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The following actions were recorded for Academic year 2010 - 2011.


 

The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on August 15, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Illinois

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Added Additional Location in Rockford, IL
Added Additional Location in South Holland, IL
Added Additional Location in Urbana, IL

Indiana

Anderson University, Anderson, IN
Added Additional Location in Noblesville, IN

Missouri

Maryville University of Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Added Additional Location in St. Louis, MO

University of Missouri – Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Added Additional Location in St. Louis, MO (2 locations)

West Virginia

Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, WV
Added Additional Location in Sutton, WV

Wisconsin

Carroll University, Waukesha, WI
Added Additional Location in Burlington, WI


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on August 15, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Colorado

Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
Health/Health Care Administration/Management CIP 51.0701

Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician CIP 47.0604


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on August 15, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change

Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
Offer the Associate in Applied Science – Renewable Energy Technology program

Maricopa Community Colleges - Scottsdale Community College, Scottsdale, AZ
Open an additional location at Scottsdale Community College Fire Science Paramedic Academy 8705 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 8525

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

Approval of Request for Change

Ozarka College Melbourne, AR
Open an additional location in Mammoth Spring, AR

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Robert Morris University-Illinois, Chicago, IL
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Focused Evaluations

Kaplan University, Chicago, IL

Approval of Request for Change

Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Open an additional location in Mackinaw, Illinois

Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
Add associates (AA, AS, AAS) degrees and certificates online without prior Commission
approval

St. Augustine College, Chicago, IL
Open an additional location in Chicago, IL

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Additional doctoral degree program (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Purdue University-North Central, Westville, IN

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, Ankeny, IA

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change

Cleveland Chiropractic College, Overland Park, KS
Teach-out Plan

US Army Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS
Open an additional location at Ft. Benning, GA

University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, KS
M to D, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change

University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI
Add the Doctor of Anesthesia Practice

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Dakota County Technical College, Rosemount, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Online delivery of the Master of Arts in Public Administration

Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, MN
Open an additional location in Grand Rapids, MN

Mesaland Community College, Tucumcari, MN
Open two additional locations:
Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility, 185 Dr. Michael Jenkins Road, Clayton, NM, 87415,
New Mexico Women’s Correction Facility, 1700 East Old Highway 66, Grants, NM

Missouri

Focused Evaluations

Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change

Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Offer students in the biology and chemistry track of the Forensic Science Program a Master of Science in Forensic Science (MSFS) rather than a Master of Forensic Science (MFS)

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
University of Akron-Wayne College, Orrville, OH
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Focused Evaluations

Franklin University, Columbus, OH

Approval of Request for Change

Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH
Open an additional location: Columbus State Community College, Dublin Center, 6190 Shamrock Court, Suite 100, Dublin, Ohio

Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH
Close the Parkhill Professional Building additional location in Willoughby and reopen it at a new address at Holden University Center of Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive Kirtland, OH 44094

Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH
Open five additional locations:
COTC Coshocton Campus
Coshocton, Ohio
COTC Knox Campus
Fredericktown, Ohio
COTC Knox Campus
Mount Vernon, OH
COTC Newark Campus
Newark, Ohio
Daybreak Church
Etna, Ohio 43018

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, OK
Close the University Center at Ponca City and reopen it at a new address within Ponca City

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva, OK
Close the Ponca City, Oklahoma location and reopen it at a new address at University Center of Ponca City – 2800 North 14th Street, Ponca City, OK 74601

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD
Close the Rapid City, SD campus and reopen at new address,4300 Cheyenne Blvd., Rapid City, SD

Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
Open an additional location in Rapid City, SD

Wisconsin

Focused Evaluations

Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, WI

Approval of Request for Change

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Hayward, WI
Open five additional locations:
• Turtle Lake High School, 205 Oak St, Turtle Lake, WI 54889
• Unity High School, 1908 150 State Rd 46, Balsam Lake, WI 54810
• Washburn High School, 411 W 8th St, Washburn, WI 54891
• Birchwood High School, 300 S Wilson, Birchwood, WI 54817
• Bayfield High School, 300 N 4th St, Bayfield, WI 54814


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on July 18, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change


Central Arizona College
the Associate in Applied Science-Graphic Design and the Associate in Arts–Fine Arts Coolidge, AZ

Maricopa Community Colleges-Phoenix College
Add Associate of Arts in General Studies and the Associate in Applied Science Administration of Justice online Phoenix, AZ

University of Phoenix
Open a new additional location: Cascades Station Learning Center in Portland, OR Phoenix, AZ

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change


Central Baptist College
Distance delivery of AA in General Education and a BS in Leadership and Ministry Conway, AR

University of Central Arkansas
Contractual arrangement with the St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center (St. Vincent) for the BS, Radiologic Technology Conway, AR

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


University of Colorado Denver Denver, CO

Approval of Request for Change


Colorado Mesa University
Add Master of Science in Nursing Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Technical University
Teach-out plan for the Kansas City Campus Colorado Springs, CO

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change


Illinois College
Add courses at the master level Jacksonville, IL

Illinois State University
Open a course location in Seoul, South Korea to deliver via face to face and distance education, the M.A.,M.S. in Communication programs Normal, IL

Lincoln Christian University
Teach-out plan for the Crossroads Christian Church in Danville location Lincoln, IL

Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Open an additional location in Freeport, IL Rockford, IL

University of Illinois at Chicago
Six to eight courses at the Politecnico Di Torino in Italy Chicago, IL

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change


Indiana Institute of Technology
Open a branch campus in Louisville, KY Fort Wayne, IN

Focused Evaluations


American College of Education Indianapolis, IN
Bethany Theological Seminary Richmond, IN

Advisory Visit


Martin University Indianapolis, IN

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change


Graceland University
Add Doctor of Nursing Practice Lamoni, IA

Simpson College
Changing the format of most courses from 3 semester hours to 4 semester hours Indianola, IA

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change


Bethel College
Increase RN to BSN program to 50% through distance delivery North Newton, KS

Central Christian College of Kansas
Open two course locations McPherson, KS

Northwest Kansas Technical College
Associate of Applied Science (67 credits) Technical Certificate (33 credits) Goodland, KS

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Concordia University Ann Arbor, MI

Approval of Request for Change


Grand Rapids Community College
Consortial arrangement with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, and Mid-Michigan Community College for the delivery of a magnetic resonance imaging program Grand Rapids, MI

Kellogg Community College
Consortial arrangement with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, and Mid-Michigan Community College for the delivery of a magnetic resonance imaging program Battle Creek, MI

Lake Michigan College
Consortial arrangement with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, and Mid-Michigan Community College for the delivery of a magnetic resonance imaging program Benton Harbor, MI

Lansing Community College
Consortial arrangement with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, and Mid-Michigan Community College for the delivery of a magnetic resonance imaging program Lansing, MI

Mid-Michigan Community College
Consortial arrangement with Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, Kellogg Community College, Lake Michigan College, Lansing Community College, and Mid-Michigan Community College for the delivery of a magnetic resonance imaging program Harrison, MI

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change


Minnesota State University Moorhead
Open an additional location in Frazee MN to offer the MS in Curriculum and Instruction Moorhead, MN

Minnesota West Community and Technical College
reclassify the existing Fairmont and Redwood Falls Course Locations as Additional Locations Granite Falls, MN

University of Saint Thomas
Contractual agreement with Learners Edge, Inc. and the College of Applied Professional Studies, School of Education to support the offering the Reading Education Programs (endorsement and certificates) in an online (web based) format St. Paul, MN

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change


Linn State Technical College
Open two additional locations Trenton and Poplar Bluff, MO Linn, MO

North Central Missouri College
Open a new additional location in Trenton, MO and offer a new certificate and AAS in Industrial and Energy Systems Technology Trenton, MO

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change


University of Nebraska - School of Technical Agriculture
Open an additional location in Omaha, NE Curtis, NE

