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May 2015 Actions

The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on May 4-5, 2015.

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Dakota

West Virginia

Wisconsin

 

 

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Maricopa Community Colleges-Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ

University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ

Focused Visit – Change of Control

University of Phoenix, AZ

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

Western International University, Tempe, AZ

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

Approval of Request for Change

Maricopa Community Colleges-Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix, AZ 

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Education in School Leadership

East Arkansas Community College, Forest City, AR

  • Approved for distance education courses and one program 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR

  • Approved two additional locations: 
    • University of Arkansas Community College at Hope-Texarkana, 3501 U of A Way, Texarkana, AR 71854
    • Greenbrier High School, 72 Green Valley Drive, Greenbrier, AR 72058

Colorado

Certificate Approval 

Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO 

  • Patient Care Tech
  • Community Health Worker
  • Healthcare Bridge – ESL to healthcare programs

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

Focused Visit

College for Financial Planning, Centennial, CO

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

Approval of Request for Change

Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

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

Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Applied Science in Management and Leadership and the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Elementary Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

  • Approved the consortial agreement with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to offer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Denver Seminary, Littleton, CO

  • Approved the additional location, First Baptist Church Ministry Center, 3600 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785

Jones International University, Centennial, CO

  • Approved the teach-out plan for the closing of the institution, effective 6/30/2016

Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer Associate Degrees with Designations in Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, English, Geography,Geology, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Studio Art, Theater, and Horticulture Business Management

Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO

  • Approved the Associate Degrees with Designations in Biology, Art History, Chemistry, Communication, Studio Art, and English
  • Approved the Associate Degrees with Designations in Geology, Geography, and Philosophy

Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, CO

  • Approved the Master's in Physician Assistant Studies  

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO 

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and the Bachelor of Arts in Business Management for the Creative Industries

University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

  • Approved the additional location, CU South Denver, 10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134

Illinois

Certificate Approval 

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney, IL

  • Nail Technology
  • Security and Loss Prevention

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL 

  • Gerontology

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

Campus Evaluation Visit

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Concurred with the findings of the Campus Evaluation Visit and affirmed the quality of the branch campus: Chamberlain College of Nursing-Pearland, 12000 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584

Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the Associate of Arts in Business Administration, the Associate of Arts in Social and Behavioral Science and the Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts. 
  • Approved a change in the student body to include low-income graduates of Chicago college preparatory high schools with lower academic credentials than currently enrolled in their baccalaureate programs

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus: 1500 Renaissance Center, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus: Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Riverfront Campus, 3300 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265

Approval of Request for Change

Bradley University, Peoria, IL

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs 
  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice 

Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved the new branch campus: Chamberlain College of Nursing – Irving 4800 Regent Blvd., Ste. 200 Irving, TX 75063

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

  • Approved the teach-out plan for discontinuation of the Dental Hygiene program

City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the teach-out plan for discontinuation of the Medical Assistant program

Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the contractual arrangement with London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) to offer the Master of Fine Arts, European Devised Performance Practice
  • Approved the Master of Fine Arts In European Devised Performance Practice 

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to close the O’Hare Campus additional location at 3166 South River Road, 2nd Floor, Des Plaines, IL 60018 and re-open it at 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60631

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved the request for a Teach out plan for the closing of an additional location: DeVry University - Sandy, 9350 South 150 East, Ste. 420, Sandy, UT 84070

MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL

  • Approved the Bachelor of Data Analytics and the Bachelor of Marketing

McKendree University, Lebanon, IL 

  • Approved the request to offer the Master of Arts in Teaching in four tracks: Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education

Methodist College, Peoria, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer two concentrations (Health Care Management and Behavioral Healthcare) to the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Denied Request for Change

Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL

  • Denied the contractual agreement with Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) Local Union 528 to offer the Electrical Inside Wireman Associate's degree and Certificate

Indiana

Certificate Approval

Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

  • Education, Other: Hinkle Academy for Wellness and Sport Leadership

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, St. Mary of the Woods, IN

Focused Visit

Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

  • Affirmed that further organizational attention and Commission follow-up are required pursuant to the institution’s global initiatives

Approval of Request for Change

Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

  • Approved the additional location, Southeast Ivy Tech Community College, 590 Ivy Tech Drive, Madison, IN 47250

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, St. Mary of the Woods, IN

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA

Approval of Request for Change

AIB College of Business, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved the teach-out plan for the closing of the institution

Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, IA

  • Approved for correspondence education courses

Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved the Bachelor of Social Work 

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

  • Approved to open a branch campus: Kaplan University - St. Louis, 1807 Park 270 Dr., Suite 105, St. Louis, MO 63146

Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA

  • Approved the request to close an additional location: Le Mars Center at 306 12th St. SE, Le Mars, IA 51031-3516 and reopen it at 25 5th Avenue, Le Mars, IA 51031
  • Approved the request to open an additional location, WITCC Beltway Center, 3415 Highway 75 North, Sioux City, IA 51108

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Comprehensive Evaluation

Bethel College, North Newton, KS

  • Accepted the team report.

