HLC Places College of DuPage on Probation

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On Dec. 9, 2015, the Higher Learning Commission (College of DuPage’s accrediting body) Board of Trustees placed College of DuPage on probation. This action was taken because of concerns related to “operating with integrity and governance of the College.”  

During the probationary period, College of DuPage remains accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and this action does not affect COD students’ ability to receive academic credits or transfer them to another institution. 

As a condition of the probation, the College will submit an Assurance Filing in February 2017 and host a comprehensive evaluation by April 2017. At that time the College will show evidence that the concerns of the Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees have been resolved. 

“We do not believe this decision by the Higher Learning Commission is reflective of the academic excellence we provide at College of DuPage,” said Acting Interim President Joseph Collins. “However, we will move swiftly to address all of the Higher Learning Commission’s concerns. In the meantime, students should be assured that we remain accredited during the probationary period, and the status of their credits is unchanged and will transfer just as before.”   

“My belief is that each of us, individually and collectively, will take this very seriously,” said COD Board of Trustees Vice Chairman Deanne Mazzochi. “The HLC's concerns involving the Board are readily fixable. I pledge my best efforts to search for ways to effectively compromise so we can overcome differences respectfully, for the good of the institution, while improving the overall temperament of the Board.”

Click here to view the notification letter from the Higher Learning Commission. Click here for the Public Disclosure Notice.

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