US Department of Education

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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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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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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Commission Staff Attend USDE Public Comment Session

The U.S. Department Education (USDE) held the first of three public sessions on Sept. 6, 2018, in advance of establishing a negotiated rulemaking committee that will propose regulations for Federal Student Aid programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act. Attending…

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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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