New Mexico

Continued Candidacy


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute Albuquerque, NM

Approval of Request for Change


Central New Mexico Community College
Open an additional location in Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque, NM

North Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Lake Region State College Devils Lake, ND
United Tribes Technical College Bismarck, ND

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Chatfield College St. Martin, OH
Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus, OH
Northwest State Community College Archbold, OH

Approval of Request for Change


North Central State College
Two contractual arrangements: Ashland County West-Holmes Career Center to offer the Bioscience Associate Degree. AND Central Ohio Emergency Medical Services to teach 43% or our Health Services Technology degree Mansfield, OH

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Southwestern Christian University Bethany, OK

South Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change


Marshall University
Add the Doctor of Physical Therapy program Huntington, WV

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Consolidate two existing additional locations (Odanah/Bad River & Bayfield/Red Cliff) to one site Hayward, WI

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Consortial arrangement to offer the Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Health and Wellness Management through distance delivery Stevens Point, WI

University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Consortial arrangement to offer the Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Health and Wellness Management through distance delivery River Falls, WI

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, WI
Consortial arrangement to offer the Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Health and Wellness Management through distance delivery La Crosse, WI

University of Wisconsin - Superior
Consortial arrangement to offer the Bachelor of Science degree completion program in Health and Wellness Management through distance delivery Superior, WI



The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on July 18, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Arizona


Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician CIP: 4101
Solar Energy Technology/Technician CIP: 15.0505

Maricopa Community Colleges, Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology CIP: 50.0502

Illinois


College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Computer Programming, Specific Applications CIP: 11.0202

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Olney, IL
Homeland Security CIP: 43.0301

John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
Accounting Technology CIP: 52.0302

Nebraska


College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE
Language Interpretation and Translation CIP: 16.0103

Wisconsin


Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician CIP: 47.0603
Language Interpretation and Translation CIP: 16.0103
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist CIP: 51.1009
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor CIP: 49.0205


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on July 18, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Arizona


Northland Pioneer College, Holbrook, AZ
Added Additional Location in Kayenta, AZ

Arkansas


Arkansas Northeastern College, Blytheville, AR
Added Additional Location in Paragould, AR

Illinois


Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Plainfield, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL (2 locations)

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL (2 locations)

Iowa


Graceland University, Lamoni, IA
Added Additional Location in Chillcothe, MO

Minnesota


Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Added Additional Location in Plymouth, MN

Ohio


Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH
Added Additional Location in Pasco, WA

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Added Additional Location in Kirtland, OH


The Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees took the following actions on June 23-24, 2011.

Colorado

Colorado State University: Global Campus, Greenwood Village, CO
Initial Accreditation

Denver School of Nursing, Denver, CO
Continued Candidacy

Jones International University, Centennial, CO
Continued Accreditation on Notice

Illinois

Resurrection University, Oak Park, IL
Accepted report, Continued Accreditation on Notice

Michigan

Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Approve Change of Control, Structure, or Organization to merge Griggs University into the institution.

North Dakota

Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND
Extend period of Show-Cause to November 2011

West Virginia

Mountain State University, Beckley, WV
Show-Cause Order issued


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on June 20, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Colorado


Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor CIP:
13.1401 (2 certificates)

Illinois


John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
Medical/Clinical Assistant CIP: 51.0801
Dental Assisting/Assistant CIP: 51.0601
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician CIP: 15.0503 (2 certificates)
Surgical Technology/Technologist CIP: 51.0909

Minnesota


South Central College, North Mankato, MN
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist CIP 51.1009

Missouri


Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO
Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing CIP: 43.0114

New Mexico


New Mexico State University - Don Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM
Children and Youth Library Services CIP: 25.0102
Criminal Justice/Police Science CIP: 43.0107


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on June 20, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Colorado


Regis University, Denver, CO
Added Additional Location in Thornton, CO
Added Additional Location in Loveland, CO
Added Additional Location in Golden, CO
Added Additional Location in Greeley, CO

Illinois


Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Added Additional Location in Rockford, IL (2 locations)

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Added Additional Location in Geneva, IL
Added Additional Location in Plainfield, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago Heights, IL (2 locations)

Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
Added Additional Location in Glen Ellyn, IL

National Louis University, Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Barrington, IL
Added Additional Location in Crystal Lake, IL
Added Additional Location in West Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Woodstock, IL
Added Additional Location in Naperville, IL
Added Additional Location in Palatine, IL
Added Additional Location in Naperville, IL (2 locations)
Added Additional Location in Oswego, IL
Added Additional Location in South Beloit, IL

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Worth, IL

Michigan


Baker College, Flint, MI
Added Additional Location in Peck, MI

Minnesota


Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
Added Additional Location in Duluth, MN

Northwestern College, Saint Paul, MN
Added Additional Location in Brooklyn Park, MN

Missouri


Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO
Added Additional Location in Lebanon, MO

Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, MO
Added Additional Location in Poplar Bluff, MO

Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Added Additional Location in Ocala, FL

Ohio


Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH
Added Additional Location in Toledo, OH


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on June 20, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change


Eastern Arizona College, Thatcher, AZ
Open an additional location at Eastern Arizona Academy of Cosmetology, 1926 West Thatcher Boulevard Safford, AZ 85546
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Open a new additional location: UA Downtown, Roy Place Building, 44‐60 North Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change


John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
Expand distance delivery programs
National Park Community College, Hot Springs, AR
add distance education at a level of 20% or more of total degree programs

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


University of Denver, Denver, CO

Approval of Request for Change


Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
B to M, add BFA programs in 3-D Animation and Interior Design and the Master of Arts program in Design Thinking and Leadership online
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
Contractual arrangement with Global Connect Academy (GCA) to offer the Master of Engineering – Information Assurance to students in India

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change


Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Add Master of Arts in Crimonology online
American InterContinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL
Add Bachelor of Accounting program and the Master of Accounting Program
Argosy University, Chicago, IL
Add Associates of Arts in Psychology
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Contractual arrangement with Tangaza College in Kenya for the B.A., Liberal Arts with a focus in Leadership and Management program
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Add Doctor of Pharmacy
St. John's College, Springfield, IL
Add RN-BSN degree online
Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
Open four additional locations in Illinois and to change the stipulations on locations
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
Open an additional location in Las Vegas, NV

Focused Evaluations


Kaplan University, Chicago, IL

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change


Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, IN
Initiate distance delivery with Master of Science in Quality Assurance Program and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Paralegal and Pre-law Studies
Harrison College, Indianapolis, IN
Course location in Dayton, OH
Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN
Add Master of Science in Nursing

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change


William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA
Add the Bachelors of Arts in Business and Masters of Business Leadership online

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Bethany College, Lindsborg, KS
Hesston College, Hesston, KS

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI

Focused Evaluations


Finlandia University, Hancock, MI

Approval of Request for Change


Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI
B to M and D, add MA in Politics and PhD in Politics
North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, MI
Open an out-of-state course location in California. The Young Americans, Corona, CA 92881

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change


Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Center City, MN
Change in mission document to reflect commitment to multicultural competencies and academic freedom

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

Focused Evaluations


Cox College, Springfield, MO

Approval of Request for Change


Columbia College, Columbia, MO
Open three out-of-state course locations
Evangel University, Springfield, MO
Open an additional location in Ozark, Missouri.
Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
Add courses toward the Master of Science in Nursing
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Open a course location in China

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change


Clarkson College, Omaha, NE
Add Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Care Services
Concordia University Nebraska, Seward, NE
Add 5 or more classes at Dual Credit High School sites in Nevada and Wisconsin

New Mexico

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND
Add five courses on a new degree level

