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WEBINAR: Federal Regulations and Changes to MSCHE Policies and Procedures
June 11, 2020 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
About the Webinar:
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) invites you to join us on Thursday, June 11 as MSCHE staff discuss the upcoming changes to federal regulations effective July 1, 2020, and the impact on MSCHE policies and procedures. President-Elect Dr. Heather Perfetti, Vice President and Senior Policy Analyst and Advisor Dr. Amy Moseder, Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs Ms. Mary Beth Kait, and Director for Substantive Change Ms. Carmella Smith will relay how the Commission expects to align MSCHE policies, procedures, and guidelines with federal regulation, and provide updates on other policy changes resulting from the Commission’s regular policy review and development process.
- Overview of federal regulations effective July 1, 2020, and the expected impact on MSCHE
- Alignment of MSCHE policies, procedures, and guidelines with federal regulations, including Substantive Change, Accreditation Actions, and Teach-Out Plans and Agreements
- Updates on MSCHE ongoing policy changes and development process
Part 1: 10:00 am to Noon
Virtual Break: Noon to 1 pm
Part 2: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Register through June 8 | Cost: $175
Cancellations requested by June 5, 5 pm EDT, are refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be given after this time.
Note: This event was originally scheduled as two half-day, in-person workshops and has now been converted into one longer session as a webinar. If you previously registered and are interested in attending or are unable to attend, please email email@example.com to adjust your registration.
|Ms. Mary Beth Kait, Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Ms. Mary Beth Kait is the Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs. In this role, she oversees reporting to the U.S. Department of Education and ensuring compliance with regulations; reporting to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); and managing complaints and third party comments. Ms. Kait previously worked as a Consultant to the Pennsylvania Economy League conducting economic impact and other policy-related studies for government and public organizations.
|Dr. Amy Moseder, Vice President and Senior Policy Analyst and Advisor, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Dr. Amy Shew Moseder joined the staff of Middle States Commission on Higher Education in December 2011. As Senior Policy Analyst and Advisor, Dr. Moseder researches policy matters and provides the Commission with information and analyses necessary to shape accreditation policy development. She also assists in the development of recertification petitions for the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
|Dr. Heather Perfetti, President-Elect, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Heather F. Perfetti, Ed.D., J.D., was named President-Elect of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, effective June 26, 2019, and will assume the Presidency on July 1, 2020. In her time with MSCHE, Dr. Perfetti has provided organizational-wide leadership and has been instrumental in developing and supporting strategic priorities, working across units to respond to complex legal and regulatory matters, overseeing the development of policies and procedures, and managing organizational changes impacting the Commission and accreditation within the region. She joined the Commission as a Vice President liaison to institutions in January 2015, was promoted to serve as Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff in July 2017, and elevated to Senior Vice President in July 2018. Prior to joining the Commission staff, Dr. Perfetti’s previous positions included Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Orange (NY) and Allegany College of Maryland; Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor, and Program Coordinator at Darton College (GA); and Assistant Professor at Murray State University (KY).
|Ms. Carmella Smith, Director for Substantive Change, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Ms. Carmella Smith was promoted to Director for Substantive Change at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in July 2018. She had previously served as Assistant Director for Substantive Change and Assistant Director for Accreditation Services. A member of the Commission staff since 1992, she has served in various roles throughout her tenure. In her current role, Ms. Morrison is responsible for overseeing the Substantive Change procedures.