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August 2016 Actions

Institutional Actions Council Meeting, August 15–16

Board of Trustees Meeting, August 31


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on August 15–16, 2016.

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Maricopa Community Colleges-Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

Assurance Review 

Coconino County Community College, Flagstaff, AZ

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Arizona Christian University, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved to open an additional location, The Grove Church, 2777 S. Gilbert Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286. 

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

  • Approved to open three additional locations:
    • WestMec SouthWest Campus, 500 North Verrado Way, Buckeye, AZ 85326
    • Honor Health Cohort Site, 2230 N. 75th Ave, Suite 113, Phoenix, AZ 85035
    • MCOR - Honor Health Cohort Site, 1050 W Washington, Tempe, AZ 85281

Maricopa Community Colleges-Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved to open an additional location, Center of Excellence for Healthcare Education, 3411 N. 7th  Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013. 

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved to open three additional locations
    • Indianapolis – Keystone at the Crossings, 8888 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240-4600
    • Colorado Northwestern Community College - Craig Campus, 2801 West 9th Street, Craig, CO 81625-3747 
    • Otero Junior College, 1802 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050-3346
  • Approved to close two additional locations:
    • Virginia Beach Learning Center, 150 Central Park Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    • Virginia Beach Annex, 4505 Columbus Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6781
  • Approved to open a branch campus: Virginia Beach Main Campus, 4636 Columbus Street, Virginia Beach City VA 23462-7782. 

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

Black River Technical College, Pocahontas, AR

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Science in Agriculture.

Colorado

Certificate Approval

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

  • Military and Veteran Culture
  • Nonprofit Administration

Approval of Request for Change

Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Geospatial Science.

Lamar Community College, Lamar, CO  

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Science degree with designations in Agriculture Business, Animal Science, and Soil & Crop Science; and the Associate of Arts degree with designations in Business, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Teacher Education, and Elementary Teacher Education.

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO 

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Systems Engineering.

Denied Request for Change

Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

  • Denied for access to the Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

  • Denied to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technologies and six welding certificates: Oxy-Fuel, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and Welding Fabricator. 

Illinois

Certificate Approval

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL

  • Security and Intelligence Studies

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

  • Basic Operations Firefighter BVS

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

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

Rockford University, Rockford, IL

Comprehensive Evaluation

Fox College, Bedford Park, IL

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved for a change in student body, admitting international students.

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to close the main campus at 1900 W. Van Buren, Chicago, IL 60612 and re-open the main campus at 1900 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60612. 
  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science and Advanced Certificate in Web Development.

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

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science and Advanced Certificate in Web Development.

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to offer the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Curriculum Studies.

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the teach-out plan for the closing of the branch campus: Institute of Design, 350 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60610.

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL

  • Approved to open an additional location: City Center, 235 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60431.

Northwestern College, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management.

Resurrection University, Chicago, IL (Distance)

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and programs. 
  • Approved to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Robert Morris University-ˇIllinois, Chicago, IL

  • Approved a teach out plan for the closing of an additional location: Bensenville, 1000 Tower Lane, Bensenville, IL 60106.

Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to offer the Master of Computer Science.

Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

  • Approved to offer the Master of Legal Studies at the Trinity Law School branch campus in Santa Ana, CA.

Denied Request for Change

North Central College, Naperville, IL

  • Denied to initiate distance delivery. 

Indiana

Certificate Approval

Manchester University, North Manchester, IN

  • Libraries and Literacies

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Focused Visit

Huntington University, Huntington, IN

  • Affirmed that the institution has demonstrated sufficient evidence that it has addressed the concerns related to long-term planning processes, which included enrollment management, examination of enrollment revenues/costs, evidence of reviewing/updating planning documents and implementation of program review procedures.

Approval of Request for Change

Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

  • Approved to open an additional location, Indiana University Southeast, 4201 Grantline Road, New Albany, IN 47150. 

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Divine Word College, Epworth, IA

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

Approval of Request for Change

Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management.

St. Luke’s College, Sioux City, IA

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and programs. 

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, KS

Approval of Request for Change

Cleveland University-ˇKansas City, Overland Park, KS

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and programs. 