Ohio

Approval of Request for Change


Kent State University, Kent, OH
Open three additional locations: Lakeland Community College in Concord, OH, Euclid High School in Euclid, OH, and the Ott Center in Akron
Kent Sate University, Kent, OH
Open an additional location at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood, OH
Miami University, Oxford, OH
Request to open an additional location in Middleton, OH
Northwest State Community College, Archbold, OH
Close the Vantage Career Center on North Franklin Street in Van Wert, OH and reopen it at a new address
Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH
Open three course locations
University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH
Add Master of Arts in Education Leadership
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
Add PhD in Materials Science and Engineering
Zane Sate College, Zanesville, OH
Change the designation of the Willett-Pratt Training Center site to the Zane State College Cambridge Campus

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Redlands Community College, El Reno, OK

Focused Evaluations


Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK

Approval of Request for Change


Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
Open two additional locations in Lawton, OK

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


National American University, Rapid City, SD
Establish a full branch campus in Lewisville, Texas
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Establish a full branch campus in South Austin, TX

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


American Public University System, Charles Town, WV

Approval of Request for Change


American Public University System, Charles Town, WV
Add the BA and MA in Reverse Logistics Management
West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV
Open an additional location: Highlands Center

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change


Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
Contractual arrangement with Fachhochschule Lübeck (FHL) (English translation: Lübeck University of Applied Sciences) in Lübeck, Germany
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Shell Lake, WI
Open an additional location in New Richmond, Wisconsin


 

The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on May 16, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Arizona


Cochise College, Douglas, AZ
Architectural Sciences and Technology, Other CIP: 4.0999
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering CIP: 14.4201
Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation CIP: 43.0206

Maricopa Community Colleges-Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology CIP: 50.0502

Colorado


Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other CIP: 51.0899
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician CIP: 15.0503
Medical Office Management/Administration CIP: 51.0705 (2 certificates)

Illinois


John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician CIP: 15.0503

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Social Work, Other CIP: 44.0799

Michigan


Baker College, Flint, MI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician CIP: 51.092

Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
Medical/Clinical Assistant CIP: 51.0801

St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other CIP: 49.9999

Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician CIP: 47.0603 (4 certificates)
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician CIP: 47.0604 (2 certificates)
Dental Assisting/Assistant CIP: 51.0601
Music Management CIP: 50.1003
Music Performance, General CIP: 50.0903 (2 certificates)
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant CIP: 51.0805

Minnesota


Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, MN
Adult Development and Aging CIP: 19.0702
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor CIP: 49.0205

University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN
Special Education and Teaching, Other CIP: 13.1099

Missouri


Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO
Law Enforcement Investigation and Interviewing CIP: 43.0114

Ohio


Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology/Technician CIP: 51.092

Oklahoma


Carl Albert State College, Poteau, OK
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General CIP: 52.0401
Child Care Provider/Assistant CIP: 19.0709
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services CIP: 52.0408
Office Management and Supervision CIP: 52.0204

West Virginia


Salem International University, Salem, WV
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training CIP: 51.3901

Wisconsin


Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist CIP: 51.1009

Herzing University, Milwaukee, WI
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer CIP: 51.0911

Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI
Horticulture Technician CIP: 1.0699

Western Technical College, La Crosse, WI
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist CIP: 48.0501


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on May 16, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

 

Arizona


Northland Pioneer College, Holbrook, AZ
Added Additional Location in Eagar, AZ
Added Additional Location in Joseph City, AZ
Added Additional Location in Show Low, AZ
Added Additional Location in St. Johns, AZ (3 locations)
Added Additional Location in Taylor, AZ (2 locations)

Illinois


Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Added Additional Location in Lake Zurich, IL
Added Additional Location in Hawthorn Woods, IL

Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Added Additional Location in Oak Forest, IL

National Louis University, Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL (3 locations)
Added Additional Location in Wales, WI
Added Additional Location in New Berlin, WI

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Added Additional Location in Normal, IL
Added Additional Location in Park Ridge, IL
Added Additional Location in Summit, IL
Added Additional Location in Kankakee, IL
Added Additional Location in Aurora, IL
Added Additional Location in Oswego, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Braidwood, IL
Added Additional Location in Worth, IL
Added Additional Location in New Lenox, IL
Added Additional Location in Niles, IL
Added Additional Location in Homer Glen, IL

Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Lake Villa, IL
Added Additional Location in Park Ridge, IL

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
Added Additional Location in Jerseyville, IL
Added Additional Location in Mt. Olive, IL
Added Additional Location in Belleville, IL

Indiana


Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Added Additional Location in Spencer, IN (2 locations)
Added Additional Location in Lafayette, IN
Added Additional Location in Lexington, KY
Added Additional Location in Paoli, IN

Iowa


Morningside College, Sioux City, IA
Added Additional Location in Cedar Falls, IA
Added Additional Location in Grand Junction, IA
Added Additional Location in Council Bluffs, IA

Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA
Added Additional Location in West Des Moines, IA

Kansas


Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Added Additional Location in Derby, KS

Michigan


Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI
Added Additional Location in Grand Rapids, MI

Minnesota


Hamlin University, St. Paul, MN
Added Additional Location in Forest Lake, MN


Missouri


Maryville University of Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO
Added Additional Location in Sunset Hills, MO

Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, MO
Added Additional Location in Dexter, MO

West Virginia


Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV
Added Additional Location Mount Gay, WV

Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV
Added Additional Location in Cambridge, OH

Wisconsin


Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Added Additional Location in Eau Claire, WI

Wyoming


University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Added Additional Location in Afton, WY
Added Additional Location in Basin, WY
Added Additional Location in Buffalo, WY (2 locations)
Added Additional Location in Cody, WY
Added Additional Location in Douglas, WY
Added Additional Location in Farson, WY
Added Additional Location in Dubois, WY
Added Additional Location in Sheridan, WY
Added Additional Location in Green River, WY
Added Additional Location in Jackson, WY
Added Additional Location in Lander, WY
Added Additional Location in Lovell, WY
Added Additional Location in Lusk, WY
Added Additional Location in Rawlins, WY


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on May 16, 2011.

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Approval of Request for Change


Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ
Request to change the designation of the Central Arizona College-San Tan Center from a “course location” to an “additional location”
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Request to open an additional location at 20700 44th Avenue West, in Lynnwood, Washington, to be designated as the “Lynnwood Learning Center”

Arkansas

Financial Panel Recommendation


Lyon College, Batesville, AR
Add progress report on Finances

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Bradley University, Peoria, IL

Approval of Request for Change


Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
Reclassify course location to additional location
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Open a campus in Miramar, FL
Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Communication Design and Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Design
Lake Land College
Add five additional locations at correctional facilities in Illinois
Lincoln Christian University
Open an additional location in home state at Illinois Central College in Peoria
Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL
Open additional location in home state at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria
McKendree University, Lebanon, IL
Add Specialist in Educaiton (Ed.S.) and Doctor of Education, Ed.D. in Curriculum Design and Instruction
Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Offer the A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL
Add Doctor of Pharmacy

Financial Panel Recommendation


Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Add progress report on Finances

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change


Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN
Open two additional locations in Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change


Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
Add new Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Science in Nursing
Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA
Add out of country course location in the Bahamas

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change


Kansas City Kansas Community College
Open an additional location in Kansas City, KS

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Albion College, Albion, MI

Focused Evaluations


St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI

Approval of Request for Change


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI
Request to open course locations in Canada and New Zealand

Minnesota

Financial Panel Recommendation


Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN
Add progress report on Finances

Approval of Request for Change


Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN
Open an additional location at Grace Church of Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Dunwoody College of Technology, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield, MO

Focused Evaluations


Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

Financial Panel Recommendation


Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
Accept progress report on Finances

Approval of Request for Change


Cottey College, Nevada, MO
A to B; new Bachelor’s programs in English, Environmental Studies, International Relations and Business
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
To open an additional location at Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (ERDCC)

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change


York College, York, NE
B to M; Add Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


Bismarck State College
Open two additional locations in Hazen, ND and East Harvey, ND

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Financial Panel Recommendation


Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
Add progress report on Finances
United Theological Seminary, Trotwood, OH
Add progress report on Finances

