August 2015

Disability and theological education: How are schools progressing 25 years after ADA? 
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the United States, the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Human Rights Act, and the 33rd anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. One expert offers guidance to schools for building on the progress to date.
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Tenure and other faculty facts
at ATS member schools,
Among the 3,320 faculty whose doctoral degrees were reported this year, more than 420 different schools are listed. More than half of those degrees (51%) came from a fairly consistent set of just 25 schools. What does this mean for your school? Read more.

Popular scholarship: Luce Fellows' books bring theological issues to the public eye 
Since its inception in 1994, the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program has funded more than 100 scholars to conduct intellectually rigorous research projects that emphasize the interdisciplinary character of theological scholarship and education. While the majority of the projects are written for other academics, many have served to bring theological issues to the public eye. Read more.

ATS welcomes new accrediting
team member
Joshua Reinders joins ATS as administrative assistant, accrediting. He is completing his Master of Arts in Religion at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, with a particular interest in church history and theology. Josh has also been a pastor of a small congregation in north central Pennsylvania and an academic advisor at Moody Bible Institute. 

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