Heather F. Perfetti

Virtual SSI Begins Self-Study Process for 69 Institutions 

Building on the first virtual Self-Study Institute (SSI) in 2020, the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) launched its 2021 SSI with 68 currently accredited institutions and one candidate institution over the course of five weeks from October 5 and ends on…

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Virtual USDE Negotiated Rulemaking Process Update and Opportunities

As part of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s strategic priority to promote advocacy initiatives for its members, we would like to draw your attention to the virtual negotiated rulemaking process currently underway by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). MSCHE President…

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Leading Higher Education Organizations, including MSCHE, Mobilize to Engage All College Students in Civic Learning and Democracy Engagement (CLDE)

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education joined forces with dozens of higher education and student success organizations to announce a “Shared Commitment” to make “Democracy Learning a Top Priority for Postsecondary Education.” Democracy faces monumental challenges in the U.S. and world-wide. And…

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Florida CIE Approves MSCHE Application for Recognition

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) received notice on August 25, 2021, that its application for License by Means of Accreditation (LBMA) was approved by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education (Florida CIE). Florida CIE Executive Director Samuel…

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MSCHE President’s Summer 2021 Update

I want to thank all of our constituents for your support throughout the course of the last year, which represented the first full year of my presidency with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It was my privilege to guide the work…

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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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MSCHE Urges Flexibility in USDE Title IX Review

In response to the request by the U.S. Department of Education’s (USDE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for comments to improve enforcement of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) submitted written feedback on…

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MSCHE Membership Update – May 2021

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) is pleased to provide a recorded broadcast for its membership and the public highlighting recent Commission activities and planning. In her remarks, MSCHE President Dr. Heather F. Perfetti will update membership on the recently administered…

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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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Dr. Heather Perfetti Ranked on City & State New York’s 100 Power List

City & State New York has included Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) President Dr. Heather Perfetti on its list of the 100 most powerful people in New York’s higher education community. Dr. Perfetti was featured as No. 31 on the publication’s…

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