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The following actions were recorded for Academic Year 2011-2012


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on August 20, 2012.

Arkansas

Staff Action Recommendation

Southeast Arkansas College, Pine Bluff, AR

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

Approval of Request for Change

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR
Approved additional location: Chaffee Crossing, Building 139, 12211 Ward Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Maricopa Community Colleges-Rio Salado Community College, Tempe, AZ

Campus Evaluation Visit

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ
Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of the campus at 1340 Adabel Drive, El Paso, TX 79936
University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ
Affirmed findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of the campus at 900 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Colorado

Staff Action Recommendation

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado State University – Pueblo, Pueblo, CO
Approved to offer 700 level nursing courses in Fall 2012 and Spring 2012

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, IL
East-West University, Chicago, IL
Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL

Campus Evaluation Visit

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL
Affirmed findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of the campus at 1407 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Approval of Request for Change

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Approved additional location: Chamberlain College of Nursing – Cleveland, 6700 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Approved opening of a new campus at Chamberlain College of Nursing - Houston, 11025 Equity Drive, Houston, TX 77041
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, IL
Approved additional location: Arturo Velasquez Institute (AVI), 2800 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
Governors State University, University Park, IL
Approved Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership online
Judson University, Elgin, IL
Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL
Approved to close the Chicago campus and open an additional location at 17 N. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60602
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Approval of Request for Change

Goshen College, Goshen, IN
Approved the Master of Arts in Intercultural Leadership program
Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN
Approved the J.D. degree
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Approved additional location: The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, IL 60615-5199

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

Approval of Request for Change

Grand View University, Des Moines, IA
Approved additional location: Iowa Health Des Moines, 1200 Pleasant Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
Approved to reduce the credit hours for the Doctor of Chiropractic program by 40%
St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs
Simpson College, Indianola, IA
Approved post baccalaureate certificate in Health Care Administration
Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA
Approved consortial arrangement with Carl Sandburg College for the Associate of Science in Mortuary Science, Radiological Technology, Early Childhood Development, and Dental Hygiene
Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA
Approved three additional locations: Upper Iowa University, 1361 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210; Upper Iowa University, Mesa Financial Plaza, 1201 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210; and Upper Iowa University, 1025 N Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS

Focused Visit

Bethel College, North Newton, KS
Affirmed findings that the institution has addressed the areas of concern related to Governance, Institutional Planning, and Assessment of Student Learning

Approval of Request for Change

Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS
Approved additional locations: National Center for Aviation Training, 4004 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226 and Wichita Area Technical College, Main Campus, 4501 East 47th Street South, Wichita, KS 67210

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Approval of Request for Change

Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI
Approved contractual arrangement between Jackson Community College and Solo Aviation Inc. for the Aviation Flight Technology program

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN
Approved Pharmacy Technician certificate and removal of stipulations for certificates
Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Mesabi Range Community & Technical College, Virginia, MN
Approved additional location: William Kelley High School, 137 Banks Boulevard, Silver Bay, MN 55614

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
State Fair Community College, Sedalia, MO

Approval of Request for Change

Cox College, Springfield, MO
Approved two additional locations: Drury University Branch Campus, 801 Walnut Ave. Cabool, MO 65689 and Drury University Branch Campus, 400 4th Street, Monett, MO 65708
Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
Approved two additional locations: MCC-Longview, 500 SW Longview Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081 and St. Joseph Center, 3500 North Village Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64506
Park University, Parkville, MO
Approved additional location: Barstow Community College, 2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311; Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations
Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, MO
Approved additional location: Ranken West, 100 Wentzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM
Approved Bachelor of Arts in Dine Language, Culture, and Leadership

Denied Request for Change

Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM
Denied request to offer a Master of Arts in Dine Language

North Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

Approval of Request for Change

Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND
Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs
University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
Approved contractual arrangement between the University of Mary and HotChalk, Inc. for the A.D.N. to M.S.N. Nurse Administrator, the B.S.N. to M.S. N Nurse Administrator, the M.S.N. Nurse Educator, the M.S.N./M.B.A, and the R.N.to B.S.N.

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH
Approved additional locations: Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, 2280 State Route 540, Bellefontaine, OH 43311 and Miami Valley Career & Technical Center, 6800 Hoke Road, Clayton, OH 45315
Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH
Approve to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
Approved additional location: Brunswick University Center, 3605 Center Rd., Brunswick, OH 44212
Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
James A. Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Marion Technical College, Marion, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
North Central State College, Mansfield, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Ohio State University - Agriculture Technical Institute, Wooster, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Owens Community College, Toledo, OH
Approved additional location: Oneida City Farm, 712 Oneida Street, Toledo, Ohio 43609
Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Zane State College, Zanesville, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
Saint Gregory's University, Shawnee, OK

Focused Visit

Langston University, Langston, OK
Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs; Affirmed that the institution is addressing the issues related to non-compliance with the Commission with interim monitoring; Affirmed that the institution has addressed the issues related to contractual arrangements with interim monitoring; Affirmed the team’s findings that the institution should address issues related to the Master’s in Education Leadership Program with interim monitoring

Approval of Request for Change

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK
Approved Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD
Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Huntington Junior College, Huntington, WV

Approval of Request for Change

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV
Approved relocation of the main campus to 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25403
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Mount Gay, WV
Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI

Approval of Request for Change

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

 


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on August 20, 2012.

Additional Location Approval

Arizona

Northland Pioneer, Holbrook, AZ

Additional Location in Springerville, AZ

University of Phoenix in Tempe, AZ

Additional Location in San Bernadino, CA
Additional Location in Daytona Beach, FL
Additional Location in Peyton, CO
Additional Location in Topeka, KS
Additional Location in Kapolei, HI
Additional Location in San Antonio, TX
Additional Location in Topeka, KS

Colorado

Regis University, Denver, CO

Additional Location in Thornton, CO
Additional Location in Aurora, CO
Additional Location in Canon City, CO
Additional Location in Aurora, CO

Illinois

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Additional Location in Wheaton, IL
Additional Location in Oak Park, IL

National Louis University. Chicago, IL

Additional Location in Blue Island, IL

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Additional Location in Harvey, IL
Additional Location in Joliet, IL
Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Additional Location in Chicago Heights, IL
Additional Location in Rockford, IL

Indiana

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Additional Location in Columbus, IN
Additional Location in New Albany, IN

Iowa

Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

Additional Location in Sheldon, IA

Michigan

Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI

Additional Location in in Temperance, MI

Minnesota

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Additional Location in Elk River, MN
Additional Location in Rochester, MN

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

Added or modified Additional Location in Bayfield, WI
Added or modified Additional Location in Brooklyn Center, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Plover, WI
Added or modified Additional Location in Bemidji, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Kasson, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Chippewa, WI
Added or modified Additional Location in Brooklyn Park, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Northfield, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Eagan, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Perham, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Saint Paul, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Sauk Centre, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Saint Paul, MN
Added or modified Additional Location in Worthington, MN

Missouri

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Additional Location in Rolla, MO

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Additional Location in San Antonio, TX
Additional Location in St. Louis, MO

Nebraska

Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE

Additional Location in South Sioux City, NE

Ohio

Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH

Additional Location in Oberlin, OH
Additional Location in Lorain, OH
Additional Location in North Ridgeville, OH
Additional Location in Lima, OH
Additional Location in Brookpark, OH

Wisconsin

Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI

Additional Location in Oshkosh, WI

Certificates Approved

Arizona

Maricopa Community Colleges – Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician

Illinois

Rend Lake College, Ina, IL

Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist

 


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on July 16, 2012.

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Maricopa Community Colleges-Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

Focused Visit

Diné College, Tsaile, AZ
Affirmed the team’s findings that the institution has addressed the areas of concern related to the Elementary Education program

Approval of Request for Change

Mohave Community College, Kingman, AZ
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Approved the additional location at Chandler Downtown, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225

Denied Request for Change

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Denied the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change

Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, CO
Approve the additional location at 5675 South Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Heartland Community College, Normal, IL
Kaskaskia College, Centralia, IL
Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

Campus Evaluation Visit

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s campus at 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s campus at 9100 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

Approval of Request for Change

American InterContinental University, Schaumburg, IL
Approved the teach-out plan for the South Florida location at 2250 N. Commerce Parkway, Weston, FL 33326
Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
Approved the Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Development
MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
Midstate College, Peoria, IL
Approved the Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Law and Social Justice
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Approve the additional location at Logan Square Family Resource Center, 3255 West Altgeld Street, Chicago, IL 60647.

Indiana

Campus Evaluation Visit

American College of Education, Indianapolis, IN
Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of American College of Education’s campus at 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Approval of Request for Change

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Approved the institution’s request to close the Warsaw, IN campus and to open a new campus at Ivy Tech Community College, Warsaw Campus, 2545 Silveus Crossing, Warsaw, IN 46582
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Approved the institution’s request to close the Elkhart, IN campus and to open a new campus at Ivy Tech Community College, Elkhart County Campus, 22531 CR 18, Goshen, IN 46526

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA
Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA

Approval of Request for Change

Eastern Iowa Community College District, Davenport, IA
Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, IA
Approved the contractual arrangement between Emmaus Bible College and Camp Forest Springs for the Camp Ministry Major

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Friends University, Wichita, KS

Approval of Request for Change

Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS
Approved the additional location: Downtown Campus, 215 W. 6th Avenue, Emporia, KS 66801
Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS
Approved the additional location at Building 622, 6700 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka Air Industrial Park, Topeka, KS 66619

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Charles Stewart Mott Community College, Flint, MI
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

Financial Panel Recommendation

Finlandia University, Hancock, MI
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level
Robert B. Miller College, Battle Creek, MI
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level
Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI
Approved the Focused Visit on Finances. The visit will occur in conjunction with the comprehensive evaluation in 2012-2013

Approval of Request for Change

Adrian College, Adrian, MI
Approved the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, the Master of Science in Accounting, and the Master of Professional Science in Industrial Chemistry
Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI
Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Nursing
Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, MI
Approved the additional location at West Branch, 2479 South M-76, West Branch, MI 48661
Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Approved the expansion of distance delivery
University of Michigan – Flint, Flint, MI
Approved the additional location at University High School, 244 Paxton, Ferndale, MI 48220

Denied Request for Change

Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
Denied the institution’s request to offer a Master of Science in Reading

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN
Winona State University, Winona, MN

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College, Saint Paul, MN

Staff Action Recommendation

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN
Accepted the staff recommendation to reschedule the institution’s next comprehensive visit to 2014-15.

