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MSCHE President Perfetti Meets with USDE Senior Leadership during C-RAC Fall Retreat

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti and the chief executive officers of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) met with United States Department of Education (USDE) Undersecretary Mr. James Kvaal, Assistant Secretary of Education for Postsecondary…

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MSCHE President Dr. Heather Perfetti to Serve as C-RAC Vice Chair

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti has been named Vice Chair of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC), effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Perfetti, who will serve a two-year term, succeeds Jamienne S. Studley president of the…

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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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MSCHE Joins C-RAC in Advocating for More Funds in COVID Relief Package

In a letter to congressional leaders, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined members of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) in urging additional support in the next COVID relief package to support quality postsecondary opportunities for students and bolster the…

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MSCHE Supports Legislation for Broadband Access

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education was among 60 organizations to support legislation introduced on May 13, 2020, calling for funding to help provide broadband access to higher education students in need. The Supporting Connectivity for Higher Education Students in Need Act was…

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MSCHE Provides Feedback to USDE for Distance Education and Innovation Rulemaking

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) had the opportunity to provide comments for proposed rulemaking related to Distance Education and Innovation. Writing on behalf of the Commission, President Elizabeth H. Sibolski and President-Elect Heather F. Perfetti remarked that MSCHE is supportive…

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MSCHE May 2020 Membership Updates Related to Recent and Upcoming Commission Activities

On behalf of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), we hope that this memorandum finds you, your colleagues, students, and your loved ones safe and in good health as we continue to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We recognize and…

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C-RAC Members Urge Continued Flexibility to Support Postsecondary Distance Learning

Recognizing the uncertainty surrounding postsecondary institutions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC), of which the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a part, submitted a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos…

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MSCHE Staff Score with C-RAC Retreat

A contingent of staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) made their way to Atlanta for the biennial Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) retreat from August 26-28, 2019. Hosted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on…

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MSCHE’s Dr. Sibolski Recounts U.S. Department of Education Rule Proposal Experience

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski had a front row seat for the negotiated rule making process that has concluded with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) releasing the proposed regulations on June 12, 2019. Serving as…

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