Elizabeth H. Sibolski

MSCHE Ends Accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Looks to Finalize The Art Institute of Philadelphia Status

On April 18, 2019, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education formally acted to end the accreditation for The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, effective March 13, 2019. The action was spelled out in a letter from MSCHE President Dr. Elizabeth H. Sibolski to…

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MSCHE Urges N.Y. State to Reconsider Aspects of Proposed Education Law Restrictions

In response to a proposed education law in New York that would restrict senior staff and board members from for-profit institutions to serve on the board of any regional or national accrediting agency, Middle States Commission on Higher Education President Dr. Elizabeth H….

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Harrisburg Town Hall Concludes 2018-19 Series

Staff from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education hosted the final Town Hall of the season in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 26, 2019. As in previous Town Halls, the staff hosted a breakfast for presidents and provosts that was followed by a…

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Milestone Achieved with first MPPR Cohort

When the initial cohort of 15 institutions who participated in the Mid-Point Peer Review (MPPR) came before the March 2019 meeting of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the final element of the renewed accreditation cycle was now in place. The MPPR…

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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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