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MSCHE COVID-19 Institutional Response Survey (Summer/Fall 2020)

Introduction Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) member institutions and their students, faculty, and staff have quickly and innovatively shown tremendous resilience and resolve during the challenging times created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Commission was interested in garnering responses from…

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MSCHE Announces Actions From Its November 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its November 19, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting, the first held under the presidency of Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, was conducted in an all virtual format due to the…

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MSCHE Responds to Proposed ICE Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education submitted comments on October 22, 2020, in response to the United States Department of Homeland Security proposed rule Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange…

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ACE Asks White House to Rescind Executive Order, MSCHE Joins Effort

On October 8, 2020, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than 50 higher education associations in a letter to the White House asking that President Donald J. Trump withdraw the executive order Combating…

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Technical Amendment Posted for Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring

These newly revised policies and accompanying procedures were effective October 1, 2020. The revised documents can currently be found in the Browse Policies and Procedures section of the MSCHE website. The Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Procedures underwent a technical amendment to…

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MSCHE to Launch Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Project as a Call to Action

An institution of higher education is a community dedicated to students, to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge, to the study and clarification of values, and to the advancement of the society it serves. As an institutional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher…

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EdUp Experience Podcast Features Dr. Perfetti

In the latest episode of The EdUp Experience published on September 20, 2020, Dr. Heather Perfetti, President of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, talks about how the accreditor works with institutions to help make them better.  Institutions are facing a more…

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Virtual Town Hall Draws Over 1,000 Participants to Hear MSCHE Updates

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) hosted a Virtual Town Hall, sponsored by Xitracs, a Division of Concord USA, on Monday, September 21, 2020. Over, 1,200 individuals from the across the membership and the public registered for the webinar with the vast…

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Revised Policies Cover Teach-Out Plans and Record Retention

These newly revised policies and accompanying procedures were effective September 1, 2020. The documents can currently be found in the Browse Policies and Procedures section of the MSCHE website. Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures: The policy and procedures underwent a technical amendment…

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FAQs For COVID-Related Distance Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has published a Frequently Asked Questions for COVID-Related Distance Education (DE-FAQs) page to support those institutions that have been granted a temporary waiver of the Commission’s Substantive Change Policy and Procedures to offer programs through distance…

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