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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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AALHE Conference Includes MSCHE’s Stephen J. Pugliese on Accreditor Panel

It may have been the Tenth Annual Assessment Conference hosted by the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) but it was the first held in an entirely virtual environment. Joining the proceedings on June 16, 2020, from afar on…

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Former MSCHE Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly Passes Away

The MSCHE community is saddened to learn about the June 5, 2020, passing of former Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly. Mr. Connolly, 69, was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Sorbonne and had served as a Public Member of the Commission between Jan. 1,…

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MSCHE Provides Feedback to USDE for Distance Education and Innovation Rulemaking

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) had the opportunity to provide comments for proposed rulemaking related to Distance Education and Innovation. Writing on behalf of the Commission, President Elizabeth H. Sibolski and President-Elect Heather F. Perfetti remarked that MSCHE is supportive…

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MSCHE May 2020 Membership Updates Related to Recent and Upcoming Commission Activities

On behalf of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), we hope that this memorandum finds you, your colleagues, students, and your loved ones safe and in good health as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We recognize and…

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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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