Policy and Procedures

Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Public Input on Amending Regulations Implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to Strengthen and Protect the Rights of Students with Disabilities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The United States Department of Education announced its plans to gather…

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Policy Call for Comments: Related Entities Policy and Procedures

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites comments on the following revised policies: Related Entities Policy and Procedures The policy and procedure documents are provided in the link above. The accompanying procedural document is included to provide context and facilitate understanding of…

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Update on Recent Policy and Procedures Public Call for Comment

The MSCHE Policy Unit recently revised the Credit Hour Policy and Procedures and the Transfer of Credit, Prior Learning, and Articulation Agreements Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines. Because this was a substantive revision, the Commission issued a Public Call for Comment from January 24…

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MSCHE Policy Call for Comments

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites member and public comments on the following: Credit Hour Policy and Procedures Transfer of Credit, Prior Learning, and Articulation Agreements Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines An email was distributed to the key contacts of member institutions…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Third Party Comments on Accreditor Recognition

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The Accreditation Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of…

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MSCHE Announces Listening Sessions for Periodic Review of Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation

As announced during the MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is undertaking a periodic review of its Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. For an overview of the process, visit MSCHE Standards Review Webpage. Individuals are…

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MSCHE Submits Comments to DHS in Support of DACA

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted a written letter from MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti in response to the United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed rule on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On July 16, 2021, the…

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MSCHE Submits Comments to USDE on 90/10 Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted a written letter from MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti in response to the request by the United States Department of Education for public comments regarding the 90/10 rule. As announced in the Federal Register:…

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Technical Amendment to Travel Procedures and Teach-out Plans Documents Announced

The Commission made technical amendments to the Travel Procedures effective October 1, 2021, and to several documents related to Teach-Out Plans. The Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Procedures were effective September 1, 2021, and the Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Form and Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Review Report were updated effective October 1, 2021.   Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the…

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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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