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As a Signer, MSCHE Supports Call for Federal Relief Funding for Students and Institutions.

In a letter to Congressional leadership, the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than 100 higher education associations, including the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, has lobbied for at least $120 billion in ”needed support to students and campuses across the…

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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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ACE Asks White House to Rescind Executive Order, MSCHE Joins Effort

On October 8, 2020, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than 50 higher education associations in a letter to the White House asking that President Donald J. Trump withdraw the executive order Combating…

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MSCHE to Launch Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project as a Call to Action

An institution of higher education is a community dedicated to students, to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge, to the study and clarification of values, and to the advancement of the society it serves. As an institutional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher…

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MSCHE Joins C-RAC in Advocating for More Funds in COVID Relief Package

In a letter to congressional leaders, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined members of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) in urging additional support in the next COVID relief package to support quality postsecondary opportunities for students and bolster the…

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MSCHE Statement on Explosion in Beirut

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is saddened to hear about the loss of life and widespread injuries caused by the devastating explosion at the Port of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. We understand in a communication from American University of Beirut…

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Briefs Challenging Now-Rescinded ICE Rule and Title IX Timing

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) continues to endorse efforts to protect students and support its institutions through signing various amicus briefs or letters of support. While the proposed rule was ultimately rescinded by the Trump administration on July 14, 2020,…

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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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