For $6,000, Sponsors Can Restore Classes Canceled at College
When times get tough, the tough get sponsors.
City College of San Francisco has turned to fund-raising.
For $6,000, the City College of San Francisco is offering sponsors a chance to restore one of the hundreds of classes being canceled because of budget cuts.
Even after freezing hiring, cutting student support services, and reducing administrative salaries, the college is facing a $20 million deficit that has forced it to cut or postpone almost 800 courses this year — about 300 in the fall, and 500 in the spring.
‘Our goal is to try to raise money to cover these sections, about $5 million,’ said Don Griffin, the chancellor of the 100,000-student community college. ‘The $6,000 represents the minimum we’d be paying faculty to teach one section of classes, three hours a week for 17-and-a-half weeks. We have 8 or 10 people who’ve come forward so far, and prospects for a lot more.’