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MSCHE 2020 Annual Conference: A Revised Call for Proposals

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis is impacting higher education institutions in unprecedented ways. Rapid adjustments are being made in real time throughout the nation and the world to deal with the effect of sudden campus closures, the shift to online learning, and continued operational…

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MSCHE Operational Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a global concern and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) understands that this continues to be a difficult time for your students, faculty, staff, and administration, for your institution, and for your communities. Please find below important…

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New MSCHE Commissioner Nominations

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 Offices Closed; Staff Working Remotely

As of 5 p.m. on March 16, 2020, MSCHE offices are closed until at least March 27 due to a statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses as directed by the City of Philadelphia and the Governor of Pennsylvania. All staff are working remotely and…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its March 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has made public the accreditation actions approved at its March 5, 2020, meeting in Philadelphia. Included in those are non-compliance actions for St. Francis College and  Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, both of which were placed…

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UPDATED March 24: MSCHE Cancels March/April/May Town Halls and Workshops

Due to the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made the decision to cancel upcoming Town Halls and Workshops in San Juan, PR, on March 17, 2020, and Pittsburgh, PA, on April 7, 2020 as well…

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MSCHE Releases COVID-19 Guidance and Actions to Institutions

In response to the growing concerns and impact on member institutions and their faculty, staff, and students related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Middle States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE) has made operational changes that align with recent guidelines issued by the United…

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MSCHE Staff Attend CHEA Annual Conference and USDE Meeting in D.C.

A contingent of staff and senior leadership from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education attended the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 2020 Annual Conference and CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 27 to 29, 2020….

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Dr. Christy Faison to Represent MSCHE on SUNY Empire’s Credential As You Go Initiative

Dr. Christy L. Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will join the advisory board for SUNY Empire State College’s Credential As You Go initiative. The initiative is the result of a $220,000 grant from…

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AGB-MSCHE Workshop Addresses Institutional Strategic Planning

Decision makers and influencers in higher education joined the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) for a workshop on long-term strategic partnerships and private system affiliations. This was the first of…

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