Advocacy

MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti to Speak at ACCT Leadership Congress

On October 26-29, 2022, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will speak at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress as part of the keynote accreditation panel. The gathering of over 1,500 trustees and…

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Advocacy Alert: USDE Seeks NACIQI Member Nominations

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to draw your attention to the call for nominations from the United States Department of Education (USDE) for appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). Secretary of Education,…

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MSCHE Signs Diversity in Admissions Amicus Brief

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among 40 higher education organizations signing an amicus brief in the matter of Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, Univ. No. Carolina, Students for Fair Admissions’ (SFFA’s) submitted on August 1, 2022, by the…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Institutional Eligibility, Student Assistance General Provisions, and Federal Pell Grant Program Proposed Rulemaking

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the United States Department of Education (USDE) Institutional Eligibility, Student…

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Advocacy Alert: MSCHE Encourages Institutions to Comment on USDE Proposed Title IX Rulemaking and Regulations to Expand and Improve Targeted Relief

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s (MSCHE) strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members and others, we encourage institutions to submit feedback during the comment period for the proposed United States Department of Education (USDE) Title IX…

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USDE Expansion of Second Chance Pell Experiment Invites MSCHE Institutions

The United States Department of Education (USDE) announced it will expand the Second Chance Pell Experiment after previously doing so twice since the program launched in 2015. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has 11 member institutions invited to participate in…

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MSCHE Supports ACE’s Academic Freedom Statement

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education was among 93 academic associations that signed on to a statement by the American Council on Education (ACE) promoting ” Free and Open Academic Inquiry and Debate.” The statement read in part that “Efforts to suppress…

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USDE Opens Third Round of Second Chance Pell Grants (Letter of Interest Due by October 28, 2021)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) would like to draw your attention to the below announcement from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) about the Second Chance Pell Grant program. MSCHE already has several institutions experienced with providing education in prisons,…

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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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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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