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MSCHE Endorses Domestic and International Membership Expansion

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) endorsed a plan at its June 25, 2020, meeting to expand membership domestically and internationally through a phased-in approach, which included the following: MSCHE will expand the acceptance of domestic applications beyond the current geographic…

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A Message from MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti

It is a privilege and honor to begin my journey as the ninth President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. I want to express my appreciation to the Commission for appointing me to this important position so that I may carry…

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NJAIR Digital Conference Includes MSCHE Staff on Use of Data

The New Jersey Association for Institutional Research (NJAIR) is holding its 2020 NJAIR Conference through the month of July with a series of video releases, one of which included a trio of staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Vice President…

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Briefs Challenging Now-Rescinded ICE Rule and Title IX Timing

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) continues to endorse efforts to protect students and support its institutions through signing various amicus briefs or letters of support. While the proposed rule was ultimately rescinded by the Trump administration on July 14, 2020,…

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MSCHE Summer 2020 Staff Retirements

Middle States Commission on Higher Education President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski was not the only staff member to announce their retirement in the summer of 2020. Senior Vice President for Operations Dr. Andrea A. Lex stepped away on May 30, 2020 and Vice…

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Following First Virtual Meeting, MSCHE Announces Actions from Its June 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 25, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting was conducted in an all virtual format for the first time. The meeting also marked the final one for…

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End of an Era: Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski Officially Retires as MSCHE President

Over the course of her two decades with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski has been witness to much change not only within the Commission but across the higher education environment. Dr. Sibolski, who took part in her…

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New Policies Approved by the Commission

A number of policies were approved by the Commission at its meeting on June 25, 2020. These new policies and accompanying procedures will become effective July 1, 2020. The documents can currently be found in the Policies Under Review section until they become…

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Policies Withdrawn by the Commission

Two policies were withdrawn by the Commission as of June 30, 2020. The documents can currently be found in the Policies Under Review section until the date of withdrawal, at which point they will be removed from the website. The Commission maintains an…

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AALHE Conference Includes MSCHE’s Stephen J. Pugliese on Accreditor Panel

It may have been the Tenth Annual Assessment Conference hosted by the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) but it was the first held in an entirely virtual environment. Joining the proceedings on June 16, 2020, from afar on…

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