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The following actions were recorded for Academic Year 2012 - 2013.


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following action on August 30, 2013.

Iowa

Ashford University, Removed from Notice
Institution notified on September 4, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on September 5, 2013.

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on August 13, 2013.

Additional Location Approval

Illinois

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

  • Additional Location in Joliet, IL
  • Additional Location in Lake Zurich, IL
  • Additional Location in Joliet, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL

  • Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

  • Additional Location in Crestwood, IL
  • Additional Location in Edwards, IL
  • Additional Location in Pekin, IL

John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL

  • Additional Location in Sterling, IL

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

  • Additional Location in Oswego, IL
  • Additional Location in Winfield, IL
  • Additional Location in McHenry, IL
  • Additional Location in Crystal Lake, IL
  • Additional Location in Carpentersville, IL
  • Additional Location in Lombard, IL

Indiana

Trine University, Angola, IN

  • Additional Location in Columbus, IN

Michigan

Delta College, University Center, MI

  • Additional Location in Birch Run, MI

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

  • Additional Location in Clinton Township, MI

Missouri

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

  • Additional Location in Mesquite, TX

Crowder College, Neosho, MO

  • Additional Location in Carthage, MO
  • Additional Location in Lamar, MO
  • Additional Location in Monett, MO
  • Additional Location in Mount Vernon, MO

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

  • Additional Location in Denver, CO

Nebraska

Wayne State College,

  • Additional Location in Fremont, NE

Ohio

Ashland University, Ashland, OH

  • Additional Location in Valley View, OH
  • Additional Location in Massillon, OH

Franklin University, Columbus, OH

  • Additional Location in Monaca, PA
  • Additional Location in Parma, OH
  • Additional Location in Lima, OH

Oklahoma

Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK

  • Additional Location in Salisaw, OK

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK

  • Additional Location in Anadarko, OK
  • Additional Location in Canton, OK
  • Additional Location in Concho, OK
  • Additional Location in Cordell, OK
  • Additional Location in Lawton, OK
  • Additional Location in Hammon, OK
  • Additional Location in Woodward, OK
  • Additional Location in Muskogee, OK
  • Additional Location in Stilwell, OK
  • Additional Location in McAlester, OK
  • Additional Location in Kingfisher, OK
  • Additional Location in Norman, OK
  • Additional Location in Ardmore, OK

West Virginia

Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, WV

  • Additional Location in Fairmont, WV
  • Additional Location in Fairmont, WV
  • Additional Location in Fairmont, WV

Certificates Approved

Arizona

Maricopa Community Colleges-Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

  • Mobile App Programming

Arkansas

Rich Mountain Community College, Mena, AR

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Illinois

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

  • Robotics Technology/Technician

Kansas

Hutchinson Community College, Hutchinson, KS

  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Medical Office Computer Specialist/Assistant

Michigan

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Develop Skills in Java Programming Language
  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Advanced Digital Video Production
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
  • Radiologist Assistant

Minnesota

Century College, White Bear Lake, MN

  • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician – Automotive Body Technician
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician – Automotive Service
  • Orthotist/Prosthetist

North Dakota

Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND

  • Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher
  • Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
  • Welding Technology/Welder
  • Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
  • Casino Management

Ohio

Northwest State Community College, Archbold, OH

  • Welding Technology/Welder

West Virginia

New River Community and Technical College, Beckley, WV

  • Applied Science in Horticulture
  • Applied Science in Esthetics
  • Applied Science in Green Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Technology
  • Residential Energy Management Technology
  • Medium/Heavy Truck Maintenance and Repair

Wyoming

Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY

  • Medical Claims Coding Associate
  • Medical Office Essentials

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on August 12-13, 2013.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Tohono O'odham Community College, Sells AZ

  • Approved new main campus: Mile Post #125.5, Highway 86 North, P.O. Box 3129, Sells, AZ 85634

Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

  • Approved the Master of Arts degree in Social Justice and Human Rights

Denied Request for Change

Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

  • Denied request to remove the stipulation requiring prior Commission approval to offer new Master’s programs


Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, De Queen, AR

  • Approved additional locations listed below: Little River County Campus, 1411 North Constitution Avenue, Ashdown AR 71822; Howard County Campus, 1558 Highway 371 West, Nashville AR, 71852

John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

  • Approved teach-out plan required due to the closing of the additional location: JBU Little Rock Center, 5107 Warden Rd, Suite 104, North Little Rock, AR 72116

Ozarka College, Melbourne AR

  • Approved the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and Corrections

South Arkansas Community College, El Dorado, AR

  • Approved additional location: Warren, 204 Bragg, Warren, AR 71671

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

  • Approved distance education courses and programs

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Focused Visit

Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad,, CO

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado State University – Global Campus, Greenwood Village, CO

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Human Services

Colorado State University-Pueblo, Pueblo CO

  • Approved the additional location: CSU-Pueblo at Colorado Springs 2864 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Community College of Denver, Denver, CO

  • Approved additional location: CEC Middle College of Denver, 2650 Eliot St, Denver, CO 80211

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL
John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL
Kendall College, Chicago IL

Focused Visit

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

Approval of Request for Change

Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL

  • Approved distance education courses and programs

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

  • Approved contractual arrangement with Connecting Link

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved additional location: Community Consolidated School, District 146, 6611 West 171st Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Kendall College, Chicago, IL

  • Approved distance education courses and programs

Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to open three additional locations: Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies; 700 East Oakwood Boulevard; Chicago, IL 60653; Northeastern Illinois University/El Centro, 3119 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641; Township High School District 211, Schaumburg High School, 1100 West Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194-4150

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved contractual arrangement with Study Group USA Placement LLC to recruit international students

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

  • Approved additional location: Honey Rock Camp, 8660 Honey Rock Rd., Three Lakes, WI 54562

Denied Request for Change

Morton College, Cicero, IL

  • Denied request to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology and three related certificates: Medical Billing, Medical Coding, and Medical Transcription


Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved the Master of Education

Denied Request for Change

St. Luke's College, Sioux City, IA

  • Denied request to expand distance education
  • Approval for distance education is limited to courses

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS

Financial Panel Recommendation

Colby Community College, Colby, KS

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Sterling College, Sterling, KS

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS

  • Approved additional location: Scarritt-Bennett Center 1008 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS

  • Approved additional locations: Johnson County Community College - Main Campus, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210; Johnson County Community College, Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W 152nd St., Olathe, KS 66061

Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS

  • Approved the Master of Laws in Global Legal Studies

Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita, KS

  • Approved additional location: Pratt Community College, Chandler School of Nursing, 348 NE SR 61, Pratt, KS 67124

Michigan

Focused Visit

Monroe County Community College, Monroe, MI

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

  • Approved additional location: Michigan Tech Advanced Technology and Development Center, DPT Administrative Suite, 1402 Sharon Ave., Houghton, MI 49931

Monroe County Community College, Monroe, MI

  • Approved distance education courses and programs

University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI

  • Approved the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physical Therapy (PT) as a dual program with the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, MN

Focused Visit

Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN

  • Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar

Northwest Technical College, Bemidji, MN

  • Approved additional location: Hoffman Building, 808 Paul Bunyan Dr., Bemidji, MN 56601

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO

Focused Visit

Stephens College, Columbia, MO

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

  • Approved a certificate in Art Education

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

  • Approved consortial arrangement with Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, the Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC) of Kansas City, and the University of Central Missouri

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved additional location: BJC HealthCare Center for LifeLong Learning, 8300 Eager Road, Brentwood, MO 63144

William Woods University, Fulton, MO

  • Approved distance education courses and programs

Denial of Request for Change

Stephens College, Columbia, MO

  • Denied request to offer the Master in Physician Assistant

Nebraska

Staff Action Recommendation

Midland University, Fremont, NE

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Focused Visit

University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis, NE

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Campus Evaluation Visit

Nebraska Indian Community College, Macy, NE

  • Affirmed quality of the branch campus at 415 North River Road, Niobrara, NE 68760

Approval of Request for Change

Midland University, Fremont, NE

  • Approved additional location, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, 8200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68114

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health, Omaha, NE

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM

  • Approved additional location: Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

College of Wooster, The, Wooster, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH

  • Approved the contractual arrangement with MacAir Aviation LLC to provide the AS Aviation Concentration

Defiance College, Defiance, OH

  • Approved additional location: Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804

Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH

  • Approved the Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice

Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH

  • Approved the Master of Science in Exercise Science

Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH

  • Approved the Master of Science in Sport Management

Ohio University, Athens, OH

  • Approved distance education courses and programs
  • Approval for correspondence education is limited to courses

Stark State College, North Canton, OH

  • Approved contractual arrangement with Big Rig Truck Driving School, Inc. to provide the AAS Applied Industrial Technology and AAS Environmental Health and Safety programs

Denial of Request for Change

Capital University, Columbus, OH

  • Denied request to offer the Master of Arts in Education

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, OK

  • Approved contractual arrangement with Caddo Kiowa Technology Center for the Associates in Applied Science in Nursing program

South Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

Approval of Request for Change

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

  • Approved distance education courses and programs

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Approved the Ed.D. in Community College Leadership

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Glenville State College, Glenville, WV
West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, WV

Focused Visit

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Campus Evaluation Visit

Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV

  • Affirmed quality of the main campus at 2205 Fifth Street Road, Huntington, WV 25701

Financial Panel Recommendation

Appalachian Bible College, Mt. Hope, WV

  • Required focused visit in Spring 2014 on finances

Approval of Request for Change

West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, WV

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV

  • Approved consortial arrangement with Shenandoah University for two advanced practice nursing (APN) concentrations within the Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Midwifery and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore, WI

  • Approved distance education courses and programs

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

  • Approved additional location: Plymouth School District, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth, WI 53073

University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI

  • Approved additional location: UW-River Falls Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, Suite 200, Hudson, WI 54106

Focused Visit

Northwest College, Powell, WY

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

 

 


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following action on July 19, 2013.

Colorado

Jones International University, Removed from Notice

 

 


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on July 2, 2013.

