May 2014

Tending the flock:
Is retention the answer to enrollment declines?
The steady decline in enrollment at ATS schools-approximately 1.5 percent per year since 2006-is a phenomenon with which the Association and its 266 member schools are all too familiar. While 35 percent of schools are bucking the trend with rising enrollments, the majority are studying the declining numbers and exploring various strategies for counteracting them. Many contend that retention is a significant part of the problem and have focused attention on strategies to keep their hard-earned students from walking out the door. Read more.

2030: An odyssey
of the theological educator's work
ATS Executive Director Daniel Aleshire reflects on emerging models of ministry and the new patterns of formational theological education that will best prepare students in the decades ahead. Read more.

2014 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting 
Discounted registration ends Friday, May 23, and hotel rooms are going fast. Register today to ensure your place! 







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