Approval of Request for Change

Winona State University, Winona, MN
Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Missouri

Staff Action Recommendation

A. T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, MO
Approved the removal of the stipulation requiring contingency reporting

Focused Visit

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
Affirmed the team’s findings that the institution has addressed the issues related to administrative turnover, qualifications of the upper administration, role of the Board of Directors in oversight of the University, effective governance structure in the presidential selection processes, ongoing academic quality, and concerns of the programmatic accreditor


Approval of Request for Change

Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO
Approved the Master of Music Education program.
Cox College, Springfield, MO
Approved the Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Imagining (BSDI)
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, St. Louis, MO
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

York College, York, NE
Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

New Mexico

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND
Approved the institution’s participation in the Commission’s Expedited Desk Review for additional locations
Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND
Approved the consortial arrangement with Miles Community College for the Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician program
Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND
Approved the Bachelor of Arts in Early Education

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Campus Evaluation Visit

Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH
Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Antioch University’s campus at 602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Approval of Request for Change

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Approved the additional location, Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Circuit House Area (East), Jamshedpur 831 035, Jharkhand, India
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH
Approved the additional location at Butler County, North Main Street, Middletown, OH 45042
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH
Approved the institution’s request to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Franklin University, Columbus, OH
Approved the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Healthcare Administration, the Master of Science in Human Resource Management, and the Master of Science in Business Psychology programs
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Approved the request to close the Twinsburg Center and open it at the new address of 2470 Creekside Drive Twinsburg, OH 44807
Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH
Approved the additional location, Owens Community College 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Stark State College, North Canton, OH
Approved the institution’s participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations in Ohio
University of Cincinnati - Clermont College, Batavia, OH
Approved the contractual arrangement between the University of Cincinnati Clermont College and Sporty's Academy for the Aviation Technology Associate of Applied Science
Washington State Community College, Marietta, OH
Approved the contractual arrangement between Washington State Community College and Washington County Career Center Adult Education Program for the Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology – Instrumentation, Control, & Electrical program

Denied Request for Change

Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH
Denied the institution’s request to offer the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling

Oklahoma

Redlands Community College, El Reno, OK
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

South Dakota

Staff Action Recommendation

Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, SD
Accepted the staff recommendation for a monitoring report due 7/2/12 on assessment of student learning

Approval of Request for Change

Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, SD
Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

West Virginia

Financial Panel Recommendation

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI

Focused Visit

Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
Affirmed the team’s findings related to the recent Change of Control

Financial Panel Recommendation

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Approval of Request for Change

Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI
Approved three additional locations three additional locations: LTC Manitowoc, 3733 Dewey St., Manitowoc, WI 54220; Lakeshore Culinary Institute 712 Riverfront Drive Sheboygan, WI 53081; LTC Sheboygan 3620 Wilgus Ave. heboygan, WI 53081
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Approved the contractual arrangement between Marquette University and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin for the purpose of offering the Master of Science in Transfusion Medicine program
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Approved the contractual arrangement between Marquette University and General Electric for the Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computing, and Biomedical Engineering
Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI
Approved the institution’s participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations in Wisconsin

Denied Request for Change

Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI
Denied the institution’s request to offer the Master's Degree in Education

 


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on July 16, 2012.

Additional Location Approval

Minnesota

Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Added Additional Location in Pine City, MN

Missouri

William Woods University, Fulton, MO

Additional Location in Cosby, MO
Additional Location in Farmington, MO
Additional Location in Hannibal, MO
Additional Location in Harrisonville, MO
Additional Location in Liberty, MO
Additional Location in Reeds Spring, MO
Additional Location in Rich Hill, MO
Additional Location in St. Joseph, MO
Additional Location in Tipton

Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

Added Additional Location in St. Louis, MO

Certificates Approved

Michigan

Mid Michigan Community College, Harrison, MI

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, Geothermal Technologies, CIP 47.0201.

Missouri


Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, MO

Practical Nursing, CIP 51.3901.

Ohio

Northwest State Community College, Archbold, OH

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor, Truck Driving Training, CIP 49.0205.

Wisconsin

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

Diesel Power Generation & Marine Service Technician, CIP 47.0605.
Diesel Engine Service Technician, CIP 47.0605.
Diesel Construction Equipment Service Technician, CIP 47.0605.

 


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on June 28, 2012 and July 11, 2012:

Arizona

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Removed from Notice

Colorado

Rocky Vista University, Granted candidate for accreditation status following a comprehensive evaluation and an Institutional Actions Council First Committee Hearing.

Indiana

Martin University, Placed on Notice

Iowa

Ashford University, Directed the Commission president to require special monitoring.

Kansas

Salina Area Technical College, Granted candidate for accreditation status following a comprehensive evaluation and an Institutional Actions Council First Committee Hearing.

Minnesota

Saint John’s University, Approved a change of control, structure, or organization for the University to revise its governance structure.

North Dakota

Dickinson State University, Placed on Notice

Ohio

Chancellor University, Issued a Show-Cause Order


Kent State University and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, Approved a change of control, structure, or organization for Kent State University to acquire certain assets of Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, to offer a doctor of podiatric medicine degree, and to open a new additional location at the former location of OCPM.

West Virginia

Mountain State University, Accreditation Withdrawn. The institution is appealing this action.

 


 

The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on June 18, 2012.

Arizona

Financial Panel Recommendation

Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Arkansas

Financial Panel Recommendation

Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Approval of Request for Change

Ozarka College, Melbourne, AR
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, Hope, AR
Approved the additional location at University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana, Intersection of East 54th Street and Fair Park Drive, Texarkana, AR

Denied Request for Change

Arkansas State University, State University, AR
Denied the request to offer the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change

Aims Community College, Greeley, CO
Approved the Associate of Applied Science and two certificates in AgriBusiness and to offer an Associate of Applied Science and two certificates in Production Agriculture

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Approved the consortial arrangement between Colorado State University and the institutions listed below holding membership in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) consortium for the Merchandising and Dietetics masters programs offered by Colorado State University

Colorado State University
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Michigan State University
Montana State University
North Dakota State University
Oklahoma State University
South Dakota State University
Texas Tech University
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Nebraska

Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, CO
Approved two additional locations:

EPIC
2702 Freedom Road,
Trinidad, CO 81082

Line Tech
106 Democracy Drive,
Trinidad, CO 81082

Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, CO
Approved the additional location at Alamosa High School, 805 Craft Drive, Alamosa, CO 81101

Illinois

Financial Panel Recommendation

Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Chicago, IL
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Spoon River College, Canton, IL
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Campus Evaluation Visit

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Miramar campus at 2300 SW 145th Avenue, Miramar, FL 33027

Approval of Request for Change

DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Approved the additional location at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465-0937

Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL
Approved two additional locations:

Big Muddy River Correctional Center

251 N. Illinois Highway 37, P O Box 1000

Ina, Illinois 62846

Pinckneyville Correctional Center

5831 State Route 154, P O Box 1000

Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274

Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL
Approved the BA in Jazz Studies program.
Approved the Bachelor of Applied Management in Entrepreneurship and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Leadership programs as capstone (inverted) degree programs in area community colleges

Approved additional locations at:

Lincoln Land Community College
5250 Shepard Rd
Springfield, IL 62794-9256

Illinois Central College
One College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635-0001

Resurrection University, Oak Park, IL
Approved three additional locations:

St. Francis Hospital
355 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202

St. Joseph Hospital
333 N. Madison Street
Joliet, IL 60435

Resurrection Medical Center
7435 W. Talcott Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631

Denied Request for Change

Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL
Denied request to open an additional location at Parkland College
Denied request for removal of stipulations on bachelor degree program offerings

Indiana

Financial Panel Recommendation

Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Iowa

Financial Panel Recommendation

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, KS

Financial Panel Recommendation

Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Bethel College, North Newton, KS
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita, KS
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Approval of Request for Change

Brown Mackie College – Salina, Salina, KS
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs; approved the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management.

Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, KS
Approved the additional location at Butler Community College, 5000 Building, 715 E.13th Street, Andover, KS 67002

Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS
Approved the Master of Health Science in Health Care Education

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, MI
Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

Focused Visit

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Affirmed the team’s findings of the Focused Visit on strategic planning that documented commendable improvement in the areas of concern

Financial Panel Recommendation

Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Approval of Request for Change

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI (Embedded change)
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Approved the additional location at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Minnesota

Focused Visit

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
Affirmed the team’s findings on governance and academic oversight that indicated improvement in the areas of concern; affirmed the team’s findings on a sound, complete assessment plan as follow-up to the change request for the Master’s in Health Science with a concentration in clinical nutrition

Financial Panel Recommendation

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Approval of Request for Change

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, MN
Approved the teach-out plan for the location at Red Lake Nation College, Red Lake, MN.

Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, MN
Approved the additional location at Red Lake Nation College, 23750 Highway 1 East, Red Lake, MN 56671
Approved the contractual arrangement between Leech Lake Tribal College and Red Lake Nation College

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
Approved the Master of Health Science with a concentration in clinical nutrition

St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St. Cloud, MN
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Missouri

Focused Visit

Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cape Girardeau, MO
Affirmed the team’s findings that the institution has addressed the issues related to general education offerings and academic oversight

Financial Panel Recommendation

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Evangel University, Springfield, MO
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Approval of Request for Change

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO
Approved the expansion of its current campus at 15800 Calvary Road, Kansas City, MO

Cottey College, Nevada, MO
Approved the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Maryville University of Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
Approved the initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

BryanLGH College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
Approved the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences and the Masters in Nursing Education

New Mexico

Financial Panel Recommendation

San Juan College, Farmington, NM
Affirmed the Financial Panel’s findings that the institution has not submitted the required information addressing the financial concerns

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Ohio

Financial Panel Recommendation

University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, OH
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Approval of Request for Change

Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH
Approved the request to convert from a quarter to a semester calendar
Approved the additional location at Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063

Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH
Approved the contractual arrangement between Central Ohio Technical College and the City of Columbus, Division of Fire Training Bureau for the Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science and the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency and Medical Services programs

Kent State University, Kent, OH
Approved the additional location at Lakeland Community College, University Center, 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, OH

Stark State College, North Canton, OH
Approved the additional location at Perry High School, 3737 13th St. NW, Massillon, OH 44646

Urbana University, Urbana, OH
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

Financial Panel Recommendation

West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

West Virginia State University, Institute, WV
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

Wisconsin

Focused Visit

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
Affirmed the team’s findings that the institution has addressed the issues related to institutional mission and shared governance

Financial Panel Recommendation

Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI
Accept the recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution has addressed the financial issues at a satisfactory level

 


 

The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on June 18, 2012.

