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Listen Now: MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast with Bowie State University President Aminta Breaux

As the 10th president of Bowie State University, the oldest historically Black university in Maryland, Dr. Aminta Breaux is committed to ensuring that every student develops an entrepreneurial mindset to achieve success in the workplace and the community. In the fourth episode of…

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Three Commissioners to Join MSCHE for First Terms in 2022

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announces the election of three new Commissioners to first terms beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2024. Chris L. Kenny, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, Delaware Supermarkets Inc.; John P. Schiavone, CPA, Partner, Lumsden &…

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Statement on Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has been in ongoing discussions with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and its institutions regarding the proposal approved by the State System of Higher Education board on July 14, 2021. The Commission has procedures in…

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Middle States Commission on Higher Education Announces Actions from Its June 2021 Meeting

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has made public the accreditation actions approved at its June 24, 2021, virtual meeting. Among the 94 actions taken by the Commission, it acted to: Reaffirmed the accreditation of 25 institutions, including Wells College and…

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MSCHE Provides Written Comments on USDE Intent to Establish Negotiated Rulemaking Committees

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written comments to the notice from the United States Department of Education (USDE) to establish negotiated rulemaking committees to prepare proposed regulations for programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of…

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Dr. Melissa Hardin and Dr. Terence Peavy Join MSCHE as VPs

Dr. Melissa Hardin and Dr. Terence Peavy joined the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as Vice Presidents for Institutional Field Relations on July 1, 2021. In this role, they serve as a liaisons to member institutions, providing training to institutions and volunteers, and…

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New or Revised Policies, Procedures, and Statements Effective July 1, 2021

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved several new or revised policies, procedures, and statements at its June 24, 2021, Commission meeting. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search…

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MSCHE Endorses AAC&U Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism and American History

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has endorsed a statement spearheaded by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) that opposes the “spate of legislative proposals being introduced across the country that target academic lessons, presentations, and discussions of racism and…

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New Book Spotlights Best Practices in Assessment, Includes MSCHE Members

What are some of the best practices in assessment by higher education institutions? A new book published by the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), Exemplars of Assessment in Higher Education: Diverse Approaches to Addressing Accreditation Standards, spotlights a…

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Offices to Close for Juneteenth

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education will be closing at noon on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of Juneteenth.  This year, MSCHE added Juneteenth, a day commemorating the freeing of enslaved African Americans in the United States, as a staff holiday to recognize this important moment in our nation’s history. The celebration of Juneteenth is a component of the Commission’s overall strategic initiative on advocacy, and a commitment…

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