The importance of credentialing for US colleges — and what the future might hold
Today meet Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, president of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and Nicole Biever, the organization’s Chief of Staff.
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Meet our guests: Dr. Heather F. Perfetti, president of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and Nicole Biever, the organization’s Chief of Staff
Today’s Topic: The importance of credentialing for US colleges — and what the future might hold
About this episode: Today, we are thrilled to talk with the leaders of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. MSCHE is a global institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Secretary of Education that has been in operation since 1952. As an accreditor and member of the regulatory triad, MSCHE assures students and the public of the educational quality of its 500 higher education institutions. The Commission’s accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, self-appraisal, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission. I had the privilege of attending this year’s national conference in Philadelphia, and it was a remarkable event attended by more than 1400 professionals.
USDLA asks Heather and Nicole:
- Heather: Tell us about the MSCHE Annual Conference — its mission and accomplishments.
- Nicole, during the conference, I had several opportunities to visit the exhibit hall and noted that it was a very busy place. Tell us about the features of the exhibit hall and what was new there this year.
- Heather: One great feature of the MSCHE Annual Conference is that it showcases the research of student scholars in a student poster session. What was the inspiration for including the poster session, and in what other ways can students become involved in the work of the Commission?
- Nicole: Next year’s conference is sure to be another important event. Tell us about your plans and how we can all register to attend.
- Heather: Talk more about MSCHE, which has a history of more than a century long. What are some of your goals for the future?
- If you could share just one thing, what would you want listeners to know about accreditation?
- Higher ed is, of course, in a state of change. Tell us from your perspective what you expect to see in the future.
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