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Commission Undertakes Project to Clarify Policy and Procedure

In an effort to provide more clarity to Middle States Commission on Higher Education policies, procedures, and guidelines, all related Commission documents are undergoing review and revision to establish a clear and distinct statement of policy accompanied by a separate statement of procedures….

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New Policy Webpage Provides Improved Access to Documents

Policies, procedures and related documents are now more accessible with the launch of the Commission’s new website. Under the section, Browse Policies and Procedures visitors gain quick access to preview all current policies, procedures, and guidelines. These are documents that have been approved…

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Commission Publishes Technical Amendments Following Approval of the Eight-Year Accreditation Cycle

The Commission’s Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy and Accreditation Actions Policy have undergone technical amendments and became effective on September 1, 2018. Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy has undergone review and has been updated to reflect the Commission’s eight-year cycle and…

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The Commission Publishes a New Policy and Procedures on Peer Evaluators

The newly established Peer Evaluators Policy and Peer Evaluators Procedures became effective September 1, 2018, and are now available here. These documents define the requirements and responsibilities of the Commission to utilize competent, knowledgeable, and qualified peer evaluators who adhere to a code…

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The Commission Withdraws Five Documents

The Commission has withdrawn five documents as of September 1, 2018: Calculation of Next Accreditation Action: Under the Commission’s recently adopted eight-year accreditation cycle, institutions are now assigned to one of eight cohorts which cannot be changed. Institutional Peer Evaluator from the Commission…

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Inaugural Annual Institutional Update Open Until Sept. 28

As part of the new eight-year accreditation cycle, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education has launched its inaugural Annual Institutional Update (AIU). The AIU, which closes on Sept. 28, 2018, is to be completed by all member institutions each year, including Self-Study…

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 37 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on July 30, 2018, in support of Harvard College. The brief was filed by the American Council on Education (ACE) “in opposition to…

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MSCHE Statement on Pittsburgh and Philadelphia Art Institutes Show Cause

MSCHE Statement on the Show Cause Actions for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and The Art Institute of Philadelphia Issued July 19, 2018 At its meeting on July 18, 2018, the Executive Committee of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) acted…

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Middle States Earns Five-Year Renewal of Federal Recognition

MSCHE received official notification in May 2018 from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) that renewed MSCHE’s federal recognition for five years. The notice comes following recommendations from both the USDE staff and National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).  “The…

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Actions Taken by the Commission at the March 2018 Meeting and the April 2018 Substantive Change Meeting

The Commission’s most recent meeting was held on March 15 in Philadelphia. The Commission took 61 actions, including reaffirmation of accreditation and granting candidacy status. For complete details on the March meeting, click on https://go.msche.org/Actions-2018-03-15. Actions taken at the June Commission meeting will be…

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