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Commission Actions: June 2014

Institutional Actions Council Meeting, June 30 – July 1, 2014

Board of Trustees Meeting, June 12, 2014

 


 

The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on June 30 – July 1, 2014.

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Dakota

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

Arizona

Certificate Approval

Tohono O’odham Community College, Sells, AZ

  • Approved request for the following certificates:
    • Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer (Basic Certificate in Construction Painting)
    • Casino Management (Certificate in Casino Gaming)

Campus Evaluation Visit

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Affirmed the quality of two branch campuses:
    • Southern California Main Campus, 3090 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    • Cleveland Main Campus, 3401 Enterprise Parkway, Beachwood, OH 44122-7343

Approval of Request for Change

Arizona Christian University, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Diné College, Tsaile, AZ

  • Approved the Bachelor of Arts in Business

Maricopa Community College-Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ

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

Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Counseling

Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ

  • Approved the teach-out plan for the closing of the following 13 additional locations:
    • Miami Campus, 3625 NW 82nd Avenue Ste. 205, Miami, FL 33166
    • La Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (UPSA) - Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
    • Tecnológico de Monterrey Sede Bogotá - Bogotá, Colombia
    • Costa Rica - San Jose, San Pedro, Costa Rica
    • Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios - San Salvador, El Salvador
    • Mexico State Campus - Atizapán de Zaragoza, Estado de México, Mexico
    • Campus Santa Fe - México, Distrito Federal, Mexico
    • Mexico City Campus - México, Distrito Federal, Mexico
    • Campus León - León, Guanajuato, Mexico
    • Campus Guadalajara - Zapopán, Jalisco, Mexico
    • Asociación Civil del instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - Campus Monterrey - Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
    • Panamá City, Panama
    • Tecnológico de Monterrey Sede Lima - Lima, Peru

Approved Location

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved two additional locations:
    • Rady Children’s Hospital, 3020 Children’s Way, San Diego, CA 92123-4223
    • St. Mary’s Medical Center, 16071 Kasota Road, Apple Valley, CA 92307-2207

Arkansas

Certificate Approval

Rich Mountain Community College, Mena, AR

  • Culinary Arts and Related Services (Technical Certificate in Culinary Arts)

University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Batesville, AR

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General (Technical certificate to prepare students for licensure as cosmetologist)

Staff Action Recommendation

Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR
Accepted staff recommendation

Approval of Request for Change

Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR

  • Approved the Master of Science in Developmental Therapy

Colorado

Certificate Approval

Regis University, Denver, CO

  • Food Science and Technology, Other (Academic Certificate in Applied Craft Brewing)
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration (Academic Certificate in Data Science)
  • Clinical Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other (Academic Certificate in Addictions Counseling Levels I and II)

Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, CO

  • Gunsmithing/Gunsmith (Gunsmithing Fine Arts)
  • Gunsmithing/Gunsmith (NRA Firearms Safety Instructor
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (Health and Wellness Certificate)
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (Herbology Certificate)
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (Reflexology Certificate)
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Graphic Design)
  • Business Administration and Management, General (Office Basics Mini- Certificate)

Campus Evaluation Visit

Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus: Main Administrative Offices, 802 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, 81601

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN); RN to BSN Program

Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

  • Approved to change all undergraduate courses from 4 credits to 3 credits

Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

  • Approved the Associate Degrees with designations in Anthropology, Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Soil and Crop Sciences, Agricultural Business, and Animal Science

Approved Location

Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO

  • Approved the additional location: St. Mary Corwin Hospital, 1008 Minnequa Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004

University of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Approved the teach-out plan to move the Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) Program from the main campus to the Tabor Center additional location in Denver, CO.

Illinois

Certificate Approval

College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL

  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General (Graduate Certificate in Health Education)
  • Geography, Other (Introduction to Human Geography for Teachers of AP Human Geography)
  • Geography, Other (Introduction to geographic information systems and geospatial technologies)
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General (Preparation for professional practice in Human Resource Management

Kaskaskia College, Centralia, IL

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering
  • Technology/Technician (Basic Electronics)
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying (Geospatial Technology)
  • Housing and Human Environments, Other (Commercial Custodial Services)
  • Electrician (Electrical Technology)
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations (Certificate of Aeronautical Science)
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiation Therapist (Cardial-Interventional Radiography)
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiation Therapist (Computed Tomography)
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science-Radiation Therapist (Vascular-Interventional Radiography)
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry (Microsoft Office Specialist)

Staff Action Recommendation

Black Hawk College, Moline, IL

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

American InterContinental University, Schaumburg, IL
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Approval of Request for Change

