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October 2016 Actions

The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on October 31, 2016.

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

West Virginia

Wisconsin

 

Arizona

Campus Evaluation Visit

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Affirmed the quality of the branch campus, Chicago Main Campus, 203 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60601.

Approval of Request for Change

Diné College, Tsaile, AZ

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering.

Pima County Community College District, Tucson, AZ

  • Approved to open an additional location: Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Road, Tucson, AZ 85757.

Tohono O'odham Community College, Sells, AZ

  • Approved to offer distance education courses.

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved to open three additional locations:
    • Best Western Inc. Corporate Headquarters, 20400 North 29th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85027.
    • Richmond Wingate by Wyndham Richmond Short Pump, 13991 N. Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23233.
    • St. Louis Main – Westport Building, 111 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146.

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, Morrilton, AR

  • Approved to open an additional location: Clinton Community Center Building, 236 Factory Road, Clinton, AR 72031.

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change

Lamar Community College, Lamar, CO

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Science with designation in Equine Science.

Northeastern Junior College, Sterling, CO

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Science with designation in Equine Science.

Rocky Vista University, Parker, CO

  • Approved to close the Rocky Vista University Southern Utah College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVU/SUCOM) additional location at 355 W. 200 South, Cedar City, UT 84720, and re-open it at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Utah (RVUCOM-SU), 255 East Center Street, Ivins, UT 84738.

Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, CO

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Science with designations in Agriculture Business, Agriculture Education, Animal Science, Mathematics, Physics, Pre-Engineering, Psychology, and Soil and Crop Science; and the Associate of Art with designations in Criminal Justice, Business, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Teacher Education, Geography, History, Psychology and Theater.

Illinois

Assurance Review 

Northwestern College, Chicago, IL

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Aurora University, Aurora, IL

  • Approved to offer the Master of Arts in Homeland Security.

Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL

  • Approved to open three additional locations:
    • Abingdon/Avon High School, 600 West Martin, Abingdon, IL 61401.
    • Hamilton High School, 1100 Keokuk, Hamilton, IL 62341.
    • Warsaw High School, 340 South 11th Street, Warsaw, IL 62379.

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Biochemistry and Biotechnology.

Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to offer the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in the Rule of Law Development at its approved additional location in Rome, Italy.

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change

Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, IN

  • Approved to open an additional location: East-West University, 816 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605.

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Special Education: Mild Intervention.

Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN

  • Approved to open an additional location: Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, 221 N. Celia Ave., Muncie, IN 47303.
  • Approved for a consortial agreement between Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University East, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University South Bend, Indiana University Southeast, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis to offer the Bachelor of Science in Informatics.

Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.
  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Nursing.

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Allen College, Waterloo, IA

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Histotechnology.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Medical Imaging Studies.

Graceland University, Lamoni, IA

  • Approved to add a track, Adult and Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, to the Master of Science in Nursing and a post-graduate APRN certificate.

Grand View University, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Athletic Training.

Denied Request for Change

Allen College, Waterloo, IA

  • Denied request to remove the stipulation on Bachelor of Health Sciences programs.

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change

Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

  • Approved to close the School of Professional and Graduate branch campus at 8001 College Blvd., Ste. 100, Overland Park, KS 66210, and re-open it at 7301 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210.

Independence Community College, Independence, KS

  • Approved to open three additional locations:
    • Independence High School, 1301 N. 10th Street, Independence KS 67301.
    • Fredonia High School, 300 N. 6th,  Fredonia, KS 66736.
    • Neodesha High School, 1001 N. 8th St., Neodesha, KS 66757.

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1101 North 4th  Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048.
    • Cheyenne Building, 1100 North 4th  Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048.

University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS

  • Approved to close the Overland Park additional location at 11414 Pflumm Rd., Overland Park, KS 66215, and re-open it at 4500 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66211.

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change

Charles Stewart Mott Community College, Flint, MI

  • Approved to open an additional location: Thumb Correctional Facility, 3225 John Conley Dr., Lapeer, MI 48446.

Delta College, University Center, MI

  • Approved to open an additional location: Saginaw Correctional Facility, 9625 Pierce Road, Freeland, MI 48623.

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

  • Approved to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Monroe County Community College, Monroe, MI

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science and Certificate in Automotive Service Technology.

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

  • Approved to change the Aviation Maintenance Technology Certificate and Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology from clock hours to credit hours.
  • Approved to change the Cosmetology Certificate from clock hours to credit hours.

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change

Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, MN

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Process Operations.

Missouri

Certificate Approval

Saint Louis Community College, St. Louis,MO

  • Approved for the Interior Design Professional certificate.

Approval of Request for Change

Saint Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity

Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved participation in HLC's Notification Program for Additional Locations.  

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Clarkson College, Omaha, NE

  • Approved to offer correspondence education courses.

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NM

  • Approved to offer a Master of Science in Education with emphasis in Exercise Science.

Denied Request for Change

Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, NM

  • Denied request to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Cowboy Arts/Western Silversmithing and Fabrication.

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

  • Approved request to offer the Doctorate of Occupational Therapy.

Ohio

Staff Action Recommendation

Edison State Community College, Piqua, OH

  • Accepted to waive the six month waiting period to resubmit application on three additional locations.

Approval of Request for Change

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Canton, OH

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH

  • Approved for a contractual arrangement with the Ohio Department of Commerce, Ohio Fire Academy (OFA) to offer the Emergency Medical Technician certificate, the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services Technology, and the Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science Technology.

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

  • Approved to open an additional location: Toledo Federation Teacher (TFT) Building, 111 S. Byrne Rd., Toledo, OH 43615.
  • Approved participation in HLC's Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH

  • Approved to offer distance education courses.

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

East Central University, Ada, OK

  • Approved to offer the Masters in Management.

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change

American Public University System, Charles Town, WV

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Criminal Justice as a direct assessment competency-based program.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management as a direct assessment competency-based program.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management as a direct assessment competency-based program.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security as a direct assessment competency-based program.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology as a direct assessment competency-based program.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Retail Management as a direct assessment competency-based program.

Bethany College, Bethany, WV

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and one program.

University of Charleston, Charleston, WV

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security.
  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Cyber Security.

Wisconsin

Certificate Approval

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI

  • Approved for the Culinary Specialist certificate.

Approval of Request for Change

University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

  • Approved for a contractual arrangement with Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) to offer education abroad coursework applied toward undergraduate degree requirements.
 

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