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February 2017 Actions

Board of Trustees, February 9

Board of Trustees, February 23–24

Institutional Actions Council, February 27–28


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following action on February 9, 2017.

Arkansas

Pulaski Technical College, Approved a change of control, structure or organization for the College to remain an institution accredited by HLC after joining the University of Arkansas System.


The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions at their meeting on February 23–24, 2017.

Arizona

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Approved a change of control, structure or organization for the school to remain an institution accredited by HLC after it separately incorporates.

Pima County Community College District, Removed from Notice.
Institution notified on March 9, 2017. Information for the public posted by HLC on March 9, 2017.

Arkansas

Black River Technical College, Placed on Probation.
Institution notified on March 7, 2017. Information for the public posted by HLC on March 8, 2017.

Illinois

North Central College, Approved a change of control, structure or organization for the institution to acquire certain assets of Shimer College, with Shimer College ceasing to be an independently accredited institution.

Shimer College, Approved the institution’s teach-out agreement with Illinois Institute of Technology in the event that the transaction with North Central College does not occur by June 1, 2017.

Taylor Business Institute, Granted Initial Accreditation.

Indiana

Martin University, Removed from Probation.
Institution notified on March 8, 2017. Information for the public posted by HLC on March 9, 2017.

Iowa

Upper Iowa University, Placed on Notice.
Institution notified on March 8, 2017. Information for the public posted by HLC on March 9, 2017.

Kansas

Donnelly College, Placed on Probation.
Institution notified on March 8, 2017. Information for the public posted by HLC on March 9, 2017.

Saint Paul School of Theology, Placed on Probation.
Institution notified on March 8, 2017. Information for the public posted by HLC on March 9, 2017.

Ohio

John Carroll University, Removed from Notice.
Institution notified on March 8, 2017. Information for the public posted by HLC on March 9, 2017.

South Dakota

Sioux Falls Seminary, Removed from Probation.
Institution notified on March 7, 2017. Information for the public posted by HLC on March 8, 2017.

Wyoming

Wyoming Catholic College, Continued Candidacy.


The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission took the following actions on February 27–28, 2017.

 

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

New Mexico

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Dakota

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

 

Arizona

Staff Action Recommendation

Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tucson, AZ

  • Accepted staff recommendation.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

Approval of Request for Change

Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision and the Doctor of Education in Teaching and Learning.

Arkansas

Certificate Approval

Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR

  • Educational/Instructional Technology

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

South Arkansas Community College, El Dorado, AR

University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR

Colorado

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO

Approval of Request for Change

Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering.

Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice.

Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Translation and Interpretation.

Illinois

Certificate Approval

Shawnee Community College, Ullin, IL

  • Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Benedictine University, Lisle, IL

Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Morton College, Cicero, IL

Campus Evaluation Visit

Methodist College, Peoria, IL

  • Affirmed the quality of the main campus at 7600 N. Academic Drive, Peoria, IL 61615.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Methodist College, Peoria, IL

  • Accepted team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Adler University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Philosophy in Couple and Family Therapy.

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request for the approval of a contractual arrangement with iACADEMY to offer the Master of Business Administration.

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Cybersecurity.

Knowledge Systems Institute, Skokie, IL

  • Approved the institution’s teach-out plan and agreement for the closing of the institution effective May 15, 2017.

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the institution’s teach-out plan and agreement for the closing of the institution effective September 29, 2017.

Methodist College, Peoria, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Social Work.

North Central College, Naperville, IL

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

North Park University, Chicago, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Digital Marketing and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL

  • Approved the institution’s request to close the Falcon Road Center additional location at 6349 Falcon Rd., Rockford, IL 61109, and re-open as Aviation Career Education Center, 6045 Cessna Drive, Rockford, IL 61109.

Indiana

Comprehensive Evaluation

TCM International Institute, Indianapolis, IN

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Philosophy in African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric.

Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner track.

  • Approved the institution’s request for a consortial agreement between Indiana University Kokomo, Indiana University East, Indiana University Northwest, Indiana University South Bend, and Indiana University Southeast to offer the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science.

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

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

Iowa

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA

Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA

Kansas

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Brown Mackie College – Salina, Salina, KS

Approval of Request for Change

Neosho County Community College, Chanute, KS

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

Newman University, Wichita, KS

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: Spirit Aero Systems Employment Center, 3420 South Oliver, Wichita, KS 67210.