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved the teach-out plan for the closing of additional locations:
    • Cranberry RLA, Regional Learning Alliance of Southwestern PA, 850 Cranberry Woods Dr., Cranberry, PA 16066
    • DeVry University – Atlanta/Perimeter, 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. NE, Ste. 201, Atlanta, GA 30342
    • DeVry University – Columbus North, 8800 Lyra Drive, Ste. 12, Columbus, OH 43240
    • DeVry University – Schaumburg, Woodfield Executive Plaza, 1051 Perimeter Dr., 9th Floor, Schaumburg, IL 60173
    • DeVry University – Waukesha, N 14 W 23833 Stone Ridge Drive, Ste. 450, Waukesha, WI 53188
    • DeVry University – Louisville, 10172 Linn Station Road, Ste. 300, Louisville, KY 40223

Methodist College, Peoria, IL

  • Approved the Master of Science in Nursing with one track: Nurse Educator

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the contractual arrangement with MK Education to offer the Pharmacy Technician Certification program

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • Approved the closing of the University of St. Francis branch campus: 4401 Silver Ave. SE, Ste. B, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Denied Request for Change

Morton College, Cicero, IL

  • Denied request to offer program through distance education

Approved Location

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the additional location: Humboldt Park Vocational Center (HPVEC), 1645 N. California Ave., Chicago IL 60647

City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College, IL

  • Approved the additional location: West Side Learning Center (WSLC), 4624 W Madison St., Chicago, IL 60644

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the additional location: Medline Industries, Inc., One Medline Place, Mundelein, IL 60060

Shawnee Community College, Ullin, IL

  • Approved three additional locations:
    • Anna Extension Center, 1150 E. Vienna Street, Anna, IL 62992
    • Metropolis Regional Education and Training Center, 5385 Industrial Park Road, Metropolis, IL 62960
    • Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM), 3213 South Park Avenue, Herrin, IL 62918

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • Approved to reopen the University of St. Francis branch campus: Renaissance Center, 1500 Renaissance Center, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Approval of Request for Change

Marian University, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Education with a focus on Exceptional Needs and the Master of Arts with a focus on Educational Leadership

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Approved the Master of Science in Psychology

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

  • Approved the institution’s request to take over several academic programs from Laurel University that serve Spanish-speaking and French-speaking students online and in several foreign countries IAC also approved the following additional locations:
    • Baptist Haiti Mission, Fermathe 62, Route de Kenscoff, Fermathe, Haiti
    • Iglesia Biblica del Señor Jesucristo, Luis Amiama Tió #105, Arroyo Hondo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved the teach-out plan for the closing of the additional location:
    • Galen University, 625 Western Highway, San Ignacio, Cayo, Belize

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Morningside College, Sioux City, IA

Focused Visit

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

  • Affirmed that the institution is addressing concerns related to advising, admissions and recruiting, job placement, registration, public confusion regarding various Kaplan entities and non-financial indicators

Campus Evaluation Visit

Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus: 200 S. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI 48933

Approval of Request for Change

Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant, IA

  • Approved initiation of distance education courses and programs

Loras College, Dubuque, IA

  • Approved initiation of distance education and courses

Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Sustainable Living

Approved Location

Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA

  • Approved the additional locations:
    • DMACC Career Academy/Hunziker Center, 1420 S. Bell Ave., Ames, IA 50010
    • DMACC at Perry VanKirk Career Academy, 1011 2nd St., Perry, IA 50220
    • Capital Medical Office Building, 1300 Des Moines St., Des Moines, IA 50313

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

  • Approved to open branch campuses:
    • Kaplan University – Milwaukee, 201 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203
    • Kaplan University – Indianapolis, 9000 Keystone Crossing, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46240

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

  • Approved the additional location: Nanhai, G/F, 20 Nanxin Er Road, Guicheng, Nanahai District, Foshan City, Guangdong, China 528200

Kansas

Certificate Approval

Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS

  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician (Maintenance and repair of heavy construction equipment)

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS
Wichita Area Technical College, Wichita, KS

Denied Request for Change

Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

  • Denied the Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education Administration

Approved Location

Highland Community College, Highland, KS

  • Approved to open an additional location: Highland Community College, 313 Nemaha, Baileyville, KS 66404

Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS

  • Approved to close the current Ottawa University Phoenix campus and to reopen it at: 9414 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

  • Approved to open an additional location: Topeka USD 501 Burnett Center, 624 SW 24th St., Topeka, KS 66601

Michigan

Staff Action Recommendation

Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit, MI
Kettering University, Flint, MI

Campus Evaluation Visit

Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus: 200 S. Grand Ave., Lansing, MI 48933

Approval of Request for Change

Davenport University, Rand Rapids, MI

  • Approved the Master of Urban Education degree

Approved Location

University of Michigan-Flint, MI

  • Approved additional location: Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District (EUPISD), 315 Armory Place, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Minnesota

Staff Action Recommendation

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls, MN

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Anoka Technical College, Anoka, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Anoka Technical College, Anoka, MN

