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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 President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee The U.S. Department of Education announced Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, chair of C-RAC and president of the Higher Learning Commission, will serve on the Accreditation and Innovation Committee for the upcoming negotiated…

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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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Actions Taken by the Commission at the March 2018 Meeting and the April 2018 Substantive Change Meeting

The Commission’s most recent meeting was held on March 15 in Philadelphia. The Commission took 61 actions, including reaffirmation of accreditation and granting candidacy status. For complete details on the March meeting, click on https://go.msche.org/Actions-2018-03-15. Actions taken at the June Commission meeting will be…

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