Policy and Procedures

New Policies Approved by the Commission

A number of policies were approved by the Commission at its meeting on June 25, 2020. These new policies and accompanying procedures will become effective July 1, 2020. The documents can currently be found in the Policies Under Review section until they become…

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Policies to be Withdrawn by the Commission

Two policies will be withdrawn by the Commission as of June 30, 2020. The documents can currently be found in the Policies Under Review section until the date of withdrawal, at which point they will be removed from the website. The Commission maintains…

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MSCHE Policy Call for Comments (Ends June 1, 2020)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites member and public comments on the following: Substantive Change Policy Accreditation Actions Policy An email was distributed to the key contacts of member institutions on May 19, 2020 containing links to the policies. The accompanying…

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MSCHE Supports Legislation for Broadband Access

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education was among 60 organizations to support legislation introduced on May 13, 2020, calling for funding to help provide broadband access to higher education students in need. The Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act was…

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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 Endorses Statement of Principles on Acceptance of Credit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on April 30, 2020, formally endorsed two statements: a Statement of Principles on Acceptance of Credit issued on behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council…

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MSCHE Releases COVID-19 Guidance and Actions to Institutions

In response to the growing concerns and impact on member institutions and their faculty, staff, and students related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) has made operational changes that align with recent guidelines issued by the United…

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Dr. Christy Faison to Represent MSCHE on SUNY Empire’s Credential As You Go Initiative

Dr. Christy L. Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will join the advisory board for SUNY Empire State College’s Credential As You Go initiative. The initiative is the result of a $220,000 grant from…

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MSCHE Requires Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security to Show Cause

At its meeting on Sept. 19, 2019, the Executive Committee of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) acted to require Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security to show cause by Oct. 4, 2019, as to why their accreditation should not…

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