McPherson College, McPherson, KS

  • Approved to offer the Master of Education.

Denied Request for Change

Cleveland University-Kansas City, Overland Park, KS

  • Denied to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology.

Michigan

Certificate Approval

Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI

  • Welding Technology Advanced
  • Welding Technology Basic – Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI

  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Ironworkers Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Advanced Machine Tool Programming Advanced

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI

Approval of Request for Change

Charles Stewart Mott Community College, Flint, MI

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and programs. 

Finlandia University, Hancock, MI

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management.

Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, MI

  • Approved to open an additional location, Kirtland – Health Sciences Center, 4800 West Four Mile Road, Grayling, MI 49738. 

Madonna University, Livonia, MI

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Tianjin Agricultural University, No.22 Jinjin Road, Xiqing District Tianjin, 300384, China
    • Longjiang Bank, No. 436, Youyi Road, Daoli District Harbin, Heilongjiang Province 150018, China

Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

  • Approved to offer the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice.

Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and programs. 

Schoolcraft College, Livonia, MI

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Fitness Leadership

Minnesota

Staff Action Recommendation

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

  • Accepted the staff recommendation.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Riverland Community College, Austin, MN

St. Cloud Technical & Community College, St. Cloud, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN

  • Approved to change the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry to a Master of Ministry and reduce the number of credits required for the degree from 48 to 36.

St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

  • Approved for a contractual arrangement with Mitchell Hamline School of Law to offer the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Dispute Resolution.
  • Approved for a contractual arrangement with Mitchell Hamline School of Law to offer the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Healthcare Leadership.

Missouri

Certificate Approval

Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO

  • Pharmacy Technician

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

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

Approval of Request for Change

Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, MO

  • Approved to offer the Master of Education in Education Administration.

Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Education – TESOL. 

North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science and Information Systems.

Westminster College, Fulton, MO

  • Approved to open an additional location: Callaway Energy Center, Junction CC & Hwy O, P.O. Box 620 MC CA-460, Fulton, MO 65251.  
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Leadership.

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Central Community College, Grand Island, NE

Approval of Request for Change

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

  • Approved to close an additional location, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1917 W. 24 St, Kearney, NE 68849.
  • Approved to open an additional location, UNMC Health Science Education Complex, 2402 University Drive, Kearney, NE 68849.

New Mexico

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM

North Dakota

Certificate Approval

Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND

  • Home Energy Audit
  • Water Treatment

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Mayville State University, Mayville, ND

North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND

Focused Visit

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

  • Affirmed that the institutions that belong to the North Dakota University System (NDUS)—consisting of Bismarck State College, Dakota College at Bottineau, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, Minot State University, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, University of North Dakota, Valley City State University and Williston State University—have substantially met its commitment to address concerns associated with Criterion Five, Core Component 5.D.

Approval of Request for Change

Mayville State University, Mayville, ND

  • Approved to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching.

Ohio

Certificate Approval

University of Cincinnati-Clermont College, Batavia, OH

  • Cancer Registry Management
  • Healthcare Technology Specialist

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

University of Cincinnati-Clermont College, Batavia, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH

  • Approved to close the Antioch University Seattle branch campus at 2326 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 and re-open it at 2404 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. 

Kent State University, Kent, OH

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management.

Oklahoma

Staff Action Recommendation

Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, OK

  • Accepted the staff recommendation. 

Approval of Request for Change

Saint Gregory's University, Shawnee, OK

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and programs. 

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Herzing University, Madison, WI

Mid-State Technical College, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Comprehensive Evaluation

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Business Design and Innovation.

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, Fennimore, WI

  • Approved to convert the Cosmetology Technical Diploma from clock hours to credit hours.

Wyoming

Certificate Approval

Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY

Sterile Processing Technology/Technician

Assurance Review 

Huntington Junior College, Huntington, WV

  • Accepted the team report. 

The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on August 31, 2016.

Missouri

Baptist Bible College, Placed on Probation.
Institution notified on September 8, 2016. Information for the public posted by HLC on September 9, 2016.

New Mexico

New Mexico Highlands University, Placed on Probation.
Institution notified on September 8, 2016. Information for the public posted by HLC on September 9, 2016.

 

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