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September 2016 Actions

Board of Trustees, September 14

Institutional Actions Council, September 19–20


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following action on September 14, 2016.

Illinois

Trinity College of Nursing and Health SciencesApproved a change of control, structure or organization for the College to remain an institution accredited by HLC after it separately incorporates.


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on September 19–20, 2016.

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Dakota

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Tohono O'odham Community College, Sells, AZ

Approval of Request for Change

University of Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Data Science. 
  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies.

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change

Arkansas State University Mountain Home, Mountain Home, AR

  • Approved for access to HLC’s Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Crowley's Ridge College, Paragould, AR

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education (K-6).

NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR

  • Approved to open an additional location: Shiloh Christian School, 1707 Johnson Rd., Springdale, AR 72762.

Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR

  • Approved to offer distance education courses and one program.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

  • Approved to offer the Doctor of Occupational Therapy. 

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO

  • Approved for access to HLC's Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Recording Arts Technology.

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Response Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology. 

Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO

  • Approved for access to HLC's Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Illinois

Certificate Approval

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

  • Diversity and Criminology
  • Digital Marketing for the Working Professional

Harper College, Palatine, IL

  • Massage Therapy

Northwestern College, Chicago, IL

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Healthcare Assisting
  • End of Life
  • Digital Marketing

Approval of Request for Change

Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL

  • Approved for the renewal of a contractual arrangement with Good Samaritan Hospital to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Medical Laboratory Science. 

Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL

  • Approved teach-out plan for the closing of The Extension Center branch campus at 380 East Main St., Bushnell, IL 61422.

City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J. Daley College, Chicago, IL

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science and Advanced Certificate in Web Development.

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

  • Approved to offer the Doctor of Business Administration.

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL

  • Approved to change the credit hours required for the Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Project Management, Master of Accounting and Financial Management, and Master of Human Resource Management.

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Health Promotion and Leadership.

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

  • Approved to open an additional location: Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services, 815 East Plank Rd, Burlington, IL 60109.

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL

  • Approved for a contractual arrangement with Morris Hospital to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical Services.

Kaskaskia College, Centralia, IL

  • Approved for a teach-out plan for the closing of the East St. Louis Higher Ed Center additional location at 601 James R. Thompson Blvd., East St. Louis, IL 62201.

Midstate College, Peoria, IL

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration.

Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

  • Approved to open an additional location: Christ Community Church, 14200 Kenneth Road, Leawood, KS 66224.

Indiana

Staff Action Recommendation

Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN

  • Accepted recommendation to change the general stipulation to “Accreditation at the Doctoral level is limited to the Doctor of Ministry and the Doctor of Intercultural Studies.”

Approval of Request for Change

Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved to reduce the number of credit hours for the Doctor of Ministry from 42 to 30 hours.

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Approved to open an additional location: Lutheran School of Theology of Gothenburg, Forsamlingsfakulteten, Ekmansgatan 3, 411 32 Goteborg, Sweden.

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

  • Approved to open an additional location: ND-Palo Alto, 345 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (Anesthesia) and Master of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Denied Request for Change

Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN

  • Denied request to offer the Master of Science in Information Systems. 

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change

Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA

  • Approved to offer the Master’s Degree in Education, Teacher Education as a hybrid program.

Kaplan University, Davenport, IA

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies as a direct assessment competency-based program.

Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Public Health. 

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA

  • Approved the institution’s request to close the Fort Riley Center additional location at Bldg 215 Rm 140 Custer Ave, Fort Riley, KS 66442 and re-open it at Upper Iowa University - Fort Riley, KS, Custer Ave, Bldg. 211, Room 102, Fort Riley, KS 66442. 

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change

Flint Hills Technical College, Emporia, KS

  • Approved to open an additional location: The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center (Peaslee Tech), 2920 Haskell Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66046.

McPherson College, McPherson, KS

  • Approved to open an additional location: Buhler School District, Prairie Hills Middle School, 3200 Lucille Dr., Hutchinson, KS 67502.

Northwest Kansas Technical College, Goodland, KS

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science and two technical certificates in Precision Agriculture Technology.

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Wyoming High School, 1350 Prairie Pkwy SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
    • Cedar Springs High School, 204 E. Muskegon St., Cedar Springs, MI 49319 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Approved to close the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza additional location at 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 and open an additional location: InterContinental Los Angeles Century City, 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • WMU-Punta Gorda, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    • WMU-Riverview, 9445 Camden Field Pkwy, Riverview, FL 33578

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Rainy River Community College, International Falls, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, MN

  • Approved to offer the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.

Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering.

Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Nursing.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science as a hybrid program.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness as a hybrid program.
  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management as a hybrid program.
  • Approved to offer the Associate of Science in Software Application Development as a hybrid program.

Riverland Community College, Austin, MN

  • Approved to open an additional location: South Central College, North Mankato Campus, 1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, MN 56003.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

  • Approved a teach-out plan for an additional location: Nairobi Campus, P.O. Box 15055, P.C. 00509 Langata, Nairobi, Kenya.

Denied Request for Change

Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, MN

  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Information Technology Management.

Missouri

Assurance Review 

Saint Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Evangel University, Springfield, MO

  • Approved for access to HLC's Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Nebraska Indian Community College, Macy, NE

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health, Omaha, NE

Approval of Request for Change

Concordia University, Seward, NE

  • Approved for access to HLC's Notification Program for Additional Locations.