Additional Location Approval

Illinois

Concordia University, Chicago, River Forest, IL

Additional Location in Shorewood, IL


Governors State University, University Park, IL

Additional Location in Alsip, IL
Additional Location in Bridgeview, IL
Additional Location in Country Club Hills, IL
Additional Location in Lemont, IL
Additional Location in Oak Forest, IL
Additional Location in Sauk Village, IL


Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Additional Location in Waukegan, IL


National Louis University in Chicago, IL

Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Additional Location in Grayslake, IL
Additional Location in Schaumburg, IL
Additional Location in Shorewood, IL
Additional Location in Bolingbrook, IL
Additional Location in Romeoville, IL
Additional Location in Schaumburg, IL

Indiana

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Additional Location in Noblesville, IN

Minnesota

Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN

Additional Location in Glyndon, MN

Missouri

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Additional Location in Centennial, CO


William Woods University, Fulton, MO

Additional Location in Branson, MO

Ohio

Franklin University, Columbus, OH

Additional Location in Brunswick, OH
Additional Location in Kirtland, OH
Additional Location in Washington Courthouse, OH
Additional Location in Shelby, OH
Additional Location in Cambridge, OH
Additional Location in Beavercreek, OH


Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH

Additional Location in Findlay, OH

Certificates Approved

Illinois

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

Recording Arts Technology/Technician

South Suburban College of Cook County, South Holland, IL

Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Southeastern Illinois College, Harrisburg, IL

Nail technician/Specialist and Manicurist Aesthetician/Esthetician and Skin Care Specialist

Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Medical Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiation Therapist

Kansas

Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS

Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Michigan

Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, MI

Medical/Clinical Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder


Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, MI

Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

Minnesota

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Montessori Teacher Education

Ohio

Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Education, Other

 


 

The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on May 23-24, 2012.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
Approved the additional location, Central Arizona College – Maricopa, 17945 N. Regent Drive, Maricopa, AZ 85138
Maricopa Community Colleges - Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ
Approved additional location at Phoenix College Downtown, 640 N. 1st Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85003

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, AR
Arkansas State University-Beebe, Beebe, AR
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, Morrilton, AR

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Cossatot Community College of the Univ. of Arkansas, AR
NorthWest Arkansas Community College, AR
Pulaski Technical College, AR
Southeast Arkansas College, AR
Southern Arkansas University Tech, AR
Southern Arkansas University, AR

Approval of Request for Change

University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Denver Seminary, Littleton, CO

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)
 

Red Rocks Community College, CO

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO
Approved the Master of Organizational Leadership
Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, CO
Approved the additional location at 50 College Drive, Craig, CO 81625; approved the branch campus at 2801 W. 9th St., Craig, CO 81625
Colorado State University-Global Campus, Greenwood Village, CO
Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Administration, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Bachelor of Science in Communication, Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies, Master’s of Healthcare Administration and Management, Master’s of Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, CO
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Shimer College, Chicago, IL
Spoon River College, Canton, IL

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)
 

Black Hawk College, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, IL
DeVry University, IL
Heartland Community College, IL
Illinois Central College, IL
Kaskaskia College, IL
Kishwaukee College, IL
Lincoln Land Community College, IL
McHenry County College, IL
National Louis University, IL

Focused Visit

Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Affirmed the team’s findings that the institution continues to meet all Eligibility Requirements, the Criteria for Accreditation, and the expectations and commitments required for the change of control, structure, or organization
MacCormac College, Chicago, IL
Affirmed the team’s findings of the Focused Visit on financial status and viability, and progress on implementation of the strategic plan and the effects of the litigation settlement on the financial viability

Campus Evaluation Visit

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s campus at 3300 North Campbell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618

Approval of Request for Change

Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL
Approved the additional location at Danville Correctional Center, 3820 E. Main Street, Danville, IL 61832
Illinois Institute of Arts, Chicago, IL
Approved the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Photography, the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, and the Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management at The Art Institute of Ohio–Cincinnati (AIOHC); and the removal of the stipulation that offerings at AIOHC be limited to the original eight bachelor’s programs
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Approved teach-out plans for the Oak Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL locations
Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Approved to offer the (Doctor of Nursing Practice) DNP program
Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
Approved to convert from a credit hour graduation requirement to a 32 course count graduation requirement
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
Approved additional location at Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC) EMS Academy, 5220 West 105th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 and approved the contractual arrangement between Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) and Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC) for the purposes of offering the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services
Rend Lake College, Ina, IL
Approved to increase the EMT Paramedics program from 17 to 39 credit hours

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, IN

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Calumet College of St. Joseph, IN
DePauw University, IN
Franklin College, IN

Campus Evaluation Visit

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN
Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Indiana Institute of Technology’s campus at 11855 Commonwealth Drive, Louisville, KY 40299


Approval of Request for Change

Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
Approved to offer the Master of Christian Ministries
Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
Approved the additional location at Evangel Ministries, 13660 Stansbury, Detroit, MI 48227

Denied Request for Change

Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN
Denied request to open an additional location at Dukes Health System, d/b/a Dukes Memorial Hospital, 275 W. 12th Street, Peru, IN 46970

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA


AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Dordt College, IA
Iowa Western Community College, IA
Kirkwood Community College, IA
North Iowa Area Community College, IA
Southeastern Community College, IA
Upper Iowa University, IA
Western Iowa Tech Community College, IA

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Barton County Community College, KS
Donnelly College, KS
Friends University, KS
Seward County Community College, KS
University of Saint Mary, KS

Staff Action Recommendation

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS
Accepted staff recommendation to change the University’s stipulation


Approval of Request for Change

Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS
Approved three additional locations:

CBTS – Los Angeles, 866 S. Westmoreland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005

CBTS – Seattle, 36016 1st Ave., S; FederalWay, WA 98003

CBTS – Dallas, 13001 Veronica Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Colby Community College, Colby, KS
Approved additional location at Colby Community College, Norton Campus, 711 North Norton, Norton, Kansas 67654
Colby Community College, Colby, KS
Approved additional location at Colby Community College WaKeeney Campus, 323 Russell Ave, WaKeeney, KS 67672
McPherson College, McPherson, KS
Approved courses toward the Master’s degree in Education:
• Issues in Learning (3 cr hrs) (CIP Code 13.1299)
• Foundations of Education/ Cultures in Education (3 cr hrs) (CIP Code 13.0901)
• Fundamentals of Action Research (3 cr hrs) (CIP Code 13.0601)
• Changes in Education (3 cr hrs) (CIP Code 13.9999)
• Data Collection and Proposal Development (6 cr hrs) (CIP Code 13.0699

Michigan

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Baker College, MI
Charles Stewart Mott Community College, MI
Davenport University, MI
Michigan Technological University, MI
Northwestern Michigan College, MI
Schoolcraft College, MI

Focused Visit

Adrian College, Adrian, MI
Affirmed the team’s findings that the institution has addressed the issues related to assessment of student learning, program review, and financial reporting systems

Approval of Request for Change

Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN
Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington, MN

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Century College, MN
Hibbing Community College, MN
Minnesota State Community & Technical College, MN
Normandale Community College, MN
North Hennepin Community College, MN
University of Minnesota, Crookston, MN
Saint Paul College-A Comm. & Technical College, MN

Campus Evaluation Visit

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN
Affirmed the findings of the recent Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Rasmussen College’s Land O’Lakes campus at 18600 Fernview Street, Land O’Lakes, FL 34638

Approval of Request for Change

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN
Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Construction Leadership & Management Baccalaureate Completion Program
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN
Approved to offer the DNP program and a post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
Approved to offer the Master of Health Science degree with a concentration in Clinical Orthopedics

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Mineral Area College, MO
Northwest Missouri State University, MO
Southeast Missouri State University, MO
State Fair Community College, MO

Staff Action Recommendation

Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO
Accepted staff recommendation for a focused visit in December 2012 on enrollment and finances
Cox College, Springfield, MO
Accepted staff recommendation to change the College’s stipulation

Focused Visit

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO
Affirmed the team’s findings that the institution has addressed the issues related to alternative delivery methods, credit hours, and contracts

Campus Evaluation Visit

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
Affirmed the findings of the recent Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Lindenwood University’s Belleville campus at 2500 West Main Street, Belleville, IL 62226

Approval of Request for Change

North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO (Embedded Change Review)
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
Approved to offer the Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Educational Leadership
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Peru State College, Peru, NE

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Mid-Plains Community College, NE

Staff Action Recommendation

Concordia University, Seward, NE
Accepted staff recommendation to change the University’s stipulation

Approval of Request for Change

College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE
Approved the additional location at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, 3555 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85297; Approved the teach-out plan for the Lincoln, NE location
Midland University, Fremont, NE
Approved the MBA program

Denial of Request for Change

Grace University, Omaha, NE
Denied request to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

New Mexico

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Santa Fe Community College, NM

North Dakota

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Bismarck State College, ND
Williston State College, ND

Staff Action Recommendation

Fort Berthold Community College, New Town, ND
Accepted staff recommendation for a focused visit in Fall 2012 on governance and financial matters

Approval of Request for Change

United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND
Approved the AAS and Certificate program in Liberal Arts with a Native American emphasis entitled Pre-Professional Native American Workforce Leadership

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Columbus State Community College, OH
Kettering College, OH
Lakeland Community College, OH
Owens Community College, OH
Stark State College, OH
University of Mount Union, OH

Campus Evaluation Visits

Zane State College, Zanesville, OH
Affirmed the findings of the recent Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Zane State University’s Cambridge campus at 9900 Brick Church Road, Cambridge, OH 43725

