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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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MSCHE Urges N.Y. State to Reconsider Aspects of Proposed Education Law Restrictions

In response to a proposed education law in New York that would restrict senior staff and board members from for-profit institutions to serve on the board of any regional or national accrediting agency, Middle States Commission on Higher Education President Dr. Elizabeth H….

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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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MSCHE Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has announced changes to its senior leadership team. Dr. Christy L. Faison was named Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations in January 2019 to replace Dr. Robert A. Schneider who became Special Assistant to the President….

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ACE Fellows Visit MSCHE

With the 101st ​Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education​ (ACE) taking place in Philadelphia from March 9-12, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education hosted nine ACE fellows for a lunch and learn. A visit to the Commission offices was an opportunity…

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San Juan Town Hall: What a Difference a Year Makes

Institutional representatives from across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean gathered in San Juan for a Town Hall presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on Feb. 28, 2019. The Commission regularly hosts Town Halls throughout its region in order to make…

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MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee The U.S. Department of Education announced Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, chair of C-RAC and president of the Higher Learning Commission, will serve on the Accreditation and Innovation Committee for the upcoming negotiated…

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Benefits Those in Need

Staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education took part in a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit a local organization feeding those in need this year. Food was collected during the months of October and November 2018. Collected items included canned soup,…

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MSCHE Removed from ACICS Recommendation Report

The U.S. Department of Education officially announced Nov. 21, 2018, that it had restored recognition for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The restoration followed a September 2018 report that had recommended ACICS be given an opportunity to come into…

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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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