Higher Learning Commission

Policy Title: Monitoring Related to Change of Control, Structure, or Organization

Number: INST.F.20.080

Focused or Other Evaluation After the Transaction (Post-Transaction Visit). The focused or other evaluation subsequent to the consummation of the transaction will be conducted according to the Commission’s procedure for focused or other evaluations. The evaluation will review the appropriateness of the approval of the change as well as whether the institution met any commitments made to the Commission prior to that approval. The evaluation team will also document that the institution continues to meet the Eligibility Requirements and Criteria for Accreditation or candidacy requirements, as applicable. The team may recommend further Commission monitoring, rescheduling of the next comprehensive evaluation, or Commission sanctions or withdrawal of status. If the institution had been accredited by the Commission prior to the transaction, and the team determines that the institution continues to meet the Eligibility Requirements but not the Criteria for Accreditation and otherwise meets the requirements of the candidacy program, the team may recommend that the institution be continued in status only as a candidate for accreditation. Recommendations for withdrawal, sanction or candidate status will be reviewed by a Review Committee and decided by the Commission’s Board of Trustees in keeping with Commission policy.

Comprehensive Evaluation After the Post-Transaction Visit. The next comprehensive evaluation shall take place no later than five years after the Post-Transaction Visit and shall assess whether the institution under new control continues to meet the Criteria for Accreditation and bears a substantial relationship to the institution accredited by the Commission prior to the transaction.


 

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Related Policies

INST.B.10.030
Related Entities

INST.B.20.040
Change of Control, Structure, or Organization

Policy History

Last Revised: June 2012
First Adopted: June 2009
Revision History: February 2010, February 2012, June 2012
Notes: Policies combined November 2012 – 3.3(d)2, 3.3(d)3, 3.3(e), 3.3(f), 3.3(g)

Policy Number Key

Section INST: Institutional Policies

Chapter F: Maintenance and Monitoring

Part 20: Intermittent Monitoring

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