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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. TheĀ 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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MSCHE May 2020 Membership Updates Related to Recent and Upcoming Commission Activities

On behalf of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), we hope that this memorandum finds you, your colleagues, students, and your loved ones safe and in good health as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We recognize and…

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MSCHE Endorses Statement of Principles on Acceptance of Credit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on April 30, 2020, formally endorsed two statements: a Statement of Principles on Acceptance of Credit issued on behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council…

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MSCHE Signs HLA Letter Urging Congress to Address Broadband Access Limitations

The Middle State Commission on Higher Education was among the 52 organizations urging Congress to better support students who are unexpectedly attending classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic in a letter spearheaded by Higher Learning Advocates. Read more https://higherlearningadvocates.org/news/partner-organizations-urge-congress-increase-broadband-access/

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C-RAC Members Urge Continued Flexibility to Support Postsecondary Distance Learning

Recognizing the uncertainty surrounding postsecondary institutions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC), of which the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a part, submitted a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos…

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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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