Approval of Request for Change


Marion Technical College, Marion, OH
Additonal location at Marion Correctional Institute in Marion, OH and at Vaughn Industries in Casey, OH
Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH
Master of Arts in Liberal Studies
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH
Request to close the Newark, Ohio additional location and reopen it at a new address

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


National American University, Rapid City, SD
To establish a full branch campus in Burnsville, Minn., a suburb
of Minneapolis

West Virginia

Financial Panel Recommendation


Future Generations Graduate School, Franklin, WV
Add progress report on Finances

Approval of Request for Change


Concord University, Athens, WV
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change


Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration and post-master’s FNP certificate within the existing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program. A change in the Statement of Affiliation Status (SAS) to read “No prior approval required” rather than the statement of programs we may offer


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on April 18, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change


Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Add three associate level programs - AS in Technology, AS in Environmental Sciences and Sustainability, and AS in Engineering Technology
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Open two additional locations: 1001 Covington, LA, - “Covington Learning Center”
St. Louis, MO - “Clayton Learning Center”
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Close the Lower Bucks County Learning Center (“old location”), located at 311 New Rodgers Road, in Levittown, Pennsylvania and reopen it at a new facility located at 1565 Main Street, in Warrington, Pennsylvania, Warrington Learning Center (“new location”)

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Aims Community College, Greeley, CO

Approval of Request for Change


Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO
A to B, Add the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies
Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO
Close the Denver South (Greenwood Village), CO branch campus and reopen it at a new Denver South location (Aurora)

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg, IL
North Park University, Chicago, IL

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Midstate College, Peoria, IL
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

Focused Evaluations


Saint Augustine College, Chicago, IL

Approval of Request for Change


American College of Education, Chicago, IL
Request to close main campus in Chicago, Illinois, and reopen it in Indianapolis, Indiana
American Intercontinental University, Hoffman Estates, IL
Request to offer the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice and the Associate of Arts in Visual Communication through distance delivery
Argosy University, Chicago, IL
Associate of Science in Business Administration
City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, IL
To open an additional location at Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center
Methodist College of Nursing, Peoria, IL
Initiate distance delivery with the RNBSN program
Morton College, Cicero, IL
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Fire Science Technology

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, IA

Reassigned to PEAQ from AQIP


Central College, Pella, IA

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Highland Community College, Highland, KS

Approval of Request for Change


Benedictine College, Atchinson, KS
Close the Roelen Park , KS location and reopen it at a new address
Benedictine College, Atchinson, KS
Open an additional location at Missouri Regional Police Academy at Kansas City, MO

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, Troy, MI

Approval of Request for Change


Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI
Open a branch campus in Tampa, FL

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change


Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN
Open new branch campus in Lutz, Florida

Missouri

Focused Evaluations


Saint Luke's College of Health Sciences, Kansas City, MO

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


William Jewell College, Liberty, MO

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE

Approval of Request for Change


Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE
Close and reopen two additional locations: Broken-Bow and Ogalalla Extended Campuses

New Mexico

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Southwestern College, Santa Fe, NM

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


Mayville State University, Mayville, ND
Offer five transferable and 5 non-transferable courses on the graduate level on a rotational basis

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH
Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
Washington State Community College, Marietta, OH
Zane State College, Zanesville, OH

Focused Evaluations


Ashland University, Ashland, OH

Approval of Request for Change


Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
M to D, Add the Doctor of Pharmacy
God's Bible School and College, Cincinnati, OH
Add distance education of Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial Education; Bachelor of Arts in Church and Family Ministry; Associate of Arts in Bible/Theology; and Associate of Applied Science in Ministerial Education
John Carroll University, University Heights, OH
Offer the Literacy Specialist Certificate online with six other institutions
Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH
Master of Business Administration
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH
Add distance education of the Bachelor of Business Administration, the MA in Education, the MBA, and the MS in Management
Northwest State Community College, Archbold, OH
Open additional location at the Scott Park campus at the University of Toledo
Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH
Open an additional location at South-Western City Schools Career Academy (temporary site)
4750 Big Run South Road Grove City, OH 43123-9692
Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH
Open an additional location at Rock Springs Church, 219 Rock Spring Church, Milner, GA 30257
Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH
Offer the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree program in a Dual Admission Program format with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC)
University of Akron, Akron, OH
Open an additional location at Stark State College of Technology Campus in Stark County, OH, to offer the Bachelor of Organizational Supervision degree program
University of Cincinnati-Clermont College, Batavia, OH
Add Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Expand the existing Education Specialist (ED.S.) program to include the Principal Endorsement program concentration

West Virginia

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WV

Approval of Requests for Change


Mountain State University, Beckley, WV
Close the Center Township Pennsylvania campus and reopen it at a new address

Wisconsin

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI

Focused Evaluations


Herzing University, Milwaukee, WI

Approval of Requests for Change


Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI
M to D, Add Doctor of Art Therapy


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on April 18, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Illinois


Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Added Additional Location in Lincolnshire, IL
Added Additional Location in West Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Gurnee, IL

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Added Additional Location in Oswego, IL (2 locations)
Added Additional Location in Lincolnshire, IL
Added Additional Location in Hoffman Estates, IL
Added Additional Location in Gurnee, IL

Michigan


Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Added Additional Location in Columbus, OH
Added Additional Location in Fort Lee, VA

Missouri


William Woods University, Fulton, MO
Added Additional Location in Lexington, MO
Added Additional Location in Cabool, MO
Added Additional Location in Lockwood, MO
Added Additional Location in Caledonia, MO

West Virginia


Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV
Added Additional Location Saulsville, WV


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on April 18, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Arkansas


National Park Community College, AR
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Banking and Financial Support Services

Illinois


John A. Logan College, IL
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Michigan


Macomb Community College, MI
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician

Minnesota


University of Saint Thomas, MN
Education, Other

Missouri


Crowder College, MO
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

South Dakota


Southeast Technical Institute, SD
Health Unit Coordinator Ward Clerk

Wisconsin


Northcentral Technical College, WI
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following institutional action on April 9, 2011.

 

Ellis University - Withdrawal of Accreditation Effective August 31, 2011/Approval of Teach-Out


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on March 21, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Illinois


Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Kankakee, IL
Added Additional Location in Orland Park, IL

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Added Additional Location in Normal, IL
Added Additional Location in Joliet, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

Indiana


Trine University, Angola, IN
Added Additional Location in Winona Lake, IN

Kansas


Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Added Additional Location in Overland Park, KS

Wisconsin


Concordia University, Mequon, WI
Added Additional Location in Eau Claire, WI


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on March 21, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Illinois


Illinois Eastern Community College, Olney, IL
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Indiana


University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Wisconsin


Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Shell Lake, WI
Mason/Masonry
Dairy Husbandry and Production
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician
Machine Tool Operation
Machine Tool Technician
Machine Tooling Technics
Welding Technology/Welder
Building/Construction Finishing, Management and Inspection, Other
Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design
Marine Maintenance/Fitter and Ship Repair Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Agricultural Power and Equipment Technician
Automated Packaging Systems Technician
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R)
Motorcycle, Marine, and Outdoor Power Products Technician


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on March 21, 2011.

