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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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Inaugural Annual Institutional Update a Success

After closing on Oct. 12, the inaugural Annual Institutional Update (AIU) was hailed as a success with 100 percent of member institutions submitting their data on time. “The AIU was a new process and the Commission would like to extend its thanks to…

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Role of Boards in Accreditation is Focus of NYCCT Presentation

  With a focus on the role of boards of trustees in the accreditation cycle, representatives from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) presented two sessions at the New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) 64th Annual Conference Trustees Shaping the Future…

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Dr. Christy L. Faison Named Managing Vice President

Dr. Christy L. Faison has been promoted to the newly created position of Managing Vice President. A Vice President with the Commission for six years, Dr. Faison is now responsible for the overall management of the Vice Presidents’ unit. As Managing Vice President, Dr. Faison…

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MSCHE Welcomes Gabriela Davie as Director for Volunteer Training and Development

Ms. Gabriela Davie joined the Commission in September 2018 as Director for Volunteer Training and Development. In this role, she is responsible for 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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Regional Accreditors Issue Statements on Negotiated Rulemaking, Submit Comments to Department of Education

The Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) submitted comments on Sept. 12, 2018, to the U.S. Department of Education on several accreditation-related policies that will be discussed as part of the department’s negotiated rulemaking. Barbara Gellman-Danley, chair of C-RAC and president of the Higher…

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Buffalo Town Hall Covers Commission Updates and National Accreditation Trends

More than 100 higher education administrators attended the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Town Hall in Buffalo, NY, on Sept. 13, 2018, at the Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER. The first of three Town Halls being held this year, Commission staff covered an array of…

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