Approval of Request for Change

Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
Chancellor University, Seven Hills, OH
Approved change from an eight-week to ten-week term academic calendar for undergraduate programs
Franklin University, Columbus, OH
Approved to remove stipulations limiting the use of the Expedited Desk Review
Marion Technical College, Marion, OH
Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH
Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), Master of Business Administration, and the Master of Management
University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, Cincinnati, OH
Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Denied Request for Change

Eastern Gateway Community College, Steubenville, OH
Denied request to initiate distance education

South Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD
University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Southeast Technical Institute, SD

Approval of Request for Change

National American University, Rapid City, SD
Approved the new branch campus at National American University, Richardson Campus, 300 N Coit Rd., Suite 225, Richardson, TX 75080
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Approved the new branch campus at National American University, Georgetown Campus, 1013 W. University Ave., Bldg. F27A, Georgetown, TX 78628
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Approved the request to close the Rio Rancho branch campus and open National American University - Albuquerque West, 10131 Coors Blvd NW Suite I-01, Albuquerque, NM 87114
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Approved the contractual arrangement between South Dakota State University and the institutions listed below, which comprise the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA)
• Iowa State University
• Kansas State University
• North Dakota State University
• University of Nebraska
• Colorado State University
• Oklahoma State University
• University of Kansas Medical Center
• University of Missouri
• Michigan State University
University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD (Embedded Change Review)
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Wisconsin

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Blackhawk Technical College, WI
College of Menominee Nation, WI
Milwaukee Area Technical College, WI
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, WI

Focused Visit

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
Affirmed the team’s findings of the focused visit on assessment of student learning

Approval of Request for Change

College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI
Approved the Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI
Approved four doctoral level courses (10 credit hours) in the current Masters of Science in Nursing degree. The programs are as follows:
• Nurs 700 – Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 credits)
• Nurs 710 – Ethical and Theoretical Thinking (2 credits)
• Nurs 700 – Outcome Management and Quantity Improvement for Advanced Nursing (2 credits)
• Nurs 730 – Organizational Leadership and Healthcare Policy for Advanced Nursing (3 credits)

Wyoming

AQIP Reaffirmation date extension

(approved extension of the reaffirmation cycle of the AQIP institutions from ten to eleven years and approve evaluation date changes as needed to align with this extension.)

Laramie County Community College, WY
Western Wyoming Community College, WY

 


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on May 23-24, 2012.

Additional Location Approval

Arizona

Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
Approved Additional Location in Avondale, AZ
Approved Additional Location in San Carlos, AZ
Approved Additional Location in Tucson, AZ
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ
Approved Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
University of Phoenix in Tempe, AZ
Approved Additional Location in Lynwood, CA
Approved Additional Location in Hayward, CA
Approved Additional Location in Oakland, CA
Approved Additional Location in Pomona, CA
Approved Additional Location in Miami, FL
Approved Additional Location in Ventura, CA
Approved Additional Location in Aurora, CO
Approved Additional Location in Aurora, CO
Approved Additional Location in Colorado Springs, CO
Approved Additional Location in Virginia Beach, VA
Approved Additional Location in Houston, TX
Approved Additional Location in Wichita, KS

Illinois

Dominican University in River Forest, IL
Approved Additional Location in Chicago, IL
National Louis University in Chicago, IL
Approved Additional Location in Hickory Hills, IL
Approved Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Approved Additional Location in Wheaton, IL
Approved Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Approved Additional Location in Naperville, IL
Approved Additional Location in Hainesville IL
Approved Additional Location in Chicago, IL
National Louis University in Chicago, IL
Approved Additional Location in Hickory Hills, IL
Approved Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Approved Additional Location in Wheaton, IL
Approved Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Approved Additional Location in Naperville, IL
Approved Additional Location in Hainesville IL
Approved Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Saint Xavier University in Chicago, IL
Approved Additional Location in McHenry, IL
Approved Additional Location in Taylor Ridge, IL
Approved Additional Location in East Moline, IL
University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL
Approved Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Approved Additional Location in Downer’s Grove, IL
Approved Additional Location in LaSalle, IL
Approved Additional Location in Minooka, IL
Approved Additional Location in New Lenox, IL
Approved Additional Location in Plainfield, IL
Approved Additional Location in Yorkville, IL

Indiana

Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, IN
Approved Additional Location in Warsaw, IN
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Approved Additional Location in Fort Wayne, IN
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
Approved Additional Location in Columbus, IN
Approved Additional Location in Fort Wayne, IN
Approved Additional Location in South Bend, IN
Approved Additional Location in Warsaw, IN

Iowa

Morningside College in Sioux City, IA
Approved Additional Location in Johnston, IA
Approved Additional Location in Storm Lake, IA
Approved Additional Location in Marshalltown, IA
Approved Additional Location in Spencer, IA

Kansas

Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, KS
Approved Additional Location in Fort Scott, KS
MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS
Approved Additional Location in Olathe, KS

Michigan

Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI
Approved Additional Location in Ridgefield, WA
Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI
Approved Additional Location in Hamilton, Canada
Cleary University in Ann Arbor, MI
Approved Additional Location in Sidney, MI
Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI
Approved Additional Location in Wyoming, MI
Madonna University in Livonia, MI
Approved Additional Location in Warren, MI
Approved Additional Location in Livonia, MI
Approved Additional Location in Troy, MI
Approved Additional Location in Canton, MI
Approved Additional Location in Orchard Lake Village, MI
Approved Additional Location in Detroit, MI
Northwood University in Midland, MI
Approved Additional Location in East Lansing, MI
Oakland University in Rochester, MI
Approved Additional Location in Hazel Park, MI
University of Michigan-Dearborn in Dearborn, MI
Approved Additional Location in Dearborn, MI
Approved Additional Location in Warren, MI

Minnesota

Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN
Approved Additional Location in Pine River, MN
Concordia University, St. Paul in St. Paul, MN
Approved Additional Location in Duluth, MN
Approved Additional Location in Rochester, MN
Approved Additional Location in Duluth, MN
University of Minnesota Duluth in Duluth, MN
Approved Additional Location in Cloquet, MN

Missouri

Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO
Approved Additional Location in Festus, MO
Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, MO
Approved Additional Location in Ina, IL
Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO
Approved Additional Location in Cassville, MO
North Central Missouri College in Trenton, MO
Approved Additional Location in Cameron, MO
State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO
Approved Additional Location in Eldon, MO
Approved Additional Location in Eldon, MO

Nebraska

Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE
Approved Additional Location in Columbus, Ne
Approved Additional Location in Holdrege, NE
Approved Additional Location in Lexington, NE
Approved Additional Location in Broken Bow, NE

New Mexico

New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM
Approved Additional Location in Albuquerque, NM

North Dakota

University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND
Approved Additional Location in Fort Yates, ND

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK
Approved Additional Location in Poteau, OK
Approved Additional Location in Miami, OK
Approved Additional Location in Oklahoma City, OK
Approved Additional Location in Sapulpa, OK
Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK
Approved Additional Location in Carolina, Puerto Rico

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in LaCrosse, WI
Approved Additional Location in Brodhead, WI
Approved Additional Location in Madison, WI
Approved Additional Location in Merrill, WI
Approved Additional Location in Rhinelander, Wi
Approved Additional Location in Osseo, WI
Approved Additional Location in LaCrosse, WI
Approved Additional Location in Oconomowoc, WI
Approved Additional Location in Onalaska, WI
Approved Additional Location in Tomah, WI

Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI
Approved Additional Location in Janesville, WI

Certificates Approved

Arizona

Pima County Community College District, Tucson, AZ
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, CIP 51.1599

Arkansas

Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Mountain Home, AR
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), CIP 51.0904
University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR
Corrections (Correctional Law Enforcement), CIP 43.0102
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology (Heavy Equipment 
 Operation), CIP 47.0303

Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, CIP 52.0302
Business Administration and Management, CIP 52.0201
Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, CO
Gunsmithing/Gunsmith (Gunsmithing Technician), CIP 47.0402
Gunsmithing/Gunsmith (Brownell’s American Firearms Technical Institute), CIP 
 47.0402

Illinois

Black Hawk College, Moline, IL
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, CIP 52.0203
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, CIP 51.39
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
Gerontology, CIP 30.1101
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Music Performance, CIP 50.0903
Rockford College, Rockford, IL
Geropsychology, CIP 42.2809

Iowa

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Nutrition Sciences (Dietetic Internship), CIP 30.1901

Michigan

Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI
Carpentry/Carpenter (Construction Trades Green Technology), CIP 46.0201
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, CIP 52.0904
Meeting and Event Planning (Special event planning overview), CIP 52.0907

Minnesota

Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Applied Behavior Analysis, 42.2814
Rainy River Community College, Virginia, MN
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology, CIP 47.0303
Saint Paul College-A Community & Technical College, Saint Paul, MN
Culinary Arts/Chef Training, CIP 12.0503
Ironworking/Ironworker, CIP 48.0509
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, CIP 52.0206

North Dakota

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, CIP 13.1401

South Dakota

Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, SD
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, CIP 51.3901
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, CIP 51.0805
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist, CIP 51.1009
Surgical Technology/Technologist, CIP 51.0909
Welding Technology/Welder, CIP 48.0508

West Virginia

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, CIP 52.0701
Bridgemont Community and Technical College, Montgomery, WV
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects

Wisconsin

Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant, CIP 51.0805
University of Wisconsin – River Falls, River Falls, WI
Education, Other, CIP 13.9999
Education, Other (Alternative Education Graduate), CIP 13.9999


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on March 19, 2012.

