Accreditation

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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MSCHE Announces Actions From Its November 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its November 19, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting, the first held under the presidency of Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, was conducted in an all virtual format due to the…

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Technical Amendment Posted for Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring

These newly revised policies and accompanying procedures were effective October 1, 2020. The revised documents can currently be found in the Browse Policies and Procedures section of the MSCHE website. The Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Procedures underwent a technical amendment to…

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Virtual Town Hall Draws Over 1,000 Participants to Hear MSCHE Updates

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) hosted a Virtual Town Hall, sponsored by Xitracs, a Division of Concord USA, on Monday, September 21, 2020. Over, 1,200 individuals from the across the membership and the public registered for the webinar with the vast…

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FAQs For COVID-Related Distance Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has published a Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-Related Distance Education (DE-FAQs) page to support those institutions that have been granted a temporary waiver of the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures to offer programs through distance…

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