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MSCHE Signs HLA Letter Urging Congress to Address Broadband Access Limitations

The Middle State Commission on Higher Education was among the 52 organizations urging Congress to better support students who are unexpectedly attending classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic in a letter spearheaded by Higher Learning Advocates. Read more https://higherlearningadvocates.org/news/partner-organizations-urge-congress-increase-broadband-access/

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C-RAC Members Urge Continued Flexibility to Support Postsecondary Distance Learning

Recognizing the uncertainty surrounding postsecondary institutions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC), of which the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a part, submitted a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos…

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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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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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MSCHE Statement on the Sudden Closure of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

The United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, appointed a federal equity receiver, custodian, and liquidator for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Jan. 18, 2019. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has been working with the institution,…

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Statement Regarding The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (Feb. 5, 2019)

In response to a staff action on Jan. 15, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education received a supplemental information report (SIR) and an updated teach-out plan with teach-out agreements from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Jan. 25, 2019.┬áDuring that time,…

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MSCHE Statement on Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Art Institutes Show Cause

MSCHE Statement on the Show Cause Actions for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and The Art Institute of Philadelphia Issued July 19, 2018 At its meeting on July 18, 2018, the Executive Committee of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) acted…

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