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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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Training Position Update

Interviews are currently underway for the MSCHE Director for Volunteer Training and Development. The successful candidate will fill the vital role of managing the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Commission’s volunteer training and development plan in support of the MSCHE Strategic…

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New Staff at MSCHE

MSCHE welcomed Mr. Brian C. Kirschner to the role of Director for Communications and Public Relations in April 2018. Mr. Kirschner replaces Mr. Richard J. Pokrass who retired in February 2018 after nine years with Middle States. Mr. Kirschner will work closely with senior leadership…

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Missed the Spring Town Hall?

The MSCHE website contains valuable information that was presented at the spring Town Hall including the slide decks on preparing for the Annual Institutional Update and the Mid-Point Peer Review. If you are asking what happened to the Periodic Review Report (PRR), then…

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Save The Date – 2018 Annual Conference

It’s not too early to mark your calendars for the Annual Conference scheduled for November 28-30, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Additional information regarding this conference (including a complete preliminary program along with registration and hotel information) will be available…

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Recent MSCHE Presentations

Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations Dr. Robert A. Schneider and Assistant Director for Substantive Change Ms. Carmella Morrison joined Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, J.D., on April 17 for a presentation to SUNY about…

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Update on Annual Institutional Update

The Annual Institutional Update (AIU) will have an updated Dictionary and FAQ available on msche.org in mid-June. Since the release of the dictionaries in February, we have been receiving great questions and feedback. Based on these responses, we are adjusting some language in the dictionaries…

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Attention Peer Evaluators: New Volunteer Portal Coming in August

MSCHE will be launching a new Peer Evaluator/Volunteer portal on August 6, 2018. Because we value your participation and don’t want to lose your information, we will need you to update your information in the new system.   If you are still interested in…

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