2018 Annual Conference

Please note that due to a scheduling conflict, Dr. Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President at American Council on Education, will speak in place of ACE President Dr. Ted Mitchell at the plenary session on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

General Information | Schedule at a Glance | Concurrent Session Descriptions | Plenary Session Descriptions | Pre-Conference Workshops | Conference Exhibit Hall and Exhibitor Listing

A Word About the
MSCHE Annual Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski, President

Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski, President, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dr, Gary L. Wirt, Chair of the Commission; President, Goldey-Beacom College

Dr. Gary L. Wirt, Chair of the Commission; President, Goldey-Beacom College

We invite you to join us in our Nation’s capital for the 2018 Annual Conference of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

With the Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation fully implemented, this year’s conference provides valuable insight from member institutions during the concurrent sessions in working with the Standards, preparing for data and strategic plan assessment, and engaging internal stakeholder groups among many other topics. In the plenary sessions, participants will also hear from national experts and thought leaders on the national accreditation landscape and the importance of engaging one’s Board of Trustees in the accreditation process.

There is something for everyone from those new to accreditation and those who are more advanced in their knowledge. We hope to see you in Washington this November.

2018 Annual Conference Planning

KJ Fitzpatrick, Senior Director for Conferences and Educational Programs, MSCHE
Victoria Clark, Director for Conferences and Educational Programs, MSCHE
Brian Kirschner, Director for Communications and Public Relations, MSCHE

Program Committee/Reviewers
Robert Clark, Commissioner, MSCHE; and Special Assistant to the President for
Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness, Cumberland County College
Barbara Samuel, Vice President of Planning and External Relations, Misericordia University
Ellie A. Fogarty, Vice President, MSCHE
Kushnood Haq, Vice President, MSCHE
Stephen Pugliese, Vice President, MSCHE

The contents of all presentations are developed by the individual speakers. With the exception of Commission staff presenters, MSCHE neither implies its endorsement nor support of the comments of individual presenters. All conference functions are subject to change and/or cancellation due to circumstances beyond the control of the Commission. Individual recording (audio or visual) of conference presentations is strictly prohibited.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education encourages meaningful and constructive dialogue as well as respectful conduct among attendees at the MSCHE Annual Conference.

All MSCHE 2018 Annual Conference events will be held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.