10 episodes

Over the course of its history, the identity of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has been closely aligned with assuring trust and instilling confidence in higher education. As an institutional accreditor, the Commission prides itself on advocating for honest self-reflection that results in meaningful change at our institutions.Encouraging institutional change has never been more important than it is today, where institutional actions, policies, or procedures may reveal disparate impact on an increasingly diverse student population. For institutions that share the results of deep and thoughtful self-reflection, the Commission supports and applauds their efforts. Because the Commission recognizes that it holds an important voice and space within the higher education community, it has launched this podcast series to spotlight highly-effective institutional practices that have made a difference in the lives of our students through diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

MSCHE Pillars of Change MSCHE

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Over the course of its history, the identity of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has been closely aligned with assuring trust and instilling confidence in higher education. As an institutional accreditor, the Commission prides itself on advocating for honest self-reflection that results in meaningful change at our institutions.Encouraging institutional change has never been more important than it is today, where institutional actions, policies, or procedures may reveal disparate impact on an increasingly diverse student population. For institutions that share the results of deep and thoughtful self-reflection, the Commission supports and applauds their efforts. Because the Commission recognizes that it holds an important voice and space within the higher education community, it has launched this podcast series to spotlight highly-effective institutional practices that have made a difference in the lives of our students through diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

    Episode 8 - Félix Matos Rodríguez, Chancellor of The City University of New York

    Episode 8 - Félix Matos Rodríguez, Chancellor of The City University of New York

    In this episode of the MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast, Dr. Félix Matos Rodríguez, Chancellor of The City University of New York (CUNY) System, engages with Dr. David Rehm, Commissioner and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania, about the system efforts to eliminate remedial courses in math and English and replace them with corequisite, credit-bearing courses accompanied by the academic support necessary for student success. Dr. Mato...

    • 36 min
    Episode 6 - Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Episode 6 - Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    For the past three decades, University of Maryland, Baltimore County has become synonymous with Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III. He is nationally celebrated for his results-driven commitment to inclusive excellence, collaborative approach to leadership, and mentorship that pairs high expectations with strong support. In this episode of the MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast, Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, MSCHE Vice-Chair and President of Buffalo State College, explores the impact Dr. Hrabowsk...

    • 39 min
    Episode 7 - Dr. Havidán Rodriguez, President of the University at Albany

    Episode 7 - Dr. Havidán Rodriguez, President of the University at Albany

    Dr. Havidán Rodríguez has a long and distinguished career in higher education and has been guiding SUNY at Albany (UAlbany) since 2017, accelerating UAlbany's success toward reaching its vision to be the nation's leading diverse public research university. However, Dr. Rodríguez's impact extends beyond UAlbany. In this episode of the MSCHE Pillars of Change Podcast, Dr. Jim Sunser, President of SUNY Genesee Community College and member of the MSCHE Executive committee, speaks with fellow MSCH...

    • 26 min
    Episode 1 - Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, President of SUNY Buffalo State

    Episode 1 - Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, President of SUNY Buffalo State

    In the inaugural episode of MSCHE's Pillars of Change, Dr. Davie Gilmour, President of Pennsylvania College of Technology and Vice-Chair of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education interviews Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, President of SUNY Buffalo State, who also serves as an MSCHE Executive Committee member.

    • 29 min
    Episode 2 - Dr. Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University

    Episode 2 - Dr. Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education Executive Committee member Dr. Carl Person welcomes Dr. Wayne Frederick, President of Howard University, to the MSCHE's Pillars of Change podcast for an engaging and wide-ranging conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

    • 25 min
    Episode 3 - Pat McGuire, President of Trinity Washington University

    Episode 3 - Pat McGuire, President of Trinity Washington University

    Dr. Katherine S. Conway-Turner, President of SUNY Buffalo State and a member of the Middles States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Executive Committee, sits in the interview chair for this edition of the MSCHE Pillars of Change podcast. Dr. Conway-Turner, who was interviewed in the inaugural podcast, speaks with Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University. Their conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion issues in higher education takes on more relevance comi...

    • 37 min

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