Policies, Procedures & Guidelines

The Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines shown below are in effect.

Title Document Category Effective Date
Evaluation Team Associates Guideline Commission 03/23/2006
Contracts by Accredited and Candidate Institutions for Education-related Services Accreditation Policy Institutional 08/01/2006
International Programs Offered by Accredited Institutions Accreditation Policy Institutional 04/20/2007
Political Intervention in Education Accreditation Policy Institutional 03/01/2012
Consideration of Actions Taken by Regional, National, and Specialized Accrediting Associations Policy Policy Statement Commission 05/04/2012
Athletic Programs Guideline Institutional 07/20/2012
Government Agencies and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Guideline Commission 07/20/2012
Principles for Good Practices: Regional Accrediting Commissions Policy Statement Commission 10/30/2012
Good Practice for Accrediting in Higher Education Policy Statement Commission 10/30/2012
Complaints Against the Commission Accreditation Policy Commission 11/01/2012
Show Cause Appearance Before the Commission Prior to Withdrawal of Accreditation Procedure Commission-Due Process 09/17/2015
Conflict of Interest: Commission Employees Administrative Policy Commission 04/01/2017
Conflict of Interest: Commission Representatives Accreditation Policy Commission 06/02/2017
Review of Commission Standards, Requirements of Affiliation, and Policies Accreditation Policy Commission 06/03/2017
Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO): Role and Responsibilities Guideline Institutional 08/16/2017
Conflict of Interest Policy for Corporate Actions Administrative Policy Commission 06/08/2018
Complaints Involving Member and Candidate Institutions Accreditation Policy Commission 08/03/2018
Peer Evaluators Policy Accreditation Policy Commission 09/01/2018
Travel Policy Administrative Policy Commission 01/01/2019
Third-Party Comment Accreditation Policy Commission 02/01/2019
Communication in the Accreditation Process Policy Accreditation Policy Commission;Institutional 09/01/2019
Public Disclosures Policy Accreditation Policy Institutional 09/01/2019
MSCHE Logo Usage Guidelines Guideline Institutional 03/01/2020
Accreditation Actions Procedures Procedure Commission 07/01/2020
Dues and Fees Policy Administrative Policy Institutional 07/01/2020
Whistleblower Form Request Form Commission 07/01/2020
Whistleblower Policy Administrative Policy Commission 07/01/2020
Whistleblower Procedures Procedure Commission 07/01/2020
Substantive Change Policy Accreditation Policy Institutional 07/01/2020
Application and Candidacy Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy Accreditation Policy Institutional 07/01/2020
Accreditation Actions Policy Accreditation Policy Commission 07/01/2020
Antitrust Compliance Policy Administrative Policy Commission 07/01/2020
Antitrust Compliance Procedures and Certification Statement Procedure Commission 07/01/2020
MPPR Confidential Brief Request Form Institutional 08/01/2020
MPPR Evaluator Report Request Form Institutional 08/01/2020
Application and Candidacy Review Cycle and Monitoring Procedures Procedure Institutional 09/01/2020
Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Policy Accreditation Policy Institutional 09/01/2020
Maintenance and Retention of Commission Records Procedures Procedure Commission 09/01/2020
Maintenance and Retention of Commission Records Policy Administrative Policy Commission 09/01/2020
Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Procedures Procedure Institutional 10/01/2020
Accreditation Review Cycle and Monitoring Policy Accreditation Policy Institutional 10/01/2020
Communication in the Accreditation Process Procedures Procedure Commission;Institutional 01/01/2021
Public Disclosures Procedures Procedure Institutional 01/01/2021
Self-Study Team Chair's Confidential Brief Request Form Institutional 02/01/2021
Self-Study Team Report Request Form Institutional 02/01/2021
Follow-Up Team Report Request Form Institutional 02/01/2021
Applicant Assessment Team Chair's Confidential Brief Request Form Institutional 02/01/2021
Applicant Assessment Team Report Request Form Institutional 02/01/2021
Follow-Up Team Chair's Confidential Brief Request Form Institutional 02/01/2021
Follow-up Reports Guidelines Guideline Institutional 02/01/2021
Follow-up Reports and Visits Procedures Procedure Institutional 02/01/2021
Accreditation Activities Guidelines Guideline Commission 03/01/2021
Peer Evaluators Procedures Procedure Commission 05/01/2021
Dues and Fees Procedures 2021-22 Procedure Institutional 07/01/2021
Appeals from Adverse Accrediting Actions Procedures Procedure Commission-Due Process 07/01/2021
Arbitration of Disputes Concerning Final Adverse Actions Procedures Procedure Commission-Due Process 07/01/2021
Investment Policy Administrative Policy Commission 07/01/2021
Investment Procedures Procedure Commission 07/01/2021
Investment Policy Statement Policy Statement Commission 07/01/2021
Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Procedures Procedure Institutional 09/01/2021
Teach-Out Plans and Agreements Review Report Request Form Institutional 10/01/2021
Records Retention Schedule Procedure Commission 10/01/2021
Teach-Out Plans and Agreement(s) Form Request Form Institutional 10/01/2021
Travel Procedures Procedure Commission 10/01/2021
Dues and Fees Procedures 2022-23 Procedure Institutional 07/01/2022
Transfer of Credit, Prior Learning, and Articulation Agreements Guidelines Guideline Institutional 07/01/2022
Credit Hour Policy Accreditation Policy Institutional 07/01/2022
Related Entities Policy Accreditation Policy Institutional 07/01/2022
Transfer Credit, Prior Learning, and Articulation Agreements Policy Accreditation Policy Institutional 07/01/2022
Related Entities Procedures Accreditation Policy Institutional 07/01/2022
Related Entities Required Disclosures and Certification Statement Request Form Institutional 07/01/2022
Transfer of Credit, Prior Learning, and Articulation Agreements Procedures Procedure Institutional 07/01/2022
Credit Hour Procedures Procedure Institutional 07/01/2022
Substantive Change Procedures Procedure Institutional 08/01/2022
Substantive Change Guidelines Guideline Institutional 08/01/2022
Complex Substantive Change Procedures Procedure Institutional 08/01/2022