Michigan

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Approval of Request for Change

Adrian College, Adrian, MI

  • Approved to offer distance education courses.

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the following programs at two new additional locations in Florida:
    • Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
    • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Flight Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and Operations
    • Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development
    • Master of Science in Engineering Management
    • Certificate in Gerontology
    • Certificate in Integrative Holistic Health Wellness
    • Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services
    • Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation for OT
    • Master of Music in Music Therapy
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Learning and Performance
    • Master of Science Medicine in Physician Assistant
    • Master of Arts in Spirituality, Culture and Health
    • Bachelor of Arts in University Studies
    • Bachelor of Science in University Studies
    • Master of Arts in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy

Denial of Request for Change

Lake Superior State University, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

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

Minnesota

Certificate Approval

Winona State University, Winona, MN

  • Multicultural Education
  • Innovative Instructional Leadership
  • K-12 Principalship
  • Education Specialist: Superintendent

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Approval of Request for Change

Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning as a direct assessment competency-based education program.
  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Leadership and Administration Specialization (including RN-to-BSN/MSN combined option pathway) and the Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education specialization (including RN-to-BSN/MSN combined option pathways) as direct assessment competency-based education programs.

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

  • Approved the institution’s request for the renewal of a contractual arrangement with Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital to offer the Bachelor of Nuclear Medicine Technology.

Missouri

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO

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

William Woods University, Fulton, MO

Comprehensive Evaluation

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO

  • Accepted the team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Ranken Technical College, St. Louis, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: Ranken Technical College – Perryville, 1205 Corporation Lane, Perryville, MO 63775.

Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Athletic Training.

University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Business and Science in Aviation Technology and Operations Management.

University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: University of Missouri School of Medicine Springfield Clinical Campus, 1845 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65804.

Denial of Request for Change

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

  • Denied the institution’s request to initiate distance delivery.

Nebraska

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Approval of Request for Change

Doane University, Crete, NE

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Business Administration

Midland University, Fremont, NE

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Master of Science in Adult and Organizational Learning, Master of Athletic Training, and the Master of Education in Leadership in Teaching and Learning, PK-12.

Mid-Plains Community College, North Platte, NE

  • Approved the institution’s request to close the Valentine Extended Campus additional location at 113 N Hall, Valentine, NE 69201 and re-open it at 715 East Highway 20, Valentine, NE 69201.
  • Approved the institution’s request to close the Center for Applied Science and Technology additional location at 1208 East 1st Street, McCook, NE 69001 and re-open it at 212 East B Street, McCook, NE 69001.

New Mexico

Approval of Request for Change

Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, NM

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Biology.

North Dakota

Certificate Approval

Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND

  • Plumbing Technology Certificate

Approval of Request for Change

University of Jamestown, Jamestown, ND

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Ohio

Certificate Approval

Hocking College, Nelsonville, OH

  • Advanced Welding Certification
  • Commercial Driver’s License

Stark State College, North Canton, OH

  • Captioning/CART

Assurance Review

Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science, Cincinnati, OH

  • Accepted team report.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Canton, OH

  • Accepted team report.

Approval of Request for Change

Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Canton, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.

Ohio Christian University, Circleville, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Science in information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics.

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics and Bachelor of Science in Physics.

Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems—Secure System Administration and the Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems—Software Development as credit-based competency-based education programs. In addition, IAC also determined that the credit-hour equivalencies put forward by the institution for the program was appropriate and that the regular and substantive interaction between faculty and students was appropriate.

Denial of Request for Change

Franklin University, Columbus, OH

  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Applied Business in Hospitality Management.

Oklahoma

Approval of Request for Change

Seminole State College, Seminole, OK

  • Approved the institution’s request to open an additional location: Gordon Cooper Technology 12 Center, 1 John C. Bruton Dr., Shawnee, OK 74804.

Denial Request for Change

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK

  • Denied the institution’s request to offer the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies.

South Dakota

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Lake Area Technical Institute, Watertown, SD

West Virginia

Certificate Approval

Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont, WV

  • Veterinary Assistant

Financial Indicators

Pierpont Community and Technical College, Fairmont WV

  • Affirmed that the institution continues to address its financial issues.

Wisconsin

Certificate Approval

Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, WI

  • Risk Management & Insurance Technical Diploma

Reaffirmation of Accreditation

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

Approval of Request for Change

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy.

Wyoming

Approval of Request for Change

Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY

  • Approved the institution’s request to offer the Associate Degree in Nursing.
 

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