Accreditation

Technical Amendments to the Substantive Change Guidelines and Complex Substantive Change Procedures Announced

The Commission made technical amendments to the Substantive Change Guidelines and Complex Substantive Change Procedures and updated the related templates-request forms, effective August 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its June 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 24, 2021, virtual meeting. Among the 94 actions taken by the Commission, it acted to: Reaffirmed the accreditation of 25 institutions, including Wells College and…

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New or Revised Policies, Procedures, and Statements Effective July 1, 2021

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved several new or revised policies, procedures, and statements at its June 24, 2021, Commission meeting. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search…

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MSCHE Endorses AAC&U Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has endorsed a statement spearheaded by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) that opposes the “spate of legislative proposals being introduced across the country that target academic lessons, presentations, and discussions of racism and…

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New Book Spotlights Best Practices in Assessment, Includes MSCHE Members

What are some of the best practices in assessment by higher education institutions? A new book published by the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education: Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards, spotlights a…

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Revised Accreditation Activities Guidelines

The Commission made technical amendments to the Accreditation Activities Guidelines effective March 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search filter. The policy unit made technical amendments…

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Newly Published “A Framework for Action” Guides System and Accreditor Interactions

Recognizing the need for accreditors to serve as partners with public higher education systems, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was pleased to join a Lumina Foundation funded initiative to develop guidelines for engagement and effective partnership. The resulting “A Framework…

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MSCHE Announces All Actions from Its March 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public all of the accreditation actions approved at its March 4, 2021, meeting. As previously announced on March, 9, 2021, the Commission acted to continue the non-compliance probation status for Concordia College. To…

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MSCHE Announces Non-Compliance Action Update from Its March 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the below accreditation action approved at its March 4, 2021, meeting. In the course of the meeting, the Commission acted to continue the non-compliance probation status for Concordia College. The Commission had…

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CHEA Approves MSCHE Change of Scope

At its November 20-24, 2020 meeting, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Committee on Recognition reviewed and approved the formal request for a change in the CHEA-recognized scope of accreditation submitted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission…

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