Additional Location Approval

Illinois

Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Added Additional Location in Loves Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Waukegan, IL

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Added Additional Location in Glen Ellyn, IL

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL
Added Additional Location in Atlanta, GA
Added Additional Location in Houston, TX

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Added Additional Location in Grayslake, IL
Added Additional Location in Ina, IL
Added Additional Location in Mt. Vernon, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Crystal Lake, IL
Added Additional Location in Des Plaines, IL
Added Additional Location in Oak Lawn, IL

Indiana

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
Added Additional Location in Evansville, IN
Added Additional Location in Plainfield, IN
Added Additional Location in Kokomo, IN

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Added Additional Location in Columbus, IN
Added Additional Location in Indianapolis, IN
Added Additional Location in Richmond, IN

Michigan

Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Added Additional Location in Valencia, Spain
Added Additional Location in Columbia, MD
Added Additional Location in Collegedale, TN
Added Additional Location in College Place, WA
Added Additional Location in Lincoln, NE
Added Additional Location in Keene, TX
Added Additional Location in Groveland, FL
Added Additional Location in Apopka, FL
Added Additional Location in Riverside, CA
Added Additional Location in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Added Additional Location in Ongata Rongal, Nairobi, Kenya
Added Additional Location in New Oyibi, Ghana
Added Additional Location in Kigali, Rwanda
Added Additional Location in Lacombe AB T4L 2ES, Canada

Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
Added Additional Location in Proctor, MN
Added Additional Location in Hinckley, MN
Added Additional Location in Stevens Point, WI

Missouri

Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Added Additional Location in California, MD

Oklahoma

Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK
Added Additional Location in Poteau, OK

Wyoming

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Added Additional Location in Moorcroft, WY
Added Additional Location in Powell, WY
Added Additional Location in Sundance, WY
Added Additional Location in Wheatland, WY

Certificates Approved

Colorado

Front Range Community College Westminster, CO
Alternative and Complementary Medicine (Massage Therapy), CIP 51.3399.
Applied Horticulture (Urban Agriculture Management), CIP 01.0601
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist (Change in Billing Specialist), CIP 51.0710

Kansas

Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology, CIP 15.1302.

Minnesota

Augsburg College Minneapolis, MN
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (Social Entrepreneurship), CIP 52.00.

North Dakota

United Tribes Technical College Bismark, ND
Electrician, CIP 46.0302.
Welding Technology, CIP 48.0508

Ohio

Mount Carmel College of Nursing Columbus, OH
Gerontology (Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practioner), CIP 31.1101

 


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on March 19-22, 2012.

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Arizona Christian University, Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa Community Colleges-Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ

Campus Evaluation Visits (Affirmed findings that assured the quality of new campus.)

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ
Affirmed the findings of the recent Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of the branch campus in Bossier City, LA, Shreveport-Bossier Campus, 350 Plaza Loop Drive, Building E, Bossier City, LA 71111

Approval of Request for Change

Arizona Christian University, Phoenix, AZ
Approved the institution’s request to offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology, Communication, and Political Science
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Approved additional location at Cochise Community College at 8351 901 North Colombo Avenue Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Maricopa Community Colleges-Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of degree programs.
Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ
Approved the University’s request to offer the Education Specialist degree
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ
Approved the Master of Science in Global Marketing and the Master of Science in Global Finance

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

National Park Community College, Hot Springs, AR

Financial Panel Recommendation

Lyon College, Batesville, AR

Approval of Request for Change

Arkansas State University – Beebe, Beebe, AR
Approved the additional location at Cabot High School, 401 N. Lincoln, Cabot, AR 72023
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Approved additional location at 101 College Drive, Hot Springs, National Park, AR 71913

Colorado

Campus Evaluation Visits (Affirmed findings that assured the quality of new campus.)

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO
Affirmed the findings of Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of the branch campus in Aurora, CO, South Denver Campus, 3151 S. Vaughn Way, Aurora, CO 80014

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Fox College, Bedford Park, IL
Northwestern College, Rosemont, IL
Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Focused Visits

Rockford College, Rockford, IL
Affirmed the team’s findings of the Focused Visit on financial stability and strength

Financial Panel Recommendation

Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Approval of Request for Change

Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Approved an additional location to offer the Master of Social Work program: El Valor Carlos H. Cantu Children & Family Center, 2434 S. Kildare, Chicago, IL 60623
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Approved three additional locations to offer the Master of Science in Special Education at ECHO #1 Joint Agreement—Office and School, 350 W. 154th St., South Holland, IL 60473; ECHO #2 Joint Agreement—District Office and School, 304 144th Street, Dalton, IL 60419; Argo, Evergreen Park, Reavis Special Education, Consortium Joint Agreement Site, 7600 South Mason, Burbank, IL 60459
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Approved three additional locations to offer the Master of Science in Library Science, Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education and Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education: Youth Connections Charter Schools Executive Office (Master of Arts in Teaching—Secondary Education); 10 West 35th Street, Suite 11F4-2, Chicago, Illinois, 60616; West 40 Intermediate Service Center Office (Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education), 2701 Washington Blvd #2; Bellwood, Illinois 60104; Riverdale Cohort (MS Library Science), General Patton Elementary School (School District 133), 13700 S. Stewart Ave., Riverdale, IL 60827
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Approved two additional locations to offer the Master of Science in Special Education program: Maywood District 89 #2/GPED, 1000 Van Buren St, Maywood, IL 60153, SPEED 3 SEJA District 802, Special Education Joint Agreement District 802, 1125 Division Street; Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Approved three additional locations to offer the Master of Arts in Elementary Education program: Teachers for Chicagoland Location #1, Dolton/Riverdale School, District 148 Office, 114 West 144th Street, Riverdale, IL 60827-2703; Teachers for Chicagoland Location #2, Lincoln Avenue School, 14151 Lincoln Avenue, Dolton, IL 60419; Teachers for Chicagoland Location #3, Whittier School, 71 E. 152nd St, Harvey, IL 60426
Highland Community College, Freeport, IL
Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL
Approved additional location at HCSC, 1001 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75082
Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL
Approved the Master’s in Clinical Counseling and Psychotherapy program
Methodist College of Nursing, Peoria, IL
Approved the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and to offer its own general education courses
North Park University, Chicago, IL
Approved the University’s request to offer the Master of Arts in Literacy, Language, and Culture
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Approved the Master in Business Administration at the Davie, FL campus
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
Approved the Doctor of Ministry at the Davie, FL campus
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Approved the contractual arrangement between the University of Illinois at Chicago and Fachhoschule Nordwestschweiz Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Basel, Switzerland (referred to as HGK FHNW) to offer the Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN

Approval of Request for Change

Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
Approved teach-out plans for the Miami, Pendleton, and Wabash Valley locations
Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN
Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN
Approved request to remove the stipulation on Master’s degree programs
Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN
Approved the Education Specialist Degree in Leadership
Trine University, Angola, IN
Approved teach-out plan for the additional location at Indianapolis Education Center, 550 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
Approved additional location at 220 Welter Drive Monticello, IA

Kansas

Financial Panel Recommendation

Central Christian College of Kansas, McPherson, KS
Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS
Sterling College, Sterling, KS

Approval of Request for Change

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, Kansas City, KS
Approved the College’s request to relocate the main campus to 624 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO
Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS
Approved the additional location at Highland Community College Holton Center, 430 South Arizona, Holton, KS 66436

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change

Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI
Approved teach-out plans for the Caro campus, 1231 Cleaver Rd (M-24), Caro, MI 48723; and the Alma location, 1500 N Pine St., Alma, MI 48801
Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of degree programs
Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI
Approved an additional location: Public Safety Training Complex, The Academy Building, 31777 Industrial, Livonia, MI 48150
Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI
Approved additional locations: Northwest State Community College, 22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502; Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551; North Central State College, Shelby campus, 175 Mansfield Avenue, Shelby, OH 44901

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Campus Evaluation Visits (Affirmed findings that assured the quality of new campus.)

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN
Affirmed the findings of the recent Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of Rasmussen College’s campus at 3629 95th Avenue NE, Blaine, MN 55014

Financial Panel Recommendation

Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN
Itasca Community College, Virginia, MN

Approval of Request for Change

North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN
Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Research College of Nursing, Kansas City, MO
Saint Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO

Focused Visit

A. T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, MO
Affirmed team’s findings of the Focused Visit on the university’s structure and governance systems

Financial Panel Recommendation

Wentworth Military Academy and Junior College, Lexington, MO

Approval of Request for Change

Global University, Springfield, MO
Approved the Doctor of Ministry
Saint Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
University of Missouri - Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations
William Woods University, Fulton, MO
Approved removal of the stipulation on the Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Doane College, Crete, NE

Approval of Request for Change

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree

New Mexico

Focused Visit

Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM
Affirmed team’s findings of the Focused Visit on the implementation of assessment and the Bachelor’s in Music and Bachelor’s in Integrated Studies programs

Denied Request for Change

Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM
Denied the College’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science in mathematics

North Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Valley City State University, Valley City, ND

Approval of Request for Change

Valley City State University, Valley City, ND
Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of degree programs

Ohio

Staff Action Recommendation

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, OH
Approved recommendation to delete the 12/1/2012 progress report and to require a Focused Visit scheduled for Fall 2012 on finances, planning, enrollment, academic personnel, and assessment
Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH
Approved modification to stipulation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

North Central State College, Mansfield, OH

Financial Panel Recommendation

Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH
Urbana University, Urbana, OH
Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH
Approved the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in an accelerated format
College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH
Approved in blended format: Master of Science of Nursing degree with two program tracks: (1) MSN in Nursing Education and (2) MSN in Nursing Administration; and the Doctor of Nursing Practice with two program tracks: (1) DNP in Nursing Administration and (2) DNP in Advanced Practice
Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH
Approved participation in the Commission’s Expedited Desk Review for additional locations
North Central State College, Mansfield, OH
Approved contractual arrangement between North Central State College and EHOVE Career Center in Milan Ohio for the purposes of offering the Associate Degree in Health Services Technology (Surgical Technologist Option); approved the two additional locations: EHOVE Career Center, 316 West Mason Road, Milan, Ohio, 44846; NCSC Urban Center, 134 North Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio 44902
Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs, which includes the Master of Public Health (MPH) program
Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH
Approved additional location at PACCAR Medical Education Center at 446 Hospital Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH
Approved the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
Approved the Master of Science in Allied Health program
Owens Community College, Toledo, OH
Approved the additional location at LCJVS - Lorain County Joint Vocational School Adult Center, 15181 Ohio 58, Oberlin, OH 44074
Stark State College, North Canton, OH
Approved the contractual arrangement between Stark State College and the Ariel Corporation to offer the ATS degree in Precision Machining; OBR One-Year Certificate in Precision Machining program
Urbana University, Urbana, OH
Approved two additional locations: Springfield Masonic Community, 2655 W. National Rd., Springfield, OH 45504; Springfield Regional Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Dr., Springfield, OH 45505.

