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Virtual SSI Begins Self-Study Process for 69 Institutions 

Building on the first virtual Self-Study Institute (SSI) in 2020, the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) launched its 2021 SSI with 68 currently accredited institutions and one candidate institution over the course of five weeks from October 5 and ends on…

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Recent MSCHE Staff Additions

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to welcome Ms. Marilyn Del Valle and welcome back Ms. Alicia Vassallo to the Commission staff. Ms. Marilyn Del Valle joined MSCHE in November 2021 as an Accreditation Services Coordinator. In this role,…

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Breaking the Myth that MSCHE Standards and Incremental Credentialing are Incompatible

Since February 2020, Dr. Christy L. Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, has been a member of the advisory board for SUNY Empire State College’s Credential As You Go initiative. The Credential As You Go initiative looks to…

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Virtual USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Process Update and Opportunities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members, we would like to draw your attention to the virtual negotiated rulemaking process currently underway by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). MSCHE President…

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MSCHE’s Dr. Sean McKitrick Adds Perspective at the Correctional Education Association Region 1 Conference

The 59th Annual Correctional Education Association Region 1 Conference in Cape May, NJ, from September 29 to October 1, 2021, included Middle States Commission on Higher Education Vice President for Institutional Field Relations Dr. Sean McKitrick. Dr. McKitrick was a panelist for the…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti Named as Primary Negotiator on USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced that Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will serve as a primary negotiator representing accrediting agencies on the Affordability and Student Loans Committee for the negotiated rulemaking on…

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Florida CIE Approves MSCHE Application for Recognition

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) received notice on August 25, 2021, that its application for License by Means of Accreditation (LBMA) was approved by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education (Florida CIE). Florida CIE Executive Director Samuel…

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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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