MSCHE Spring 2020 Workshop Series

Please read an important announcement regrading the cancellation of March/April/May Town Halls and Workshops. 

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is pleased to present its Spring 2020 Workshop Series. The six workshops focus on important topics that provide an opportunity for MSCHE to share information intended to influence institutional planning, assessment, and improvement as well as support accreditation activities. In this series, MSCHE is proud to collaborate with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE). The workshops bring to our members expertise from these organizational partners and the MSCHE staff and representatives from our member institutions.  The registration for the Spring 2020 Workshop Series is open to the public.  We invite you to explore each of the six workshops and register today.

Questions about the workshop series? Email training@msche.org.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Finding Prosperity: Long-Term Strategic Partnerships and Private System Affiliations

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Assessment Conversation

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
CANCELLED: From Assessment to Planning (and Back) – Demonstrating and Documenting the Use of Assessment Results

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
CANCELLED: From Assessment to Planning (and Back) – Demonstrating and Documenting the Use of Assessment Results

Monday, May 4, 2020

CANCELLED: Kick Start Your Self-Study: Incorporating Institutional Priorities and Opening the Conversation about Self-Study

Thursday, June 11, 2020 (two identical half-day workshops)

UNDER REVIEW: Federal Regulations and Changes to MSCHE Policies and Procedures


Upcoming Events

UNDER REVIEW: Federal Regulations and Changes to MSCHE Policies and Procedures

Thursday, June 11, 2020
9 a.m. to Noon OR 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.*

MSCHE is evaluating this event.

On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) published new regulations following a formal negotiated rulemaking process that focused on accreditation and innovation in higher education. Join MSCHE staff for a discussion on the federal regulations that take effect July 1, 2020. Staff will address the impact on MSCHE policies and procedures and how these may affect accreditation processes and expectations of member institutions. These rules are the first to be published by the USDE in more than a decade and allow greater flexibility in accreditors’ oversight of member institutions in order to facilitate agility and responsiveness for innovation.

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Past Events

Finding Prosperity: Long-Term Strategic Partnerships and Private System Affiliations

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges presented a free one-day workshop.

There are no one-size-fits-all strategies for colleges and universities. Each institution has their own unique strengths and challenges.   Developing your situational assessment, understanding the industry trends and their potential impacts, as well as the critical actions and decision points for your institution, can help develop a universe of options and ultimately assist your institution in identifying an appropriate long-term strategy for sustainability and prosperity. Collaborating with your regional accreditor can help support institutional efforts toward strategic partnerships and affiliations.

Topics covered by the expert panel included:

Macro trends shaping higher education and the trend toward Private System Affiliations.
> Trends in the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) region.
> MSCHE’s outlook to support strategic efforts for long term prosperity.
> Accreditation Expectations: Standards, Requirements, Policies, and Procedures.
> Understanding Institutional Prosperity Gaps – a 20 mile or 2,000-mile journey?
> Examples of successful ventures, partnerships and affiliations.
> How to become Affiliation ready – finding a Partner and Creating the Strategy.

Learn more about this past event.

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