Arizona

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Art Center Design College, The, Tucson, AZ

Approval of Request for Change


University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Request to open four additional locations in CA, MO, WA

Arkansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Ozarka College, Melbourne, AR
University of Arkansas Community College at Hope, Hope, AR

Approval of Request for Change


Harding University, Searcy, AR
To open an additional location in Pine Bluff

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change


Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL
Distance delivery of the Bilingual/English as Second Language certificate
Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL
To open an additional location at Valley Community College
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
To move the Dam Neck campus

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Cloud County Community College, Concordia, KS

Approval of Request for Change


Brown Mackie College - Salina, Salina, KS
To open a branch campus in Oklahoma City, OK
Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Additional location in Utah
Southwestern College, Winfield, KS
Add Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Request to open an additional location: Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas for the Doctor of Medicine degree

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI
Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Approval of Request for Change


Walsh College of Accountancy & Business Administration, Troy, MI
To open three additional locations in Port Huron, MI; Harper Woods, MI; and Warren, MI

Minnesota

Focused Evaluation


Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN

Approval of Request for Change


Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
Drury University, Springfield, MO

Approval of Request for Change


William Woods University, Fulton, MO
Add Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change


Luna Community College, Las Vegas, NM
Offer programs online

Ohio

Focused Evaluations


Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH

Approval of Request for Change


Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Masters of Professional Practice in Accounting
Southern State Community College, Hillsboro, OH
Open an additional location at Scioto County Career Center, Lucasville, OH
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
To open an additional location in Fort Mitchell, KY

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Connors State College, Warner, OK
Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, OK

Approval of Request for Change


Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
Add 4 Bachelors degree programs and 8 program minors online

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD
Open an additional location at Regional Technical Education Center
(RTEC) located at 1200 West 21st Street in Yankton, South Dakota
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Request to open the Sioux Falls campus and reopen it at a new address

Wisconsin

Approval of Requests for Change


Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI
To offer a Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling beginning Fall 2011


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following institutional actions on February 25, 2011:

Colorado State University-Global Campus was approved for Initial Candidacy.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s request for change of control structure, or organization was approved.

Resurrection University was placed on Notice.

Phoenix Seminary was approved for Continued Candidacy.

Chancellor University was approved for Continued of Accreditation. The institution’s next comprehensive evaluation will be in two years.


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on February 21, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change


University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Reclassify the Phoenix additional location into a branch campus

University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Open a new additional location in Nogales, Arizona, Santa Cruz County, to be referred to hereafter as UA Santa Cruz

University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Three new Additional Locations located in Tucson, Arizona, Pima County, to be referred to hereafter as UA Pima Community College West, UA Pima Community College Desert Vista, and UA Pima Community College Downtown

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Open five additional locations: Chula Vista – Bonita; Hilton Orange County – Costa Mesa; La Palma Learning Center; Palm Desert II; San Marcos II

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change


John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR
Open four course locations

Colorado

Focused Evaluations


Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO

Illinois

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College, Chicago, IL

Approval of Request for Change


City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy King College, Chicago, IL
Open an additional location at the French Pastry School in Chicago

Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Open an additional location in Grand Rapids, MI

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Open a new Ed.D. cohort at Stevenson High School (Lake County) beginning Fall 2011

Quincy University, Quincy, IL
Add BS in Human Services online

William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL
Additional location in state

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing, Peoria, IL
University of Saint Francis, Joliet, IL

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Taylor University, Upland, IN

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Emmaus Bible College, Dubuque, IA
Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge, IA

Approval of Request for Change


Clarke University, Dubuque, IA
Add the Doctor of Nursing Practice

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan, KS

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Dodge City Community College, Dodge City, KS

Focused Evaluations


Brown Mackie College - Salina, Salina, KS
Newman University, Wichita, KS

Approval of Request for Change


Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS
To open two additional locations in Ft. Knox and Ft. Leonard Wood

Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
Add the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, KS
Open a new additional location for the Construction Technology program

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba, MI
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI
Northwood University, Midland, MI

Focused Evaluations


Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI

Approval of Request for Change


Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
Open an additional location at 22586 Ann Arbor Trail in Dearborn Heights

University of Michigan - Flint, Flint, MI
To offer an upper-division degree completion program in Nursing at Wayne County Community College, Harper Woods, Michigan

Minnesota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Leech Lake Tribal College, Cass Lake, MN

Approval of Request for Change


Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington, MN
Reclassify the Luverne course location to additional location

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


East Central College, Union, MO

Focused Evaluations


Park University, Parkville, MO

Approval of Request for Change


Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
Add the Master of Fine Arts in Writing; Master of Arts in Non-profit Administration;
the Master of Business Administration online

Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
Add the Master of Arts in Community Counseling

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change


Doane College, Crete, NE
Add the Education Specialist Ed. S.

National American University, Rapid City, SD
Establish a branch campus in Bellevue, NE

North Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Jamestown College, Jamestown, ND

Approval of Request for Change


Fort Berthold Community College, New Town, ND
Add three new Bachelor of Science degrees

Ohio

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, Cincinnati, OH

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College, Rio Grande, OH

Focused Evaluations


Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, OH

Approval of Request for Change


Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH
Open an additional location at EHOVE Adult Career Center in Milan, OH

Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH
Offer the MSN with the Nurse Anesthesia concentration

Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH
Revise current course semester credit hour standard for undergraduate courses from four credit hours to three credit hours

Walsh University, North Canton, OH
Add the Master of Science in Nursing

Oklahoma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (PEAQ)


Cameron University, Lawton, OK
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK

Approval of Request for Change


Bacone College, Muscogee, OK
Open an additional location for an Associate of Arts in American Indian Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian Studies at Pawnee Nation College in Pawnee, Oklahoma

Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK
Open an additional location at the Dick Conner Correctional Center

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Master of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum (ILAC) on the campus of Shanghai Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) Private School in Shanghai, China

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


National American University, Rapid City, SD
Establish a branch campus in Bellevue, NE

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change


Appalachian Bible College, Mt. Hope, WV
Offer the Certificate of Biblical Studies online

Bridgemont Community and Technical College, Montgomery, WV
Open two additional locations in the Charleston, West Virginia vicinity

West Virginia State University, Institute, WV
Master of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Administration

Wisconsin

Approval of Requests for Change


Columbia College of Nursing, Inc. Glendale, WI
Add the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI
Open 2 additional locations for the Oshkosh locations of: S.J. Spanbauer Aviation and Industry Center and the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on February 21, 2011.

Expedited Desk Review Approved Locations

Colorado


Regis University, Denver, Colorado
Added Additional Location in Boulder, CO

Illinois


Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Frankfort, IL

Indiana


Trine University, Angola, Indiana
Added Additional Location in Howe, IN

Kansas


Newman University, Wichita, Kansas
Added Additional Location in Pratt, KS

Michigan


Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Added Additional Location in Richmond, VA

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Added Additional Location in Grand Rapids, MI
Added Additional Location in Detroit, MI
Added Additional Location in Clinton Township, MI

Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan
Added Additional Location in Detroit, MI

Missouri


Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
Added Additional Location in Radcliffe, KY

Ohio


Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, Ohio
Added Additional Location in Pataskala, OH
Added Additional Location in Grove City, OH
Added Additional Location in Chillicothe, OH
Added Additional Location in Columbus, OH

West Virginia


Mountain State University, Beckley, West Virginia
Added Additional Location in Martinsburg, WV
Added Additional Location in Huntington, WV
Added Additional Location in Lewisburg, WV

Wisconsin


Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin
Added Additional Location in Onalaska, WI

South Dakota


University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
Added Additional Location in Rapid City, SD
Added Additional Location in Sioux Falls SD
Added Additional Location in Sioux City, IA


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on February 21, 2011.

