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December 2016 Actions

The Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on December 12, 2016.

 

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Dakota

Wyoming

 

 

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Mohave Community College, Kingman, AZ

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Collision Repair Technology as a credit-based competency-based education program. In addition, the IAC also determined that the credit-hour equivalencies put forward by the institution for the program was appropriate and that the regular and substantive interaction between faculty and students was appropriate.

Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, AZ

  • Approved the institution’s request to open two additional locations:
    • Northern Arizona Vocational Institute of Technology (NAVIT), 951 W. Snowflake Blvd., Snowflake, AZ 85937.
    • Thatcher High School, 601 N. 3rd Ave., Thatcher, AZ 85552.

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved the institution’s request to open a branch campus: El Paso Campus, 11820 Miriam Drive, El Paso, TX 79936. 

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

National Park College, Hot Springs, AR

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location at Lakeside High School, 2871 Malvern Avenue, Hot Springs, AR 71901. 

Colorado

Certificate Approval

Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO

  • Approved for the Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology certificate.
  • Approved for the Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General certificate.

Denied Request for Change

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Master of Public Administration.

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Campus Evaluation Visit

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus, Chamberlain College of Nursing – Sacramento, 10971 Sun Center Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus, Chamberlain College of Nursing – Irving, 4800 Regent Blvd., Ste. 200 Irving, TX 75063.

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus, Philadelphia (Center City), 1800 JFK Blvd, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus, Executive Hills East Office Park, 1310 E. 104th Street, Kansas City, MO 64131.

Approval of Request for Change

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science and Certificate of Achievement in Human Service Generalist.

Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to open two additional locations:
    • Illinois Youth Center – Harrisburg, 1201 W. Poplar, Harrisburg, IL 62946.
    • Illinois Youth Center – St. Charles, 3825 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles, IL 60175.

Lakeview College of Nursing, Danville, IL

  • Approved to offer distance education courses.

National Louis University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Arts in General Studies.

Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request for a change in mission statement.

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN

University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

Focused Visit

Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN

  • Affirmed that the institution is addressing the concerns related to Change of Control, Structure, or Organization approval and the institution’s compliance with any commitments made in the Change of Control application and with the Eligibility Requirements and the Criteria for Accreditation.

Approval of Request for Change

Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry.  

Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness.

Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, IN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Biology.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

Huntington University, Huntington, IN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer a Master of Business Administration. 

Denied Request for Change

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Technical Certificate in Software Development as a direct assessment competency-based education program. 

Iowa

Focused Visit

Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA

  • Affirmed that the institution has demonstrated sufficient evidence that it has addressed the concerns related to governance and audited financial information.

Approval of Request for Change

Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

Kansas

Certificate Approval

Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS

  • Approved for the Cosmetology certificate.

Michigan

Certificate Approval

Michigan School of Professional Psychology, Farmington Hills, MI

  • Approved Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Northern Michigan University, Marquette. MI

  • Approved for the Esthetician certificate.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI

Macomb Community College, Warren, MI

Campus Evaluation Visit

Baker College, Flint, MI

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus, 606 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601.

Approval of Request for Change

Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master’s in Accountancy degree.

Jackson College, Jackson, MI

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science in Culinary Management and Hospitality.

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI

  • Approved the institution’s request for the approval of a consortial arrangement with Michigan State University to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Technology.