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health, Omaha, NE

  • Approved to offer the Doctorate of Education in Education and Leadership in Healthcare.

New Mexico

Denied Request for Change

Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM

  • Denied request to offer the Associate of Science in Health and Exercise Science.

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Minot State University, Minot, ND

  • Approved for a contractual arrangement with Mayo Clinic – Mayo School of Health Sciences, Sanford Health, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Trinity School of Radiologic Technology, and Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center to offer the Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology.

Ohio

Assurance Review 

Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center, Des Moines, IA

  • Accepted team report.

Comprehensive Evaluation

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

  • Accepted team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Chatfield College, St. Martin, OH

  • Approved to open an additional location, Chatfield College, Over-The Rhine Location, 1544 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH

  • Approved to offer the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Associate of Science in General Studies.

Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH

  • Approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice with two majors: Law Enforcement and Corrections.

Ohio University, Athens, OH

  • Approved to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Carver Woods, 4450 Carver Woods Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45242
    • UC East, 1981 James E. Sauls, Sr. Drive, Batavia, OH 45103

Owens Community College, Perrysburg, OH

  • Approved for a contractual arrangement with United Association of Pipefitters to offer the Associate of Technical Studies. 

University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

  • Approved to offer the Doctor of Occupational Therapy.

Walsh University, North Canton, OH

  • Approved to offer the Master of Occupational Therapy.

Denied Request for Change

Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Cincinnati, OH

  • Denied request to lift the stipulation limiting specific degree programs.

Edison State Community College, Piqua, OH

  • Denied request to open three additional locations:
    • Sidney High School, 1215 Campbell Road, Sidney, OH 45365
    • Greenville Senior High School, 215 W 4th Street, Greenville, OH 45331
    • Franklin Monroe High School, 8591 Oakes Road, Arcanum, OH 45304

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

East Central University, Ada, OK

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Water Resource Policy and Management.

Langston University, Langston, OK

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Langston University Oklahoma City, 4205 Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    • Langston University Tulsa , 914 N. Greenwood, Tulsa, OK 74106

Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Accounting.

Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, OK

  • Approved contractual agreement with NextThought, LLC to offer the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

  • Approved to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice with two clinical tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care; and the MSN to DNP completion track.
  • Approved to open an additional location: Oxley Health Sciences Facility, 1215 South Boulder Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74119.

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD

  • Approved to offer the Master of Athletic Training.

National American University, Rapid City, SD

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management and Master of Science in Human Resources Management.
  • Approved for access to HLC's Notification Program for Additional Locations.
  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery, 3232 College Park Drive, Conroe, TX 77384
    • Allen, 1101 Central Expressway S., Ste. 100, Allen, TX 75013-8062

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change

Alderson Broaddus University, Philippi, WV

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Anatomy and Master of Education: Teacher Leader.
  • Approved to offer distance education courses and programs.

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, Mount Gay, WV

  • Approved to open two additional locations:
    • Running Right Leadership Academy (Running Right Way), 431 Running Right Way, Jullian, WV 25529
    • Unilin Flooring (Unilin), 119 S 22 Mine Road, Holden, WV 25625

University of Charleston, Charleston, WV

  • Approved to open additional locations:
    • West Virginia National Guard, Joint Interagency Training Center, 5 Armory Road, Saint Albans, WV 25177
    • West Virginia National Guard, Joint Forces Headquarters WV, 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV 25311
    • West Virginia National Guard, Headquarters Detachment (DET 1) 2/19th Special Forces Group, 2194 Booth Road, Kenova, WV 25530
    • West Virginia National Guard, Co. B RSP, 409 Wood Mountain Road, Glen Jean, WV 25846
    • West Virginia National Guard, Camp Dawson, 240 Army Road, Kingwood, WV 26537
    • West Virginia National Guard, 150th AVN, 538 Girtys Point Road, Wheeling, WV 26003
    • West Virginia National Guard, 601st Engineer Support Company, 1 Armory Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201
    • West Virginia National Guard, 1201st Forward Support Company, 1516 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV 25664
    • West Virginia National Guard, 772nd Troop Command, 285 Aviation Drive, Williamstown, WV 26178

West Virginia State University, Institute, WV

  • Approved to offer the Master of Education in Instructional Leadership.

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

  • Approved to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI

  • Approved to convert the Cosmetology Technical Diploma from clock hours to credit hours.

Concordia University, Mequon, WI

  • Approved to offer the Master of Science in Education: Educational Design and Technology as a competency-based program.

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI

  • Approved the institution’s request to join the Collaborative Online Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management and Technology (HMIT) consortial arrangement with University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.  

University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

  • Approved to open three additional locations:
    • Madison Area Technical College, 1701 Wright St., Madison, WI 53704
    • Martin Luther High School, 5201 S. 76th St., Greendale, WI 53129
    • Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 S. County Road G, Janesville, WI 53546

University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI

  • Approved to open an additional location: Appleton Area Montessori School/Appleton Public Montessori, 1545 East Broadway Drive, Appleton, WI 54913

Wyoming

Approval of Request for Change

Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY

  • Approved to offer the Associate Degree in Nursing.

 

 

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