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Buffalo Town Hall Covers Commission Updates and National Accreditation Trends

More than 100 higher education administrators attended the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Town Hall in Buffalo, NY, on Sept. 13, 2018, at the Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER. The first of three Town Halls being held this year, Commission staff covered an array of…

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Amicus Brief on Net Neutrality Submitted by ACE and Signed by MSCHE

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 19 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on August 27, 2018, by the American Council on Education (ACE) in support of Mozilla Corporation. The Commission’s Executive Committee supports ACE’s position that “the FCC’s Restoring…

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Inaugural Annual Institutional Update Open Until Sept. 28

As part of the new eight-year accreditation cycle, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has launched its inaugural Annual Institutional Update (AIU). The AIU, which closes on Sept. 28, 2018, is to be completed by all member institutions each year, including Self-Study…

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 37 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on July 30, 2018, in support of Harvard College. The brief was filed by the American Council on Education (ACE) “in opposition to…

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Training Position Update

Interviews are currently underway for the MSCHE Director for Volunteer Training and Development. The successful candidate will fill the vital role of managing the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Commission’s volunteer training and development plan in support of the MSCHE Strategic…

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New Staff at MSCHE

MSCHE welcomed Mr. Brian C. Kirschner to the role of Director for Communications and Public Relations in April 2018. Mr. Kirschner replaces Mr. Richard J. Pokrass who retired in February 2018 after nine years with Middle States. Mr. Kirschner will work closely with senior leadership…

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Recent MSCHE Presentations

Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations Dr. Robert A. Schneider and Assistant Director for Substantive Change Ms. Carmella Morrison joined Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, J.D., on April 17 for a presentation to SUNY about…

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MSCHE has added two new members to its Research unit.

Douglas MacDonald joined the staff in October 2017 as Senior Analytics Specialist. He is responsible for the creation of databases, algorithms, and statistical models; the development of dashboards, reports, charts, graphs, and tables to display the outcomes of analyses for use by MSCHE’s…

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MSCHE Adds New Staff

MSCHE has welcomed a new Vice President. Dr. Hilda Colon Plumey, who joined the staff on February 1. Dr. Colon brings to MSCHE a wealth of higher education experience. From 1970 through 2009 she was a member of the faculty in the Department…

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Another Successful MSCHE Annual Conference

The 2017 MSCHE Annual Conference, held December 6–8, 2018, in Philadelphia, was another successful event for the Commission and its member institutions. More than 1,300 people registered for the conference, making it one of the largest such gatherings in the Commission’s 98-year history.   The…

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