Holiday 2018 

ATS presidents gather to share wisdom and resources
A mainstay of ATS leadership education for more than two decades, this years' events attracted nearly 60 presidents to focus on issues such as team building, faculty relations, financial management, institutional advancement, institutional vision, and leadership in challenging times. Read more.   
Veteran administrators offer perspectives for new deans 
At the seventh annual ATS School for New Deans, three seasoned staff members--all former deans--reflected on the vocation of the academic dean. From keeping the mission in the foreground, to taking time for personal reflection, to placing the burdens of the job into the hands of God, they shared the tactics that kept them going. Read more.
Enrollment projections suggest continued long-term shifts among degree programs
Total enrollment is up due to the addition of ten new member schools in 2018. But with 85% of schools reporting, the news is not so much about totals as it is about distribution.
Read more.

Luce Fellows in Theology Program ends on a high note 
As this quarter-century tradition draws to a close, ATS extends its gratitude to the Henry Luce Foundation for its extraordinary contribution to theological scholarship and discourse. Read more.
Six months and counting: an update on redeveloping the Standards and Procedures
Well into the two-year process, Tom Tanner reports on a year of "listening, researching,
and reflecting." Read more. 

Dancing with wolves:
recent webinar helps faculty navigate peer reviews  
In a recent webinar for faculty, two veteran publishers-- Patrick Alexander of Pennsylvania State University Press and Julia Kostova of Wiley's Research division--present principles and practices for success in a sometimes-daunting process. Watch it now!

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab helps spiritual caregivers do their best work
The Lab is a think tank that supports research, teaching, and the provision of spiritual care in a range of settings. Recently launched at Brandeis University, it links people across the United States and around the world. Learn more.

Blessings of the season
from all of us at ATS!


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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.