Additions, Changes and Terminations

This section includes information pertaining to:

  • Additional Institutional Locations
  • Program Additions
  • Changes to Programs
  • Evaluation of Additional Institutional Activity
  • Program Compliance Warning
  • Termination of Institutional Locations and/or Programs

Initiation of Additional Institutional Location

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It is the responsibility of the institution to notify MEMAAC of the intention to initiate an additional location before the location begins classes.  Activity must be initiated at the additional location within one year of the proposed start date.  An additional location must be approved by the Council before advertising, recruiting, and enrollment may take place.  Failure to notify MEMAAC prior to the initiation of additional location may call into question the accreditation of the institution.

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Program Addition

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It is the responsibility of the institution to notify MEMAAC prior to initiation of any new educational activity which is under the direct control of the on-site administration of the institution or additional location and at a site that is apart from the primary location of that institution.  The institution shall provide, on Council forms, the location of the activity, its educational purpose, the programs offered, the number of students involved, and any additional information MEMAAC may request. A catalog for the institution which identifies the program addition shall also be included as part of the application.

Any of the following changes to an existing program creates a new program:

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Change to Programs

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Institutions must apply for approval from MEMAAC for any of the following changes to a program prior to their implementation or the revised program will be considered an unapproved program. Failure to do so will result in a show-cause action for offering an unapproved program or unapproved mode of delivery. Institutions must submit the appropriate form and supporting documentation for the following:

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Evaluation of Additional Institutional Activity

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All activity for which approval is sought will be evaluated by MEMAAC before approval is granted.  Following is a description of those evaluations.

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Program Compliance Warning

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When the Council determines that a program at an institution has fallen below the compliance standard for retention, placement, or pass rates, the institution will be provided in writing with a warning regarding the alleged deficiency. The warning will note that the program will have to come into compliance by meeting or exceeding the program-level standard prior to the expiration of the established timeframe or be taught out and discontinued or otherwise conditioned.

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Termination of Programs

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The withdrawal of approval for a program following the issuance of a program compliance warning or a decision by an institution to terminate any program voluntarily must be appropriately communicated to all interested parties. These parties may include, but are not limited to, students, governmental agencies, the local community, and MEMAAC.