Advocacy

MSCHE Endorses Recommendations in ACE Transfer Report

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has endorsed the recommendations put forth in the Reimagining Transfer for Student Success: The National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit report published by the American Council on Education (ACE). An ACE Task…

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MSCHE Joins Higher Learning Advocates & Partners to Ask ED to Issue Guidance Related to Student Mental Health

The Higher Learning Advocates and 13 partner organizations, including Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), submitted a letter to Secretary Cardona, asking the Department of Education to issue guidance to institutions to clarify that mental health supports and services fall under the…

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Listen Now: MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast with Trinity Washington University President Pat McGuire

The third episode of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) Pillars of Change podcast series is now available. For more than 30 years, Trinity Washington University President Pat McGuire has been a national voice in addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, while empowering her…

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Newly Published “A Framework for Action” Guides System and Accreditor Interactions

Recognizing the need for accreditors to serve as partners with public higher education systems, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was pleased to join a Lumina Foundation funded initiative to develop guidelines for engagement and effective partnership. The resulting “A Framework…

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Letter to Congress Urges Doubling Pell Grant

Joining more than 300 organizations and nearly 900 individual colleges and universities, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) added its name to a letter urging Congress to bring an affordable, high-quality college education within reach for all students by doubling the…

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Advocacy Needs Percolate through Inaugural Virtual Coffee with the Commission Event

With coffee and Danish in hand, a group of 16 presidents representing institutions from New Jersey and Delaware met with MSCHE staff for the first Virtual Coffee with the Commission on February 23, 2021. The new initiative launched by the Commission presented an…

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MSCHE Joins Push for Coordinated Federal Student Aid

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) joined Higher Learning Advocates (HLA) and 30 partners in a letter submitted to the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), requesting that OMB improve coordination across federal agencies to ensure that students receive the federal…

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Listen Now: MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast with Howard University President Dr. Wayne Frederick

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has released the second episode of its MSCHE Pillars of Change podcast series. Commissioner Dr. Carl Person, an MSCHE Executive Committee member, speaks with Dr. Wayne Frederick, MSCHE Commissioner and President of Howard University, on his many efforts at Howard and how…

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Associations Urge Biden Administration To Consider Policies And Practices To Help International Students, Dreamers

One of the cornerstones of the Biden-Harris campaign was to restore the United States’ global standing in the world and prioritize reforming the nation’s immigration system. American Council on Education (ACE) and other higher education organizations are advocating for specific policies that can…

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MSCHE Joins Call to Clarify Status for International Students

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined a letter coordinated by the American Council on Education (ACE) asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide guidance for international students and exchange visitors on what to expect for the spring 2021 semester. In…

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