Policy and Procedures

New Travel, Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policies and Procedures Approved

As part of the Commission’s project to revise all current policies to clearly separate policy from procedure, new versions have been approved for Travel Policy and Procedures and Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures. The below policies and procedures will become effective Jan. 1,…

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MSCHE Membership to Vote on New Policy for Teach-Out Plans and Agreements

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is requesting member approval of a new policy, Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy. A ballot was distributed to member institutions on November 19 and will remain open until December 10, 2018. Voting is restricted to the…

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Commission Staff Attend USDE Public Comment Session

The U.S. Department Education (USDE) held the first of three public sessions on Sept. 6, 2018, in advance of establishing a negotiated rulemaking committee that will propose regulations for Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act. Attending…

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Commission Undertakes Project to Clarify Policy and Procedure

In an effort to provide more clarity to Middle States Commission on Higher Education policies, procedures, and guidelines, all related Commission documents are undergoing review and revision to establish a clear and distinct statement of policy accompanied by a separate statement of procedures….

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New Policy Webpage Provides Improved Access to Documents

Policies, procedures and related documents are now more accessible with the launch of the Commission’s new website. Under the section, Browse Policies and Procedures visitors gain quick access to preview all current policies, procedures, and guidelines. These are documents that have been approved…

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Commission Publishes Technical Amendments Following Approval of the Eight-Year Accreditation Cycle

The Commission’s Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Accreditation Actions Policy have undergone technical amendments and became effective on September 1, 2018. Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy has undergone review and has been updated to reflect the Commission’s eight-year cycle and…

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The Commission Publishes a New Policy and Procedures on Peer Evaluators

The newly established Peer Evaluators Policy and Peer Evaluators Procedures became effective September 1, 2018, and are now available here. These documents define the requirements and responsibilities of the Commission to utilize competent, knowledgeable, and qualified peer evaluators who adhere to a code…

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The Commission Withdraws Five Documents

The Commission has withdrawn five documents as of September 1, 2018: Calculation of Next Accreditation Action: Under the Commission’s recently adopted eight-year accreditation cycle, institutions are now assigned to one of eight cohorts which cannot be changed. Institutional Peer Evaluator from the Commission…

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