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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its March 2022 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its March 10, 2022, virtual meeting. “In the course of my involvement with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, it is fair to say that the…

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MSCHE Supports ACE’s Academic Freedom Statement

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education was among 93 academic associations that signed on to a statement by the American Council on Education (ACE) promoting ” Free and Open Academic Inquiry and Debate.” The statement read in part that “Efforts to suppress…

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Dr. Tracey Schneider Joins Commission Staff as Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Dr. Tracey L. Schneider joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in February 2022 as Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel. Dr. Schneider has more than 15 years of legal experience with a primary focus on education law…

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MSCHE Policy Call for Comments

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education invites member and public comments on the following: Credit Hour Policy and Procedures Transfer of Credit, Prior Learning, and Articulation Agreements Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines An email was distributed to the key contacts of member institutions…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Begins Negotiated Rulemaking for Institutional and Programmatic Eligibility Committee

The United States Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education established a new negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed regulations for the Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Negotiators on the…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks Third Party Comments on Accreditor Recognition

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we would like to draw your attention to the following announcement. The Accreditation Group of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of…

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Three Commissioners Completed MSCHE Terms at the End of 2021

With the close of another year, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education bid farewell to Commissioners Dr. Mary Kennard, Ms. Denise Mulkern, and Dr. Carl Person, who completed their terms with the Commission on December 31, 2021. “All three of these folks…

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Recent MSCHE Staff Updates

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces recent staff changes and additions across the Accreditation Relations and Finance Units. With the retirement of Dr. Christy Faison, Dr. Ellie A. Fogarty was promoted to Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations in January…

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2022 MSCHE Standing/Advisory Committees Named

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces the Chairs and Vice-Chairs for its standing and advisory committees. The Commission had previously announced its Executive Committee and Officers for 2022. Standing Committees The Finance Committee advises the Treasurer with respect to financial,…

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Dr. Christy Faison Retires from MSCHE

Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations Dr. Christy L. Faison has retired from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) closing a chapter on her almost 43-year distinguished career dedicated to education at all levels. “We are a better team, and I…

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