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MSCHE Signs Amicus Briefs Challenging Now-Rescinded ICE Rule and Title IX Timing

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) continues to endorse efforts to protect students and support its institutions through signing various amicus briefs or letters of support. While the proposed rule was ultimately rescinded by the Trump administration on July 14, 2020,…

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MSCHE Endorses Domestic and International Membership Expansion

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) endorsed a plan at its June 25, 2020, meeting to expand membership domestically and internationally through a phased-in approach, which included the following: MSCHE will expand the acceptance of domestic applications beyond the current geographic…

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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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MSCHE Endorses Statement of Principles on Acceptance of Credit

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) on April 30, 2020, formally endorsed two statements: a Statement of Principles on Acceptance of Credit issued on behalf of the American Association of Community Colleges, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Council…

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MSCHE Staff Attend CHEA Annual Conference and USDE Meeting in D.C.

A contingent of staff and senior leadership from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education attended the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) 2020 Annual Conference and CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 27 to 29, 2020….

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Dr. Christy Faison to Represent MSCHE on SUNY Empire’s Credential As You Go Initiative

Dr. Christy L. Faison, Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations at the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will join the advisory board for SUNY Empire State College’s Credential As You Go initiative. The initiative is the result of a $220,000 grant from…

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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 Staff Observe July NACIQI Meeting

Three staff members from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education attended the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI)meeting held in Alexandria, VA, from July 30–31, 2019. President-Elect Dr. Heather Perfetti; Ms. Mary Beth Kait, Senior Director for Regulatory Affairs;…

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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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