Focused Visit

Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

  • Affirmed that the institution is addressing the concerns related to clock hours and faculty credentials

Brown Mackie College – Salina, Salina, KS

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

Approval of Request for Change

Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS

  • Approved three additional locations:
    • CBTS – St. Louis, 620 North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103
    • CBTS – Houston, 14311 Park Row, Houston, TX 77084
    • CBTS – Dallas, Semihan, 1615 W. Belt Line Road, Carrolton, TX 75006

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

  • Approved the consortial agreement with Michigan State University, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and South Dakota State University to offer the Master’s degree in Family and Community Services

Michigan

Certificate Approval

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI 

  • Magnetic Resonance Imagine Post-Associate

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

Approval of Request for Change

Kettering University, Flint, MI

  • Approved a teach-out agreement in which students of Sweet Briar College can transfer to Kettering University

Madonna University, Livonia, MI

  • Approved the request to offer the Specialist Program in Educational Leadership

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Approved the consortial agreement with Kansas State University, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and South Dakota State University to offer the Master’s degree in Family and Community Services

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

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

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN

Lake Superior College, Duluth, MN

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

Campus Evaluation Visit

White Earth Tribal & Community College, Mahnomen, MN Sweeney

  • Affirmed the quality of the main campus: White Earth Tribal & Community College, 2250 College Road, Mahnomen, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN 

  • Approved a change in the student body
  • Approved three additional locations:
    • Irondale High School, 2425 Long Lake Road, New Brighton, MN 55112
    • Mounds View High School, 1900 Lake Valentine Road, Arden Hills, MN 55112
    • Cambridge-Isanti High School, 430 NW 8th Ave., Cambridge, MN 5500

Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

  • Approved the Master of Arts in Teaching 

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved the additional location, Dunwoody College of Technology Workforce and Community Training Center, 150 Second Street South, Winsted, MN 55395

Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, MN

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs
  • Approved the additional location: Mesabi Range College, 1001 West Chestnut Street, Virginia, MN 55792

Missouri

Certificate Approval

Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

  • Community Paramedic 

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Crowder College, Neosho, MO

State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, MO

Westminster College, Fulton, MO

Comprehensive Evaluation

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, MO

  • Accepted the team report.

Campus Evaluation Visit

Webster University, St. Louis, MO

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus: Webster University Vienna, Praterstrasse 23, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Approval of Request for Change

Logan University, Chesterfield, MO

  • Approved for distance educations courses and programs

University of Missouri-Columbia, MO 

  • Approved the consortial agreement with Kansas State University, Michigan State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and South Dakota State University to offer the Master’s degree in Family and Community Services

Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cape Girardeau, MO

  • Approved the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Wayne State College, Wayne, NE

Approval of Request for Change

Creighton University, Omaha, NE

  • Approved the Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical and Translational Science

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

  • Approved the consortial agreement with Kansas State University, Michigan State University, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and South Dakota State University to offer the Master’s degree in Family and Community Services

New Mexico

Certificate Approval

Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM 

  • Bench Jewelry
  • Optical Dispensing Advanced Level
  • Optical Dispensing Basic Level
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, NM

New Mexico State University Carlsbad, Carlsbad, NM

Approval of Request for Change

New Mexico Institute of Mining Technology, Socorro, NM

  • Approved for distance education courses 

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Williston State College, Williston, ND

  • Approved additional location: Fort Berthold Community College, 220 8th Ave., New Town, ND 58763

Ohio

Certificate Approval

Otterbein University, Westerville, OH 

  • Nursing Education

University of Cincinnati-Clermont College, Batavia, OH

  • Physician Practice Management
  • Healthcare Privacy and Security

Zane State College, Zanesville, OH 

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice: OPOTA preparation

Staff Action Recommendation

Franklin University, Columbus, OH

  • Accepted the staff recommendation

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH

  • Approved a consortial arrangement with Wittenberg University to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Marion Technical College, Marion, OH

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

Miami University, Oxford, OH

  • Approved the additional locations: (1) Dublin City Schools, 7030 Coffman Road, Dublin, OH 43017. Location opened 5/1/2010. (2) Mercer Co Educational Service Ctr, 441 Market St, Celina, OH 45822

Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH

  • Approved the request to close an additional location: Southern State Community College - South Campus, 12681 US Route 62, Sardinia, OH 45171 and re-open it at 351 Brooks-Malott Road, Mt. Orab, OH 45171

Otterbein University, Westerville, OH

  • Approved for distance education courses and programs

Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

  • Approved a consortial arrangement with Clark State Community College to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Rogers State University, Claremore, OK

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

  • Approved the consortial agreement with Michigan State University, University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and South Dakota State University to offer the Master’s degree in Family and Community Services

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 

  • Approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice

West Virginia State University, Institute, WV

  • Approved the Master's of Public Administration

West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV

  • Approved the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design 

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI

Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

Campus Evaluation Visit

Herzing University, Milwaukee, WI

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campuses: 
    • New Orleans Campus 2500 Williams Boulevard Kenner, LA 70062 
    • Orlando Campus, 1865 SR 436, Winter Park, FL 32792

Approval of Request for Change

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

  • Approved change in student body, offering adult programs at the undergraduate degree level to both women and men, and a change in mission statement to reflect the change in student body

Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, WI

  • Approved the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching and Leading

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

  • Approved for distance educations courses and programs

Denied Request for Change

Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI

  • Denied the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program
  • Denied distance education courses and programs
 

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