April 2014

A new global direction for ATS: 5 reflections on the Global Survey on Theological Education
With endorsement by the ATS Board of Directors of a strategic direction in global awareness and engagement, and with the support of an initial planning grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, ATS work in this area is proceeding. The Global Survey on Theological Education 2011-2013 is a rich resource to inform this work. The survey gathered responses from more than 1,650 theological educators and other church leaders from all parts of the world and nearly every Christian tradition. Read more.

Trend lines: Where can they lead us? 
One fundraising expert identifies five issues that theological schools must address if they are to gain the confidence and large investments of people and organizations in our society. Read more.

Jumping into online learning: How to choose
a learning management system 
With the variety of structures, sizes, and missions of theological schools, there is no one-size-fits-all online learning solution. Each school faces complex decisions about how to design, develop, and deliver online education. And each of these decisions is dependent on the other. To help schools get started, one expert offers a jumping-off-point framework for the most practical part of this process: choosing a learning management system (LMS). Read more.

Schools share latest strategies for economic challenges initiative 
The Theological School Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., gathered nearly 150 project leaders from ATS member schools in Pittsburgh earlier this month to share information about their programs. ATS has created a webpage dedicated to this initiative displaying featured resources that will be regularly updated.
2014 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting registration deadline just three weeks away.
A limited number of hotel rooms is still available. 
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