January/February 2016

Committee on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) completes 15 years of work                         
On its 15th anniversary, CORE can point to a rich legacy of activities
and progress toward supporting racial/ethnic individuals, building institutional capacity, and setting agendas for future work in a multicultural world. While these initiatives offer much to celebrate, there remains the need for continued vigilance and commitment.
7 steps to take BEFORE launching a new program . . . and 1 to take AFTER

Theological educators at ATS member schools have become innovative generators of new ideas. Many of those good ideas have found their way into more than 60 petitions for new degree programs, experiments, and exceptions over the past year alone. But a good idea does not guarantee a sustainable business model. Before committing to a new venture, due diligence calls for a simple but systematic process of planning and analysis. Read more. 
Faculty perceptions about their work:
Four snapshots
When ATS conducted a three-part study on faculty, four highlights emerged about their motivation, institutional support, online teaching, and choice of scholarly pursuits. Read more. 

Development officers' conference
to add communications track
The 34th annual conference for development officers of ATS member schools--February 23-25 in Phoenix--will focus on stewardship and generosity and will also introduce a new communications track. Read more.


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