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ERIC Number: ED103062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-18
Pages: 20
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Accreditation for Non-Traditional Community College Programs.
Batmale, Louis F.
The San Francisco Community College District has responded to the characteristics and needs of the city's diverse subcultures and ethnic groups by establishing organizational structures which have ultimately caused accreditation problems. Following separation from the San Francisco Unified School District in 1970, the Community College District was established with two parts, the City College and an Adult Division offering neighborhood adult programs. Since accreditation is limited to institutions, only the City College was reviewed in the 1968 accreditation report, in which criticisms of unresponsiveness to the community were made. Subsequently, the District's adult centers grew to become seven Community College Centers, each directed to a special constituency, such as the handicapped, the elderly, or recent immigrants, and offering both credit and non-credit programs. In the 1972 accreditation visit, both the City College and the community programs were reviewed; as a result, both the City College and the District itself were accredited. Nonetheless, application on behalf of the Adult Division for federal financial aid for its full-time day students was denied: the Division was not an institution. In response, the District has reorganized under a fictional umbrella organization, San Francisco Community College, with two segments--the City College and the Community College Centers. Petition for student financial aid has been resubmitted and approval is expected. (BB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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