Certificates Approved

Arkansas


Southern Arkansas University Tech, Camden, AR
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder
University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Batesville, AR
Welding Technology/Welder

Colorado


Lamar Community College, Lamar, CO
Barbering/Barber
Otero Junior College, LaJunta, CO
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO
Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician

Illinois


College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
John Wood Community College, Quincy, IL
Welding Technology/Welder
Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Iowa


Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Indiana


Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
Accounting

Kansas


Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Michigan


Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba, MI
Forest Technology/Technician
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Minnesota


University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN
Engineering, Other
Mathematics Teacher Education

Missouri


Saint Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Funeral Direction/Service
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Environmental Studies


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on January 18, 2011.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change


Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Open and additional location in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Open an additional location at AT Still University

Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
Offer the Bachelor of Fine Arts within the existing Arts and Letters program

University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Close the downtown Douglas, AZ additional location and open it at Douglas, Arizona, Cochise County, to be referred to hereafter as UA Douglas
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Open a new campus at 900 Justison Street in Wilmington, Delaware “Delaware Campus”

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Open a new campus at 4201 South Shary Road, Mission, Texas 78572. This location is in the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and will be designated as the “McAllen Campus”

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Change the designation of the Lafayette Learning Center located at 202 Rue Iberville, Suite 100, in Lafayette, Louisiana, to become the Lafayette Campus (a branch campus)

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Change the designation of the Shreveport-Bossier Learning Center located at 350 Plaza Loop Drive, Building E, in Bossier City, Louisiana, to become the Shreveport-Bossier Campus (a branch campus)

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Relocate the Bay Area, CA campus

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Designation of one additional location as a branch campus in San Diego, CA, and reclassifying the current San Diego branch campus as an additional location

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change


Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO
Close the Loveland Campus and reopen it at a new address

Illinois

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL
Approval of Request for Change

Aurora University, Aurora, IL
Offer the Doctor of Social Work (DSW) with a major in Clinical Social Work at its Aurora, Illinois campus and the George Williams College of Aurora University campus in Williams Bay, Wisconsin

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy King College, Chicago, IL
Request to offer two new certificate programs: L’Art de la Patisserie – The Professional Pastry and Baking Program and L’Art du Gateau – Cake Decorating and Baking

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL
Add the Master of Arts in Teaching

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, Lake Forest, IL
Close the Schaumburg campus and reopen it at a new location

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
Add Education Doctorate (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change


Trine University, Angola, IN
Add Masters programs in Business & Public Admin without prior approval; add approved School of Professional Studies degree programs online

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change


University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA
Offer the Master of Arts in Missional Christianity (MAMC), a 48 credit degree, via distance learning

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Add Master’s of Education in Elementary Education, Master’s of Education in Professional Development for Teachers online

Kansas

AQIP Admission


Donnelly College, Kansas City, KS

Michigan

AQIP Admission


Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI

Approval of Request for Change


Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI
Open an additional location at 22586 Ann Arbor Trail in Dearborn Heights

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change


Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN
Add Master of Arts Degree in Human Services; Add Master of Divinity degree

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change


Evangel University, Springfield, MO
Remove limitation of master’s programs to the fields of education, psychology and organizational leadership

Logan University, Chesterfield, MO
Offer the Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Human Performance

Missouri Valley College, Marshall, MO
Open an additional location

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change

Valley City State University, Valley City, ND
Add three course location in Wyoming

Ohio

Approval of Request for Change


Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH
Open six course locations

South Dakota

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Kilian Community College, Sioux Falls, SD
Approval of Request for Change

University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN)

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change


Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV
Offer an Education Leadership track in a Master of Arts in Science and Mathematics Education (MASMED) through distance delivery

Wyoming

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on January 18, 2011.

Approved Locations

Colorado


Regis University, Denver, CO
Added Additional Location in Pueblo, CO
Added Additional Location in Thornton, CO

Illinois


Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Added Additional location in Lake in the HIlls, IL

Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Added Additional Location in Plainfield, IL
Added Additional Location in LaGrange, IL

Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Hopkins Park, IL

National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Wheaton, IL
Added Additional Location in Palos Hills, IL

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Added Additional Location in 202 S. Genesee, Waukegan, IL
Added Additional Location in 208 Lake Street, Waukegan, IL
Added Additional Location in Joliet, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL

University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Added Additional Location in Gallatin, TN

Michigan


Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
Added Additional Location in Brooklyn, MI
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Added Additional Location in Detroit, MI

Missouri


Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO
Added Additional Location in Carterville, IL


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on December 20, 2010.

Approved Locations

Arizona


Western International University, Phoenix, AZ
Additional Location in 8351 West Cinnabar Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345

Illinois


Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Additional Location in 4436 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515

DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL
Additional Location in 300 Cherry Lane, Coalinga, CA 93210

Governors State University, University Park, IL
Additional Location in 3434 W. 77th Street, Chicago, IL 60652

Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Additional Location in 1320 South Olympus Dr., Naperville, IL 60565
Additional Location in 8621 S. South Chicago, Chicago, IL 60617
Additional Location in 9620 Normandy Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Additional Location in 1225 West Lake Street, Melrose Park, IL 60160

Robert Morris University-Illinois, Chicago, IL
Additional Location in 2121 South Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, IL

Indiana


Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Additional Location in 1700 E. Industrial Drive, Terre Haute, IN 47802-9130
Additional Location in 3449 W. Jonathan Moore Place, Columbus, IN
Additional Location in 323 Dupont Circle, Seymour, IN 47274
Additional Location in 201 W. Morgan Street, Spencer, IN 47460

Kansas


Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
Added Additional location in 514 N. Maine, McPherson, KS 67460

Missouri


Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO
Additional Location in 320 Ichord Avenue, Waynesville, MO 65583

Michigan


Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, MI
Added Additional Location, 4545 E. Bacon Road, Hillsdale, MI 49242

North Dakota


University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Additional Location in North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58108

Ohio


Tiffin University, Tiffin, OH
Additional Location in 570 East Leffel Lane, Springfield, OH 45506
Additional Location in 4750 Big Run South Road, Grove City, OH 43123

Oklahoma


Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK
Additional Location 1003 S. Park Drive, Broken Bow, OK 74728


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on December 20, 2010.

Arizona

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Pima County Community College District, Tucson, AZ

Focused Evaluations - Mandated


Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ

Approval of Request for Change


Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Offer the Bachelor of Science in Applied Management at the Public Safety Administration Building of the City of Peoria, Arizona
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
Open branch campus in Knoxville, TN
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
To change the designation of the East El Paso Learning Center, to become the El Paso Campus (a branch campus)
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
To relocate the Kansas City Campus from two facilities in Kansas City, one at 901 E. 104th Street, Suite 200, the second at 903 E. 104th Street, Suite 300, to a single facility located at 1310 E. 104th Street, Kansas City, Missouri
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
To change the designation of the Baton Rouge Learning Center from additional location to become the Baton Rouge Campus (a branch campus)

Arkansas

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Ouachita Technical College, Malvern, AR

Approval of Request for Change


Harding University, Searcy, AR
To offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO

Focused Evaluations - Mandated


Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO

Approval of Request for Change


Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO
Add Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice (MSCJ)

Illinois

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL

Approval of Request to return to PEAQ from AQIP


Principia College, Elsah, IL

Approval of Request for Change


Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL
Open a new additional location in Houston, Texas
Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
To establish two additional locations in Tinley Park, Illinois and Troy, Michigan

Approval of Request for new Certificate


College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants
Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Indiana

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, IN

Approval of Request for Change


Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Add the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Huntington University, Huntington, IN
Offer the Associate of Arts of Christian Ministry through distance delivery

Approval of Teach-Out Plan


Harrison College, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Business College – Marion
830 N. Miller Ave.
Marion, IN 46952

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Butler County Community College, El Dorado, KS
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

 

Approval of Request for Change


Cloud County Community College, Concordia, KS
Open and additional location in Concordia, KS

 

Approval of Request for new Certificate


Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Washburn University of Topeka, Topeka, KS
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Kirtland Community College, Roscommon, MI

 

AQIP Admission (Deferred action)


Davenport University, Grand Rapids, MI

Approval of Request for Change


Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Add the Master’s of Education in Educational Technology Integration

Minnesota

 

AQIP Admission


University of Minnesota-Crookston, Crookston, MN

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change


Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO
Add the Bachelor of Professional Studies Completion Program in Sport Management, a Master of Business Administration degree, a Master of Arts in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling, and an Educational Specialist degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Add the RN to BSN in Nursing online

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Evangel University, Springfield, MO

Ohio

Approval of Request for Change


College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH
Open two additional locations: Hughes Center High School and Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
James A. Rhodes State College, Lima, OH
To offer programs through distance delivery
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH
Request to close the Grove City additional location and reopen it at a new address
Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
Add the Doctor of Nursing Practice
The University of Akron, Akron, OH
To open three off-campus locations at Mentor High School in Lake County, Tallmadge High School in Summit County and Summit County Educational Service Center in Summit County for the purpose of offering specific Master’s level teacher preparation cohort programs

Reaffirmation of Accreditation (AQIP)


Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, OH

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change


Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
Close and re-open an additional location in Poteau, OK

South Dakota

AQIP Admission (Denied)


Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, SD

Approval of Request for Change


Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, SD
Add five distance delivery programs

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change


Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
To offer a Master of Science in Community Psychology & Professional Counseling


A Review Committee of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following action on December 3, 2010.