 

Additional Location Approval

Illinois

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

  • Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

  • Additional Location in Elgin, IL
  • Additional Location in Grayslake, IL

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

  • Additional Location in Naperville, IL

Kansas

Newman University, Wichita, KS

  • Additional Location in Coffeyville, KS
  • Additional Location in Independence, KS
  • Additional Location in Pittsburg, KS

Missouri

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

  • Additional Location in North Charleston, SC
  • Additional Location in Columbia, SC

William Woods University, Fulton, MO

  • Additional Location in Blue Springs, MO

Certificates Approved

Arizona

Everest College Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
  • Customer Service Management

Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

  • Chemistry, General

McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL

  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources
  • Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians, Other

Michigan

Baker College, Flint, MI

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions

Minnesota

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

  • Legal Studies, General, CIP 22.00

North Dakota

Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND

  • Welding Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrician, CIP 46.0302
  • Concrete Finishing/Concrete Finisher
  • Well Drilling/Driller
  • Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor

Wisconsin

Gateway Technical College, Kenosha, WI

  • Barbering/Barber, CIP 12.0402

 

 


 

The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on July 1-2, 2013.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved new branch campus: Cleveland Main Campus, 3401 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 250, in Beachwood, Ohio

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

Rich Mountain Community College, Mena, AR

  • Approved consortial arrangement with the Arkansas Rural Nursing Education Consortium (ARNEC) to offer the LPN-RN program
  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Arkansas State University, State University, AR

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Colorado

Financial Panel Recommendation

Colorado State University-Global Campus, Greenwood Village, CO

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Denver Seminary, Littleton, CO

  • Approved for distance education limited to courses and one program

Illinois

Focused Visit

Governors State University, University Park, IL

  • Affirmed findings of Focused Evaluation team

Campus Evaluation Visit

Resurrection University, Chicago, IL

  • Affirmed quality of main campus, Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, 1431 N. Claremont Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Financial Panel Recommendation

Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, Chicago, IL

  • Required monitoring report due 10/15/13 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 5/8/13

Approval of Request for Change

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved the Family Nurse Practitioner track to the existing Master of Science in Nursing

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to change the Licensed Practical Nursing Advanced Certificate program from 40 to 49 credit hours

Governors State University, University Park, IL

  • Approved to begin a lower division program of study and the admission of freshmen into this program

John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL

  • Approved three additional locations: West Frankfort Extension Center, 19 West Frankfort Plaza, West Frankfort, IL 62896; Alongi Extension Center, 72 Southtowne Shopping Center, Du Quoin, IL 62832; Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market, 3213 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62948

Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL

  • Approved the additional location, Outlook Christian Church, 6531 N 600 West, McCordsville, IN 46055

McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Denied Request for Change

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • Denied request to offer the Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN

  • Approved to change the current Master of Divinity degree from 90 credit hours to 80 credits hours

Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN

  • Approved additional location: Riverview Hospital, 395 Westfield Road, Noblesville, IN 46060

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA

Focused Visit

Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, IA

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Drake University, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

St. Luke's College, Sioux City, IA

  • Approved the RN-BSN degree completion program and the Bachelor of Health Science degree completion program

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

  • Approved additional location: UIU-Fort Sill Center, 4700 Mow-Way Rd, Suite 502, Fort Sill, OK 73503

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS

Approval of Request for Change

Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan, KS

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

McPherson College, McPherson, KS

  • Approved for distance education limited to courses and one program

Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, KS

  • Approved the Associate of Applied Science in Crime Scene Investigation Technology and the Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation Technology

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs
  • Approved for correspondence education courses and programs

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI

Focused Visit

Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Glen Oaks Community College, Centreville, MI

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, MI

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI

  • Approved additional location: Utica Community Schools, Walsh Elementary Building, 38901 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN

  • Approved additional location: South Elementary School, 117 6th Avenue West, West Fargo, ND 58078

Pine Technical College, Pine City, MN

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change

A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, MO

  • Approved to change the unit of credit measure from a quarter to a semester system

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

  • Approved the Master of Education in Educational Leadership

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Maryville University of Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Saint Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO

  • Approved additional location: Center for Nursing & Allied Health Sciences at One Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368

William Jewell College, Liberty, MO

  • Approved for distance education limited to courses and one program

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

Approval of Request for Change

Chadron State College, Chadron, NE

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

North Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

Denied Request for Change

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

  • Denied request to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Denied request to offer the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D)
  • Denied request to offer five master’s programs in six areas in the Arts and Sciences

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
University of Akron, Akron, OH

Financial Panel Recommendation

Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Defiance College, Defiance, OH

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

  • Approved the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Administration

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK

  • Approved additional location: Jones Riverside Airport located at 801 East 91st Street, Tulsa, OK 74132

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

West Virginia

Campus Evaluation Visit

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV

  • Affirmed quality of main campus, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, 13650 Apple Harvest Drive, Martinsburg, WV 25403

Approval of Request for Change

New River Community and Technical College, Beckley, WV

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV

  • Approved two additional locations: West Virginia Northern Community College/New Martinsville, 141 Main Street, New Martinsville, WV 26155-1211; West Virginia Northern Community College/Weirton, 150 Park Avenue, Weirton, WV 26062

Wisconsin

Staff Action Recommendation

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward, WI

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI

Focused Visit

Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI

  • Approved to offer an online 36-hour master’s program in Thanatology
  • Approved re-designation of graduate/undergraduate certificates in Grief and Bereavement as certificates in thanatology

Univeristy of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, WI

  • Approved two additional locations: District 196, Eagan High School, 4185 Braddock Trail, Eagan, MN 55123; Winona Senior High School, 901 Gilmore Avenue, Winona, MN 55987

University of Wisconsin Colleges, Madison, WI

  • Approved two direct assessment competency-based programs, including the Associate of Arts and Science and the Certificate in Arts and Science

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

  • Approved two additional locations: School of Freshwater Sciences, 600 E. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53204; Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

  • Approved four direct assessment competency-based programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a Diagnostic Imaging sub-major, the Bachelor of Science in Information and Technology, and the Certificate in Professional and Technical Communication

 

 


 

The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on July 1-2, 2013.

Special Staff Action Recommendations – Distance Education Reviews
Revised Stipulations

Distance education course approval

Arizona

American Indian College of the Assemblies of God, Phoenix, AZ
Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
Maricopa Community Colleges-Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, AZ
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Tempe, AZ

Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock, AR
Crowley's Ridge College, Paragould, AR
East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City, AR
Lyon College, Batesville, AR
Mid-South Community College, West Memphis, AR
Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR
Southeast Arkansas College, Pine Bluff, AR

Colorado

Denver School of Nursing, Denver, CO
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Otero Junior College, La Junta, CO

Illinois

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, IL
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL
Columbia College Chicago,Chicago, IL
East-West University, Chicago, IL
Fox College, Bedford Park, IL
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Chicago, IL
National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL
Principia College, Elsah, IL
Resurrection University, Chicago, IL
South Suburban College of Cook County, South Holland, IL
Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

Indiana

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN
Ancilla College, Donaldson, IN
Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, IN
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Goshen College, Goshen, IN
Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
Martin University, Indianapolis, IN
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN
Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, IN
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN
University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

Iowa

Central College, Pella, IA
Divine Word College, Epworth, IA
Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA
Grand View University, Des Moines, IA
Loras College, Dubuque, IA
Luther College, Decorah, IA

Kansas

Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
Donnelly College, Kansas City, KS
Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS
McPherson College, McPherson, KS
North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit, KS
Salina Area Technical College, Salina, KS

Michigan

Albion College, Albion, MI
Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Charles Stewart Mott Community College, Flint, MI
College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
Finlandia University, Hancock, MI
Great Lakes Christian College, Lansing, MI
Hope College, Holland, MI
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI
Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI
Wayne County Community College District, Detroit, MI

Minnesota

College of Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, MN
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet, MN
Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Center City, MN
Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, MN
McNally Smith College of Music, St. Paul, MN
North Central University, Minneapolis, MN
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN
Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN
Vermilion Community College, Virginia, MN

Missouri

Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, MO
Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO
Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
William Jewell College, Liberty, MO

Nebraska

Bryan College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
Doane College, Crete, NE
Grace University, Omaha, NE
Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Little Priest Tribal College, Winnebago, NE
Union College, Lincoln, NE

New Mexico

Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM

North Dakota

Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Fort Totten, ND
Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND

Ohio

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Canton, OH
Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH
Central State University, Wilberforce, OH
Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH
Marietta College, Marietta, OH
Ohio State University-Agricultural Technical Institute, Wooster, OH
Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, OH
United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH
Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
Zane State College, Zanesville, OH

Oklahoma

Bacone College, Muskogee, OK
Connors State College, Warner, OK
Saint Gregory's University, Shawnee, OK

South Dakota

Kilian Community College, Sioux Falls, SD
Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD
Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, SD

West Virginia

Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Moorefield, WV

Wisconsin

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
Saint Norbert College, De Pere, WI
Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, WI

Distance and correspondence education course approval

Illinois

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College, Chicago, IL
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Iowa

Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA

Minnesota

University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, MN

Missouri

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO

Nebraska

University of Nebraska-Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, Curtis, NE

Ohio

Chatfield College, St. Martin, OH

Wisconsin

Bellin College, Green Bay, WI

Special Staff Action Recommendations: Notification Stipulation changes for Additional Locations

Revised stipulation approval for participation in the Commission’s Notification Program

Arizona

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Arkansas

Arkansas State University, State University, AR
Harding University, Searcy, AR
John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

Colorado

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO
University of Denver, Denver, CO

Illinois

Aurora University, Aurora, IL
DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney, IL
Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Indiana

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Iowa

Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
Drake University, Des Moines, IA
St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Kansas

Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS
Friends University, Wichita, KS
Southwestern College, Winfield, KS

Michigan

Baker College, Flint, MI
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
Northwood University, Midland, MI
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

Minnesota

College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Missouri

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
Park University, Parkville, MO
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri-Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

North Dakota

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

Ohio

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, OH
Stark State College, North Canton, OH
Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Oklahoma

Cameron University, Lawton, OK
Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

South Dakota

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

West Virginia

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Wisconsin

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI
Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI
Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

Wyoming

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

 


 

The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on June 27, 2013.

Arizona

Northcentral University, Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

University of Phoenix, Placed on Notice
Institution notified on July 9, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on July 10, 2013.

Western International University, Placed on Notice
Institution notified on July 9, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on July 10, 2013.

Colorado

Art Institute of Colorado, Placed on Notice
Institution notified on July 9, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on July 10, 2013.

Kansas

Central Christian College of the Bible, Granted candidate for accreditation status

Michigan

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Granted Initial Accreditaiton

Minnesota

White Earth Tribal & Community College, Placed on Probation
Institution notified on July 9, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on July 10, 2013.

