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June 2016 Actions

Institutional Actions Council Meeting, June 27–28

Board of Trustees Meeting, June 30


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on June 27–28, 2016.

Arizona

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Dakota

West Virginia

Wisconsin

 

Arizona

Assurance Review

Maricopa Community College-Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Diné College, Tsaile, AZ

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education with tracks in Math and Science, and the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer distance education courses and programs.

Maricopa Community Colleges-Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ

  • Approved to open an additional location: Discover Financial Services, 2402 W. Beardsley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85027.

Pima County Community College District, Tucson, AZ

  • Approved to open three additional locations:
    • Aviation Technology Center, 7211 South Park Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85709-6185
    • District Support Service Center/Maintenance and Services (M&S), 6680 South Country Club Road, Tucson, AZ 85709-6185
    • Tucson Public Safety Academy, 10001 South Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85756

Pima County Community College District, Tucson, AZ

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Arizona State Prison Complex-Tuscon, 10000 South Wilmot Road, Tuscon, AZ 85734
    • Federal Bureau of Prison Federal Correctional Complex, 8901 South Wilmot Road, Tuscon, AZ 85756

Colorado

Certificate Approval

Morgan Community College, Fort Morgan, CO

  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew: Instructor
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew: Instrument/Commercial

Regis University, Denver, CO

  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Approval of Request for Change

Community College of Denver, Denver, CO

  • Approved the Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver CO

  • Approved to offer correspondence education courses.

Morgan Community College, Fort Morgan, CO

  • Approved the Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance, two Industrial Maintenance Certificates, and the Associate of Applied Science in Helicopter and Aviation Science.

Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Approved the Associate of Arts degree with designations in Art History, Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Teacher Education, Elementary Teacher Education, English, Geography, Music, Philosophy, Studio Art, and Theater; and the Associate of Science degree with designations in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

  • Approved the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustrative Design.

Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, CO

  • Approved to open an additional location: Law Enforcement Training Center, 502 Second Street, Alamosa, CO 81101.

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Kankakee Community College, Kankakee, IL

Certificate Approval

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

  • Sterile Processing Technology/Technician

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Graduate Laban Certificate in Movement Analysis

Northwestern College, Chicago, IL

  • MCSA/MCSE Database
  • Investigations
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Law Enforcement Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • IT Networking and Security
  • Agile Project Management
  • Performance Analytics

Approval of Request for Change

Black Hawk College, Moline, IL

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

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved the Master of Business Administration as a credit-based competency-based program. 

Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL

  • Approved the Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television, and New Media.

McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice with a track in Ethical Leadership.

Methodist College, Peoria, IL

  • Approved to close the main campus at 415 St. Mark Court, Peoria, IL 61603, and re-open the main campus at 7600 Academic Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

Northwestern College, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to open an additional location, Academic Center, 4811 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60630.

Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the teach-out plan for the closing of the additional location: Saint Xavier University-Gilbert, Arizona, 92 W. Vaughn Avenue, Gilbert, AZ 85233.

Campus Evaluation Visits

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus, Chamberlain College of Nursing – Charlotte, 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus, DeVry University-Orlando, 7352 Greenbriar Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819.

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

Certificate Approval

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Coaching

Approval of Request for Change

Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, IN

  • Approved to open an additional location: Chicago Heights Public Safety Facility, 1601 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411.

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Southwestern Community College, Creston, IA

Approval of Request for Change

Eastern Iowa Community College District, Davenport, IA

  • Approved to close the Clinton Community College Technology Center additional location at 8500 Hillandale Road, Clinton, IA 52806, and re-open it at 1951 Manufacturing Drive, Clinton, IA 52732.

Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA

  • Approved to change the credit hours required for seven programs: Civil and Construction Engineering Technology, CNC Machining and Tool-Making Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Electronic Engineering Technology, Heating and Air Conditioning, Medical Billing and Coding Associate, and Professional Photography.

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration as a credit-based competency-based program.

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS

Comprehensive Evaluation

Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS

  • Accepted the team report.

Sterling College, Sterling, KS

  • Accepted the team report.

Biennial Visit

Barclay College, Haviland, KS 

  • Approved to continue the schedule of candidacy.

Certificate Approval

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School, Arkansas City, KS

  • Certificate B Milling Technician
  • Fire Science/Fire-Fighting

Approval of Request for Change

Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, KS

  • Approved to open an additional location: Hillsdale, 22795 W 255th Hillsdale, KS 66036.

Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

  • Approved to open an additional location, KCK Central Office & Training Center, 2010 N. 59th Street, Kansas City, KS 66104.

Denial of Request for Change

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS

  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling.

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Assurance Review 

Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Accepted the team report.

Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

  • Approved to open an additional location, College for Creative Studies, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education (Taubman Center), 460 W. Baltimore, Detroit, MI 48202-4034.

Robert B. Miller College, Battle Creek, MI

  • Approved the partial teach-out plan and agreement for the B.A.S. General Studies, B.S. Nursing, B.S. Elementary Education and B.S. Liberal Studies for the closing of the institution, effective June 30, 2016.

