Accreditation

MSCHE Ends Accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Looks to Finalize The Art Institute of Philadelphia Status

On April 18, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education formally acted to end the accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, effective March 13, 2019. The action was spelled out in a letter from MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski to…

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Milestone Achieved with first MPPR Cohort

When the initial cohort of 15 institutions who participated in the Mid-Point Peer Review (MPPR) came before the March 2019 meeting of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the final element of the renewed accreditation cycle was now in place. The MPPR…

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2018 MSCHE Annual Conference a Success

With more than 1,200 attendees descending on Washington, DC, the 2018 Annual Conference presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education wrapped up three days of sessions at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from Nov. 28-30, 2018. Following morning and afternoon…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces the Results of Three Show Cause Appearances

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has announced the actions pertaining to the show cause appearances held on Nov. 15, 2018, in Philadelphia for The Art Institute of Philadelphia, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. When an accredited…

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Self-Study Institute Provides Foundation for Self-Study Process

Whether an institution is seeking its first accreditation through the candidacy process or taking the steps to reaffirm its accreditation as part of the Accreditation Review Cycle, the self-study is the mandatory process to fulfill those goals. In order to assist institutions, the…

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Inaugural Annual Institutional Update a Success

After closing on Oct. 12, the inaugural Annual Institutional Update (AIU) was hailed as a success with 100 percent of member institutions submitting their data on time. “The AIU was a new process and the Commission would like to extend its thanks to…

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Dr. Christy L. Faison Named Managing Vice President

Dr. Christy L. Faison has been promoted to the newly created position of Managing Vice President. A Vice President with the Commission for six years, Dr. Faison is now responsible for the overall management of the Vice Presidents’ unit. As Managing Vice President, Dr. Faison…

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Commission Publishes Technical Amendments Following Approval of the Eight-Year Accreditation Cycle

The Commission’s Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Accreditation Actions Policy have undergone technical amendments and became effective on September 1, 2018. Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy has undergone review and has been updated to reflect the Commission’s eight-year cycle and…

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Inaugural Annual Institutional Update Open Until Sept. 28

As part of the new eight-year accreditation cycle, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has launched its inaugural Annual Institutional Update (AIU). The AIU, which closes on Sept. 28, 2018, is to be completed by all member institutions each year, including Self-Study…

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Middle States Earns Five-Year Renewal of Federal Recognition

MSCHE received official notification in May 2018 from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) that renewed MSCHE’s federal recognition for five years. The notice comes following recommendations from both the USDE staff and National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).  “The…

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