Missouri

Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Approved an application for Change of Control, Structure, or Organization for the institution to be acquired by Burrell Behavioral Health through Burrell becoming the sole member of the Institute’s not-for-profit corporation. See Public Disclosure Notice.

North Dakota

Fort Berthold Community College, Issued a Show-Cause Order
Institution notified on July 9, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on July 10, 2013.

Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin, Approved an application for Change of Control, Structure, or Organization for Concordia University Wisconsin and Concordia University in Ann Arbor to merge through Concordia University Wisconsin becoming a sole member of the Concordia University Ann Arbor not-for-profit corporation.

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on May 21, 2013.

Additional Location Approval

Arizona

Northland Pioneer College, Holbrook, AZ

  • Additional Location in Kayenta, AZ

Illinois

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

  • Additional Location in Winfield, IL

Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL

  • Additional Location in Crystal Lake, IL
  • Additional Location in McHenry, IL

Indiana

Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, IN

  • Additional Location in Portage, IN

Iowa

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

  • Additional Location in Prairie du Chien, WI

Michigan

Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

  • Additional Location in Hai Malakia, South Sudan

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Additional Location in Detroit, MI

University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI

  • Additional Location in Harper Woods, MI

Minnesota

Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO

  • Additional Location in Brentwood, MO
  • Additional Location in St. Louis, MO

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

  • Additional Location in Greenwood Village, CO

William Woods University, Fulton, MO

  • Additional Location in Eminence, MO
  • Additional Location in Hermann, MO
  • Additional Location in Nevada, MO

Ohio

Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH

  • Additional Location in Akron, OH
  • Additional Location in Plain City, OH

Ohio University, Athens, OH

  • Additional Location in Cambridge, OH

Urbana University, Urbana, OH

  • Additional Location in Kettering, OH
  • Additional Location in Dayton, OH
  • Additional Location in Dayton, OH

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK

  • Additional Location in Lawton, OK

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI

  • Additional Location in Appleton, WI
  • Additional Location in Marinette, WI

Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

  • Additional Location in Tomah, WI
  • Additional Location in Eau Claire, WI
  • Additional Location in Prairie du Chien, WI

Certificates Approved

Arkansas

National Park Community College, Hot Springs, AR

  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator: Electronic Health Records Management
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator: Health Informatics

Southern Arkansas University Tech, Camden, AR

  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies

Illinois

City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, IL

  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Criminalistics and Criminal Science
  • Homeland Security: Emergency Preparedness
  • Homeland Security
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
  • Accounting
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry

Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL

  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training, CIP 12.0503
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

  • Commercial Photography
  • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, and Nursing Assistants

Iowa

Indian Hills Community College, Ottumwa, IA

  • Dental Assisting/Assistant

Kansas

Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS

  • Arts, Entertainment and Media Management

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, KS

  • Metallurgical Technology/Technician
  • Chemical Process Technology

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

  • Curriculum and Instruction

Michigan

Baker College, Flint, MI

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology Residency Program

North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, MI

  • Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor

Minnesota

Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls, MN

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician: Production Welding
  • Signal/Geospatial Intelligence: Imagery Analyst
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
  • Welding Technology/Technician
  • Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor

Missouri

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

  • Nursing Administration

North Dakota

Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND

  • American Indian/Native American Studies

West Virginia

West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV

  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subjects Areas, Other: Entrepreneurship

Wisconsin

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

  • English Language Arts Elementary
  • Professional Learning Community

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on May 20-21, 2013.

Arkansas

Staff action recommendation

Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Approval of Request for Change

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Ozarka College, Melbourne, AR

  • Approved the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and Corrections program; approved request to drop the Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Administration program from degree offerings

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR

  • Approved the Master of Science in Computer Science and Technology

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ

Non-Financial Panel Recommendation

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

  • Required monitoring report due 7/15/13 on the ratio of full-time faculty to degree programs as noted in the Non-Financial Indicator Panel Analysis of 4/17/13

Approval of Request for Change

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

  • Approved three, direct assessment, competency-based programs, including the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Small Business Administration, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology, and the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts

Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved to reduce the number of hours in the Master of Arts in Biblical Leadership program from 64 hours to 48 hours and to change the degree name to Master of Arts in Ministry

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Approved new location at Paradise Valley Community College at 18401 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85302

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved teach-out plan required due to the closing of the branch campus: Delaware Campus at 900 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801-5150

Denied Request for Change

Arizona Christian University, Phoenix, AZ

  • Denied request to remove the stipulations on the baccalaureate degree
  • Denied request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Colorado

Non-Financial Panel Recommendation

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Required a monitoring report due 7/15/13 on the three-year student loan default rate, the ratio of full-time faculty to degree programs, and the ratio of undergraduate FTE students to undergraduate FTE faculty as noted in the Non-Financial Indicator Panel Analysis of 4/11/13

Approval of Request for Change

College for Financial Planning, Inc., Centennial, CO

  • Approved new main campus at 9000 E. Nichols Ave., #200, Centennial, CO 80112

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Chicago State University, Chicago, IL
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Rock Island, IL

Campus Evaluation Visit

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Affirmed quality of Chamberlain College of Nursing – Cleveland campus at 6700 Euclid Avenue, Suite 201, Cleveland, OH 44103

Approval of Request for Change

American InterContinental University, Schaumburg, IL

  • Approved the Master of Healthcare Management

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Linguistics with concentrations in TESOL or in Literary Studies, with an option for undergraduate certification in TESOL

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the Master of Social Work (MSW) program with a concentration in Children and Families or a concentration in School Social Work

Judson University, Elgin, IL

  • Approved the Doctor of Education in Literacy

Kaplan University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved teach-out plan required due to the closing of the campus at 1751 Madison Ave., Suite 750, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Rush University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

  • Approved additional location: BJC Learning Institute, BJC HealthCare Center for LifeLong Learning, 8300 Eager Road, St. Louis, MO 63144

Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Rock Island, IL

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and the Master of Science in Nursing; approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Denied Request for Change

Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL

  • Denied request for expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Marian University, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Iowa

Staff action recommendation

Ashford University, Clinton, IA

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

Approval of Request for Change

Allen College, Waterloo, IA

  • Approved the Bachelor of Health Sciences –Dental Hygiene (BHS-DH)

Allen College, Waterloo, IA

  • Approved the Bachelor of Health Sciences - Public Health (BHS-PH)

Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Approved additional location, Kirkwood Regional Center – Linn County, 1770 Boyson Road, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

  • Approved additional location, Cedar Rapids, at 296 Blairs Ferry Road, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA

  • Approved additional locations: William Penn University College for Working Adults, 1275 N.W. 128th Street, Clive, IA 50325; Indian Hills Community College, 525 Grandview Avenue, Ottumwa, IA 52501

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS

Approval of Request for Change

Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS

  • Approved additional location, Bethany College at Mindfire Academy, 4031 E. Harry St., Wichita, KS 67218

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Robert B. Miller College, Battle Creek, MI

Approval of Request for Change

Northwood University, Midland, MI

  • Approved the Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership program

Robert B. Miller College, Battle Creek, MI

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved two, direct assessment, competency-based programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Business, Business Administration specialization and the Master of Business Administration (MBA), General Business Administration specialization

Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Center City, MN

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice program

North Central University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies program; approved consortial arrangement with Minneapolis Community & Technical College to offer the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Applied Studies program

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

  • Approved teach-out plan required due to the closing of the additional location at Jamaica Campus, 66 Caledonia Road, Mandeville, Jamaica; approved additional location: Jamaica Campus, Catholic College of Mandeville, Williamsfield P.O., Williamsfield, Manchester, Jamaica

Missouri

Focused Visit

Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Linn State Technical College, Linn, MO

  • Approved additional location, the Nichols Career Center, 605 Union Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101

Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved the new Community College/Higher Education concentration in the existing Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program

Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved shift from a 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree program to a seven-year Doctor of Pharmacy program with an integrated Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences to be awarded after year four of the seven-year program

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Central Community College, Grand Island, NE

  • Approved the Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Paramedicine

New Mexico

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

New Mexico State University at Alamogordo, Alamogordo, NM

Approval of Request for Change

New Mexico State University at Alamogordo, Alamogordo, NM

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs; approved request to grant master’s degrees in business disciplines

San Juan College, Farmington, NM

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Ohio

Non-Financial Panel Recommendation

Central State University, Wilberforce, OH

  • Required a monitoring report as noted in the Non-Financial Indicator Panel Analysis of 4/12/13

Approval of Request for Change

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH

  • Approved the Master of Ministry program

Zane State College, Zanesville, OH

  • Approved the contractual arrangement with the Associated Builders and Contractors INC for the Associate of Technical Studies program

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Carl Albert State College, Poteau, OK
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

Approval of Request for Change

Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Approved the Master of Education program

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee, Okmulgee, OK

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Seminole State College, Seminole, OK

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD

  • Approved teach-out plan required due to the closing of the additional location at MTI North Campus, 821 N. Capital, Mitchell, SD 57301

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Approved new branch campus: Tigard Campus, 13333 SW 68th Parkway, Suite #010, Tigard, OR 97223

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

Approval of Request for Change

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, Martinsburg, WV

  • Approved additional location at Pines Opportunity Center, 109 War Memorial Drive, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

Denied Request for Change

Future Generations Graduate School, Franklin, WV

  • Denied Master of Arts Degree in Global Sustainability program

Wisconsin

Non-Financial Panel Recommendation

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward, WI

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its non-financial indicator issues

Approval of Request for Change

Edgewood College, Madison, WI

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Nicolet Area Technical College, Rhinelander, WI

  • Approved new location: Peter Christensen Dental HealthClinic, 450 Old Abe Road, Lac du Flambeau, WI. 54538

Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

  • Acknowledged closing of locations at the Appleton School District, Appleton, WI; at the Chippewa Falls School District, Chippewa Falls, WI; and at the Eau Claire School District, Eau Claire, WI and approved additional locations:
    • Xavier High School, 1600 W Prospect Ave., Appleton, WI 54914-5113
    • Parkview Elementary School, 501 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1483
    • Regis High School, 2100 Fenwick Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701-4421

Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

  • Acknowledged closing of Viterbo University-Milwaukee Center, 1212 S. 109th St., Ste 375, West Allis, WI 53227 and the opening of the additional locations:
    • Viterbo University – Milwaukee Center, 2323 S. 109th St., Ste 250, 375, 385, West Allis, WI 53227-1912
    • Milwaukee Public Schools Administration Building, 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, WI 53208-2627
    • Woodfield Elementary School, 905 Barnes Dr., Waterford, WI 53815-4180

Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

  • Acknowledged closing of Kewaskum Administrative Center, 1455 School St. Kewaskum, Kewaskum, WI; Middleton – Cross Plain School District, Middleton, WI; and Portage School District, Portage, WI and approved the additional locations:
    • Kewaskum School District Administrative Center, 1675 Reigle Dr., Ste 100, Kewaskum, WI 53040-8923
    • Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol St., Middleton, WI, 53562-2746
    • Portage High School, 301 E Collins St., Portage, WI, 53901-3424

Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

  • Acknowledged closing of WDM Center in Des Moines, IA; the Dallas Center CSD, Dallas Center; and the Newton Community School, Newton, IA and approved the additional locations:
    • Viterbo University Iowa Center, 4949 Westown Pkwy, Ste 195, West Des Moines, IA, 50266-6704
    • Dallas Center – Grimes High School, 2555 W 1st St., Grimes, IA 50111-4928
    • Emerson Hough District Center, 700 N. 4th Ave. E., Suite 300, Newton, IA 50208-4548

Western Technical College, La Crosse, WI

  • Approved additional location: Trane Company, 3600 Pammel Creek Road, La Crosse, WI 54601

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on April 15-16, 2013.

Arkansas

Financial Panel Recommendation

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Harding University, Searcy, AR

  • Approved Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education program at the Mid-South Professional Center in Memphis, TN
  • Approved Master of Arts in Ministerial Counseling
  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Ozarka College, Melbourne, AR

  • Approved Associate of Science in Human Services to replace the Associate of Arts with emphasis in Human Services program

University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ

Approval of Request for Change

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved the new Detroit Main Campus, 26261 Evergreen, Southfield, MI 48076
  • Approved the new Milwaukee Main Campus, 10850 West Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53224

Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ

  • Approved contractual arrangement with Guidance Academy, LLC for the Associate of Applied Science in Professional Pilot – Helicopter
  • Approved the contractual arrangement with Guidance Academy, LLC and North-Aire, Inc for the Associate of Applied Science in Professional Pilot – Airplane. In academic year 2013- 14, the name of the program will become the Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Technology, Emphasis Professional Pilot Airplane

Colorado

Staff action recommendation

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO

Approval of Request for Change

Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Denied Request for Change

Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO

  • Denied request to offer Master of Education in Elementary Education (MEd: EE)
  • Denied request to offer Master of Education in Special Education (MEd: SPED)

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Methodist College, Peoria, IL

Approval of Request for Change

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved teach-out plan required due to the closing of the additional location at Calgary Campus at 2700 3rd Ave SE, Calgary, Canada

Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL

  • Approved teach-out arrangement between Harrington College of Design and the International Academy of Design and Technology for IADT’s discontinuing Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program

Kaplan University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Northwestern College, Rosemont, IL

  • Approved teach-out plan required due to the closing of the Naperville branch campus at 1809 N. Mills Street, Naperville, IL 60563

Resurrection University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved additional locations: United Samaritans Medical Center, 812 N. Logan Ave., Danville, IL 61832 and Saint Joseph Hospital, 77 N. Airlite Street, Elgin, IL 60123

Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, IL

  • Approved proposed contractual arrangement with Music Workshops, Ltd. for the Master of Music Education in the performance area of drumming

Denied Request for Change

Methodist College, Peoria, IL

  • Denied request to offer the Master of Science in Nursing

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Approval of Request for Change

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved request to change stipulations. The new stipulation will read: “None.”

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA

  • Approved consortial arrangement with South Dakota State University to offer the DNP program;

Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation – PEAQ

Manhattan Christian College, Manhattan, KS

Approval of Request for Change

Brown Mackie College – Salina, Salina, KS

  • Approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Trades: Welding and a Diploma in Construction Trades: Welding

Donnelly College, Kansas City, KS

  • Approved Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/ESOL and the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS

  • Approved new location at Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center 1 (TEC1), 6565 State Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66102; approved the teach-out plan required due to the closing of the additional location at KCKCC Technical Education Center at 2220 N 59th Street, Kansas City, KS 66104

Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, Mount Pleasant, MI

Approval of Request for Change

Baker College, Flint, MI

  • Approved Master of Science Degree in Educational Effectiveness
  • Approved teach-out plan required due to the closing of the additional locations at Blue Cross Blue Shield, Detroit, MI, and the Phromm Education Center in Warren, MI

Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, MI

  • Acknowledged closing of the location in Copper County, Hancock, Michigan and approved the additional location, Copper County, 47420 Highway M-26, Suite 107, Houghton, MI 49931

Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI

  • Approved Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Minnesota

Staff action recommendation

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Central Lakes College, Brainerd, MN
College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

Approval of Request for Change

College of Visual Arts, Saint Paul, MN

  • Approved teach-out plan to close the institution on June 30, 2013

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved teach-out and Transfer Agreement with the College of Visual Arts, MN

University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN

  • Approved contractual arrangement with Bisk Education, Inc. for the Master of Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leadership

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved the Doctor of Social Work (DSW)

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved the Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work

Denied Request for Change

Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN

  • Denied request to offer Bachelor of Science in Certified Athletic Training

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Columbia College, Columbia, MO
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO

Approval of Request for Change

Avila University, Kansas City, MO

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs which includes approval of the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Management, as well as other offerings by distance education up to the 5% threshold

Cox College, Springfield, MO

  • Approved Post-Master of Science in Nursing Certificate and the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO

  • Approved the dual majors at the undergraduate level the Doctor of Counseling

Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of degree programs

Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO

  • Acknowledged closing of the Reeds Spring Education Center and the Branson Education Center and approved the new branch campus, Table Rock Campus, 10698 Historic Hwy 165, Hollister, MO 65673

Park University, Parkville, MO

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Saint Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved additional location, BJC Learning Institute, 8300, Eager Road, Suite 200A, St. Louis, MO 63144

William Jewell College, Liberty, MO

  • Approved Graduate Certificate in Differentiated Instruction and the Master of Science in Education program with a focus in Differentiated Instruction

Denied Request for Change

Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

  • Denied request to offer Master of Science in Nursing - Adult Nurse Educator

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Little Priest Tribal College, Winnebago, NE
Southeast Community College Area, Lincoln, NE

Approval of Request for Change

Grace University, Omaha, NE

  • Approved Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Science in Education

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Mayville State University, Mayville, ND

  • Approved additional locations: Williston State College, 1410 University Ave., Williston, ND 58801-4464; Bismarck State College, 1500 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, ND 58506-5587; and North Dakota College of Science, 800 6th St. N, Wahpeton, ND 58076-0002

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Canton, OH
Capital University, Columbus, OH
Muskingum University, New Concord, OH

Focused Visits

Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, OH

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Kent State University, Kent, OH

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Canton, OH

  • Approved the RN to BSN completion degree

Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH

  • Approved additional location: OCU Morrow Campus, 1550 Southlake Pkwy, Morrow, GA 30260

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

Approval of Request for Change

Rose State College, Midwest City, OK

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs; approved initiation and expansion of correspondence education up to 5% of total degree programs

South Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD

Financial Panel Recommendations

Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Required a monitoring report on finances, due 6/30/13, that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 2/26/13

Approval of Request for Change

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

  • Approved Master of Education in Secondary Education

West Virginia

Focused Visit

Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Financial Panel Recommendations

Future Generations Graduate School, Franklin, WV

  • Required a monitoring report due 6/1/13 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 2/26/13

Approval of Request for Change

Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs; approved proposed contractual arrangement with ComCourse, Inc to offer the RN-BSN program; approved Master of Arts in Criminal Justice; removed stipulation limiting master’s degrees

New River Community and Technical College, Beckley, WV

  • Approved Associate of Applied Science – Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

  • Approved additional location, Martinsburg Center, 261 Aiken Center, Suites 100, 101, 200, 201, 302. Martinsburg, WV 25401

University of Charleston, The, Charleston, WV

  • Approved Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

Approval of Request for Change

Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

  • Approved Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Northwestern College, Watertown, WI

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved the new Milwaukee Main Campus, 10850 West Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53224

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

  • Approved the initiation of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

 

 


 

The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on April 15, 2013.

Additional Location Approval

Arizona

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

  • Additional Location in Flagstaff, AZ

Illinois

Aurora University, Aurora, IL

  • Additional Location in Oswego, IL

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

  • Additional Location in Grayslake, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL

  • Additional Location in Justice, IL

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney, IL

  • Additional Location in Albion, IL
  • Additional Location in Carmi, IL
  • Additional Location in Flora, IL
  • Additional Location in Grayville, IL
  • Additional Location in Lawrenceville, IL
  • Additional Location in Mount Carmel, IL
  • Additional Location in Newton, IL
  • Additional Location in Olney, IL

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

  • Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

  • Additional Location in Freeport, IL
  • Additional Location in Oglesby, IL

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

  • Additional Location in Springfield, IL
  • Additional Location in San Diego, CA
  • Additional Location in Grayslake, IL
  • Additional Location in Jacksonville, NC
  • Additional Location in JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
  • Additional Location in Millington, TN
  • Additional Location in JBLM-McChord Field, WA

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • Additional Location in Downers Grove, IL
  • Additional Location in LaGrange, IL

Indiana

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

  • Additional Location in Odon, IN

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

  • Additional Location in Jefferson, IN
  • Additional Location in Rochester, IN
  • Additional Location in Tipton, IN

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

  • Additional Location in Radcliff, KY
  • Additional Location in Odon, IN

Trine University, Angola, IN

  • Additional Location in Fort Wayne, IN

Iowa

Drake University, Des Moines, IA

  • Additional Location in Ankeny, IA

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

  • Additional Location in Janesville, WI
  • Additional Location in Bettendorf, IA

Michigan

Oakland University, Rochester, MI

  • Additional Location in Bloomfield Hills, MI
  • Additional Location in Highland, MI
  • Additional Location in Novi, MI
  • Additional Location in Walled Lake, MI

