding (Sacramento Bee)

February 27, 2015 — Editorial: Community Colleges That Work (New York Times)

February 25, 2015 — Poor students need more help – not more standardized tests (Sacramento Bee)

February 23, 2015 — CCSF’s trustees to be restored to power in July (San Francisco Chronicle)

February 19, 2015 — Proposed law would reform community college accreditation (Los Angeles Times)

February 19, 2015 — Accreditor Still Has Final Say Over Fate of City College of San Francisco (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 12, 2015 — Who’s Tying Money to College Performance, and How? (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 11, 2015 — Teaching Today: Leleua Loupe’s Journey as a Freeway Flyer (Capital and Main)

February 11, 2015 — Are Adjunct Professors the New Fast-Food Workers? (Capital and Main)

February 10, 2015 — Professors Know About High-Tech Teaching Methods, but Few Use Them (Chronicle of Higher Education)

February 9, 2015 — Hidden in Plain Sight (Inside Higher Ed)

February 3, 2015 — Study: College completion gap between rich, poor widens (San Mateo Daily Journal)

January 21, 2015 — Community College in the Crosshairs (In These Times)

January 20, 2015 — 15 state community colleges get OK to offer bachelor’s degrees (San Francisco Chronicle)

January 20, 2015 — Community Colleges Buck the Trend of Shrinking Humanities (Chronicle of Higher Education)

January 16, 2015 — Judge says accrediting panel denied San Francisco college a fair review (Los Angeles Times)

January 13, 2015 — Want to Be Happy? Join a Union (New York Times)

Dec. 10, 2014 — Startling conclusion to City College trial as ACCJC lawyers say the accreditors can freely operate outside the law (48 Hills)

Dec. 9, 2014 — Mission Improbable: City College May Soon Close. And If It Doesn’t, It May Never Be the Same. (SF Weekly)

Dec. 2, 2014 — Blowing Off Class? We Know (New York Times)

Dec. 1, 2014 — Proposition 30 tax hike is working and must be kept in place (Sacramento Bee)

Nov. 19, 2014 — California Community College Districts Show Overwhelming Interest in Developing Four-Year Degree Programs (California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office)

Nov. 11, 2014 — CCSF trustees may not return to power until 2016 (San Francisco Chronicle)

Nov. 5, 2014 — Tom Torlakson’s reelection is a victory for public education (California Federation of Teachers)

Nov. 2, 2014 — Panel that rejected CCSF appeal over accreditation had ties to commission (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 28, 2014 — S.F. City College’s accreditation trial opens with future on line (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 27, 2014 — In San Francisco, an Accreditor—but Not Accreditation—Goes on Trial (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Oct. 25, 2014 — The judge with City College of S.F.’s future in his hands (San Francisco Chronicle)

Oct. 24, 2014 — College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent (The Almanac)

Oct. 22, 2014 — California community colleges discuss adding accreditors (S.F. Examiner)

Oct. 10, 2014 — Election: Community college district asks voters for $388 million (The Almanac)

Oct. 8, 2014 — $167,000 poured into campaign for San Mateo County Community College District bond measure (San Jose Mercury News)

Sept. 29, 2014 — Some California community colleges will offer bachelor’s degrees for first time (San Francisco Chronicle)

Sept. 23, 2014 —  Viewpoints: Community colleges are helping students be smart about loans (Sacramento Bee)

Sept. 19, 2014 — Key ruling finds that City College’s accreditors violated the law, as Oct. 27 trial looms (Office of the SF City Attorney)

Sept. 18, 2014 — Governor approves bill increasing transparency for California community college accreditation (San Francisco Examiner)

Sept. 5, 2014 — Battle brewing over online community college classes and local control (KPCC)

August 27, 2014 — California community college plan aims to boost degree, transfer rates (Los Angeles Times)

August 27, 2014 — Viewpoints: More transparency required at community college accrediting agency (Sacramento Bee)

August 22, 2014 — S.F. College evaluators proposed probation, not more severe sanctions (Los Angeles Times)

August 5, 2014 — SMCCCD seeks $388M bond: Funds would go toward modernizing buildings and updating labs, computers (San Mateo Daily Journal)

July 13, 2014 — Viewpoints: California college economics: 2 = 4; and we all lose (Sacramento Bee)

July 2, 2014 — It’s a trap (San Francisco Bay Guardian)

July 1, 2014 — Many California community college students need 4 years to graduate (Los Angeles Times)

June 27, 2014 — State auditor slams accrediting group that sanctioned CCSF (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 26, 2014 — Colleges Are Treated Inconsistently and Opportunities Exist for Improvement in the Accreditation Process (California State Auditor)

June 12, 2014 — Huge CCSF win: College won’t close, deadline extension expected (San Francisco Chronicle)

June 10, 2014 — Teacher rights overturned by Vergara court decision (California Federation of Teachers)

May 28, 2014— Accreditation panel tells Pelosi deadline for CCSF is firm (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 20, 2014— CCSF accrediting group can extend deadline, feds tell Pelosi (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 15, 2014— CCSF supporters press for extension to fix problems (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 14, 2014— City College of S.F. could get more time to shape up (San Francisco Chronicle)

May 4, 2014— The ‘transfer’ deficit: Push is on to propel students past community college (Christian Science Monitor)

April 28, 2014— The Adjunct Revolt: How Poor Professors Are Fighting Back (The Atlantic)

April 22, 2014— Errors seen in commissioners’ opinion piece on CCSF funding (San Francisco Chronicle)

April 13, 2014— Editorial: The College Faculty Crisis (New York Times)

April 8, 2014— Push to Reform Remedial Education Raises Difficult Questions for Colleges (Chronicle of Higher Education)

April 5, 2014— Union leader has love of language, teaching: Teeka James enjoys 17-year job at College of San Mateo, being an advocate (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 28, 2014— Trial on City College of S.F.’s fate to begin in October (San Francisco Chronicle)

March 19, 2014— College backs off on faculty media silence: Skyline school officials apologize for ‘confusion,’ will reevaluate policy (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 18, 2014— Democracy For None (San Francisco Bay Guardian)

March 18, 2014— Skyline limits faculty speech (San Mateo Daily Journal)

March 3, 2014— Evaluating Student Success at the City College of San Francisco (Public Policy Institute of California)