Advocacy

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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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Proposed Title IX Rulemaking and Regulations to Expand and Improve Targeted Relief

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 proposed United States Department of Education (USDE) Title IX…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Public Input on Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to Strengthen and Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The United States Department of Education announced its plans to gather…

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USDE Expansion of Second Chance Pell Experiment Invites MSCHE Institutions

The United States Department of Education (USDE) announced it will expand the Second Chance Pell Experiment after previously doing so twice since the program launched in 2015. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has 11 member institutions invited to participate in…

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MSCHE Staff Outreach | April 2022

MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti served as a guest co-host on the EdUp Experience Podcast with Dr. Joe Sallustio and featured guest Dr. Erica Moore. Dr. Moore serves as the Executive Director of Native Student Success at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium…

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MSCHE Joins in Support of Student Mental Health

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) joined nearly 100 signers, 80+ from higher education, in urging Congress to support and prioritize the mental and behavior health needs of students in higher education as Congressional committees develop mental health legislation. The letter,…

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MSCHE Supports ACE’s Academic Freedom Statement

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education was among 93 academic associations that signed on to a statement by the American Council on Education (ACE) promoting ” Free and Open Academic Inquiry and Debate.” The statement read in part that “Efforts to suppress…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Begins Negotiated Rulemaking for Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility Committee

The United States Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education established a new negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Negotiators on the…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Third Party Comments on Accreditor Recognition

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The Accreditation Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of…

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