Missouri

Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

  • Added Additional Location in Arnold, MO
  • Added Additional Location in Hillsboro, MO
  • Added Additional Location in St. Louis, MO
  • Added Additional Location in Washington, MO

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

  • Added Additional Location in Bonne Terre, MO
  • Added Additional Location in St. Louis, MO

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

  • Added Additional Location in New River, NC

North Dakota

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

  • Added Additional Location in Bismarck, ND
  • Added Additional Location in Dickinson, ND
  • Added Additional Location in Grand Forks AFB, ND
  • Added Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
  • Added Additional Location in Tempe, AZ
  • Added Additional Location in Alexandria, MN

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK

  • Additional Location in Durant, OK

Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

  • Additional Location in Dearborn, MI
  • Additional Location in Frankenmuth, MI
  • Additional Location in Jackson, MI

Wyoming

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

  • Additional Location in Arvada-Clearmont, WY
  • Additional Location in Basin, WY
  • Additional Location in Cheyenne, WY
  • Additional Location in Chugwater, WY
  • Additional Location in Kaycee, WY
  • Additional Location in Kemmerer, WY
  • Additional Location in Lander, WY
  • Additional Location in Lyman, WY
  • Additional Location in Meeteetse, WY
  • Additional Location in Riverton, WY
  • Additional Location in Torrington, WY
  • Additional Location in Worland, WY
  • Additional Location in Wright, WY

Certificates Approved

Illinois

City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S. Truman College, Chicago IL

  • Child Care Provider/Assistant
  • Design – Web Development – Basic Certificate
  • Design – Web Development – Advanced Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College, Chicago, IL

  • Homeland Security
  • Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations - Supply Chain Management – Basic
  • Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations - Supply Chain Management – Advanced

Iowa

Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, IA

  • Meeting and Event Planning

Northwestern College, Orange City, IA

  • Administration – Analytics Certificate

Michigan

Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, MI

  • Materials Engineering – Composite Materials Technology

Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

  • Welding Engineering Technology/Technician

Kansas

Highland Community College, Highland, KS

  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Ohio

Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH

  • Public Health Education and Promotion

 


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on April 6, 2013.

Arizona

Pima County Community College District, Placed on Probation

Institution notified on April 16, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on April 17, 2013.

Missouri

Evangel University, Approved to merge with Central Bible College and Assemblies of God Theological Seminary through an asset transfer from these institutions to Evangel University

Oklahoma

Western Oklahoma State College, Placed on Probation

Institution notified on April 16, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on April 17, 2013.


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on February 26, 2013.

Additional Location Approval

Arizona

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Additional Location in Los Angeles, CA
  • Additional Location in Macon, GA
  • Additional Location in Wichita, KS
  • Additional Location in Florence, KY
  • Additional Location in Columbus, OH
  • Additional Location in West Chester, OH
  • Additional Location in Westlake, OH
  • Additional Location in Greenville, SC
  • Additional Location in Greenville, SC
  • Additional Location in Arlington, VA
  • Additional Location in Chantilly, VA

Arkansas

John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

  • Additional Location in Little Rock, AR

Illinois

Olivet Nazarene Univeristy, Bourbonnais, IL

  • Additional Location in Urbana, IL

Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

  • Additional Location in Bloomington, IN
  • Additional Location in Bloomington, IN
  • Additional Location in Frankfort, IN
  • Additional Location in New Castle, IN

Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN

  • Additional Location in Carlisle, IN
  • Additional Location in Greencastle, IN
  • Additional Location in Indianapolis, IN
  • Additional Location in Plainfield, IN

Michigan

Baker College, Flint, MI

  • Additional Location in Port Huron, MI

Northwood University, Midland, MI

  • Additional Location in Troy, MI

Minnesota

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

  • Additional Location in Becker, MN
  • Additional Location in Belle Plaine, MN
  • Additional Location in Bemidji, MN
  • Additional Location in East Grand Forks, MN
  • Additional Location in Hibbing, MN
  • Additional Location in Plymouth, MN
  • Additional Location in St. Cloud, MN
  • Additional Location in Stillwater, MN
  • Additional Location in Beloit, WI

Missouri

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

  • Additional Location in Dardenne Place, MO

Certificates Approved

Illinois

MacCormac College, Chicago, IL

  • Court Reporting/Court Reporter

Michigan

Glen Oaks Community College, Centreville, MI

  • Computer Software and Media Applications

Minnesota

North Central University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Organizational Leadership, CIP 52.0213

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

  • Teaching English as a Second Language/ESL Language Instructor

South Dakota

Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
  • Plumbing Technology/Plumber

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on February 25-26, 2013.

Arkansas

Staff Action Recommendation

Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, AR

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR
Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, AR

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - AQIP

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, De Queen, AR

Approval of Request for Change

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR

  • Approved additional location at SENACYT City of Knowledge, Building 233, PO Box 0816-01852, Panama, Republic of Panama

Arizona

Focused Visit

Tohono O'odham Community College, Sells, AZ

  • Affirm the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved closing of the additional location at Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS) Northside, 5901 Harper Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 and opening of new additional location, GCU Albuquerque, at 6700 Jefferson NE, Building D, Suite D-2, Albuquerque, NM 87109; approved teach-out plan for the Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS) Northside location

Maricopa Community Colleges-GateWay Community College, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved the expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Maricopa Community Colleges-Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

  • Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved closing of the South Orlando Learning Center and approved the new campus, the Central Florida Main Campus at 8325 South Park Circle, Suite 100 in Orlando, FL 32819
  • Approved closing of the previous Richmond Campus and approved the new campus, Richmond-Virginia Beach Campus, located at 9750 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060
  • Approved closing of the Miramar Learning Center and approved the new South Florida Main Campus, 2400 SW 145th Avenue in Miramar, FL 33027

Western International University, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved the closing of the main campus at 9215 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85021 and to open new main campus at 1601 W. Fountainhead Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85282

Colorado

Focused Visit

University of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Affirm the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Approved closing of the main campus at 831 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 and opening of a new main campus at 802 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Colorado State University-Global Campus, Greenwood Village, CO

  • Approved Bachelor of Science in Marketing, the Master of Finance, and the Master of International Management. The approval includes a change in stipulation.

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Approved teach-out plan and closing of two branch campuses: Pueblo Campus, 1025 W. 6th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 and Sioux Falls Campus, 3901 W. 59th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

  • Approved the expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

University of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Approved additional location: Tabor Center, 1201 16th Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80202

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Parkland College, Champaign, IL

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - AQIP

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

Financial Panel Recommendation

Hebrew Theological College, Skokie, IL

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Required a focused visit on finances to occur no later than 8/1/2013

MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the PsyD in Clinical Psychology on the Vancouver Campus

Heartland Community College, Normal, IL

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

North Park University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the Doctor of Ministry in Urban Ministry Leadership

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Manchester University, North Manchester, IN
TCM International Institute, Indianapolis, IN
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

Campus Evaluation Visit

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

  • Affirmed quality of campuses at Elkhart County Campus, 22531CR 18, Goshen, IN 46528 and Warsaw Campus, 2545 Silveus Crossing, Warsaw, IN 46582

Approval of Request for Change

Anderson University, Anderson, IN

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, which is limited to electrical engineering and mechanical engineering

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN

  • Approved additional locations: Indiana Wesleyan University –West, 6325 Digital Way, Suite 222, Indianapolis, IN 46278; Indiana Wesleyan University – North, 3777 Priority Way South Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46240; and AIT Laboratories, 7820 Innovation Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46278

TCM International Institute, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Iowa

Staff Action Recommendation

Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, IA

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Approval of Request for Change

Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved additional location, Pella Regional Medical Center, 404 Jefferson Street, Pella, IA 50219

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

  • Approved branch campus: Kaplan University–Augusta, 14 Marketplace Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Kansas

Staff Action Recommendation

Cleveland University-Kansas City, Overland Park, KS

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - AQIP

Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS

Financial Panel Recommendations

Central Christian College of Kansas, McPherson, KS

  • Required a focused visit on Finances

Colby Community College, Colby, KS

  • Required a monitoring report on finances, due 5/25/13, that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 12/4/12

Approval of Request for Change

McPherson College, McPherson, KS

  • Approved the Master of Education in Teaching program

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS

  • Approved the Master of Education in Adaptive Special Education at the Olathe, Kansas and Liberty, Missouri locations

University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS

  • Approved the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Kuyper College, Grand Rapids, MI

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - AQIP

Delta College, University Center, MI

Approval of Request for Change

Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs, includes the addition of Religious Studies

Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI

  • Approved additional location: Jackson Community College North Campus, 3000 Blake Road, Jackson, MI 49202

Mid Michigan Community College, Harrison, MI

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Oakland University, Rochester, MI

  • Approved contractual arrangement with William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak School of Radiologic Technology for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Diagnostic & Therapeutic Sciences, with a specialization in Radiation Therapy and a Specialization in Radiologic Technology

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI

  • Approved change in stipulation

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Approved two additional locations: Borgess Medical Center, 1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 and Bronson Hospital, 601 John Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - AQIP

North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN

Focused Visit

Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Approval of Request for Change

Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Itasca Community College, Virginia, MN

  • Approved additional locations: Rainy River Community College, 1501 Hwy 11/71, International Falls, MN 56649 and Lakewood Health Center, 600 Main Avenue S, Baudette, MN 56623

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved contractual arrangement with XLRI, School of Business & Human Resources Jamshedpur, India for the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Cottey College, Nevada, MO
Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

Campus Evaluation Visit

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO

  • Affirmed quality of campus at 15800 Calvary Road, Kansas City, MO 64147-1341

Approval of Request for Change

Cottey College, Nevada, MO

  • Approved the Bachelor of Arts degrees in majors in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Cox College, Springfield, MO

  • Approved the Master of Nutritional Diagnostics

Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

  • Approved additional location: Northlands Campus, Building 18, 6364 N Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64151

Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO

  • Approved closing of main campus at 5123 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, MO and opening of new main campus at 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66224

Westminster College, Fulton, MO

  • Approved new campus: Mesa Center for Higher Education, 245 West 2nd Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Denied Request for Change

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

  • Denied request to offer the Master of Arts in Education and Organizational Leadership

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development, Santa Fe, NM

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs, includes approval of the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing

New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM

  • Approved the Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND

  • Approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH
Defiance College, Defiance, OH

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - AQIP

University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

  • Approved consortial arrangement between the Air Force Institute of Technology and the Naval Postgraduate School for the Master’s in Cost Estimating and Analysis