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the following programs as direct assessment competency-based education programs. In addition, the IAC also determined that the credit-hour equivalencies put forward by the institution for the programs were appropriate and that the regular and substantive interaction between faculty and students was appropriate.
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Information Assurance and Security Specialization
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Project Management Specialization
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Minor in Network Technology: Cisco
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Minor in Network Technology: Microsoft
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Minor in System Development: Mobile
    • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Minor in System Development: Web Application
    • Master of Business Administration, Accounting Specialization
    • Master of Business Administration, Business Intelligence Specialization
    • Master of Business Administration, Entrepreneurship Specialization
    • Master of Business Administration, Global Operations and Supply Chain Management Specialization
    • Master of Business Administration, Health Care Management Specialization
    • Master of Business Administration, Human Resource Management Specialization
    • Master of Business Administration, Project Management Specialization
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Intelligence
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Management
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Management Consulting
    • Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management, Project Management Specialization
    • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Project Management
    • Master of Science in Psychology, Child and Adolescent Development Specialization
    • Master of Science in Psychology, Educational Psychology Specialization
    • Master of Science in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology Specialization
    • Master of Science in Psychology, Sport Psychology Specialization
    • Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting Specialization
    • Bachelor of Science in Business, Health Care Management Specialization
    • Bachelor of Science in Business, Human Resource Management Specialization
    • Bachelor of Science in Business, Management and Leadership Specialization
    • Bachelor of Science in Business, Project Management Specialization

Mesabi Range College, Virginia, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer distance education courses and programs. 

Minnesota State College-Southeast, Winona, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Arts degree.
  • Approved the institution’s request for a change in mission to permit offering an Associate of Arts degree.

North Henepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request for the renewal of a contractual arrangement with Allina Health Laboratory to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Histotechnology.

University of Minnesota, Crookston, Crookston, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: White Earth Tribal and Community College, 2250 College Road, Mahnomen, MN 56557. 

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change

Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, MO

  • Approved the institution’s teach-out plan and agreement for the closing of the additional location at Lynwood Baptist Church, 2935 Lynwood Hills Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701, effective Fall 2018.

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

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Clinical Psychology.

Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Arts in Strategic Communication as a credit-based competency-based education program. In addition, the IAC also determined that the credit-hour equivalencies put forward by the institution for the program was appropriate and that the regular and substantive interaction between faculty and students was appropriate.

Saint Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology.

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

York College, York, NE

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.  

New Mexico

Focused Visit

Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM

  • Affirmed that the institution has demonstrated sufficient evidence that it has addressed the concerns related to general education improvements.

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Minot State University, Minot, ND

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science of Sports Management.

Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Education (M.Ed.) with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor’s in Native American Studies.

Ohio

Certificate Approval

Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH

  • Approved for Post-Degree Certificate in Cancer Registrar.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Ashland University, Ashland, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer a new concentration in Medical Technology within the B.S. Biology major.

Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Technical Study in Natural Resources in Agroecology.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Technical Study in Natural Resources in Water/Wastewater Management.

Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the following programs as credit-based competency-based education programs. In addition, the IAC also determined that the credit-hour equivalencies put forward by the institution for the programs were appropriate and that the regular and substantive interaction between faculty and students was appropriate.
    • Associate of Applied Science and One-Year Technical Certificate in Computer and Digital Forensics
    • Associate of Applied Science and One-Year Technical Certificate in Computer Applications Integration Specialist
    • Associate of Applied Science and One-Year Technical Certificate in Computer Maintenance and Networking

Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to open three additional locations:
    • Mapletown Shopping Center, 15716 Broadway Ave., Maple Heights, OH 44137
    • Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring Street, Columbus, OH 43215
    • Warren A.M.E. Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43602

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts.

Oklahoma

Comprehensive Evaluation

Carl Albert State College, Poteau, OK

  • Accepted the team report for Carl Albert State College. 

Approval of Request for Change

Langston University, Langston, OK

  • Approved the institution’s request to close the Langston University-Oklahoma City campus at 4205 Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105-5210 and re-open it at 6700 Martin Luther King Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Certificate in Enterprise Analytics.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Professional Science Masters in Computational Science with options in Computer Science, Computational Engineering, and Computational Mathematics.

South Dakota

Certificate Approval

Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD

  • Approved for Professional Truck Driving Program certificate.
  • Approved for Licensed Practical Nursing certificate.
  • Approved for Leadership Studies certificate.

Wyoming

Approval of Request for Change

Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate Degree in Nursing as a credit-based competency-based education program. In addition, the IAC also determined that the credit-hour equivalencies put forward by the institution for the program was appropriate and that the regular and substantive interaction between faculty and students was appropriate.
 

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