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Article 7. Applications for a Substantive Change to an Approval to Operate. Application for a Change in Educational Objectives   

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(a) An institution seeking to change its educational objectives shall complete the Change in Educational Objectives form (OBJ rev. 2/10) to obtain prior authorization. The form shall be submitted to the Bureau along with the appropriate fee as provided in Section 94930.5(c) of the Code. For an institution approved under section 94885 of the Code it shall be signed and dated by the signatory(ies) required by section 71380, and for an institution approved under section 94890 of the Code it shall be signed and dated by the signatory(ies) required by section 71390, and each fact stated therein and each attachment thereto shall be declared to be true under penalty of perjury, in the following form:

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing and all attachments are true and correct.

__________________________________

(Date)

__________________________________

(Signature)

(b) For an application to add a degree program:

(1) Unrelated to the approved educational programs as used in section 94894(a) of the Code includes the addition of a degree program where no degree at that level was previously approved, whether or not the proposed program would offer a degree in the same subject area as a previously approved non-degree program or lower level degree; and a program leading to licensure whether or not the proposed program is in the same subject area as a previously approved program that did not lead to licensure.

(2) The owner of an institution approved pursuant to section 94886 of the Code seeking to add a degree-granting program must complete an accreditation plan under section 71105, or provide proof of accreditation with the scope of that accreditation covering the institution and at least one degree program.

(3) If an application is granted pursuant to this subdivision, the Bureau shall issue a provisional approval of no more than two degree programs for which approval is sought. Such approval of the program shall run in conjunction with any existing approval to operate the institution.

(c) The application shall establish that the institution, including any branch, can meet the minimum operating standards contained in Chapter 3, and shall include:

(1) The name, school code, address, website address, and telephone and fax numbers of the institution;

(2) The reasons for changing the educational objectives, and how the proposed change helps to further the institution's mission and objectives;

(3) When the institution proposes to change the educational objectives;

(4) The impact of the change on the financial resources of the institution, including the institution's ability to comply with section 71745;

(5) A description of the facility and equipment, as required by section 71260, required for the change;

(6) For addition of a new program, all information required by sections 71210 and 71220;

(7) If the application is for a change to an existing program, a description of the differences between any programs approved and the proposed programs, including differences in admissions standards, degree requirements, curricula, and standards for student achievement;

(8) A statement that the institution has contracted with duly qualified faculty that meet the requirements of section 71720;

(9) A description of library and other learning resources, as required by Section 71270, required for the proposed change;

(10) The name, address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers of the institution's contact person for the purpose of this application; and

(11) Any additional information required by the Bureau pursuant to section 71340.

(d) An institution that has been granted an approval to operate by means of accreditation shall notify the Bureau of the substantive change within 30 days of that change on the Change in Educational Objectives form, by providing the information required by (c)(1) and (c)(10), and shall attach certification from the institution's accreditation agency demonstrating that the substantive change was made in accordance with the institution's accreditation standards, and complies with the Act and this Division.

Authority cited:

Education Code 94803

Education Code 94877

Education Code 94885

Education Code 94885.5

Education Code 94895

Reference:

Education Code 94823.5

Education Code 94885

Education Code 94885.5

Education Code 94893

Education Code 94894

Education Code 94895

Education Code 94896

Education Code 94930.5

(Added by Register 2015, No. 31.)