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Policy Updates: Recent Board Actions

The Board of Trustees of the Higher Learning Commission met on June 12-13, 2014. The following actions were taken.

Proposed Policy Changes

The Board approved on first reading the following proposed revised policies. The Commission invites comments on these proposed policies before the Board takes final action in October 2014. Comments can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Comments must be received by September 15, 2014.

Policy changes related to student achievement

Bylaws amendment related to honorary members

Adopted Policy Changes

The Board adopted the following revised policies. They are effective immediately.

Policy changes related to the Criteria for Accreditation and Assumed Practices

Policy changes related to Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

Policy changes related to peer reviewers from outside the HLC region

2015 Dues and Fees Schedule Adopted

The Board adopted the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2015 and the Dues and Fees Schedule for fiscal year 2015. This year, the dues increase consists of the additional location dues component being raised by $5. Dues invoices were mailed June 23.

Reminder: the Commission will implement a new dues and fees structure in the 2015-16 fiscal year to distribute the cost of maintaining accreditation more evenly over the ten-year or eight-year reaffirmation period. This change will not increase the Commission's revenue; rather it is a different way of collecting the same revenue. It is important to note that this will be the first significant change in the dues and fees schedule since 2009-2010. Additional information about the new structure is available: hlcommission.org/Pathways/pathways.html.

Institutional Actions

The Board of Trustees took action on a number of institutions. These actions are posted on the Commission's website.


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