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MSCHE to Launch Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project as a Call to Action

An institution of higher education is a community dedicated to students, to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge, to the study and clarification of values, and to the advancement of the society it serves.¬†As an institutional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher…

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EdUp Experience Podcast Features Dr. Perfetti

In the latest episode of The EdUp Experience published on September 20, 2020, Dr. Heather Perfetti, President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, talks about how the accreditor works with institutions to help make them better. ¬†Institutions are facing a more…

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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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MSCHE Welcomes Two New Staffers and Elevates Two Others

Dr. Paul L. Starkey, Vice President for Institutional Field Relations, and Ms. Bridgette M. Boody, Associate Policy Analyst and Records Officer, joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on August 3, 2020. In addition, Ms. Kathie Jeffries has been elevated to Vice…

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NJAIR Digital Conference Includes MSCHE Staff on Use of Data

The New Jersey Association for Institutional Research (NJAIR) is holding its 2020 NJAIR Conference through the month of July with a series of video releases, one of which included a trio of staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Vice President…

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Briefs Challenging Now-Rescinded ICE Rule and Title IX Timing

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) continues to endorse efforts to protect students and support its institutions through signing various amicus briefs or letters of support. While the proposed rule was ultimately rescinded by the Trump administration on July 14, 2020,…

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MSCHE Summer 2020 Staff Retirements

Middle States Commission on Higher Education President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski was not the only staff member to announce their retirement in the summer of 2020. Senior Vice President for Operations Dr. Andrea A. Lex stepped away on May 30, 2020 and Vice…

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MSCHE Endorses Domestic and International Membership Expansion

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) endorsed a plan at its June 25, 2020, meeting to expand membership domestically and internationally through a phased-in approach, which included the following: MSCHE will expand the acceptance of domestic applications beyond the current geographic…

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A Message from MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti

It is a privilege and honor to begin my journey as the ninth President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. I want to express my appreciation to the Commission for appointing me to this important position so that I may carry…

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End of an Era: Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski Officially Retires as MSCHE President

Over the course of her two decades with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski has been witness to much change not only within the Commission but across the higher education environment. Dr. Sibolski, who took part in her…

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