March 2020  

ATS responds
to Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

ATS Executive Director Frank M. Yamada shares an update on how the Association is moving forward.
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A premise, a promise, and a prayer: update on redeveloped Standards   
We realize that reading about accreditation proposals is not anyone's priority right now. Yet, this is an opportune time to think about the importance of theological education and how standards can reflect the best of what we do and who we are. Read more. 
New grant program kicks off with conversation groups
As a beginning step toward implementing the new ATS grant program, Organizational and Educational Models in Theological Education: Supporting the 21st Century Missions of Theological Schools, ATS invited two conversation groups to its Pittsburgh office. Read more. 
ATS Women in Leadership Mentoring Program holds virtual launch   
As many institutions make adjustments in scheduled programming due to COVID-19, organizations like ATS are also making those adjustments, while at the same time finding innovative ways to connect persons in virtual spaces for hybrid leadership education support and training. Read more.
Speaker proposals requested for CBTE 2020 conference   
Following the success of last year's combined event and honoring the request of participants to repeat the format, CBTE 2020 will be offered once again as a dedicated track at CBExchange 2020--an annual conference on competency-based education where "leaders from hundreds of institutions gather to learn how to build and bring to scale high-quality programs." Read more. 
Volume One of New Open Access Series from Atla, The Theological Librarian's Handbook, Now Available
Atla, in collaboration with the International Theological Librarianship Education Task Force (ITLE), is pleased to announce the open access publication of the first volume of a new series The Theological Librarian's Handbook--a multi-volume guide to theological librarianship intended for theological and religious studies libraries staff who do not possess professional library training or want to learn more about the profession. Read more.

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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.