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March 2017 Actions

The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on March 20, 2017.

Arizona

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Dakota

West Virginia

Wisconsin

 

 

Arizona

Certificate Approval

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

  • Certificate of Completion in Senior Living Management

Approval of Request for Change

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved the institution’s request to open a branch campus: Atlanta Main Campus, 859 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta, GA 30328.
  • Approved the institution’s request to open two additional locations:
    • Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808-2522
    • Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport Hotel, 2261 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001-1934

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change

Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Certificate in IT Tech and Support 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.

Illinois

Certificate Approval

Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL

  • Agricultural Watershed Management Tech II

Non-financial Indicators

Harper College, Palatine, IL

  • Concurred with the Non-financial Panel’s findings.

Approval of Request for Change

Harper College, Palatine, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technologist.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Computer Science, Data Science Track 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.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Business Administration 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.

North Central College, Naperville, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

VanderCook College of Music, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request for the approval of a contractual arrangement with Guitar & Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) to provide the Master of Music Education.

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

  • Approved the institution’s teach-out plan for the closing of the Hong Kong Institute of Christian Counselors additional location.

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Hanover College, Hanover, IN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science as a degree option for the already approved natural science programs.

Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN

  • Approved the institution’s teach-out plan and accompanying teach-out agreements to be implemented no later than May 31, 2017.

Trine University, Angola, IN

  • Approved the institution’s teach-out plan for the closing of the Trine University – Arizona Reginal Campus, 14100 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345.

Denied Request for Change

Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

  • Denied the institution’s request for access to the Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar, IA

Approval of Request for Change

Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

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

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

  • Approved the institution’s request for access to the Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Baraga, MI

Campus Evaluation Visit

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, Baraga, MI

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus at Wabanung Campus at 770 N. Main Street, L’Anse, MI 49946.

Approval of Request for Change

Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Engineering with emphases in Engineering Management, Data Science Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Design and Innovation Engineering.

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Accounting 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.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Accounting 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.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Business Management 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.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Business Management 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 John’s University, Collegeville, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request to increase the number of credit hours required for the Master of Arts in Liturgical Music from 36 credit hours to 42 credit hours.

Walden University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies as a direct assessment 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.

Missouri

Certificate Approval

University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

  • Post-MSN Acute Care Pediatric Care Nurse Practitioner

Approval of Request for Change

Drury University, Springfield, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request for the approval of a contractual agreement with Peacekeepers Training to offer the Certificate in Law Enforcement Administration.

Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: BJC Learning Institution, 8300 Eager Rd., #200 St. Louis, MO 63144

Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request for the renewal of a contractual arrangement with Mercy Hospital Springfield to offer the Associate of Science in Nursing and the Associate of Science in Radiography.

Denied Request for Change

Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis, MO

  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Master of Education.
  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Master of Business Administration in Health Administration.

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Peru State College, Peru, NE

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: Southeast Community College, 8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68520.

New Mexico

Certificate Approval

Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, NM

  • Law Enforcement

Non-financial Indicators

University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM

  • Concurred with the Non-financial Panel’s findings.

Ohio

Certificate Approval

James A. Rhodes State College, Lima, OH

  • Dental Assisting

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Arts in Athletic Coaching.

Eastern Gateway Community College, Steubenville, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to promote the Valley Center additional location at 101 Federal Street, Youngstown, OH 44555 to a branch campus, named Eastern Gateway Community College – Valley Center.

Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: Lorain County Community College University Partnership, 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035.

Denied Request for Change

Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH

  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Saint Gregory’s University, Shawnee, OK

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: Catholic Pastoral Center, 7501 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73132.

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art.

Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD

  • Approved the institution’s request to close the Sioux Falls additional location at 23320 N. Career Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 and re-open it at 306 E. 6th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103.

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: Royal University for Women, Gate 366 Muaskar Highway, West Riffa 942, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Educator.
 

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