Denied Request for Change

Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH
Denied the College’s request to offer a baccalaureate degree program in Communication Disorders in a reduced credit format of 100 hours

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

Financial Panel Recommendation

Bacone College, Muskogee, OK

South Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

Financial Panel Recommendation

Sinte Gleska University, Mission, SD
Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD

Approval of Request for Change

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Approve the expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs
Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD
Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD
Approved move of the main campus to the MTI South Campus at 1800 E. Spruce, Mitchell, SD 57301, an existing additional location
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Approved the Master of Science in Management (MSM) program
Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV

Staff Action Recommendation

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Approved action to add focused visit in fall 2012 on (a) assessment of student learning at West Virginia University Institute of Technology and (b) viability and assurance of quality at West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Financial Panel Recommendation

Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV
Future Generations Graduate School, Franklin, WV

Approval of Request for Change

Future Generations Graduate School, Franklin, WV
Approved the contractual arrangement between Future Generations Graduate School and the United States Institute of Peace for the purposes of offering the Master of Arts in Applied Community Change and Conservation program
West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV
Approved the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Saint Norbert College, De Pere, WI

Financial Panel Recommendation

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI
Northland College, Ashland, WI

Approval of Request for Change

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Approved the contractual arrangement between Concordia University and the Net Academy of Malaysia for the purposes of offering the Master’s in Business Administration (MBA)
Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
Approved additional location at Madison College South, 2238 South Park Street, Madison, WI 53713
Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI
Approved the expansion of distance education up to 20% of degree programs
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
Approved consortial arrangement among University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to offer the Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT), with online courses provided by University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and administrative and financial support from University of Wisconsin-Extension


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on February 23, 2012:

Illinois

Resurrection University, Approved a change of control, structure, or organization for changes in its governance and corporate structure and continued the University on Notice

Kansas

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Placed on Notice

West Virginia

Ohio Valley University, Placed on Probation

 


 

The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on February 20, 2012.

Additional Location Approval

Arizona

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Added Additional Location in Surprise, AZ

Illinois

Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Added Additional Location in Oglesby, IL

Indiana

Trine University, Angola, IN
Added Additional Location in Avon, IN
Added Additional Location in Sturgis, MI

Kansas

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS
Added Additional Location in North Kansas, MO
Added Additional Location in Ottawa, KS

Michigan

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Added Additional Location in Richmond, VA

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK
Added Additional Location in Independence, KS
Added Additional Location in Independence, KS

West Virginia

Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, WV
Added Additional Location in Morgantown, WV
Added Additional Location in Bridgeport, WV

Certificates Approved

Illinois

Methodist College of Nursing Peoria, IL
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Gerontology), CIP 51.0899.

Kansas

MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS
Clinical, Counseling, and Applied Psychology (Sexual Addictions), CIP 42.2899.

Minnesota

South Central College North Mankato, MN
Geographic Information Science and Cartography (Geographic Information Systems), CIP 45.0702.

Missouri

Crowder College, Neosho, MO
Environmental Health, CIP 51.2202

New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University Portales, NM
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance (Computer and Network Security), CIP 45.0702.

Navajo Technical College Crownpoint, NM
Mathematics, CIP 27.0101.

West Virginia

Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College Institute, WV
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (Sustainable Building Technology), CIP 04.0902.

Pierpont Community and Technical College Fairmount, WV
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician (Power Plant Technology), CIP 15.0503.
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist (Laboratory Assistant), CIP 51.1009.
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (Applied Science Degree Program), CIP 51.3901.
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations (Events Management), CIP 52.1910.


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on February 20-21, 2012.

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Coconino County Community College, Flagstaff, AZ

Approval of Request for Change

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Approved request to offer the Education Specialist in K-12 Leadership degree
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Approved request to open an additional location: Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crimson Road Mesa, AZ 85209
Maricopa Community Colleges - Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ
Approved request to open three additional locations:
Fresh Start Center
1130 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Phoenix Fire Department Training Center
2425 W. Lower Buckeye Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Southwest Ambulance Training Center
708 W. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85210
Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ
Approved request for expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Campus Evaluation Visits (Affirmed findings that assured the quality of new campus.)

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Phoenix, AZ campus
University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ
Knoxville, TN campus
University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ
San Diego, CA campus
University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ
Bay Area, San Jose, CA campus
University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ
Jackson, Flowood, MS campus
University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ
Kansas City, MO campus

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Lamar Community College, Lamar, CO

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Approved request of the consortial arrangement with Colorado State University - Pueblo for the Master of Arts in English program.
Naropa University, Boulder, CO
Approved request to open an additional location: Nalanda campus, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Approved request of the contractual arrangement with Tongji University, Shanghai, China for the Master of Landscape Architecture Degree (MLA) and the Master of Landscape Studies Degree (MLS)

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Approved request to open a branch campus: Chamberlain College of Nursing - Atlanta 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Bldg A, Atlanta, GA 30342
City Colleges of Chicago - Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, IL
Approved request of the contractual arrangement between Richard J. Daley College and the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Trust (The Trust) for the purposes of offering the Associates of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Construction Technology.
Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Approved request to offer the Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership program
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Approved request for access into the Commission’s Notification program for additional locations
Greenville College, Greenville, IL
Approved request to open two additional locations:
Illinois Central College’s Downtown Campus - 115 SW Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61635
North Campus - 5407 N University Street, Peoria, IL 61635
Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL
Approved request to offer the Master of Arts in Education degree
Kaskaskia College, Centralia, IL
Approved request for the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL
Approved request to remove the requirement to submit progress reports on finances in 2012, 2013, and 2014. In addition, a recommended focused visit on finances will not be required. The status of the College’s finances will be reviewed through the annual financial ratio review and monitoring processes of the Higher Learning Commission.
National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL
Denied approval to offer Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (DCM) degree.
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Approved request for access into the Commission’s Notification program for additional locations
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
Approved request for access into the Commission’s Notification program for additional locations
Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
Approved request to offer the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and the Master of Arts in Special Education

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Marian University, Indianapolis, IN
Approved request to offer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA
Approved request of the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change

Allen County Community College, Iola, KS
Approved request of the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
Approved request to offer a baccalaureate program in engineering
Bethel College, North Newton, KS
Approved request of the initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs
Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS
Approved request for expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs
Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS
Approved request to open two additional locations: eLearning: Pratt College Service Center – 7920 W. Kellogg Wichita, KS; The Urban League of Kansas - 2418 E 9th Street North Wichita, KS

Campus Evaluation Visits (Affirmed findings that assured the quality of new campus.)

Brown Mackie College – Salina, Salina, KS
Oklahoma City, OK campus

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Focused Visit

Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Approval of Request for Change

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Approved request of the consortial arrangement with Michigan State University to offer a Graduate Certificate Program in Clinical Research Trials Management (CRTM).

Minnesota

Focused Visit

Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN
Approved request to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice program independently, not part of a consortium.

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO
Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO
Logan University, Chesterfield, MO
Moberly Area Community College, Moberly, MO
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO
Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO

Approval of Request for Change

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO
Approved the Teach-out Plan for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary’s locations in Phoenix, AZ; Minneapolis, MN; and Phoenixville, PA
Crowder College, Neosho, MO
Approved request to open additional location at 4020 N. Main Street, Cassville, MO 65625
Logan University, Chesterfield, MO
Approved request for initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs, which includes the Master of Science in Nutrition and Human Performance
Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
Approved request to offer the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program with two concentrations: Master of Science in Nursing Education and Master of Science in Nursing Administration

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
Approved request to open an additional location: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, 350 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Approved request to open two additional locations:
Clarinda Campus of Iowa Western Community College, 923 East Washington, Clarinda, Iowa 51632; Council Bluffs Campus of Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51502

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM
Approved request to offer the baccalaureate degree in Industrial Engineering; approved request to offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in General Studies via its Weekend College at the Chinle, AZ location
Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM
Approved request to offer the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and the Master of Fine Arts in Photography

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Williston State College, Williston, ND
Approved request to open an additional location: The Petroleum Safety and Technology Center, 421 42nd Avenue East, Williston, ND 58801

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH
Urbana University, Urbana, OH

Focused Visit

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Belmont Technical College, St. Clairsville, OH
Approved request to convert from a quarter to a semester calendar
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Approve request to open an additional location: MSA Washington DC, 820 1st, NE, Washington DC, 20002
Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH
Approved request of the contractual arrangement between Central Ohio Technical College and the Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Fire Academy (OFA) for the purpose of offering the Associate of Applied Science, Fire Science Technology program
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Approved request to open an additional location: Babcock and Wilcox, 20 South Van Buren Ave., Barberton, OH 44203
Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
Approved request of the contractual relationship with First Energy Corporation for the Associate of Applied Science in Applied Electric Utility Technology
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Approved request to open an additional location: 7001 & 7003 Post Road, Dublin, Ohio 43016
Washington State Community College, Marietta, OH
Approved request of the initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs, including the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Technology, Process Technician Degree

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

East Central University, Ada, OK
Approved request for expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs, including the addition of the Master of Education in Library Media Specialist
Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma, OK
Approved request to open an additional location: Mercy Memorial Health Center, 1011 14th Ave. NW, Ardmore, OK 73401

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

East Central University, Ada, OK

South Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Dakota State University, Madison, SD

Approval of Request for Change

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
Approved request to offer the Master of Education in Reading to replace the current MSCI Reading Specialist program.
Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
Approved request to offer the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction.
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Approved request to open a branch campus: Rochester Campus
3906 East Frontage Hwy 52 Road NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Campus Evaluation Visits (Affirmed findings that assured the quality of new campus.)

National American University, Rapid City, SD
Lewisville, TX campus
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Mesquite, TX campus
National American University, Rapid City, SD
South Austin, TX campus

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV

Approval of Request for Change

Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV
Approved request of the initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs to include the Business Administration degree program
Concord University, Athens, WV
Approved request to offer the Master of Arts (MA) in Health Promotion Program

Campus Evaluation Visits (Affirmed findings that assured the quality of new campus.)

