September 2019 

Redevelopment Task Force coming this spring to a city near you
The Redevelopment Task Force will host regional meetings for member schools to provide input on the drafts of the new Standards and Policies.
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ATS announces new organizational
and educational models initiative
The Association will begin work on a large-scale four-year project this fall-Organizational and Educational Models in Theological Education: Supporting the 21st Century Missions of Theological Schools. Read more.  
Lower debt, more hybrid courses, and shifts in vocational goals: A report from the 2018-2019 ATS graduates
Jo Ann Deasy, director of institutional initiatives and student research at ATS, reports on ten highlights of this year's graduating class from the ATS Graduating Student Questionnaire. Read more.
ATS self-study workshop offers insight for schools
Member schools with visits scheduled in the next two to three years gathered in Pittsburgh to learn best practices. Read more.   
Odyssey Impact launches Fellows program for seminarians
Odyssey Impact recently began a program to support seminarians who are working in faith communities and engaging difficult civic issues from faith perspectives. Read more.         
2020 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting
The Biennial Meeting for The Association of Theological Schools and The Commission on Accrediting, centered on the theme Quality. Clarity. Flexibility. Re-envisioning Theological Education for a New Generation, will be Wednesday, June 24-Thursday, June 25, 2020, at The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC.
In addition to business sessions, workshops, and a banquet, the membership will vote on the redeveloped ATS Commission Standards and Procedures. The 2020 ATS Chief Academic Officers' Conference will precede this event, meeting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23. Look for registration in March 2020.
Guide to religious and theological publishing delivered to schools next month  
ATS has intentionally looked for ways to support faculty at its member schools with resources that would provide the same benefit to a wider number of faculty. When faculty responded very positively to an ATS webinar and to preconferences where the authors of this guide presented a taxonomy "map" of publishers, the idea for The ATS Guide to Religious and Theological Publishing: Building a Scholarly Career was born. Copies will be mailed to all member schools in October. 


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The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of graduate theological schools. ATS Programs and Services offers educational events and resources to assist member schools with best practices, development of peer networks, production of research, and exploration of data. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs.