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Commissioners Complete Service for Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Dr. Gary L. Wirt stepped down as Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) in addition to seven members completing their terms and leaving the Commission as of Dec. 31, 2018. Dr. Wirt, President of Goldey-Beacom College, was Chair of the…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Puts 11 Institutions of the University of Puerto Rico on Show Cause

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has announced that all 11 institutions of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have been placed on show cause and are required to submit a report by Jan. 25, 2019, as to why accreditation should not…

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MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee The U.S. Department of Education announced Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, chair of C-RAC and president of the Higher Learning Commission, will serve on the Accreditation and Innovation Committee for the upcoming negotiated…

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New Travel, Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policies and Procedures Approved

As part of the Commission’s project to revise all current policies to clearly separate policy from procedure, new versions have been approved for Travel Policy and Procedures and Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy and Procedures. The below policies and procedures will become effective Jan. 1,…

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2018 MSCHE Annual Conference a Success

With more than 1,200 attendees descending on Washington, DC, the 2018 Annual Conference presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education wrapped up three days of sessions at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel from Nov. 28-30, 2018. Following morning and afternoon…

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Thanksgiving Food Drive Benefits Those in Need

Staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education took part in a Thanksgiving food drive to benefit a local organization feeding those in need this year. Food was collected during the months of October and November 2018. Collected items included canned soup,…

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MSCHE Removed from ACICS Recommendation Report

The U.S. Department of Education officially announced Nov. 21, 2018, that it had restored recognition for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The restoration followed a September 2018 report that had recommended ACICS be given an opportunity to come into…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces the Results of Three Show Cause Appearances

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has announced the actions pertaining to the show cause appearances held on Nov. 15, 2018, in Philadelphia for The Art Institute of Philadelphia, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. When an accredited…

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MSCHE Membership to Vote on New Policy for Teach-Out Plans and Agreements

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is requesting member approval of a new policy, Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Policy. A ballot was distributed to member institutions on November 19 and will remain open until December 10, 2018. Voting is restricted to the…

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Self-Study Institute Provides Foundation for Self-Study Process

Whether an institution is seeking its first accreditation through the candidacy process or taking the steps to reaffirm its accreditation as part of the Accreditation Review Cycle, the self-study is the mandatory process to fulfill those goals. In order to assist institutions, the…

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