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New 2019 Middle States Commission on Higher Education Executive Committee Named; Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin Elected Chair

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has elected its Executive Committee and Officers for the term Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019. Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, President of Union County College, was elected Chair of the Commission. Dr. McMenamin, who…

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MSCHE Announces the Election of New Commissioners, the Re-election of Second-Term Commissioners, and an Appointment to Begin Terms in 2019

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomed six new Commissioners and two Commissioners elected to a second term on Jan. 1, 2019. These individuals were elected by a vote of MSCHE member institutions this past fall and will serve from Jan….

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Commissioners Complete Service for Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Gary L. Wirt stepped down as Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in addition to seven members completing their terms and leaving the Commission as of Dec. 31, 2018. Dr. Wirt, President of Goldey-Beacom College, was Chair of the…

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MSCHE Removed from ACICS Recommendation Report

The U.S. Department of Education officially announced Nov. 21, 2018, that it had restored recognition for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The restoration followed a September 2018 report that had recommended ACICS be given an opportunity to come into…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces the Results of Three Show Cause Appearances

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has announced the actions pertaining to the show cause appearances held on Nov. 15, 2018, in Philadelphia for The Art Institute of Philadelphia, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. When an accredited…

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Amicus Brief on Net Neutrality Submitted by ACE and Signed by MSCHE

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 19 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on August 27, 2018, by the American Council on Education (ACE) in support of Mozilla Corporation. The Commission’s Executive Committee supports ACE’s position that “the FCC’s Restoring…

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Commission Undertakes Project to Clarify Policy and Procedure

In an effort to provide more clarity to Middle States Commission on Higher Education policies, procedures, and guidelines, all related Commission documents are undergoing review and revision to establish a clear and distinct statement of policy accompanied by a separate statement of procedures….

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 37 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on July 30, 2018, in support of Harvard College. The brief was filed by the American Council on Education (ACE) “in opposition to…

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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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Middle States Earns Five-Year Renewal of Federal Recognition

MSCHE received official notification in May 2018 from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) that renewed MSCHE’s federal recognition for five years. The notice comes following recommendations from both the USDE staff and National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).  “The…

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