MSCHE Staff

MSCHE President’s Summer 2021 Update

I want to thank all of our constituents for your support throughout the course of the last year, which represented the first full year of my presidency with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It was my privilege to guide the work…

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MSCHE Provides Written Comments on USDE Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committees

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written comments to the notice from the United States Department of Education (USDE) to establish negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations for programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of…

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Dr. Melissa Hardin and Dr. Terence Peavy Join MSCHE as VPs

Dr. Melissa Hardin and Dr. Terence Peavy joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as Vice Presidents for Institutional Field Relations on July 1, 2021. In this role, they serve as a liaisons to member institutions, providing training to institutions and volunteers, and…

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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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