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MSCHE Membership Update – May 2021

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is pleased to provide a recorded broadcast for its membership and the public highlighting recent Commission activities and planning. In her remarks, MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will update membership on the recently administered…

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MSCHE Endorses Recommendations in ACE Transfer Report

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has endorsed the recommendations put forth in the Reimagining Transfer for Student Success: The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit report published by the American Council on Education (ACE). An ACE Task…

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MSCHE Joins Higher Learning Advocates & Partners to Ask ED to Issue Guidance Related to Student Mental Health

The Higher Learning Advocates and 13 partner organizations, including Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), submitted a letter to Secretary Cardona, asking the Department of Education to issue guidance to institutions to clarify that mental health supports and services fall under the…

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Listen Now: MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast with Trinity Washington University President Pat McGuire

The third episode of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) Pillars of Change podcast series is now available. For more than 30 years, Trinity Washington University President Pat McGuire has been a national voice in addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, while empowering her…

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Dr. Heather Perfetti Ranked on City & State New York’s 100 Power List

City & State New York has included Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti on its list of the 100 most powerful people in New York’s higher education community. Dr. Perfetti was featured as No. 31 on the publication’s…

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Revised Accreditation Activities Guidelines

The Commission made technical amendments to the Accreditation Activities Guidelines effective March 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search filter. The policy unit made technical amendments…

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Newly Published “A Framework for Action” Guides System and Accreditor Interactions

Recognizing the need for accreditors to serve as partners with public higher education systems, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was pleased to join a Lumina Foundation funded initiative to develop guidelines for engagement and effective partnership. The resulting “A Framework…

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Letter to Congress Urges Doubling Pell Grant

Joining more than 300 organizations and nearly 900 individual colleges and universities, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) added its name to a letter urging Congress to bring an affordable, high-quality college education within reach for all students by doubling the…

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MSCHE Announces All Actions from Its March 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public all of the accreditation actions approved at its March 4, 2021, meeting. As previously announced on March, 9, 2021, the Commission acted to continue the non-compliance probation status for Concordia College. To…

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MSCHE Announces Non-Compliance Action Update from Its March 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the below accreditation action approved at its March 4, 2021, meeting. In the course of the meeting, the Commission acted to continue the non-compliance probation status for Concordia College. The Commission had…

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