The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission met on June 30–July 1, 2016. The following actions were taken.
Proposed Policy Changes
Policy changes related to eliminating extension of accreditation
Comments must be received by September 12, 2016.
Policy changes related to financially distressed institutions and institutions under governmental investigation
Comments must be received by August 1, 2016.
Please note: By policy, HLC is required to make available for comment policies affecting affiliated and member organizations during the period between the first and second reading of the proposed policy. As this policy is proposed to allow HLC to respond more quickly to developing situations at member institutions, the timeline has been truncated and the Board will consider this policy for second reading at a conference call in late summer 2016.
Adopted Policy Change
The Board adopted the following revised policy on second reading. It is effective immediately.
Policy change related to Assumed Practices
2016–2017 Dues and Fees Schedule Adopted
The Board adopted the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2017 and the 2016–2017 Dues and Fees Schedule. Dues invoices were mailed July 5.
The Board of Trustees took action on a number of institutions. These actions were posted on HLC’s website after the institutions had been notified.