San Francisco’s ‘Free City’ program is the first of its kind to offer free community college to all residents, with additional funds available for those who qualify. The program was designed to make higher education more accessible to a broader range of the community while boosting CCSF’s enrollment, which has steadily declined in recent years.
As the college has seen ten years of chancellors dropping out or losing good standing, it will be a dramatic change of pace to transfer to a four-year Chancellor.
The Service Employees International Union 1021 has distributed a petition against the current Associate Vice Chancellor of the City College IT Department Ellen Rayz.
Battling a ten-year enrollment decline and a lengthy pandemic now in its fourth semester, City College plans to use state funds to reel students back with the promise of in-person instruction.
The incoming chancellor’s contract was approved by the Board of Trustees on Sept. 23rd, and in the three weeks since he has not given an interview or issued a statement regarding his hiring, or his plans for the chancellorship.
Rising unemployment and low enrollment have led San Francisco’s Civil Grand Jury to conduct a developmental review of City College, elevating opportunities for future partnerships and funding.
With the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, CCSF has begun to unveil the details of their vaccine mandate implementation plans or what is now being dubbed a “Safety Campaign.”
This month City College received its California State Fire Marshal and the State Board of Fire Services accreditation making it a regional training program for five years. Its neighboring program, Aeronautics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program is at risk of being permanently cut.
A new budget report shows that City College faces a deficit of over 31 million dollars next fiscal year, calling into question the potential for layoffs and reductions.
An update on City College’s chancellor search.
Diego Rivera’s “Pan American Unity” mural will finally be accessible to the public due to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The move to SFMOMA is currently still delayed, but the plan is for the mural to stay there until Fall of 2022, then return to City College’s PAEC building.
In her new position, Rosie Zepeda is expected to create, manage, and implement strategies to strengthen relations with the community, local businesses, media, and government stakeholders. She will represent City College as the main liaison with city, state, and federal offices, and will report back with new policies and changes, including those related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite last month’s postponement, the proposed relocation of the Aircraft Maintenance Technology program to Evans Campus continues to draw criticism on the grounds of transparency, as well as fears of environmental issues.