Policy and Procedures

USDE Issues Dear Colleague Letters

The United States Department of Education (USDE) issued Dear Colleague Letters (DCL) addressing accreditation matters on June 16 and July 19, 2022. All institutions should review the letters and expect future guidance that will be issued in the next several weeks from the…

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Update on Recent Policy and Procedures Public Call for Comment

The MSCHE Policy Unit recently revised the Credit Hour Policy and Procedures and the Transfer of Credit, Prior Learning, and Articulation Agreements Policy, Procedures, and Guidelines. Because this was a substantive revision, the Commission issued a Public Call for Comment from January 24…

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Technical Amendments to the Substantive Change Guidelines and Complex Substantive Change Procedures Announced

The Commission made technical amendments to the Substantive Change Guidelines and Complex Substantive Change Procedures and updated the related templates-request forms, effective August 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be…

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New or Revised Policies, Procedures, and Statements Effective July 1, 2021

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education approved several new or revised policies, procedures, and statements at its June 24, 2021, Commission meeting. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search…

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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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Revised Accreditation Activities Guidelines

The Commission made technical amendments to the Accreditation Activities Guidelines effective March 1, 2021. Upon the effective date, the documents are available on the Browse Policies and Procedures page and can be found using the search filter. The policy unit made technical amendments…

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Revisions Made to Public Disclosure and Communication in the Accreditation Process Procedures

The Commission made technical amendments to the Communications in the Accreditation Process Procedures and the Public Disclosures Procedures to align with the July 1, 2020 federal regulations. These newly revised procedures are effective January 1, 2021. The revised documents can currently be found…

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The Commission Withdraws Five Documents

The Commission has withdrawn five documents as of September 1, 2018: Calculation of Next Accreditation Action: Under the Commission’s recently adopted eight-year accreditation cycle, institutions are now assigned to one of eight cohorts which cannot be changed. Institutional Peer Evaluator from the Commission…

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