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New Book Spotlights Best Practices in Assessment, Includes MSCHE Members

What are some of the best practices in assessment by higher education institutions? A new book published by the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education: Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards, spotlights a…

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Offices to Close for Juneteenth

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education will be closing at noon on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.  This year, MSCHE added Juneteenth, a day commemorating the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the United States, as a staff holiday to recognize this important moment in our nation’s history. The celebration of Juneteenth is a component of the Commission’s overall strategic initiative on advocacy, and a commitment…

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MSCHE Urges Flexibility in USDE Title IX Review

In response to the request by the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for comments to improve enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written feedback on…

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MSCHE Membership Update – May 2021

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is pleased to provide a recorded broadcast for its membership and the public highlighting recent Commission activities and planning. In her remarks, MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will update membership on the recently administered…

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Dr. Heather Perfetti Ranked on City & State New York’s 100 Power List

City & State New York has included Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti on its list of the 100 most powerful people in New York’s higher education community. Dr. Perfetti was featured as No. 31 on the publication’s…

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Newly Published “A Framework for Action” Guides System and Accreditor Interactions

Recognizing the need for accreditors to serve as partners with public higher education systems, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was pleased to join a Lumina Foundation funded initiative to develop guidelines for engagement and effective partnership. The resulting “A Framework…

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Advocacy Needs Percolate through Inaugural Virtual Coffee with the Commission Event

With coffee and Danish in hand, a group of 16 presidents representing institutions from New Jersey and Delaware met with MSCHE staff for the first Virtual Coffee with the Commission on February 23, 2021. The new initiative launched by the Commission presented an…

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Hollowell and Mathios End Service to MSCHE as Commissioners

After six plus years on the Commission, Mr. David Hollowell and Dr. Alan Mathios officially ended their terms with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on Dec. 31, 2020. “Both Dave and Alan have been stewards of our organization and have…

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Employment Opportunity: Vice President for Institutional Field Relations

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Field Relations. The next Vice President will be a leader who is dedicated to advancing the quality of higher education. Learn more.

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MSCHE Announces Actions From Its November 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its November 19, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting, the first held under the presidency of Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, was conducted in an all virtual format due to the…

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