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH

  • Approved the Master of Business Administration

Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, Cincinnati, OH

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Associate of Science in Health Science

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH

  • Approved closing of two locations in Gahanna and Polaris and approved the opening of an additional location, Columbus-New Albany, 5150 East Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43081

Ohio University, Athens, OH

  • Approved additional location: South Pointe Hospital, 20000 Harvard Avenue, Warrensville Heights, OH 44122

Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, OH

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

  • Approved Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Engineering and additional location: Dalian Institute of Science and Technology (DIST), 999-26 Lushun Bingang Road, Economic Developing Zone, Dalian, China 116052
  • Approved contractual arrangement with Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Chung Li, Taiwan for the Master of Science in Engineering program

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, OK

  • Approved additional location: OBU Graduate School, at 3800 N May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Dakota State University, Madison, SD

  • Approved the institution’s request to change its stipulations

Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD

  • Approved the Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership

West Virginia

Focused Visit

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Financial Panel Recommendations

Appalachian Bible College, Mt. Hope, WV

  • Required a monitoring report due 5/25/13 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 12/4/12

Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, WV

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Concord University, Athens, WV

  • Approved the Master of Social Work

New River Community and Technical College, Beckley, WV

  • Approved the Associate of Applied Science in Cosmetology

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation - PEAQ

University of Wisconsin Colleges, Madison, WI

Approval of Request for Change

Columbia College of Nursing, Inc., Glendale, WI

  • Approved the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

University of Wisconsin Colleges, Madison, WI

  • Approved the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and the change in wording in the mission statement to reflect the addition of this degree

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

  • Approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

 


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on February 21, 2013.

Illinois

American InterContinental University, Approved a change of control, structure, or organization for the institution to sell its London campus and approved a teach-out plan and agreement proposed by the institution

Taylor Business Institute, Granted Candidate for Accreditation Status

Iowa

Ashford University, Placed on Notice

Institution notified on February 27, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on February 28, 2013.

Minnesota

McNally Smith College of Music, Granted Candidate for Accreditation Status

North Dakota

Sanford College of Nursing, Approved a change of control, structure, or organization for a merger at the parent cooperate level

South Dakota

Sisseton Wahpeton College, Placed on Notice

Institution notified on February 26, 2013. Information for the public posted by the Commission on February 27, 2013.

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on January 15, 2013.

Additional Location Approval

Illinois

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

  • Additional Location in Oak Brook, IL

Indiana

Huntington University, Huntington, IN

  • Additional Location in Ft. Wayne, IN

Minnesota

Concordia University-St. Paul, St. Paul, MN

  • Additional Location in North Mankato, MN

Missouri

Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

  • Additional Location in Cottleville, MO
  • Additional Location in St. Louis, MO

Wisconsin

Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI

  • Additional Location in Madison, WI
  • Additional Location in Janesville, WI
  • Additional Location in Wausau, WI

University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, WI

  • Additional Location in Milwaukee, WI
  • Additional Location in Phillips, WI
  • Additional Location in Stoughton, WI

Certificates Approved

Illinois

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing

Michigan

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

  • Fire Protection

Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician (Level 1)
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician (Level 2)
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician

North Dakota

Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on January 14-15, 2013.

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

  • Approved additional location at Morton Hall, 1700 West C. Street, Russellville, AR 72801

Denied Request for Change

Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

  • Denied request for expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Mohave Community College, Kingman, AZ

Focused Visit

Mercy College of Ohio, Toledo, OH

  • Affirm the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Financial Panel Recommendation

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

  • Concurred with recommendation of Financial Panel and approved focused visit on finances to occur in conjunction with the March 2013 reaffirmation of accreditation

Approval of Request for Change

Everest College Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved to increase the clock hours in the diploma Medical Assistant and Medical Insurance Billing & Coding from 720 to 900 hours by lengthening the internship hours and out-of-class work hours

Pima County Community College District, Tucson, AZ

  • Approved additional location at Pima Community College, 29th St. Coalition Center at 4355 East Calle Aurora, Tucson, AZ 85711

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved closure of the Las Vegas campus and opening of new campus: Las Vegas Campus, 3755 Breakthrough Way, Las Vegas, NV 89135
  • Approved teach-out plan for a total of 115 campuses and additional locations as it realigns ground-based operations. In conjunction with this action

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, CO
Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

Financial Panel Recommendation

Colorado State University-Global Campus, Greenwood Village, CO

  • Concurred with recommendation of Financial Panel and approved a monitoring report due 4/15/13 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 11/9/12

Campus Evaluation Visit

Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, CO

  • Affirmed quality of campus at Craig Campus-CNCC, 2801 W. 9th St., Craig, CO 81625

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, CO

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs which includes the Associate of Applied Science degree in Small Business Management, as well as other programs offered by distance education up to the 20% threshold

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

  • Approved Master of Arts in Education degree

Denied Request for Change

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Denied request to offer the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

Illinois

Staff Action Recommendation

John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

Focused Visit

Quincy University, Quincy, IL

Approval of Request for Change

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice; Approved Tinley Park campus at 18624 W. Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved Tinley Park campus at 18624 W. Creek Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Governors State University, University Park, IL

  • Approved the Master of Arts and the Education Specialist degree in School Psychology

Greenville College, Greenville, IL

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
  • Approved additional location at Westminster Christian Academy, 800 Maryville Centre Drive, Town and Country, MO 63017

Millikin University, Decatur, IL

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Indiana

Focused Visit

Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

  • Approved additional location at Kaplan University–Augusta, 14 Marketplace Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Southwestern Community College, Creston, IA

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Kansas

Financial Panel Recommendation

Sterling College, Sterling, KS

  • Concurred with recommendation of Financial Panel and approved a monitoring report due 4/15/13 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 11/7/12

Approval of Request for Change

Labette Community College, Parsons, KS

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Neosho County Community College, Chanute, KS

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

  • Approved additional locations at: Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601; Garden City Community College , 801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS 67846

Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Michigan

Financial Panel Recommendation

Kuyper College, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Concurred with recommendation of Financial Panel and approved a Monitoring Report due 10/1/13 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 11/9/12

Approval of Request for Change

Macomb Community College, Warren, MI

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Center City, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN

  • Approved new campus at Rasmussen College – Overland Park, 11600 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210; Approved new campus at Rasmussen College – Topeka, 620 SW Governor View, Topeka, KS 66606

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

  • Approved contractual arrangement between Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and Christ the Teacher Institute for Education, Kenya, to offer the Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration

Missouri

Focused Visit

Wentworth Military Academy and Junior College, Lexington, MO

Approval of Request for Change

Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO

  • Approved the Master of Business Administration online

Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, MO

  • Initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, MO

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

New Mexico

Financial Panel Recommendation

San Juan College, Farmington, NM

  • Concurred with recommendation of Financial Panel, affirming that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Campus Evaluation Visit

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Affirmed quality of campus at National American University-Albuquerque West, 10131 Coors Blvd., NW, Suite I-01, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Malone University, Canton, OH

Financial Panel Recommendation

Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH

  • Concurred with recommendation of Financial Panel and approved a monitoring report due 4/15/13 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 11/9/12

Approval of Request for Change

Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH

  • Approved to convert from a quarter to semester calendar

Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Mercy College of Ohio, Toledo, OH

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Forensic

Denied Request for Change

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

  • Denied request for initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs
  • Denied request to offer the Master in Coaching Education and Athlete Development

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Bacone College, Muskogee, OK
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

South Dakota

Campus Evaluation Visit

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Affirmed quality of campus at National American University-Albuquerque West, 10131 Coors Blvd., NW, Suite I-01, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Approval of Request for Change

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Approved to offer a certificate in Community College Leadership at the doctoral level

West Virginia

Financial Panel Recommendation

Glenville State College, Glenville, WV

  • Concurred with recommendation of Financial Panel, affirming that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

  • Approved the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D)

Wisconsin

Financial Panel Recommendation

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

  • Concurred with recommendation of Financial Panel, affirming that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI

Approval of Request for Change

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward, WI

  • Approved additional location at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College - Lac du Flambeau 583 Peace Pipe Road, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

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

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, AR
Southeast Arkansas College, Pine Bluff, AR

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, IL
National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Focused Visit

Resurrection University, Chicago, IL

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Campus Evaluation Visit

Resurrection University, Chicago, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of the new main campus at Saints Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, 1431 N. Claremont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622

Staff Action Recommendation

Resurrection University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the teach-out plan of the main campus, 3 Erie Court, Oak Park, IL 60302

Approval of Request for Change

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, IN

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, Liberal, KS

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Baker College, Flint, MI
Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI

Denial of Request for Change

Grace Bible College, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Denied request to offer the Associate of Arts in Business and the Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Denied expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

New Mexico

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

North Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Williston State College, Williston, ND

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH
Kettering College, Kettering, OH
Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
Owens Community College, Perrysburg, OH
Stark State College, North Canton, OH

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on December 17, 2012.

Indiana

Continued Candidacy

Harrison College, Indianapolis, IN

Ohio

Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH

  • Approved a focused visit on finances in fall 2013 to address the areas identified in the Financial Panel review

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward, WI

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on December 3, 2012.

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

College of the Ouachitas, Malvern, AR

  • Approved contractual arrangement between College of the Ouachitas and the National Apprenticeship Training Foundation to offer the Electrical Apprenticeship program

Harding University, Searcy, AR

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Southern Arkansas University Tech, Camden, AR

  • Approved to reduce the Practical Nursing Program from 49 to 41 credit hours.

