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Dr. Heather Perfetti Ranked on City & State New York’s 100 Power List

City & State New York has included Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti on its list of the 100 most powerful people in New York’s higher education community. Dr. Perfetti was featured as No. 31 on the publication’s…

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Revised Accreditation Activities Guidelines

The Commission made technical amendments to the Accreditation Activities Guidelines effective March 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search filter. The policy unit made technical amendments…

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Newly Published “A Framework for Action” Guides System and Accreditor Interactions

Recognizing the need for accreditors to serve as partners with public higher education systems, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was pleased to join a Lumina Foundation funded initiative to develop guidelines for engagement and effective partnership. The resulting “A Framework…

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Letter to Congress Urges Doubling Pell Grant

Joining more than 300 organizations and nearly 900 individual colleges and universities, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) added its name to a letter urging Congress to bring an affordable, high-quality college education within reach for all students by doubling the…

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MSCHE Announces All Actions from Its March 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public all of the accreditation actions approved at its March 4, 2021, meeting. As previously announced on March, 9, 2021, the Commission acted to continue the non-compliance probation status for Concordia College. To…

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MSCHE Announces Non-Compliance Action Update from Its March 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the below accreditation action approved at its March 4, 2021, meeting. In the course of the meeting, the Commission acted to continue the non-compliance probation status for Concordia College. The Commission had…

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Advocacy Needs Percolate through Inaugural Virtual Coffee with the Commission Event

With coffee and Danish in hand, a group of 16 presidents representing institutions from New Jersey and Delaware met with MSCHE staff for the first Virtual Coffee with the Commission on February 23, 2021. The new initiative launched by the Commission presented an…

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MSCHE Joins Push for Coordinated Federal Student Aid

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) joined Higher Learning Advocates (HLA) and 30 partners in a letter submitted to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), requesting that OMB improve coordination across federal agencies to ensure that students receive the federal…

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MSCHE Congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on USDE Confirmation

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) congratulates Dr. Miguel Cardona on his confirmation as Secretary of Education for the United States Department of Education. As a member of the regulatory triad, the Commission looks forward to working with Secretary Cardona through…

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Call For Commissioner Nominations – Public Representatives Needed

Deadline for Nominations: March 31, 2021 Nomination Form: go.msche.org/commissioner-nomination The Committee on Membership of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) must fill public representative vacancies for the term January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024, and issues this call for self-nominations or…

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