Policy and Procedures

New Site Features Rolled Out for MSCHE.org

With the aim to improve the visitor experience, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has rolled out website updates. Among the largest enhancements, are changes to the institution directory. Now listed for each institution are the accreditation liaison officers (ALO) and the…

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MSCHE Ends Accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Looks to Finalize The Art Institute of Philadelphia Status

On April 18, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education formally acted to end the accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, effective March 13, 2019. The action was spelled out in a letter from MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski to…

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MSCHE Urges N.Y. State to Reconsider Aspects of Proposed Education Law Restrictions

In response to a proposed education law in New York that would restrict senior staff and board members from for-profit institutions to serve on the board of any regional or national accrediting agency, Middle States Commission on Higher Education President Dr. Elizabeth H….

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Milestone Achieved with first MPPR Cohort

When the initial cohort of 15 institutions who participated in the Mid-Point Peer Review (MPPR) came before the March 2019 meeting of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the final element of the renewed accreditation cycle was now in place. The MPPR…

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MSCHE Call for Comments: Communication in the Accreditation Process and Public Disclosure Policies

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites member and public comments on two separate revised policies: > Communication in the Accreditation Process Policy > Public Disclosures Policy An email was distributed to the key contacts of member institutions on Feb. 22, 2019….

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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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