The embattled City College of San Francisco met its first critical deadline Monday, submitting an action plan to the accreditation team that has threatened to close the school if it doesn't mend its free-spending ways and murky approach to decisions.
Most of the thick report on how the college will improve is as fascinating as a computer-repair manual, heaped with acronyms and references to rubrics and actions 3.0 or 2.1.
But those willing to tank up on caffeine and plow past the jargon will find that the school of 86,000 students is promising wholesale change. March 15 is its deadline to transform, Rocky-like, from a bloated, slow-thinking system of nine campuses into a lean, sharp-minded institution of higher learning.
The report addresses the 14 problems cited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, which could vote in June to yank City College's accreditation.