Approval of Request for Change

University of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, CO

Added Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership, the Master of Arts in Human Services and the Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership


The Institutional Actions Council of The Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on November 15, 2010.

Arizona

Approval of Request for Change


Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
Add Doctor of Business Administration and the Ph.D. in General Psychology

Arkansas

Approval of Request for new Certificate


University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Batesville, AR
Add Welding Technology/Welder and Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technical Education certificates

Colorado

Approval of Request for new Certificate


Art Institute of Colorado, The, Denver, CO
Add Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef; Culinary Arts/Chef Training; Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design certificates
Otero Junior College, LaJunta, CO
Add Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician certificate

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change


Argosy University, Chicago, IL
Open course location at the Art Institute of Atlanta
Argosy University, Chicago, IL
Relocate the Argosy University - Inland Empire Campus in California
Judson University, Elgin, IL
Open a new additional location
Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Open an additional location in Vietnam
Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Offer the Rule of Law degree in Rome
Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
To open two additional locations in Sterling, IL
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
Add Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
To open a new additional location in Plano Illinois and one in Aurora Illinois (close existing location and relocate to new location)

Indiana

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

Focused Evaluations - Mandated


Martin University, Indianapolis, IN

Approval of Request for Change


University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Relocate the additional location from Saint Anthony’s Medical Center in Crown Point, IN, to 129th Avenue and Interstate 65 in Crown Point

Approval of Request for new Certificate


Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
Add Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies certificate
Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN
Add Accounting certificate

Michigan

Approval of Request for Change


Baker College, Flint, MI
Request to remove stipulations to offer master's level programs without prior approval
Grace Bible College, Grand Rapids, MI
Add AA and BA programs in Leadership and Ministry, and online adult education programs
Northwood University, Midland, MI
Offer the MBA Degree in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Approval of Request for new Certificate


Baker College, Flint, MI
Add Renal/Dialysis Technologist/Technician certificate
Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
Add Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician certificate

Minnesota

Approval of Request for Change


Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN
Open three branch campuses: one in Bloomington, MN and two in Florida
Winona State University, Winona, MN
New location at St. Paul College in St. Paul, MN

Approval of Request for new Certificate


Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN
Add Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping certificate

Missouri

Approval of Request for new Certificate


Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, MO
Add Security System Installation, Repair, and Inspection Technology/Technician certificate
Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Add Educational/Instructional Technology certificate

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change


Concordia University, Seward, NE
Add two new locations within the Omaha School System
Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
Open new location in South Sioux City, Nebraska

New Mexico

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Navajo Technical College, Crownpoint, NM

North Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND
Open three in-state additional locations

Ohio

Focused Evaluations - Mandated


Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, OH

Approval of Request for Change


Ashland University, Ashland, OH
Distance delivery of MBA program
Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH
Relocation of Knox campus (inactivate old location) and Pataskala campus (close old location)
Franklin University, Columbus, OH
To offer the MS in Accounting
Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH
To offer the BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
M to D; Add Doctor of Nursing Practice degree
Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH
Offer five or more courses a year, of the HLC approved MBA program online, hybrid, or off-site at four locations in China
University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College, Cincinnati, OH
Add a new baccalaureate degree, the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS), with a new program, Applied Management

Approval of Request for new Certificate


Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH
Add Homeland Security certificate

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


National American University, Rapid City, SD
Open a branch campus in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD
Add a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training at the Aberdeen, SD campus

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change


Salem International University, Salem, WV
Request to increase the awarded credits to 36 toward the Associate of Science in Nursing (RN program) to students who complete the certificate in practical nursing (LPN program)

Approval of Request for new Certificate


Mountain State University, Beckley, WV
Add Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Family Practice Nurse/Nursing; Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies certificates

Wisconsin

Approval of Request for Change


Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI
Add shared educational program-NTCs Clinical Laboratory Technician associate degree program with Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI
Western Technical College, LaCrosse, WI
Relocate Black River Fall location


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following institutional actions on November 5, 2010:

Dana College - Dana College ceased operation in July. The Board voted to extend accreditation until July 28, 2011, for the sole purpose of allowing eligible students who complete their programs of study during this period to receive Dana degrees.

Everest College Phoenix - issue Show Cause Order

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture - place On Notice

Harrison College - grant initial candidacy

Saint Gregory the Great Seminary - grant initial accreditation

Trinity Bible College - issue Show Cause Order

Wilberforce University - grant continued accreditation


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on October 22, 2010.

Approved Locations

Arizona

 

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Added Additional Location in Prescott Valley, AZ

Colorado


Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Added Additional Location in Denver, CO

Illinois


Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Palos Heights, IL; Gilman, IL; Dolton, IL; Bradley, IL

Indiana


Calumet College of St. Joseph, Whiting, IN
Added Additional Location in Oak Lawn, IL

Minnesota


Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
Added Additional Location in Sauk Rapids, MN; Maple Grove, MN

Missouri


Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, MO
Added Additional Location in Cape Girardeau, MO

New Mexico


New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM
Added Additional Location in Albuquerque, NM; Espanola, NM (2)

Ohio


Walsh University, North Canton, OH
Added Additional Location in Canton, OH; Orrville, OH

Oklahoma


Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK
Added Additional Location in Edmond, OK; Catoosa, OK
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
Added Additional Location in Wayne, OK; Grove, OK; Claremore, OK; Sulphur, OK; Bartlesville, OK

West Virginia


Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV
Added Additional Location in Beaver, WV


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on October 18, 2010.

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Change


Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR To offer the Educational Specialist (Ed. S.) degree through distance delivery methods.

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Lyon College, Batesville, AR Added Progress report on finances

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change


The Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO Change in the number of credit hours awarded in 23 programs.

Illinois

Approval of Request for Change


Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL Second Degree track for BSN Program.
Greenville College, Greenville, IL To offer the Organizational Leadership program at Sacred Heart Parish
North Central College, Naperville, IL Reduce the number of credit hours from 42 to 33 in the Master of Leadership Studies, MLD degree

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL LLM Program in Madrid, Spain and Tel Aviv, Israel.

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL Added Progress report on finances

Indiana

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Focused Evaluations - Mandated


Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN

Approval of Request for Change


Grace College and Seminary, Winona Lake, IN New distance delivery of the BS in Management, Master of Arts in Ministry Studies, Master of Business Administration
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Request to offer nine certificate programs
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN New Associates program
Saint Joseph's College, Rensselaer, IN To open an additional location in Lafayette, IN.
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN First two Distance education programs:
Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Gerontology.
Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN To open two new additional locations in Ben Davis University High School (BDUHS), Indianapolis, IN and US Coast Guard Station San Diego

Iowa

Focused Evaluations - Mandated


Waldorf College, Forest City, IA

Kansas

Approved for Continued Accreditation


North Central Kansas Technical College, Beloit, KS

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Baker University, Baldwin City, KS Added Progress report on finances
Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS Added Monitoring report on finances
Ottawa University, Ottawa, KS Added Progress report on finances

Approval of Request for Certificate


Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan, KS Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician certificate

Michigan

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Approval of Request for Change


University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI Education Specialist (Ed.S)
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Online option for the Master's in Education (M. Ed.) with a major in Instructional Technology, a Certificate in Online Teaching, and the State of Michigan Educational Technology Endorsement
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI Additional locations in Royal Oaks and Southfield, MI

Minnesota

Approved for Continued Accreditation


University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, MN

Approval of Request for Change


Bethel University, St. Paul, MN Grad. and undergrad. programs hybrid and fully distance formats.
2. fully-online four-course sequence.
(3) new licensure endorsement programs.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN To offer the Master of education in Leadership education in Singapore.

