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Dr. Heather Perfetti Ranked on City & State Pennsylvania’s Higher Education Power 100

City & State Pennsylvania has included Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti on its 2022 Higher Education Power 100 ranking, recognizing the most powerful educators in Pennsylvania. Dr. Perfetti was featured as No. 39 on the publication’s list…

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MSCHE Staff Outreach | April 2022

MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti served as a guest co-host on the EdUp Experience Podcast with Dr. Joe Sallustio and featured guest Dr. Erica Moore. Dr. Moore serves as the Executive Director of Native Student Success at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium…

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MSCHE is on the Move! New Physical and Mailing Address

The Commission has moved out of its long-standing office space in Philadelphia after successfully conducting business remotely since the onset of the pandemic in 2020. The new MSCHE physical mailing address is: Middle States Commission on Higher Education 1007 North Orange Street 4th…

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MSCHE Unveils New Mission, Vision, and Values

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) approved new mission, vision, and values (MVV) statements that offer a much clearer and concise representation of the organization. The release of the new MVV statements follows the rebranding process undertaken by MSCHE in 2019…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its March 2022 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its March 10, 2022, virtual meeting. “In the course of my involvement with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, it is fair to say that the…

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MSCHE Supports ACE’s Academic Freedom Statement

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education was among 93 academic associations that signed on to a statement by the American Council on Education (ACE) promoting ” Free and Open Academic Inquiry and Debate.” The statement read in part that “Efforts to suppress…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Third Party Comments on Accreditor Recognition

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The Accreditation Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of…

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Three Commissioners Completed MSCHE Terms at the End of 2021

With the close of another year, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education bid farewell to Commissioners Dr. Mary Kennard, Ms. Denise Mulkern, and Dr. Carl Person, who completed their terms with the Commission on December 31, 2021. “All three of these folks…

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2022 MSCHE Standing/Advisory Committees Named

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces the Chairs and Vice-Chairs for its standing and advisory committees. The Commission had previously announced its Executive Committee and Officers for 2022. Standing Committees The Finance Committee advises the Treasurer with respect to financial,…

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MSCHE Announces Listening Sessions for Periodic Review of Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation

As announced during the MSCHE 2021 Annual Conference, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is undertaking a periodic review of its Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation. For an overview of the process, visit MSCHE Standards Review Webpage. Individuals are…

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