Elizabeth H. Sibolski

San Juan Town Hall: What a Difference a Year Makes

Institutional representatives from across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean gathered in San Juan for a Town Hall presented by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education on Feb. 28, 2019. The Commission regularly hosts Town Halls throughout its region in order to make…

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MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth Sibolski to Serve as Alternate on Negotiated Rulemaking Committee The U.S. Department of Education announced Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, chair of C-RAC and president of the Higher Learning Commission, will serve on the Accreditation and Innovation Committee for the upcoming negotiated…

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MSCHE Removed from ACICS Recommendation Report

The U.S. Department of Education officially announced Nov. 21, 2018, that it had restored recognition for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The restoration followed a September 2018 report that had recommended ACICS be given an opportunity to come into…

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Regional Accreditors Issue Statements on Negotiated Rulemaking, Submit Comments to Department of Education

The Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) submitted comments on Sept. 12, 2018, to the U.S. Department of Education on several accreditation-related policies that will be discussed as part of the department’s negotiated rulemaking. Barbara Gellman-Danley, chair of C-RAC and president of the Higher…

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Buffalo Town Hall Covers Commission Updates and National Accreditation Trends

More than 100 higher education administrators attended the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Town Hall in Buffalo, NY, on Sept. 13, 2018, at the Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER. The first of three Town Halls being held this year, Commission staff covered an array of…

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Amicus Brief on Net Neutrality Submitted by ACE and Signed by MSCHE

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 19 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on August 27, 2018, by the American Council on Education (ACE) in support of Mozilla Corporation. The Commission’s Executive Committee supports ACE’s position that “the FCC’s Restoring…

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MSCHE Signs Amicus Brief in Support of Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) was among the 37 higher education groups signing an amicus brief submitted on July 30, 2018, in support of Harvard College. The brief was filed by the American Council on Education (ACE) “in opposition to…

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Middle States Earns Five-Year Renewal of Federal Recognition

MSCHE received official notification in May 2018 from the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) that renewed MSCHE’s federal recognition for five years. The notice comes following recommendations from both the USDE staff and National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI).  “The…

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Recent MSCHE Presentations

Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations Dr. Robert A. Schneider and Assistant Director for Substantive Change Ms. Carmella Morrison joined Vice President for Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, J.D., on April 17 for a presentation to SUNY about…

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Another Successful MSCHE Annual Conference

The 2017 MSCHE Annual Conference, held December 6–8, 2018, in Philadelphia, was another successful event for the Commission and its member institutions. More than 1,300 people registered for the conference, making it one of the largest such gatherings in the Commission’s 98-year history.   The…

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