The City College of San Francisco may lose its status as an accredited community college by the summer of 2014. The accrediting body, the ACCJC, gave the school a “show cause” warning last year and just recently voted to shut down the college pending a review and appeals process. There’s another article here on the decision, which explains how they got in this mess. I’m not clear on its exact size (the chancellor’s quote mentions 85,000, wikipedia indicates some 33,000, and their own website is in the 55,000 range), but if this goes through it would be a disaster. Working at a college that just went through this rigorous accreditation visit this spring, we were well informed of CCSF‘s challenges — many discussed it as our own potential nightmare scenario if we weren’t prepared.