Institutional Advancement and



The Division of Institutional Advancement and Effectiveness is responsible for the following services and departments: Accreditation, Fundraising & Alumni, Grants & Resource Development, Guided PathwaysLibrary & Learning ResourcesOutcomes & AssessmentResearch & Planning, and Workforce Development.

The Division also publishes the "In the Loop" newsletter.

Accreditation ensures that an institution is offering students a quality education and employers recognize the degree programs and education of the institution. Accreditation helps determine if an institution meets or exceeds minimum standards of quality. It helps students determine acceptable institutions for enrollment.

The Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) work with college administration and with the ACCJC Commission and staff on all matters related to institutional accreditation.  The ALO is the point of contact with the Commission, to maintain institutional records of accreditation activities, and to remain current on Commission policies and practices. The ALO is an advocate for the accreditation process, helping to explain and ensure the adoption of Commission recommendations and requirement.

Community Development collaborates with the Foundation of City College of San Francisco to identify, cultivate, and assist in the solicitation of individuals, corporations, and foundations for annual and long-term financial support of College programs and projects determined to be priority areas of need.

Grants and Resource Development services encompass all phases of proposal development, grant implementation, and award management. We notify faculty and staff about grant opportunities and assist in the planning of projects and programs. Our office also submits Board Resolutions and Information Only Items (FIO's) directly related to contract and grant funded activities.

Guided Pathways framework rests on four pillars:

  • Create clear curricular pathways to employment and further education
  • Help students choose and enter their pathway
  • Help students stay on their path
  • Ensure that learning is happening with intentional outcomes.

Re-imagining the Student Experience (RiSE) is CCSF's response to guided pathways. The RiSE focuses to closing the student equity and achievement gaps through transformational change on improving the student experience of the college at every step by finding creative solutions to systemic issues that create barriers for students.

Library & Learning Resources is committed to providing excellent resources and services that support the mission of City College of San Francisco.

Research & Planning promotes continuous quality improvement through Annual Program Review, long-range planning processes, integrated planning, and evaluation including supporting  Outcomes Assessment and providing data and research that inform decision-making.

The Office of Workforce Development works closely with Student Development to support students' successful career development. Partners include the City and County of San Francisco community, the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), regional community based organizations, employers, industry associations, labor unions, regional community colleges, and like-minded partners pursuing strategies which connect adults to high-demand, high-wage, high-skilled employment in the California economy.