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN Added Progress report on finances
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, MN Added Progress report on finances
Vermilion Community College, Ely, MN Added Progress report on finances

Missouri

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO Added Progress report on finances
Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO Added Progress report on finances
Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO Added Progress report on finances
Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO Added Progress report on finances
Wentworth Military Academy and Junior College, Lexington, MO Added Progress report on finances and expanded existing Focused Visit to include the results of strategic Financial Recovery Plan

New Mexico

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM

Ohio

Approval of Request for Change


Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH MBA in Sustainability online
Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH Extend accreditation to include degree programs offered in hybrid or online formats.
Franklin University, Columbus, OH Master of Science in Industrial Design and Performance Technology; Additional location in China
Notre Dame College, Cleveland, OH Master's program in Security Policy Studies and a Certificate Program. Master of Education degree program in a distance learning modality.
Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH Request to open a course location in Florida and one in LA, California.

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH Added Monitoring report on finances
Siegal College of Judaic Studies, Cleveland, OH Added Monitoring report on finances
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH Added Progress report on finances
Urbana University, Urbana, OH Added Progress report on finances

South Dakota

Approval of Request for Change


Mitchell Technical Institute, Mitchell, SD Additional location (1800 E. Spruce, Mitchell, SD)

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Dakota State University, Madison, SD Added Progress report on finances
Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, SD Added Progress report on finances

West Virginia

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Appalachian Bible College, Mt. Hope, WV Added Monitoring report on finances
Future Generations Graduate School, Franklin, WV Added Progress report on finances

Wisconsin

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI

Approval of Request for Change


Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI Teach Out for Marshall Middle School, Janesville, WI
Richland Center High School, Richland Center, WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI B to M, add Master of Arts in Education; distance delivery of BS and BA in Business Management and Leadership
Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI Additional location at Nicolet Technical College, Birchwood Conference Center, Rhinelander, WI 54501

Approval of Financial Panel recommendation


Northland College, Ashland, WI Added Progress report on finances


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on September 20, 2010.

Streamlined Approved Sites

Arkansas


University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR
Added Additional Location in Little Rock, AR
Closed Additional Location in Little Rock AFB, AR

Illinois


Benedictine University, Lisle, IL
Added Additional Location in Joliet, IL; Rockford, IL; Elk Grove Village, IL; Chicago, IL;
Alsip, IL
Governors State University, University Park, IL
Added Additional Location in Riverdale, IL
National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL (6); Cudahy, WI; Pewaukee, WI; Libertyville, IL;
South Milwaukee, WI; Janesville, WI (2);
Closed Additional Location in Woodstock, IL; Chicago, IL; Burbank, IL
Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL
Added Additional Location in Chicago, IL (3); Rosemont, IL; Plainfield, IL; South Holland, IL;
Naperville, IL
University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
Added Additional Location in Frankfort, IL
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Added Additional Location in Peoria, IL

Colorado


Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Added Additional Location in Loveland, CA; Windsor, CO
Regis University, Denver, CO
Added Additional Location in Greenwood Village, CO
University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Added Additional Location in Glenwood Springs, CO; Denver, CO; Boulder, CO

Iowa


Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA
Added Additional Location in Ames, IA

Indiana


Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
Added Additional Location in Hilliard, OH; Columbus, OH (2)
Trine University, Angola, IN
Added Additional Location in Indianapolis, IN

Kansas


Fort Scott Community College, Fort Scott, KS
Added Additional Location in Fort Scott, KS; Pittsburg, KS

Michigan


Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
Inactivated Additional Location in Southgate, MI; Dundee, MI; Westland, MI;
Macomb, MI; Troy, MI; Birmingham, MI
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Added Additional Location in Warren, MI; Clinton Township, MI

Minnesota


Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, MN
Added Additional Location in Anoka, MN; Hutchinson, MN

Missouri


Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO
Added Additional Location in St. Peters, MO

 


The Accreditation Review Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following action on September 16, 2010.

Colorado

Approved for Continued Accreditation

Naropa University, Boulder, CO


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission approved the following actions on September 20, 2010.

Arkansas

Approval of Request for Certificate


Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas, DeQueen, AR Request to offer Cosmetology/Cosmetologist/General certificate

Colorado

Approval of Request for Change


University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO Request to offer a Ph.D. in Applied Science
Illinois

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

Approval of Request for Certificate


Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL Reading certificate

Approval of Request for Change


Chamberlain College of Nursing, Downers Grove, IL Request to open full-service campuses in Arlington, Virginia and Chicago, Illinois
DeVry University, Downers Grove, IL Expand educational offerings to offer career-oriented masters programs in the field of education
John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL Request for approval of an associate of applied science distance education degree
McKendree University, Lebanon, IL Request to open three new additional locations in Illinois
National-Louis University, Chicago, IL Request to open four additional locations in Florida and four additional locations in Wisconsin
Shimer College, Chicago, IL Request to defer accreditation visit till last fall semester of 2011

Indiana

Approval of Request for Change


Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN New Associates program
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Request to offer nine certificate programs

Iowa

Approval of Request for Change


Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
Request to offer three courses in the Marriage and Family Therapy program in Fall 2010 and four courses in Spring 2011
William Penn University, Oskaloosa, IA
Request to close one location and to add four additional locations in Iowa

Kansas

Approval of Request for Change


Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS New Doctor’s program
Newman University, Wichita, KS Distance delivery of RN-BSN and BS in Business programs

Approval of Request for Certificate


Manhattan Area Technical College, Manhattan, KS Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician certificate

Michigan

Olivet College, Olivet, MI

Teach-out Plan


Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI CMU, Air Force Education
The Pentagon, 1A934
Arlington, VA 22215
Northwood University, Midland, MI 1971 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Northwood University, Midland, MI 6010 S. Route 53,
Lisle, IL
Northwood University, Midland, MI 3072 East 12 Mile, Suite 105
Warren, MI 48092-3093

Approval of Request for Certificate


Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI Request to offer Plumbing Technology/Plumber certificate
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI Request to offer Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling graduate certificate

Minnesota

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls, MN
Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN

Approval of Request for Change


Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls, MN Request to offer the Electrical Lineworker program at Baudette, MN
Minnesota State University, Mankato, Mankato, MN New undergraduate certificate program in Music Industry

Approval of Request for Certificate


Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls, MN Request to offer Agriculture, General certificate
Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls, MN Request to offer Fire Services Administration certificate
Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls, MN Request to offer Health/Medical Claims Examiner certificate
Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls, MN Request to offer Landscaping and Groundskeeping certificate

Missouri

Approval of Request for Change


Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO Additional Doctor’s program

Teach-out Plan


Maryville University of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 154 Triad West Dr. in O’Fallon, MO

Nebraska

Approval of Request for Change


University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Open an additional location at the Northern Division, Norfolk, Nebraska.

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change


New Mexico State University-Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM
Request to offer several certificate programs.

Ohio

Approved for Continued Accreditation


Hiram College, Hiram, OH

Approval of Request for Change


Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH Additional Masters program
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, OH
Request is for blanket authorization to offer three (3) currently existing baccalaureate degrees at all approved locations in accelerated, degree‐completion instructional modalities.

South Dakota

Focused Evaluations - Mandated


National American University, Rapid City, SD

Approval of Request for Change


Mount Marty College, Yankton, SD Request to offer a Master's of Science in Nursing Degree.
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Request to open a new course location in Wichita, KS.
National American University, Rapid City, SD
Request to establish a branch campus in Centennial, Colo.

West Virginia

Approval of Request for Change


Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, WV
Postpone next comprehensive evaluation

Wisconsin

Focused Evaluations - Mandated


University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI