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Statement on Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has been in ongoing discussions with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and its institutions regarding the proposal approved by the State System of Higher Education board on July 14, 2021. The Commission has procedures in…

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MSCHE Provides Written Comments on USDE Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committees

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written comments to the notice from the United States Department of Education (USDE) to establish negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations for programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of…

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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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Offices to Close for Juneteenth

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education will be closing at noon on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.  This year, MSCHE added Juneteenth, a day commemorating the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the United States, as a staff holiday to recognize this important moment in our nation’s history. The celebration of Juneteenth is a component of the Commission’s overall strategic initiative on advocacy, and a commitment…

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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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MSCHE Endorses Recommendations in ACE Transfer Report

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has endorsed the recommendations put forth in the Reimagining Transfer for Student Success: The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit report published by the American Council on Education (ACE). An ACE Task…

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MSCHE Joins Higher Learning Advocates & Partners to Ask ED to Issue Guidance Related to Student Mental Health

The Higher Learning Advocates and 13 partner organizations, including Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), submitted a letter to Secretary Cardona, asking the Department of Education to issue guidance to institutions to clarify that mental health supports and services fall under the…

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Letter to Congress Urges Doubling Pell Grant

Joining more than 300 organizations and nearly 900 individual colleges and universities, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) added its name to a letter urging Congress to bring an affordable, high-quality college education within reach for all students by doubling the…

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MSCHE Joins Push for Coordinated Federal Student Aid

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) joined Higher Learning Advocates (HLA) and 30 partners in a letter submitted to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), requesting that OMB improve coordination across federal agencies to ensure that students receive the federal…

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MSCHE Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on USDE Confirmation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on his confirmation as Secretary of Education for the United States Department of Education. As a member of the regulatory triad, the Commission looks forward to working with Secretary Cardona through…

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