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AAU, Associations Request MSCHE Pause New Proposed Third-Party Providers Policy

AAU, along with other higher education organizations, joined a letter led by ACE to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) regarding their proposed third-party providers policy. The letter urges MSCHE to pause these efforts until the U.S. Department of Education finalizes their efforts and to limit the scope of a new definition of third-party provider stating, “adding a new expansive definition of third-party provider and potentially causing smaller, under-resourced institutions to lose their accreditation status is not an effort that we believe should be taken in an uncertain regulatory environment.”

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