Mountain State University, Beckley, WV
Monaca, PA campus

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change

Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI
Approved request of the contractual arrangement between Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI and Frontline Aviation to offer the Aviation Minor


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on December 19, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Colorado

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Added Additional Location in Manitou Springs, CO
Added Additional Location in Thornton, CO

Illinois

Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL (3 locations)
Added Additional Location in Oak Lawn, IL
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Added Additional Location in Aurora, IL
Added Additional Location in Berwyn, IL
Added Additional Location in Bolingbrook, IL
Added Additional Location in New Lenox, IL
Added Additional Location in Rantoul, IL
Added Additional Location in Urbana, IL
Added Additional Location in Vernon Hills, IL
Added Additional Location in Watseka, IL
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
Added Additional Location in Alton, IL
Added Additional Location in Staunton, IL

Missouri

Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO
Added Additional Location in Linn, MO
Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO
Added Additional Location in Arnold, MO

Certificates Approved

Missouri

Crowder College, Neosho, MO
Environmental Health, CIP 51.2202


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on December 19, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ
Open an additional location: Communiversity@Surprise<br< a="">>15950 West Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Arkansas Northeastern College, Blytheville, AR

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

North Arkansas College, Harrison, AR

Approval of Request for Change

Arkansas Technical University, Russellville, AR
Open additional location: Center for Leadership and Learning, SR 333 South, Russellville, Arkansas 72802

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO
Add the Master of Science in Homeland Security (MS-HLS).
Regis University, Denver, CO
Denied access into the Notification program for additional locations

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Offer four courses at a higher degree level toward the Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) degree
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Open a branch campus: Chamberlain College of Nursing Indianapolis Campus 9100 Keystone Crossing Indianapolis, IN 46240
Judson University, Elgin, IL
Deny approval to offer the Doctorate of Education in Literacy
McKendree University, Lebanon, IL
Initiation and expansion of distance education to 20% or more of total degree programs, which includes the Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs
Spoon River College, Canton, IL
Initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs, which includes distance delivery of the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree

Campus Evaluation Visits

American InterContinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL
Assured the quality of campus in Schaumburg, IL

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Contractual arrangement between the University of Indianapolis and Yanbu Industrial College, Yanbu, Al-Madinah Al-Munowarrah, Saudi Arabia for the MBA

Iowa

Focused Visit

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Allen County Community College, Iola, KS

Approval of Request for Change

Colby Community College, Colby, KS
Expansion of distance education to 20% or more of total degree programs, which includes the Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
Open three additional locations:
Olathe Health Center - 21201 W. 152nd Street, Olathe, KS 66061
Kings Cove - 100000 W. 75th St. Merriam, Ks 66204
West Park - 9780 W. 87th St. Overland Park, Ks 66212

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change

Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI
Expansion of distance education to 20% or more of total degree programs

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Northwestern College, Saint Paul, MN
Add the Master of Arts in Education program

Campus Evaluation Visits

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN
Assured the quality of campus in Tampa, FL

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change

Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
Initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs, which includes the Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration programs
Stephens College, Columbia, MO
Initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM
Initiation and expansion of distance education to 20% or more of total degree programs

Ohio

Approval of Request for Change

Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH
Open two additional locations: The Child and Family Center at 21545 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350-2947 and Los Angeles Harbor College, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, CA 90744
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs, which includes the accelerated Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program
Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
Assured the quality of campus in Westlake, OH
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Open an additional location: Schrop Elementary School, 2215 Pickle Road, Akron, OH 44312
University of Northwestern Ohio, Lima, OH
Denied approval to offer the Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Automotive Technology Supervision; the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Supervision; and the Bachelor of Science in Sport Marketing and Management program

Advisory Visit

Owens Community College, Toledo, OH

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Langston University, Langston, OK
Initiation and expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs, which includes the Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

National American University, Rapid City, SD
Assured the quality of campus in Burnsville, MN
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Assured the quality of campus in Sioux Falls, SD

Wyoming

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Northern Wyoming Community College District, Sheridan, WY


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on November 21, 2011.

Certificate Approved

Illinois

McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
Engineering Technology/General (Robotics Systems), CIP 15.0101


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on November 21, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Illinois

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Added Additional Location in Ottawa, IL

Indiana

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Added two Additional Locations in Plymouth, IN
Added Additional Location in Mishawaka, IN
Added Additional Location in Winchester, IN

Missouri

Columbia College, Columbia, MO
Added Additional Location in Springfield, MO

Ohio

University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, OH
Added Additional Location in Chillicothe, OH

Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Added Additional Location in Waukesha, WI


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on November 21, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Open an additional location: Downtown Detroit Learning Center
1001 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-1904

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

College for Financial Planning, Inc., Greenwood Village, CO

Illinois

Focused Visit

American InterContinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL

Approval of Request for Change

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Access into the Notification program

Campus Evaluation Visits

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL
New branch campus in Schaumburg, IL

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN
Access to the Expedited Desk Review process

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Access to the Notification program

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change

Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
Offer the Early Career Master of Business Administration program
Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
Offer the Master of Science in Special Education program

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN
Initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs, including B. S., Management; B. A. S., Management; M. B. A.; B. S., Early Childhood Education; M. S., Education, emphasis in English; M.S., Education, emphasis in Math.; M. S., Special Education. B. S., Management

Campus Evaluation Visits

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN
New branch campus in Appleton, WI
Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN
New branch campus in Mokena/Tinley Park, Illinois

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Doane College, Crete, NE
Request to open two permanent additional locations: Omaha Home for Boys, Wurdman Learning Center, 4343 N. 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68104; North Platte High School, 1220 W. 2nd, North Platte, NE 69103

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM
Add Aerospace Technology AAS degree and Aerospace Technology certificate

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Lake Region State College, Devils Lake, ND
Request to open an additional location: Minot Rifle & Pistol Club, 1600 62nd St SW, Minot, ND 58701

Ohio

Approval of Request for Change

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Initiation of distance education programs up to 5% of total degree programs, including the initiation of the engineering programs
Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
Initiation of distance education programs up to 5% of total degree program, including the Masters of Education program
Hiram College, Hiram, OH
Initiation and expansion of distance education programs up to 20% of total degree programs
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH
Teach-out of three locations:

Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Sharonville)
11260 Chester Road
Suite 800
Cincinnati, OH 45246

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
South-Western Career Academy
4750 Big Run South Road
Grove City, OH 43123

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Marion Technical College
1467 Mount Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302

Urbana University, Urbana, OH
Initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs with stipulations. The institution may initiate distance education through online delivery of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
Access into the Notification program

Wyoming

Approval of Request for Change

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Access into the Notification program


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on November 3, 2011:

Arizona

Everest College Phoenix, Remove Show-Cause Order, Continue Accreditation

Michigan

Van Andel Institute Graduate School, Initial Candidacy

Minnesota

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Remove Notice

Nebraska

Nebraska Indian Community College, Remove Probation, Continue Accreditation

Wisconsin

Mount Mary College, Approval of a Change of Control


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on October 17, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Illinois

Governors State University, University Park, IL

Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

Added Additional Location in Urbana, IL

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Added Additional Location in Moline, IL

Iowa

Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Added Additional Location in Davenport, IA

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

Added Additional Location in Baton Rouge, IA

Kansas

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS

Added Additional Location in Liberty, MO

Newman University, Wichita, KS

Added Additional Location in Parsons, KS

Missouri

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Added Additional Location in St. Louis, MO

Oklahoma

Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK

Added Additional Location in Tulsa, OK

West Virginia

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Added Additional Location in Charleston, WV

Added Additional Location in Walker, WV


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on October 17, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Arkansas

Mid-South Community College, West Memphis, AR

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, CIP 49.0104

Colorado

Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician (Architectural Drafting), CIP 15.0101

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician (Building Science and Sustainable Design), CIP 15.0101

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician (Sustainable Building Construction), CIP 15.0101

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician (Structural Drafting), CIP 15.0101

Early Childhood Education and Teaching (Director Certificate), CIP 13.121

Early Childhood Education and Teaching (Early Childhood Education for Paraeducators), CIP 13.121

Early Childhood Education and Teaching (Early Childhood Teacher), CIP 13.121

Early Childhood Education and Teaching (Foundations for Paraeducators), CIP 13.121

New Mexico

Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other (Navajo Leadership Certificate), CIP 5.0299

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology (Industrial Maintenance and Operations), CIP 47.0303


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on October 17, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Close the Lafayette campus and reopen it at a new location: Lafayette Campus, 425 Settlers Trace Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70508

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Open two course locations: Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country, 29345 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591-5201; and Avalon Manor, 3550 East Route 30, Merrillville, IN 46410-5830

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Close the Phoenix Campus and reopen it at a new address: Phoenix Campus, 1625 Fountainhead Parkway Tempe, Arizona 85282

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Close the Columbus Campus and reopen it at a new address: 7200 North Lake Drive, Columbus, GA 31909

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR

M to D, add the PhD in Aquaculture/Fisheries

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Nazarene Bible College, Colorado Springs, CO

Withdrawal from Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) – Reassign to Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality (PEAQ)

Community College of Denver, Denver, CO

Approval of Request for Change

Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

Open an additional location at Arapahoe Community College-Castle Rock Campus, 4700 Castleton Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change

City Colleges of Chicago - Kennedy-King College, Chicago, IL

Open two additional locations: University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry at 801 S. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60612; Dawson Technical Institute (DTI), 3901 S. State Street

Judson University, Elgin, IL

Open two additional locations at Delnor Community Hospital, 300 Randall Rd., Geneva, IL 60134 and Waubonsee Community College Plano Campus, 100 Waubonsee Dr., Plano, lL 60545

Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

Open an additional location at Sheridan Correctional Center, 4017 E. 2603 Rd., Sheridan, IL 60551

Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL

Close the additional location at Central Christian Church at 1001 New Beginnings Drive in Henderson (NV) and reopen it at Beltway Corporate Center at 8965 South Eastern Avenue, Suite #150, Las Vegas, NV

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Open five additional location in Illinois: Barrington Middle School, 215 Eastern Avenue, Barrington, IL 60010; Bernotas Middle, 170 North Oak Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014; Community High School, 326 Joliet Street, West Chicago, IL 60185; Creekside Middle School, 3201 Hercules Road, Woodstock, IL 60098; Lincoln Junior High School, 1320 South Olympus Drive, Naperville, IL 60540

