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MSCHE Operational Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a global concern and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) understands that this continues to be a difficult time for your students, faculty, staff, and administration, for your institution, and for your communities. Please find below important…

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MSCHE Offices Closed; Staff Working Remotely

As of 5 p.m. on March 16, 2020, MSCHE offices are closed until at least March 27 due to a statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses as directed by the City of Philadelphia and the Governor of Pennsylvania. All staff are working remotely and…

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MSCHE Staff Attend CHEA Annual Conference and USDE Meeting in D.C.

A contingent of staff and senior leadership from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education attended the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 2020 Annual Conference and CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 27 to 29, 2020….

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Dr. Christy Faison to Represent MSCHE on SUNY Empire’s Credential As You Go Initiative

Dr. Christy L. Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will join the advisory board for SUNY Empire State College’s Credential As You Go initiative. The initiative is the result of a $220,000 grant from…

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AGB-MSCHE Workshop Addresses Institutional Strategic Planning

Decision makers and influencers in higher education joined the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for a workshop on long-term strategic partnerships and private system affiliations. This was the first of…

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MSCHE Promotes Staff and Realigns Reporting Structure

As the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) prepares for a presidential transition on July 1, 2020, a number of staff promotions and reporting realignments became effective on Jan. 1, 2020. President’s Office Dr. Stephen J. Pugliese, who was Lead Vice President…

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Zavier Bookard Joins MSCHE as Administrative Assistant for Accreditation Relations

The Middle State Commission on Higher Education welcomed Mr. Zavier Bookard in the new position of Administrative Assistant for Accreditation Relations in December 2019. In this role, Mr. Bookard will provide general administrative support to the MSCHE Accreditation Services Unit and the Vice…

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Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future at the MSCHE 2019 Annual Conference

There was a lot to celebrate at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s 2019 Annual Conference. It was after all the 100th anniversary of the Commission and its 25th Annual Conference. The Conference was especially meaningful as MSCHE also celebrated the legacy…

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2019 Self-Study Institute Lays the Foundation for Institutional Success

More than 170 individuals from 65 institutions attended the annual Self-Study Institute (SSI) hosted by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) from October 28-29, 2019, in Philadelphia. A self-study requires an institution to engage in an in-depth, comprehensive, and reflective assessment…

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Delegation from Moldova Visits MSCHE to Learn about Accreditation

A delegation from Moldova visited the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, to learn more about accreditation in the United States. The group of eight education officials from different institutions were participating in a program titled Higher Education…

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