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MSCHE Submits Comments to DHS in Support of DACA

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted a written letter from MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti in response to the United States Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) proposed rule on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On July 16, 2021, the…

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MSCHE Submits Comments to USDE on 90/10 Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted a written letter from MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti in response to the request by the United States Department of Education for public comments regarding the 90/10 rule. As announced in the Federal Register:…

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Virtual SSI Begins Self-Study Process for 69 Institutions 

Building on the first virtual Self-Study Institute (SSI) in 2020, the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) launched its 2021 SSI with 68 currently accredited institutions and one candidate institution over the course of five weeks from October 5 and ends on…

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Recent MSCHE Staff Additions

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to welcome Ms. Marilyn Del Valle and welcome back Ms. Alicia Vassallo to the Commission staff. Ms. Marilyn Del Valle joined MSCHE in November 2021 as an Accreditation Services Coordinator. In this role,…

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MSCHE Announces Non-Compliance Warning to ASA College

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has taken action to issue a non-compliance warning to ASA College. The warning follows submission of a supplemental information report as required by the Commission on October 13, 2021. The Commission action of non-compliance on…

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Breaking the Myth that MSCHE Standards and Incremental Credentialing are Incompatible

Since February 2020, Dr. Christy L. Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, has been a member of the advisory board for SUNY Empire State College’s Credential As You Go initiative. The Credential As You Go initiative looks to…

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Virtual USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Process Update and Opportunities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members, we would like to draw your attention to the virtual negotiated rulemaking process currently underway by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). MSCHE President…

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MSCHE’s Dr. Sean McKitrick Adds Perspective at the Correctional Education Association Region 1 Conference

The 59th Annual Correctional Education Association Region 1 Conference in Cape May, NJ, from September 29 to October 1, 2021, included Middle States Commission on Higher Education Vice President for Institutional Field Relations Dr. Sean McKitrick. Dr. McKitrick was a panelist for the…

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Technical Amendment to Travel Procedures and Teach-out Plans Documents Announced

The Commission made technical amendments to the Travel Procedures effective October 1, 2021, and to several documents related to Teach-Out Plans. The Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Procedures were effective September 1, 2021, and the Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Form and Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Review Report were updated effective October 1, 2021.   Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti Named as Primary Negotiator on USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education announced that Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will serve as a primary negotiator representing accrediting agencies on the Affordability and Student Loans Committee for the negotiated rulemaking on…

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