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MSCHE Announces Actions From Its November 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its November 19, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting, the first held under the presidency of Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, was conducted in an all virtual format due to the…

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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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MSCHE Endorses Domestic and International Membership Expansion

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) endorsed a plan at its June 25, 2020, meeting to expand membership domestically and internationally through a phased-in approach, which included the following: MSCHE will expand the acceptance of domestic applications beyond the current geographic…

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Following First Virtual Meeting, MSCHE Announces Actions from Its June 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 25, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting was conducted in an all virtual format for the first time. The meeting also marked the final one for…

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End of an Era: Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski Officially Retires as MSCHE President

Over the course of her two decades with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski has been witness to much change not only within the Commission but across the higher education environment. Dr. Sibolski, who took part in her…

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Former MSCHE Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly Passes Away

The MSCHE community is saddened to learn about the June 5, 2020, passing of former Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly. Mr. Connolly, 69, was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Sorbonne and had served as a Public Member of the Commission between Jan. 1,…

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New MSCHE Commissioner Nominations – Extended to June 30

The Committee on Membership of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites nominations for new Commissioners for the term Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2023. Individuals may nominate themselves, anyone from their own campus, someone from another institution, or a public…

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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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MSCHE Operational Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a global concern and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) understands that this continues to be a difficult time for your students, faculty, staff, and administration, for your institution, and for your communities. Please find below important…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its March 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has made public the accreditation actions approved at its March 5, 2020, meeting in Philadelphia. Included in those are non-compliance actions for St. Francis College and  Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, both of which were placed…

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