Arizona

Advisory Visit

Everest College Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

  • Affirmed findings of Advisory Visit

Colorado

Staff Action Recommendation

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Accepted staff action recommendation to extend reaffirmation cycle from 10 to 11 years

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

  • Approved new campus: Benedictine University at Mesa, 225 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney, IL

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Robert Morris University-Illinois, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Expedited Desk Review program for additional locations

Iowa

Staff Action Recommendation

Simpson College, Indianola, IA

  • Accepted staff action recommendation

Approval of Request for Change

Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, IA

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Kansas

Denied Request for Change

Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

  • Denied request to offer the Master in Management in Information Systems

Approval of Request for Change

Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS

  • Approved additional location: CBTS – Ann Arbor, 517 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Michigan

Campus Evaluation Visit

Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI

  • Affirm the quality of the main campus at Tampa Bay Campus, 9445 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, FL 33578

Approval of Request for Change

Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI

  • Approved additional locations: Newaygo County Regional Education Service Center (NCRESA), 4747 W 48th Street, Fremont, MI 49412; Grand Haven Community Center, 421 Columbus Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

  • Approved additional location, Northwestern Michigan College – University Center Campus, 2200 Dendrinos Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686

Robert B. Miller College, Battle Creek, MI

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Approved additional location: Parker Hannifin Corporation, 2220 Palmer Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs which includes the offering of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Design and the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Interactive Design

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change

Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Clarkson College, Omaha, NE

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the Doctor in Health Care Education and Leadership

Nebraska Indian Community College, Macy, NE

  • Approved teach-out plan for the Santee Campus at 425 Frazier Ave. North, Suite 1, Niobrara, NE 68760 and the institution’s request to open the Santee Campus at 415 North River Road, Niobrara NE 68760

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Natural Resources

Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM

  • Approved additional location: Four Corners Regional NTC, HWY 160 BIA School Road # 5114, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND

  • Approved contractual arrangement between Dickinson State University and Global Equine Academy to offer the Certificate in Equine Training, the Certificate in Equine Management, and a minor in Equine Science

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

God’s Bible School and College, Cincinnati, OH

Staff Action Recommendation

Chancellor University, Seven Hills, OH

  • Accepted staff action recommendation

Approval of Request for Change

Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH

  • Approved contractual arrangement between each of the colleges listed below and IBEW/NECA Electrical Trades Apprenticeship Program to offer a Technical Associate Degree
    • Central Ohio Technical College
    • Columbus State Community College
    • Cuyahoga Community College
    • Eastern Gateway Community College
    • Lakeland Community College
    • Lorain County Community College
    • North Central State College
    • Northwest State Community College
    • Owens Community College
    • Sinclair Community College
    • Washington State Community College

Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH

  • Approved contractual arrangements between Clark State Community College and Mad River Air LLC to offer the Associate of Arts in Aviation and between Clark State Community College and Middletown Regional Flight Training Institute, LLC, Champion City Aviation to offer the Associate of Science in Aviation
  • Approved contractual arrangements between Clark State Community College and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC) to offer the associate degree in Advanced Technical Intelligence and the Advanced Technical
    Intelligence Certificate

Stark State College, North Canton, OH

  • Approved consortial arrangement between Stark State College and Lorain County Community College for the one-year Massage Therapy Certificate and the Massage Therapy associate degree

Stark State College, North Canton, OH

  • Approved contractual arrangement with Ariel Corporation for the Associate of Technical Studies in Precision Machining, the one-year Technical Certificate in Precision Machining, the Associate of Technical Studies in Advanced Mechanical Assembly and Coatings, and the one-year Technical Certificate in Advanced Mechanical Assembly and Coatings

University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

  • Approved to close the location at 2199 Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209 and open a new additional location at the University of Dayton - Emerald Professional Building at 5747 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH 43017

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Approved the Master of Ministry

Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Southwestern Christian University, Bethany, OK

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

South Dakota

Staff Action Recommendation

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Accepted staff action recommendation

Campus Evaluation Visits

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Affirm the quality of the campus at Georgetown Campus, 1013 W. University Avenue, Building F27A, Georgetown, TX 78628

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Affirm the quality of the main campus at Richardson Campus, 300 N. Coit Road, Suite 225, Richardson, TX 75080

West Virginia

Staff Action Recommendation

Future Generations Graduate School, Franklin, WV

  • Accepted staff action recommendation

Approval of Request for Change

American Public University System, Charles Town, WV

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

University of Charleston, Charleston, WV

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs
  • Approved request to offer the following degrees:
    • Associate of Science in Radiology Technology
    • Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
    • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Associate of Science in Culinary Arts
    • Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts
    • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
    • Bachelor of Social Work
    • Master of Science in Strategic Leadership
    • Doctor of Executive Leadership
  • Approved three additional locations: University of Charleston – Beckley (UC-Beckley), 609 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801-5624; University of Charleston – Martinsburg (UC-Martinsburg), Tanger Center, 214 Viking Way, Martinsburg, WV 25401; University of Charleston – Martinburg (UC-Martinsburg), Martinsburg Mall, 800 Foxcroft Avenue, Martinsburg, WV 25401-1829

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change

Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI

  • Approved the Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI

  • Approved additional location, MEC South Building, 816 W National Avenue, Milwaukee

Nicolet Area Technical College, Rhinelander, WI

  • Approved additional location at Southwest Technical College, 1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, WI 53813 and to offer the Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees at this location

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

  • Approved consortial arrangement among University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, University of Wisconsin - Stout, University of Wisconsin - Superior and the University of Wisconsin - Extension to offer the Master of Science in Sustainable Management via distance education

Denied Request for Change

Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, WI

  • Denied request to offer the Master of Education

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on December 3, 2012.

Additional Location Approval

Arizona

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Additional Location in North Little Rock, AR
  • Additional Location in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Additional Location in New Castle, DE
  • Additional Location in Greeley, CO
  • Additional Location in Denver, CO
  • Additional Location in Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Additional Location in Sarasota, FL
  • Additional Location in Covington, LA
  • Additional Location in St. Paul, MN
  • Additional Location in Arlington, TX
  • Additional Location in El Paso, TX
  • Additional Location in Palm Beach, FL
  • Additional Location in Orland Park, IL
  • Additional Location in Marlborough, MA
  • Additional Location in Warrenville, IL

Colorado

Regis University, Denver, CO

  • Additional Location in Lafayette, CO

Illinois

Aurora University, Aurora, IL

  • Additional Location Gages Lake, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL

  • Additional Location in Chicago, IL
  • Additional Location in Chicago Heights, IL
  • Additional Location in Oak Lawn, IL

Illinois State University, Normal, IL

  • Additional Location in Chicago, IL

National Louis University, 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 Arlington Heights, IL
  • Additional Location in Arlington Heights, IL
  • Additional Location in Glendale Heights, IL
  • Additional Location in Naperville, IL
  • Additional Location in Naperville, IL
  • Additional Location in Naperville, IL
  • Additional Location in Cicero, IL
  • Additional Location in Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Additional Location in Justice, IL

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

  • Additional Location in Lisle, IL
  • Additional Location in Glencoe, IL

Indiana

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

  • Additional Location in Indianapolis, IN
  • Additional Location in Winchester, IN

Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

  • Additional Location in Aitkin, MN
  • Additional Location in Albert Lea, MN
  • Additional Location in Buffalo, MN
  • Additional Location in Faribault, MN
  • Additional Location in Onamia, MN
  • Additional Location in St. Clair, MN
  • Additional Location in Eau Claire, MN

Missouri

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

  • Additional Location in Syracuse, NY
  • Additional Location in Fort Sill, OK

Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

  • Additional Location in Cassville, MO
  • Additional Location in Joplin, MO
  • Additional Location in Nevada, MO
  • Additional Location in Springfield, MO

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

  • Additional Location in Buckley AFB, CO
  • Additional Location in Fort Carson, Co
  • Additional Location in Schriever AFB, CO
  • Additional Location in Mountain Home AFB

Missouri

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

  • Additional Location in Albert Lea, MN
  • Additional Location in Austin, MN
  • Added Additional Location in Owatonna, MN

Certificates Approved

Michigan

Northwestern Michigan College, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician

New Mexico

Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM

  • Textile and Weaving

Ohio

Northwest State Community College, Archbold, OH

  • Welding Technology/Welder

Wisconsin

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI

  • Photography

 


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on November 1, 2012.

Arizona

Phoenix Seminary, Granted Initial Accreditation

Illinois

Morton College, Placed on Notice

Institution notified on November 12, 2012. Information for the public posted by the Commission on November 12, 2012.

Resurrection University, Removed from on Notice

Iowa

Waldorf College, Removed Stipulations from Accreditation Status

Missouri

Kansas City Art Institute, Placed on Notice

Institution notified on November 12, 2012. Information posted by the Commission on November 12, 2012.

Nebraska

Midland University, Placed on Notice

Institution notified on November 13, 2012. Information for the public posted by the Commission on November 13, 2012.

Oklahoma

College of the Muscogee Nation, Granted Candidate for Accreditation Status

Comanche Nation College, Granted Candidate for Accreditation Status

West Virginia

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Granted Candidate for Accreditation Status

 


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

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR
Southern Arkansas University Tech, Camden, AR

Approval of Request for Change

Arkansas State University, State University, AR

  • Extended reaffirmation cycle by one year, from 2012-13 to 2013-14

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, Morrilton, AR

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR

  • Approved the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

  • Approved additional locations: Arizona Law Enforcement Academy 10001 S. 15th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85041; Buckeye Fire Department/Glendale Community College Training Tower 115 S. 7th St., Buckeye, AZ 85326; Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center 11550 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85307

Northland Pioneer College, Holbrook, AZ

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ

  • Approved additional location at SABIC Academy, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, 5101 Riyadh 11422, Saudi Arabia

Illinois

Campus Evaluation Visit

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of Chamberlain College of Nursing’s campus at 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Bldg A, Atlanta, GA 30342

Approval of Request for Change

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved additional location at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, 3333 North Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL, 60064

Greenville College, Greenville, IL

  • Approved the Master of Arts program at the existing Lewis and Clark Community College additional location in Edwardsville, IL

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

  • Approved the 60-credit Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and a 24-credit certificate in Paralegal Studies

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

  • Approved the Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science and the Fire Science certificate programs

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Franklin College, Franklin, IN

Approval of Request for Change

American College of Education, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved the Ed.D. in Leadership and the Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

Harrison College, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved request to open a new campus: The Chef’s Academy, 2001 Carrington Mill Boulevard, Morrisville, NC 27560

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

  • Approved request to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA

Approval of Request for Change

AIB College of Business, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved request for a change in mission and to offer the Bachelor of Science in Contemporary Business Communications and the Bachelor of Science in Sports and Event Management

Clarke University, Dubuque, IA

  • Approved the Masters in Organizational Leadership program.

