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December 2016 Newsletter

This newsletter contains a brief review of the recent MSCHE Annual Conference, information about the Commission’s new Substantive Change template, and a link to the new “Policies Under Review” portion of the MSCHE website. The Newsletter also features details about the newest Commissioners and members of the Commission staff, Winter and Spring professional development opportunities, and recent Commission actions.

Statement of Accreditaion Status (SAS)

The Statement of Accreditation Status (SAS) for each Middle States Commission on Higher Education member institution has been modified to show the date of the next MSCHE evaluation, as affected by the shift from the ten-year to the eight-year evaluation cycle. The new date is the one indicated in the Commission's September letter to the institution. Now available on the MSCHE website are the Power Point slides for and a video of the presentation at the final town hall meeting in Philadelphia on October 18. The MSCHE Annual Conference next week in Philadelphia will include a plenary session on the process changes. This session is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, December 8, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, in Salon G - L of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. We hope you will join us for this important session. The electronic ballet for approval of the proposed changes will be sent to the chief executive officers of MSCHE institutions shortly after the conference.

Dr. Robert Clark's Presentation

A video recording of Dr. Robert Clark's presentation at the October 18 Town Hall of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education is now available on the MSCHE website. The presentation include's Dr. Clark's commentary on the Power Point slides that have been available on the MSCHE website. After the Commission finalizes the proposal for process changes at its November meeting, there will be a presentation at the MSCHE Annual Conference in early December, followed by a vote by member institutions.

Revised September 2016 Special Edition Newsletter

The latest Special Edition Newsletter focuses on MSCHE's Revised Accreditation Processes and provides additional information on the planned Annual Institutional Update.

September 2016 Special Edition Newsletter
Special Edition Newsletter including a brief overview of recent updates on changes to the accreditation process.

Presentation for the Fall 2016 Town Halls
Presentation slides from the Middle States presentation with information regarding the revision of the accreditation process.

Flow Chart of Proposed Accreditation Processes and Cycle
Graphic depiction of the revised accreditation cycle.

Middle States Publications
If you are interested in learning more about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education or the accreditation process, visit the MSCHE website for a list of their publications. Included in that list are publications regarding:

    Standards for Accreditation and Requirements of Affiliation
    Accreditation Protocols
    Compliance Verification
    Guidelines for Institutional Improvement
    Peer Evaluation
    History and facts about the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    International Perspectives on Accreditation
    And more!
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