Please complete this form to declare any of the following changes to existing Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved degree programs:

  • A change of 25% or more to the content of a program, either in a single change or as the sum total of aggregate changes, since the most recent accreditation review (comprehensive evaluation, Assurance Review, Probation visit or Show-Cause visit). Program content changes include changes to a program’s curriculum (measured by clock or credit hours), learning objectives, competencies or required clinical experiences. This would include changes in the general education courses required for program completion and not merely the courses within the discipline, program or major.
  • A change in the method of delivery (i.e., on-line to in-person/in-person to on-line)
  • The development of customized pathways or abbreviated or modified courses or programs to accommodate a student’s existing knowledge (such as from employment or military service) and to close competency gaps between demonstrated prior knowledge and the full requirements of a particular course or program.
HLC Changes to Existing Degrees
Are you changing the number of credit hours required for the program?
If yes, are you increasing or decreasing the total number of clock or credit hours required for successful completion of the program by 25% or more since 2018?
Are you changing the content of the program (See definition above.)
Are you changing the program’s method of delivery?
Method of delivery:
Are you developing customized pathways or abbreviated modified courses or programs to accommodate a student’s existing knowledge from employment or military service and to close competency gaps between demonstrated prior knowledge and the full requirements of a particular course or program?

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