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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Policies to be Withdrawn by the Commission

Two policies will be withdrawn by the Commission as of June 30, 2020.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…

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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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Former MSCHE Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly Passes Away

The MSCHE community is saddened to learn about the June 5, 2020, passing of former Commissioner Mr. Joseph Connolly. Mr. Connolly, 69, was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Sorbonne and had served as a Public Member of the Commission between Jan. 1,…

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New MSCHE Commissioner Nominations – Extended to June 30

The Committee on Membership of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites nominations for new Commissioners for the term Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2023. Individuals may nominate themselves, anyone from their own campus, someone from another institution, or a public…

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MSCHE Policy Call for Comments (Ends June 1, 2020)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites member and public comments on the following: Substantive Change Policy Accreditation Actions Policy An email was distributed to the key contacts of member institutions on May 19, 2020 containing links to the policies. The accompanying…

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MSCHE Supports Legislation for Broadband Access

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education was among 60 organizations to support legislation introduced on May 13, 2020, calling for funding to help provide broadband access to higher education students in need. The Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act was…

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MSCHE Provides Feedback to USDE for Distance Education and Innovation Rulemaking

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) had the opportunity to provide comments for proposed rulemaking related to Distance Education and Innovation. Writing on behalf of the Commission, President Elizabeth H. Sibolski and President-Elect Heather F. Perfetti remarked that MSCHE is supportive…

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