Additional Locations (New Expansion, or Closure) Request Process

Academic and Student Affairs Process and Procedures

Effective date: October 2016


The purpose of this document is to provide the process for adding a new additional location offering an academic program, changing the offerings of programs at an existing additional location, or closing an existing additional location. An additional location is defined as a place, geographically separate from the main campus (Allendale), where instruction takes place and students can do one or more of the following:

     • Complete 50 percent or more of the courses leading to a degree program.
     • Complete 50 percent or more of the courses leading to a Title IV eligible certificate.
     • Complete a degree program that they began at another institution even if the degree completion program provides less than 50 percent of the courses leading to a degree
        program.
     • Complete 50 percent or more of a distance delivery program through one or more of the following modalities at a facility: interactive TV, video, or online teaching.

A proposal, developed in conjunction with any impacted academic and non-academic entities, must accompany a request related to an additional location. The proposal should include a well-developed rationale, appropriate academic/program plans, a needs analysis, a resource plan (financial, personnel, facilities/technology), and timeline. A request for closure of an additional location must include a teach-out plan as outlined by the Higher Learning Commission. Notification of a site being inactive must be made to the Office of the Provost prior to the inactivity, and any location inactive for two years must be formally closed.