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New Site Features Rolled Out for MSCHE.org

With the aim to improve the visitor experience, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has rolled out website updates. Among the largest enhancements, are changes to the institution directory. Now listed for each institution are the accreditation liaison officers (ALO) and the…

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MSCHE Ends Accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Looks to Finalize The Art Institute of Philadelphia Status

On April 18, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education formally acted to end the accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, effective March 13, 2019. The action was spelled out in a letter from MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski to…

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MSCHE Urges N.Y. State to Reconsider Aspects of Proposed Education Law Restrictions

In response to a proposed education law in New York that would restrict senior staff and board members from for-profit institutions to serve on the board of any regional or national accrediting agency, Middle States Commission on Higher Education President Dr. Elizabeth H….

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Harrisburg Town Hall Concludes 2018-19 Series

Staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education hosted the final Town Hall of the season in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 26, 2019. As in previous Town Halls, the staff hosted a breakfast for presidents and provosts that was followed by a…

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Milestone Achieved with first MPPR Cohort

When the initial cohort of 15 institutions who participated in the Mid-Point Peer Review (MPPR) came before the March 2019 meeting of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the final element of the renewed accreditation cycle was now in place. The MPPR…

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MSCHE Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has announced changes to its senior leadership team. Dr. Christy L. Faison was named Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations in January 2019 to replace Dr. Robert A. Schneider who became Special Assistant to the President….

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MSCHE Continues Show Cause Status for 11 UPR Institutions

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education continued the show cause status for all 11 institutions of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) following their appearances before the Commission on March 13 and 14, 2019. For the eight institutions who have been in…

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ACE Fellows Visit MSCHE

With the 101st ​Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education​ (ACE) taking place in Philadelphia from March 9-12, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education hosted nine ACE fellows for a lunch and learn. A visit to the Commission offices was an opportunity…

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MSCHE Statement on the Sudden Closure of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

The United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, appointed a federal equity receiver, custodian, and liquidator for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on Jan. 18, 2019. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has been working with the institution,…

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San Juan Town Hall: What a Difference a Year Makes

Institutional representatives from across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean gathered in San Juan for a Town Hall presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on Feb. 28, 2019. The Commission regularly hosts Town Halls throughout its region in order to make…

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