Advocacy

Advocacy Alert: NACIQI Call for Comments and Meeting Participation Information Announced for MSCHE’s USDE Recognition

MSCHE is scheduled to appear before the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) as part of the United States Department of Education’s Accreditor Federal Recognition Process.  The NACIQI meeting is scheduled for February 28 to March 2, 2023, as announced in…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Requests Information Regarding Public Transparency for Low-Financial-Value Postsecondary Programs

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to draw your attention to the United States Department of Education (USDE) request for written comments regarding public transparency for low-financial-value postsecondary programs. According to the announcement, USDE seeks “information in the form…

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Commissioners and Staff Representing MSCHE at NACIQI Meeting Announced

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has announced the Commissioners and staff who will represent the Commission at the upcoming National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) meeting to be held virtually between February 28 through March 2, 2023.  …

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti to Speak at ACCT Leadership Congress

On October 26-29, 2022, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will speak at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress as part of the keynote accreditation panel. The gathering of over 1,500 trustees and…

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MSCHE President Perfetti Meets with USDE Senior Leadership during C-RAC Fall Retreat

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti and the chief executive officers of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) met with United States Department of Education (USDE) Undersecretary Mr. James Kvaal, Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary…

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MSCHE Welcomes Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education Delegation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, along with a number of key MSCHE staff, welcomed a delegation from the Kurdistan Ministry of Higher Education on October 3, 2022, in Philadelphia. Dr. Perfetti and MSCHE Vice President for…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks NACIQI Member Nominations

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to draw your attention to the call for nominations from the United States Department of Education (USDE) for appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). Secretary of Education,…

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USDE Issues Dear Colleague Letters

The United States Department of Education (USDE) issued Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) addressing accreditation matters on June 16 and July 19, 2022. All institutions should review the letters and expect future guidance that will be issued in the next several weeks from the…

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MSCHE Signs Diversity in Admissions Amicus Brief

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among 40 higher education organizations signing an amicus brief in the matter of Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, Univ. No. Carolina, Students for Fair Admissions’ (SFFA’s) submitted on August 1, 2022, by the…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Institutional Eligibility, Student Assistance General Provisions, and Federal Pell Grant Program Proposed Rulemaking

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the United States Department of Education (USDE) Institutional Eligibility, Student…

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