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Manor College’s Dr. Jonathan Peri Joins MSCHE as a Commissioner

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) welcomed new Commissioner Dr. Jonathan Peri, President of Manor College (PA), as of July 1, 2019. Dr. Peri was appointed by the Commission to complete the term of retiring Commissioner Dr. Gary L. Wirt. President…

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MSCHE Announces Accreditation Actions from June 2019 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 27, 2019, meeting. All 11 institutions of the University of Puerto Rico system have been removed from show cause and have had their accreditation reaffirmed following…

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MSCHE Policy Update

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education recently completed a technical amendment of the Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. The documents are currently available on the┬áPolicies Under Review page. The amended policy and procedures are effective as of July 1, 2019, and will…

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Workshop Confirms: Data is Not a Four-Letter Word

While data is technically a four-letter word, the meaning behind those four letters runs much deeper. Middle States Commission on Higher Education staff members Dr. W. Allen Richman, Senior Director for Research, and Mr. Douglas MacDonald, Senior Analytics Specialist, led two sessions on…

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Former MSCHE Commission Chair Dr. William B. DeLauder Passes Away

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education extends its condolences to Delaware State University and to the family of Dr. William B. DeLauder, who passed away on May 21. Dr. DeLauder was the eighth president of Delaware State and during his tenure chaired…

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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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