* CUCFA’s Letter to San Francisco City Attorney Herrera re: ACCJC suit

On August 28, CUCFA sent the following letter to San Francisco’s City Attorney Dennis Herrera: August 28, 2013 City Attorney Dennis Herrera City Hall, Room 234 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102-4682 cityattorney@sfgov.org fax: (415) 554-4745 (delivered by e-mail and fax) Dear City Attorney Herrera, We applaud your quest for injunctive relief from the decision of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) to  terminate City College of San Francisco’s accreditation on the basis that the ACCJC unlawfully allowed its advocacy and political bias to prejudice its evaluation.  Thank you for supporting City College and all those who are trying to protect the public interest in low-cost, high-quality education for all kinds of learners. […]

* University of California Faculty ask for the release of Professors Greyson and Loubani

On August 21, CUCFA sent a letter to H.E. Ambassador Mohamed M. Tawfik at the Embassy of Egypt in Washington, D.C., and to Consul General El Husseuni Abdel Wahab at the Egyptian Consulate in Los Angeles expressing their concern about the imprisonment in Cairo of the internationally renowned documentary film maker, scholar and professor at York  University (Canada) last Friday. Read full letter here.    

* Online Education in the media, July and August 2013

U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of  online education | Inside Higher Ed University of Texas at Austin is President Bill Powers’s has prepared a white paper on the future of “technology enhanced” education in order to initiate dialog on how the University will continue to develop –  and remain a leader in – online and “blended learning.” Asking for faculty involvement means ceding some control but  “Nevertheless, faculty need to decide how available material should be used and incorporated into the curriculum, Powers said — and should be encouraged to develop new content.” Read full article [HERE], by Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed.   Dead or Dormant? We believe the best outcomes for online education occur when faculty […]