  • Approved initiation of distance education courses and programs

Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College, Saint Paul, MN

  • Approved to change the credit hours required for the Practical Nursing Diploma from 55 semester credits to 40 semester credits

Approved Location

Winona State University, Winona, MN

  • Approved two additional locations:
    • La Crescent, MN, 1120 S. Oak Street, La Crescent, MN 55947-3020
    • Austin, MN, 1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, MN 55912-1607

Missouri

Staff Action Recommendation

Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

Approval of Request for Change

Cottey College, Nevada, MO

  • Approved baccalaureate programs in the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and removed the limiting language in the general stipulation on offering specific baccalaureate programs

East Central College, Union, MO

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, MO

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Leadership with two tracks: Organizational Management; Christian Ministry

Linn State Technical College, Linn, MO

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

Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Crowder College, 194 College Road, Jane MO 64856
    • Hometown Bank, 21196 US Highway 71, Pineville, MO 64856

Nebraska

Staff Action Recommendation

Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

York College, York NE

New Mexico

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

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

North Dakota

Campus Evaluation Visit

National American University, ND

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus: Tigard Campus, 13333 SW, 68th Parkway, Suite #010, Tigard, OR 97223

Approval of Request for Change

Mayville State University, Mayville, ND

  • Approved the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program

Denied Request for Change

Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, ND

  • Denied one certificate program through distance education

Ohio

Staff Action Recommendation

Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Certificate Approval

Washington State Community College, Marietta, OH

  • Welding Technology/Welder

Approval of Request for Change

Ashland University, Ashland, OH

  • Approved to reduce the number of credit hours for the Master of Divinity from 96 hours to 80 hours; the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from 75 hours to 64 hours; and the Master of Arts in Counseling from 63 hours to 52 hours
  • Approved the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Arts in Historical and Theological Studies
  • Approved the Master of Arts in Black Church Studies, Master of Arts in Chaplaincy, Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling & Care, and Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation

Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH

  • Approved initiation of distance education courses and programs

Heidelberg University, Tiffin, OH

  • Approved the contractual arrangement with UThink to deliver two online endorsement programs for Ohio school teachers

Kettering College, Kettering, OH

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH

  • Approved to reduce the number of credit hours for the Master of Arts in Family Ministries from 60 credit hours to 48 credit hours
  • Approved to reduce the number of credit hours for the Master of Arts in Theological Studies from 60 credit hours to 48 credit hours

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK
Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK

Approval of Request for Change

Saint Gregory’s University, Shawnee, OK

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology; the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (with tracks in Counseling Psychology, Pastoral Counseling, and Professional Counseling); the Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and the Associate of Science in Nursing to Bachelor of Science degree completion

Approved Location

Western Oklahoma State College, Altus, OK

  • Approved the additional location: Animal Science Education Center, WOSC Rodeo Arena, 15755 US Hwy 283, Altus, OK 73521

South Dakota

Staff Action Recommendation

Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Focused Visit

Killian Community College, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Affirmed findings of the Focused Evaluation Team

Approved Location

Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Approved three additional locations:
    • Grace University, 1311 S. 9th Street, Omaha, NE 68108
    • Creighton University, 2500 California Place, Omaha, NE 68102
    • Nebraska Wesleyan University, First National Bank Building, 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha, NE 68154

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, WV

Wisconsin

Certificate Approval

Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

  • Renal Dialysis Technologist/Technician (Renal Dialysis Technical Diploma)
  • Optometric Technician/Assistant (Optometric Technical Diploma)

Staff Action Recommendation

College of Menominee Nation, Keshena, WI

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Shell Lake, WI

  • Accepted staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Bellin College, Green Bay, WI
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

Approval of Request for Change

Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI

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

Wyoming

Staff Action Recommendation

Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs, WY

  • Accepted staff recommendation

The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on June 12, 2014.

Colorado

Rocky Vista University, Granted initial accreditation

Kansas

Brown Mackie College – Salina, Approved request to include the Birmingham, Alabama Brown Mackie campus in the accredited entity

Central Christian College of Kansas, Continued accreditation

Michigan

Baker College, Did not approve requested Change of Control, Structure, or Organization

Minnesota

Bethel University and Bethel Seminary, Approved request to consolidate the accreditation of the Seminary into the accreditation of the University

Ohio

Antioch College, Granted candidate for accreditation status

Cincinnati Christian University, Placed on Notice
Institution notified on June 23, 2014. Information for the public posted by the Commission on June 24, 2014.

Wilberforce University, Placed on Show-Cause
Institution notified on June 23, 2014. Information for the public posted by the Commission on June 24, 2014.

North Dakota

North Dakota State University and Sanford College of Nursing, Approved a proposal for the College to transfer its assets to the University and be included in the University’s accreditation

South Dakota

Sisseton Wahpeton College, Removed from Notice

 

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