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Hollowell and Mathios End Service to MSCHE as Commissioners

After six plus years on the Commission, Mr. David Hollowell and Dr. Alan Mathios officially ended their terms with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on Dec. 31, 2020. “Both Dave and Alan have been stewards of our organization and have…

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MSCHE Welcomes St. Bonaventure University’s Dr. Michael Fischer to the Commission in 2021

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) elected Dr. Michael J. Fischer, Professor of Accounting at St. Bonaventure University, as a first-term Commissioner and will serve from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023. Dr. Fischer has been a faculty member at…

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Revisions Made to Public Disclosure and Communication in the Accreditation Process Procedures

The Commission made technical amendments to the Communications in the Accreditation Process Procedures and the Public Disclosures Procedures to align with the July 1, 2020 federal regulations. These newly revised procedures are effective January 1, 2021. The revised documents can currently be found…

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Employment Opportunity: Vice President for Institutional Field Relations

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Field Relations. The next Vice President will be a leader who is dedicated to advancing the quality of higher education. Learn more.

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MSCHE Joins Call to Clarify Status for International Students

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined a letter coordinated by the American Council on Education (ACE) asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide guidance for international students and exchange visitors on what to expect for the spring 2021 semester. In…

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As a Signer, MSCHE Supports Call for Federal Relief Funding for Students and Institutions

In a letter to Congressional leadership, the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than 100 higher education associations, including the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, has lobbied for at least $120 billion in ”needed support to students and campuses across the…

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MSCHE COVID-19 Institutional Response Survey (Summer/Fall 2020)

Introduction Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) member institutions and their students, faculty, and staff have quickly and innovatively shown tremendous resilience and resolve during the challenging times created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Commission was interested in garnering responses from…

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MSCHE Announces Actions From Its November 2020 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its November 19, 2020, meeting. The Commission meeting, the first held under the presidency of Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, was conducted in an all virtual format due to the…

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MSCHE Responds to Proposed ICE Rule

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education submitted comments on October 22, 2020, in response to the United States Department of Homeland Security proposed rule Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange…

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ACE Asks White House to Rescind Executive Order, MSCHE Joins Effort

On October 8, 2020, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and more than 50 higher education associations in a letter to the White House asking that President Donald J. Trump withdraw the executive order Combating…

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