City College Of San Francisco To Unveil Blueprint For Survival

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Officials at City College of San Francisco will unveil a tough blueprint for survival Thursday that will include an increased focus on moving students through the two-year school, a more centralized approach to finances and closing campuses.

The state's largest community college prepared the detailed report in response to scathing findings by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges earlier this summer that placed its future in jeopardy. To emerge from the crisis, by next spring the college must justify its right to exist — an uncommon status known as "show cause" that falls one step shy of losing accreditation.

Among the litany of commission concerns: paltry financial reserves, a dearth of leadership and a slow-moving style of governance that has crippled accountability.

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