Policy and Procedures

MSCHE Endorses AAC&U Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has endorsed a statement spearheaded by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) that opposes the “spate of legislative proposals being introduced across the country that target academic lessons, presentations, and discussions of racism and…

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MSCHE Urges Flexibility in USDE Title IX Review

In response to the request by the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for comments to improve enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written feedback on…

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Revised Accreditation Activities Guidelines

The Commission made technical amendments to the Accreditation Activities Guidelines effective March 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search filter. The policy unit made technical amendments…

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Revised Procedures Posted

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) made technical amendments to the Follow-Up Reports and Visits Procedures and the Follow-Up Reports Guidelines. These revised procedures and guidelines are effective February 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents will be available on…

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Revisions Made to Public Disclosure and Communication in the Accreditation Process Procedures

The Commission made technical amendments to the Communications in the Accreditation Process Procedures and the Public Disclosures Procedures to align with the July 1, 2020 federal regulations. These newly revised procedures are effective January 1, 2021. The revised documents can currently be found…

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MSCHE Responds to Proposed ICE Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education submitted comments on October 22, 2020, in response to the United States Department of Homeland Security proposed rule Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange…

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Technical Amendment Posted for Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring

These newly revised policies and accompanying procedures were effective October 1, 2020. The revised documents can currently be found in the Browse Policies and Procedures section of the MSCHE website. The Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Procedures underwent a technical amendment to…

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Virtual Town Hall Draws Over 1,000 Participants to Hear MSCHE Updates

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) hosted a Virtual Town Hall, sponsored by Xitracs, a Division of Concord USA, on Monday, September 21, 2020. Over, 1,200 individuals from the across the membership and the public registered for the webinar with the vast…

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Revised Policies Cover Teach-Out Plans and Record Retention

These newly revised policies and accompanying procedures were effective September 1, 2020. The documents can currently be found in the Browse Policies and Procedures section of the MSCHE website. Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures: The policy and procedures underwent a technical amendment…

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FAQs For COVID-Related Distance Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has published a Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-Related Distance Education (DE-FAQs) page to support those institutions that have been granted a temporary waiver of the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures to offer programs through distance…

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