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

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

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN

  • Approved to close the Rasmussen College-Ocala School of Nursing & Massage branch campus at 2221 SW 19th Avenue Road, Ocala, FL 34471 and re-open it at 1227 SW 17th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471.
  • Approved to offer the Associate of Accounting, Associate of Business Management and the Bachelor of Business Management as direct assessment competency-based programs.

Denial of Request for Change

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

  • Denied request for a contractual arrangement with the Mitchell|Hamline School of Law to offer the Master in the Study of Law.

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO

Assurance Review 

Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO

  • Accepted the team report.

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

  • Accepted the team report.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Research College of Nursing, Kansas City, MO

  • Accepted the team report.

Focused Visit

Cox College, Springfield, MO

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to meet the commitments it made to HLC as part of the change of control approval process.

Certificate Approval

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

  • Undergraduate certificate for students with intellectual disabilities.

Approval of Request for Change

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

  • Approved the teach-out plan for the closing of the additional location: Saint Louis, 1409 Washington Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63103.

Logan University, Chesterfield, MO

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Health Informatics and the Doctorate of Health Professions Education.

Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

  • Approved to open an additional location: Centro Universitario de Maringa, Av. Guedner, 1610, Jardim Aclimacao, Maringa, Parana, Brazil.

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved to open four additional locations:
    • Moberly Area Community College (MACC), 101 College Ave, Moberly, MO 65270
    • Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, 12345 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 72544
    • St. Louis Community College (STLCC) - Meremac Campus, 11333 Big Bend Road
    • St. Louis, MO 63122-5720, Missouri Council of School Administrators, 3550 Amazona Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109-5716

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

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

Approval of Request for Change

College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE

  • Approved contractual arrangement with Nebraska Methodist Hospital to offer the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.

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

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and one program.

New Mexico

Focused Visit

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

  • Affirmed that the institution has demonstrated sufficient evidence that it has addressed the concerns related to governance, program review and leadership, ethical and responsible conduct, and federal financial aid processes.

Certificate Approval

Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Communication and Culture

Approval of Request for Change

Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, NM

  • Approved the Associate of Applied Science in Construction Technology.

Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM

  • Approved to open an additional location: Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Life Science Building, Glendale, AZ 8530.

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Dakota College at Bottineau, Bottineau, ND

  • Approved to open three additional locations:
    • Trinity Health-St. Joseph Campus, 307 5th Avenue Southeast, Minot, ND 58702
    • Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center, 1500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND 58703
    • Heart of America Medical Center, 800 South Main Avenue, Rugby, ND 58368

University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND

  • Approved the Master of Science in Clinical Counseling.

Valley City State University, Valley City, ND

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Teaching.

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

University of Northwestern Ohio, Lima, OH

Wright State University, Dayton, OH

Focused Visit

Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH

  • Affirmed that the institution has demonstrated sufficient evidence that it has addressed the concerns related to academic integrity of educational programs.

Certificate Approval

Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH

  • Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement

Approval of Request for Change

Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

  • Approved to open an additional location: LexisNexis, 9555 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH 45324.

Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH

  • Approved to open an additional location: Southern State Community College – Brown Campus, 351 Brooks-Malott Road, Mt. Orab, OH 45154.

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

  • Approved to offer distance education courses.

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH

  • Approved to offer the Master of Athletic Training.

Zane State College, Zanesville, OH

  • Approved contractual agreement with Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Central Ohio Chapter to offer the Associate of Technical Studies in Construction Technology and the Associate of Technical Studies in Construction Management.

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, OK

Assurance Review 

Oklahoma City Community College, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

  • Approved to offer correspondence education courses.

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD

  • Approved to offer distance education courses.

West Virginia

Comprehensive Evaluation

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

New River Community and Technical College, Beckley, WV

  • Approved to close the main campus at 221 George Street in Beckley, WV 25801 and re-open it at 280 University Drive, Beaver, WV 25813.
  • Approved the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technician.

Campus Evaluation Visit

New River Community and Technical College, Beckley, WV

  • Affirmed the quality of the main campus: 280 University Drive, Beaver, WV 25813.

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

Certificate Approval

Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI

  • Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 720 Academy

Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

  • Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement 720 Academy

Approval of Request for Change

Lakeland College, Plymouth, WI

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Bachelor of Arts in Management Information Systems.
  • Approved the institution’s request to replace the Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Exercise Science with the Bachelor of Science in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Exercise Science.

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI; University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI; University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI; University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI; and University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI

  • Approved the consortial agreement among these institutions to offer the Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management.


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on June 30, 2016.

Arizona

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Denied Change of Control.
Institution notified on July 11, 2016. Information for the public posted by HLC on July 12, 2016.

Colorado

American Sentinel University, Granted Candidacy.

Illinois

Chicago State University, Placed on Notice.
Institution notified on July 11, 2016. Information for the public posted by HLC on July 12, 2016.

MacMurray College, Placed on Probation.
Institution notified on July 11, 2016. Information for the public posted by HLC on July 12, 2016.

National University of Health Sciences, Placed on Notice.
Institution notified on July 11, 2016. Information for the public posted by HLC on July 12, 2016.

Michigan

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine, Granted Candidacy.

Ohio

Antioch College, Granted Initial Accreditation.

Urbana University, Extended Probation.
Institution notified on July 11, 2016. Information for the public posted by HLC on July 12, 2016.

 

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