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Policy Updates: Recent Board Actions

August 2016 Board Actions

The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission held a teleconference on August 31, 2016. The following actions were taken.

Adopted Policy Change

The Board adopted the following policy revisions on second reading. They are effective immediately.

Policy changes related to financially distressed institutions and institutions under governmental investigation

For more information, review HLC's procedural information regarding Institutional Designations.

Institutional Actions

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.

June 2016 Board Actions

The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission met on June 30–July 1, 2016. The following actions were taken.

Proposed Policy Changes

The Board approved on first reading the following proposed policy revisions. HLC invites comments on these proposed policies before the Board takes final action. Comments can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.     

Institutional Actions

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.

 

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