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

  • Approved the closing of the location at Unit 202, 2/F, Shopping Arcade, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong and the opening of an additional location at Units 31-33, 1/F., Tower 1 South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Hong Kong

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

  • Approved additional locations: Vermeer Pavilion 2110 Vermeer Rd. E., Pella, IA 50219; Central College 401 Broadway St., Pella, IA 50219

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change

Oakland University, Rochester, MI

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Missouri

Staff Action Recommendation

William Woods University, Fulton, MO

  • Approved the change in stipulation

Approval of Request for Change

Columbia College, Columbia, MO

  • Approved additional location at Columbia College – Malta, 220 St Paul Street, Valletta VLT 1217, Malta.

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

  • Approved consortial arrangement with the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the Bachelor of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technology

William Woods University, Fulton, MO

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

Nebraska

Staff Action Recommendation

Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE

  • Accepted the change stipulation

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Lake Region State College, Devils Lake, ND

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Ohio

Denied Request for Change

Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH

  • Denied request to offer the Master of Christian Ministries

Oklahoma

Staff Action Recommendation

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • Approved the extension of one year to the reaffirmation cycle from 2011-12 to 2012-13

South Dakota

Focused Visit

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Affirmed the findings of the Focused Evaluation team

Campus Evaluation Visits

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Affirmed the quality of the campus at 3906 East Frontage Hwy 52 Road NW, Rochester, MN 55902

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Affirmed the quality of the main campus at 5301 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57701

Approval of Request for Change

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Approved new branch campus: Indianapolis Campus, 3600 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268, Location to open: July 30, 2012

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

  • Approved participation in the Commission’s Notification Program for additional locations

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change

Bridgemont Community and Technical College, Montgomery, WV

  • Approved the initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Glenville State College, Greenville, WV

  • Approved initiation and expansion of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College, Institute, WV

  • Approved teach-out plan for the main campus in Institute, WV and approved new main campus at 2000 Union Carbide Drive, South Charleston, WV 25303

West Virginia State University, Institute, WV

  • Approved the Masters in Education (M. Ed.) in Multicultural Instructional Leadership program.

Wisconsin

Staff Action Recommendation

Saint Norbert College, De Pere, WI

  • Approved the additional location at 5825 Coors Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87121

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Milwaukee, WI

  • Approval of Request for Change

Edgewood College, Madison, WI

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

  • Approved additonal location at Wildland Fire Training Center, 4902 N. Lynndale Drive, Appleton, WI 54913

Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI

  • Approved additional locations at Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Support Services Center 6620 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53216; Madison Center 1650 Pankratz Street, Madison, WI 53704

Wyoming

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)

Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY

 


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

Additional Location Approval

Illinois

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Additional Location in Folsom, CA

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

  • Additional Location in Dolton, Il
  • Additional Location in Danville, IL
  • Additional Location in Glendale Heights, IL

Robert Morris University-Illinois, Chicago, IL

  • Additional Location in Orland Park, IL

Indiana

Huntington University, Huntington, IN

  • Additional Location in Fort Wayne, IN

Oakland City University, Oakland City, IN

  • Additional Location in Petersburg, IN

Michigan

Baker College, Flint, MI

  • Additional Location East Lansing, MI

Minnesota

College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN

  • Additional Locations in Cloquet, MN

Ohio

Stark Stark College, North Canton, OH

  • Additional Location in Brunswick, OH
  • Additional Location Carrolton, OH
  • Additional Location Mount Vernon, OH

West Virginia

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

  • Additional Location in Huntington, WV

Certificates Approved

Colorado

Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO

  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

Michigan

Rochester College, Rochester Hills, MI

  • Physical Fitness Technician

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Cabinetmaking and Millwork
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Oklahoma

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK

  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General

The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following action on October 3, 2012.

Ohio

Chancellor University, Acted to accept the withdrawal of the University from affiliation with the Commission effective October 11, 2013, on which date its accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission will cease

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on September 10, 2012.

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Black River Technical College, Pocahontas, AR
Lyon College, Batesville, AR

Financial Panel Recommendation

Lyon College, Batesville, AR

  • Accepted recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Black River Technical College, Pocahontas, AR

  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Maricopa Community Colleges - Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Maricopa Community Colleges-Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

  • Approved additional locations: Downtown Center 145 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201; Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Center 7440 E. Tahoe Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85212; Mesa Fire Department Training Facility 3260 N. 40th Street, Mesa AZ 85215

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved to close the Des Moines branch campus and to open a new campus at Des Moines Campus, 317 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

Colorado

Focused Visit

Naropa University, Boulder, CO

  • Affirmed findings of focused visit team

Approval of Request for Change

University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

  • Approved teach-out plan for the Anschutz Medical Campus – Bard Center at 535 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
  • Approved additional location: Business School Building, 1475 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80202

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Knowledge Systems Institute, Skokie, 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 11025 Equity Drive, Houston, TX 77041

Approval of Request for Change

American InterContinental University, Schaumburg, IL

  • Approved the Bachelor of Health Care Management

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved new campus: Chamberlain College of Nursing - Cleveland, 6700 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103

Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL

  • Approved additional location at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO: BJC Center for lifelong Learning, 8300 Eager Road, Suite 200A Saint Louis, MO 63144

Denied Request for Change

Judson University, Elgin, IL

Denied request to offer the Master in Business Administration

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

  • Approved to close the location at 702 North Shore Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 and open an additional location at Water Tower Square, 300 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Iowa

 

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Waldorf College, Forest City, IA

Approval of Request for Change

Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, IA

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 20% of total degree programs

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

  • Approved the Doctor of Medicine

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

College of Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, MN

  • Approved to move comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation to 2017-18

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Virginia, MN

  • Approved additional location at Two Harbors High School, 1640 Highway 2, Two Harbors, MN 55616

Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN

  • Approved to move comprehensive evaluation for reaffirmation of accreditation to 2017-18

Denied Request for Change

Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, MN

  • Approved the Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree
  • Denied request to offer the Educational Doctorate (Ed.D.) degree

Missouri

Focused Visit

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO

  • Affirmed findings of focused visit team

Financial Panel Recommendation

Central Bible College, Springfield, MO

  • Accepted recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Approval of Request for Change

Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

  • Approved additional location at Crowder College, 601 Laclede Ave., Neosho, MO 64850

Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO

  • Approved the Master of Science in Nursing
  • Approved expansion of distance education up to 100% of total degree programs

Nebraska

Staff Action Recommendation

Western Nebraska Community College, Scottsbluff, NE

  • Approved recommendation to narrow the scope of the required progress report due 3/1/13

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Financial Panel Recommendation

Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH

  • Accepted recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution continues to address its financial issues

United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH

  • Accepted recommendation of the Financial Panel, affirming that the institution continues to address its financial issues

Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH

  • Modified team’s recommendation and required a focused visit on finances, planning, and enrollment in Spring 2013

Approval of Request for Change

Miami University, Oxford, OH

  • Approved initiation of distance education up to 5% of total degree programs

South Dakota

Campus Evaluation Visit

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Affirmed the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit that assured the quality of National American University’s campus at 1030 Wolfrom Road, Weldon Springs, MO 63304

Financial Panel Recommendation

Sinte Gleska University, Mission, SD

  • Approved the Focused Visit on finances. The visit will occur in conjunction with the comprehensive evaluation in 2012-13

Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Approved the Monitoring Report due 1/31/13 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel analysis of 8/10/12

West Virginia

Financial Panel Recommendation

Future Generations Graduate School, Franklin, WV

  • Approved the monitoring report due 12/31/12 on finances that addresses the specific concerns noted in the Financial Panel Analysis of 8/10/12

Approval of Request for Change

Mountwest Community and Technical College, Huntington, WV

  • Approved to close the main campus at its current location and to open a new main campus at 2205 Fifth Street Road, Huntington, WV 25701

 


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on September 10, 2012.

Additional Location Approval

Arizona

Maricopa Community Colleges-Rio Salado CC, Tempe, AZ

  • Additional Location in Anthem, AZ
  • Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
  • Additional Location in Glendale, AZ
  • Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
  • Additional Location in Tempe, AZ
  • Additional Location in Tempe, AZ
  • Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
  • Additional Location in Glendale, AZ
  • Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
  • Additional Location in Mesa, AZ
  • Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
  • Additional Location in Tempe, AZ
  • Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
  • Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ

University of Phoenix in Tempe, AZ

  • Additional Location in South Korea
  • Additional Location in South Korea
  • Additional Location in Mesa, AZ
  • Additional Location in Mesa, AZ
  • Additional Location in Phoenix, AZ
  • Additional Location in Benson, AZ
  • Additional Location in Fresno, CA
  • Additional Location in Fort Carson, CO

Illinois

Aurora University, Aurora, IL

  • Additional Location in Ottawa, Il
  • Additional Location in Yorkville, IL
  • Modified location in Belvidere, IL

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

  • Additional Location in Bolingbrook, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL

  • Additional Location in Frankfort, IL

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney, IL

  • Additional Location in Lawrenceville, IL

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • Additional Location in Downer’s Grove, IL
  • Additional Location in Joliet, IL
  • Additional Location in Minooka, IL
  • Additional Location in New Lenox, IL
  • Additional Location in Wheaton, IL
  • Additional Location in Yorkville, IL
  • Additional Location in Plymouth Meeting, PA

Indiana

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

  • Additional Location in Columbus, IN
  • Additional Location in Terra Haute, IN

Michigan

Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI

  • Additional Location in Grand Rapids, MI

Missouri

Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO

  • Additional Location in Waynesville, MO

State Fair Community College, Sedalia, MO

  • Additional Location in Boonville, MO

William Woods University, Fulton, MO

  • Additional Location in Cave City, AR
  • Additional Location in Harrison, AR

Ohio

Ashland University, Ashland, OH

  • Additional Location in Mansfield, OH
  • Additional Location in Independence, OH
  • Additional Location in Southfield, MI

West Virginia

Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV

  • Additional Location in New Martinsville, WV

Wisconsin

Concordia University, Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

  • Additional Location in Sheboygan, WI

Certificates Approved

Arizona

Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ

  • Engineering, Other (16 credit hours)
  • Engineering, Other (18 credit hours)

Arkansas

Rich Mountain Community College, Mena, AR

  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Welding Technology/Welder

Colorado

Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO

  • Computer Science
  • Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

Illinois

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL

  • Teaching, Online Utilizing Technology

Indiana

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

  • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship

North Dakota

Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

  • Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling
  • Technology/Technician

United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND

  • Environmental Science

Wisconsin

Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

  • Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Shell Lake, WI

  • Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
  • Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant/Specialist