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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The Commission has withdrawn five documents as of September 1, 2018: Calculation of Next Accreditation Action: Under the Commission’s recently adopted eight-year accreditation cycle,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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Training Position Update

Interviews are currently underway for the MSCHE Director for Volunteer Training and Development. The successful candidate will fill the vital role of managing the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Commission’s volunteer training and development plan in support of the MSCHE Strategic…

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New Staff at MSCHE

MSCHE welcomed Mr. Brian C. Kirschner to the role of Director for Communications and Public Relations in April 2018. Mr. Kirschner replaces Mr. Richard J. Pokrass who retired in February 2018 after nine years with Middle States. Mr. Kirschner will work closely with senior leadership…

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Missed the Spring Town Hall?

The MSCHE website contains valuable information that was presented at the spring Town Hall including the slide decks on preparing for the Annual Institutional Update and the Mid-Point Peer Review. If you are asking what happened to the Periodic Review Report (PRR), then…

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Save The Date – 2018 Annual Conference

It’s not too early to mark your calendars for the Annual Conference scheduled for November 28-30, 2018, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Additional information regarding this conference (including a complete preliminary program along with registration and hotel information) will be available…

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