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Open four additional locations in Illinois: Naper Elementary; 39 South Eagle Street; Naperville, IL 60540; Oswego Administration Center, 61 Franklin Street, Oswego, IL 60543; Washington Junior High School, 201 North Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540; Willowbrook Middle School, 6605 Prairie Hill Road, South Beloit, IL 61080

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Open five additional locations in Wisconsin: Cambridge High School, 403 Blue Hay Way, Cambridge, WI 53525; Jefferson High School, 700 W Milwaukee St, Jefferson WI 53549; Appleton North High School, 610 N Badger Ave, Appleton WI 54914; Best Western Bridgewood Resort Hotel, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah WI 54956; Sturgeon Bay High School, 1230 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235;

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Open two additional locations in Florida: Manatee Technical Institute, 5530 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211; Education Leadership Center, 445 W. Amelia, Orlando, FL 32801

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Manchester College , North Manchester, IN

Add the Doctor of Pharmacy degree at a new location in Fort Wayne, IN

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change

Grace Bible College, Grand Rapids, MI

Offer the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies (with emphasis in Pastoral Ministry or Youth Ministry or Intercultural Ministry or General Ministry

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Offer the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program through distance delivery

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO

Added Focused Visit

Approval of Request for Change

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

Change the designation of LU-Belleville location to Campus: 2600 West Main Street, Belleville, IL 62226

Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

Offer two courses toward the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Concordia University, Seward, NE

Offer the Masters of Public Health and the Master of Human Services by distance delivery

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND

Consortial Arrangement with FM Ambulance Education Department, Fargo, ND to offer Paramedic (EMT) Technology, AAS and certificate program

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Central Ohio Technical College, Newark , OH

Request for approval of the conversion from Quarter to Semester Calendar

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH

Offer six Associate’s degree programs and one certificate program by distance delivery

Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH

Open an additional location at Greentree Health Science Academy, 5757 Innovation Dr., Middleton, OH 45005-5173

College of Mount St. Joseph , Cincinnati, OH

Open an additional location at Airport Learning Center: Terminal One, 2939 Terminal Dr., Hebron, KY 41048

College of Mount St. Joseph , Cincinnati, OH

Offer the MBA

Franklin University, Columbus, OH

Additional locations: Bratislava, Slovakia (University of Economics), Dmipropetrovsk, Ukraine (National Mining University), Hanoi, Vietnam (Vietnam National University )

Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, OH

Offer the Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging degree completion program

University of Akron, Akron, OH

Open two additional locations: Eastern Gateway Community College, 400 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, OH AND Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, OH

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Saint Gregory's University, Shawnee, OK

Offer the MBA and open an additional location in Oklahoma City, OK

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

National American University, Rapid City, SD

Reclassify the Wichita course location as a Branch Campus

National American University, Rapid City, SD

Open a branch campus in Mesquite, TX

National American University, Rapid City, SD

Open a branch campus: National American University, Weldon Springs Branch Campus, 1030 Wolfrum Road, Weldon Springs, MO 63304

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Close three campus locations and reopen them as additional locations at new addresses: University Center – Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Moved from 2205 Career Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD to 4801 N. Career Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD; University Center – Rapid City, South Dakota: Moved from 515 West Blvd, Rapid City, SD to 4300 Cheyenne Blvd, Rapid City, SD; Capital University Center – Pierre, SD: Moved from 809 E. Dakota Avenue, Pierre, SD to 925 E. Sioux Avenue, Pierre, SD

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Expansion of distance delivery activity

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change

Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI

Offer the MA in Church Music


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on September 19, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Kansas

Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS

Marketing, Other CIP 52.1499

Iowa

Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA

Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other CIP 46.0399


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on September 19, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Colorado

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Added Additional Location in Colorado Springs, CO

Regis University, Denver, CO

Added Additional Location in Lakewood, CO

Illinois

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

Added Additional Location in Aurora, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL

Added Additional Location in Lockport, IL

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Added Additional Location in Elk Grove Village, IL

Added Additional Location in Grayslake, IL

Added Additional Location in Hinsdale, IL

Added Additional Location in Urbana, IL

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Added Additional Location in South Roxanna, IL

Iowa

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

Added Additional Location in New Orleans, LA

Michigan

Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI

Added Additional Location in Garden City, MI

Added Additional Location in Saginaw, MI

Minnesota

Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

Added Additional Location in St. Cloud, MN

Missouri

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Added Additional Location in Alexandria, VA

Added Additional Location in Castle Rock, CO

Added Additional Location in Bentonville, AR


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on September 19, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Maricopa Community College - Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ

Open an additional location in Buckeye, AZ: Estrella Mountain Community College Buckeye Educational Center, 902 Eason Ave, Buckeye, AZ 85326, and embed the location confirmation visit in the upcoming comprehensive visit

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Open two additional locations: Sutter Health, 2700 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833-4337; Hilton Garden Inn, 252 Town Center Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Focused Evaluations

American Indian College of the Assemblies of God, Phoenix, AZ

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change

Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL

Add the Restoration Ecology AAS program and two certificates

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Add the Ed.D. Educational Leadership program in Florida

Roosevelt University

Add the Doctorate of Philosophy, Chicago, IL (Ph.D.) in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology at the Schamburg, IL campus

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Contractual agreement with Politecnico di Milano to offer Master of Science in Computer Science

Financial Panel Recommendation

Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL

Added Monitoring report on financial concerns

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Added Progress report on financial concerns

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN

Close the Hammond, Indiana additional location and open two additional locations:
Munster - 9245 Calumet Ave. Suite 201 Munster, Indiana 46321

Indiana University East, Richmond, IN

Add the Master of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science is Managemen t

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Expand distance delivery - Also contractual arrangement with The Institute for Humane Education for recruitment and design of curriculum

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, IA

Open two additional locations:

North Campus - 14383 College Avenue, Ottumwa, Iowa

Keokuk County Career Academy - 907 E Pleasant Valley, Sigourney, IA

Kansas

Financial Panel Recommendation

Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

Financial indicators are acceptable and no further follow-up is required

Central Christian College of Kansas, McPherson, KS

Added Progress report on financial concerns

Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS

Added Progress report on financial concerns

Sterling College, Sterling, KS

Added Progress report on financial concerns

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN

Move the Bachelor of Science in Applied Management Program from a quarter format to semesters

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

Establish a contractual arrangement with Deltak Edu, Inc for four masters and one doctoral program

Financial Panel Recommendation

Itasca Community College, Virginia, MN

Added Monitoring report on the extent of achievement in implementing the Recovery Plan

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change

Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

Add the Managerial Foundations Certificate (MFC) online

Financial Panel Recommendation

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

Financial indicators are acceptable and no further follow-up is required

Wentworth Military Academy and Junior College, Lexington, MO

Added Progress report on financial concerns

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

BryanLGH College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE

Add graduate courses in the field of nurse education

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Open a course location: The Les Aspin Center for Government, 502 East Capitol St, NE Washington, D.C., 20003

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Change the address of two additional locations and to open three new additional locations. Change Name and Address: UNM--Farmington Bachelor and Graduate Program Center, 4601 College Boulevard, Farmington. CHANGE TO UNM-San Juan Bachelor and Graduate Program Center, 3539 East 30th Street, 2nd Floor, Farmington, NM 87402
Change Name: UNM--Taos Bachelor and Graduate Program Center at 115 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos
CHANGE TO 246-B Ledoux Street, Taos, NM 87571

Open three new additional locations: UNM-Roswell Dental Hygiene ITV Receive Site at 52 University Blvd, Roswell, NM 88203; UNM-Grants Early Childhood ITV Receive Site at 1500 N Third St, Grants, NM 87020; UNM-Santa Fe Public Administration Program Center at 1305 Louisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505

North Dakota

Financial Panel Recommendation

United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND

Finiancial indicators are acceptable and no further follow-up is required

Ohio

Approval of Request for Change

Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH

Close the Santa Barbara Campus and reopen it at a new address at 602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Belmont Technical College, St. Clairsville, OH

Consortial arrangement with the Ohio Valley Medical Center for the OVMC Program of Radiologic Technology Certificate and the Associate of Applied Science in BTC Radiologic Technology Program.

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Offer an existing degree program (Master of Science in Management – Finance) at a new, additional site (Shanghai, China): Tongji University, School of Economics and Management (SEM) 1239 Siping Road Shanghai, P.R. China 200092

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH

Teach-out plan to close the Lima additional location: 205 West Market Street, Suite 300, Lima, OH 45801

Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, OH

Open an additional location at Manchester High School, 130 Wayne Frye Drive Manchester, OH 45144

University of Akron, Akron, OH

Open two additional locations: Midpoint Center, 50 Pearl Road, Suite 300, Brunswick, OH 44212, Lakewood Bailey Building, 14701 – 14725 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 4410 7

Financial Panel Recommendation

United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH

Added Progress report on financial concerns

Urbana University, Urbana, OH

Added Progress report on financial concerns

Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH

Added Progress report on financial concerns

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK

Open two additional locations: Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939-9728, James Crabtree Correctional Center, RR1, Box 8, 3rd and Murray, Helena, OK 7374 1

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK

Expansion of distance delivery programs

Financial Panel Recommendation

Bacone College, Muskogee, OK

Added Progress report on financial concerns

South Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Approval of Request for Change

Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD

Open three course locations: Grace University, 1311 S. 9th St. Omaha, NE 68108-3629; Covenant Presbyterian Church, 15002 Blondo St., Omaha, NE 68116-6126; Creighton University, 25000 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178

Financial Panel Recommendation

Dakota State University, Madison, SD

Accept progress report and reaffirm Progress report

Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD

Added Monitoring report on finances in the form of Recovery Plan

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Moorefield, WV

Open an additional location in Moorefield, WV: Michael Medical Building, 8 Lee Street, Moorefield, WV

New River Community and Technical College, Beckley, WV

Open an additional location at 527 Odd Road, Ghent, WV 25843

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change

Herzing University, Milwaukee, WI

Open an additional location: Herzing University-Madison West Learning Center 3, Point Place, Madison, WI 53719

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Open a course location: The Les Aspin Center for Government, 502 East Capitol St, NE Washington, D.C., 20003

Financial Panel Recommendation

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

Added Monitoring report on financial concerns

Northland College, Ashland, WI

Added Progress report on final results of implementation of Recovery Plan