Summer 2017 

ATS awards 102 grants for innovation and faculty development as part of Educational Models and Practices project
Utilizing $3.4 million in funding from Lilly Endowment Inc., the grants will facilitate implementation of new models and practices. Read more.    

Frank Yamada:
In the face of challenges, there is hope for theological education
In an interview with Faith and Leadership, the new ATS executive director talks about his faith journey, surprises in his new job, and the realities of 21st-century theological education.
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ATS accrediting completes banner year
A look back at the year reveals four trends, hundreds of actions, and innovation, including action toward a redevelopment of the accrediting Standards and Procedures and four notable collaborations forged among member schools. Read more. 

Science in Seminaries: 8 new findings and 5 next steps for schools to engage
Following up on an earlier survey of 739 faculty members at 186 ATS member schools, ATS commissioned a study involving 29 administrators and faculty. The interviews revealed new findings and a way forward for engaging science. Read more. 

New insights on residential theological education
Educational Models and Practices project director Stephen Graham blogs about how old models are changing. Read more and subscribe to the blog.

Celebrating ATS staff promotions
Leah Wright has been named Coordinator, Faculty Development and Initiatives, and Carola Molinares has stepped into the role of Conference Coordinator.

By invitation
November 8-10
Biennial Meeting
Denver, CO
June 20-21, 2018

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