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MSCHE Signs Diversity in Admissions Amicus Brief

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among 40 higher education organizations signing an amicus brief in the matter of Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, Univ. No. Carolina, Students for Fair Admissions’ (SFFA’s) submitted on August 1, 2022, by the…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Institutional Eligibility, Student Assistance General Provisions, and Federal Pell Grant Program Proposed Rulemaking

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the United States Department of Education (USDE) Institutional Eligibility, Student…

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MSCHE Extends Commissioner Terms

As part of its ongoing effort to assess the changing demands of accreditation and evaluate its functioning, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) revised its Bylaws, approved at the June 2022 Commission meeting, to extend commissioner terms from 3 years to…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Proposed Title IX Rulemaking and Regulations to Expand and Improve Targeted Relief

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the proposed United States Department of Education (USDE) Title IX…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from its June 2022 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 22-23, 2022, virtual meeting. “The Middle States Commission on Higher Education remains focused on equitably applying its standards and requirements of affiliation to all of…

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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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