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2018 MSCHE Annual Conference a Success

With more than 1,200 attendees descending on Washington, DC, the 2018 Annual Conference presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education wrapped up three days of sessions at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from Nov. 27-30, 2018. Following morning and afternoon…

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Benefits Those in Need

Staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education took part in a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit a local organization feeding those in need this year. Food was collected during the months of October and November 2018. Collected items included canned soup,…

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MSCHE Removed from ACICS Recommendation Report

The U.S. Department of Education officially announced Nov. 21, 2018, that it had restored recognition for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The restoration followed a September 2018 report that had recommended ACICS be given an opportunity to come into…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces the Results of Three Show Cause Appearances

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has announced the actions pertaining to the show cause appearances held on Nov. 15, 2018, in Philadelphia for The Art Institute of Philadelphia, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. When an accredited…

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MSCHE Membership to Vote on New Policy for Teach-Out Plans and Agreements

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is requesting member approval of a new policy, Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy. A ballot was distributed to member institutions on November 19 and will remain open until December 10, 2018. Voting is restricted to the…

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Self-Study Institute Provides Foundation for Self-Study Process

Whether an institution is seeking its first accreditation through the candidacy process or taking the steps to reaffirm its accreditation as part of the Accreditation Review Cycle, the self-study is the mandatory process to fulfill those goals. In order to assist institutions, the…

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Inaugural Annual Institutional Update a Success

After closing on Oct. 12, the inaugural Annual Institutional Update (AIU) was hailed as a success with 100 percent of member institutions submitting their data on time. “The AIU was a new process and the Commission would like to extend its thanks to…

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Role of Boards in Accreditation is Focus of NYCCT Presentation

  With a focus on the role of boards of trustees in the accreditation cycle, representatives from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) presented two sessions at the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) 64th Annual Conference Trustees Shaping the Future…

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Dr. Christy L. Faison Named Managing Vice President

Dr. Christy L. Faison has been promoted to the newly created position of Managing Vice President. A Vice President with the Commission for six years, Dr. Faison is now responsible for the overall management of the Vice Presidents’ unit. As Managing Vice President, Dr. Faison…

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MSCHE Welcomes Gabriela Davie as Director for Volunteer Training and Development

Ms. Gabriela Davie joined the Commission in September 2018 as Director for Volunteer Training and Development. In this role, she is responsible for managing the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Commission’s volunteer training and development plan in support of the MSCHE Strategic…

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