September 2020   

Tears to hearts--Baptist Seminary of Kentucky responds to racial justice  
As the United States grapples with a past and present rife with racial injustice, particularly toward American descendants of slavery, what might theological schools offer in this painful but teachable moment? Read more.
ATS graduates report more distance learning, lower debt, and high satisfaction
Each year, about 60% of ATS schools use the ATS Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ) to survey their graduates. In 2020, the GSQ was completed by more than 4,500 graduates representing about 30% of graduates in ATS schools. Read more. 
ATS hosts first  
virtual self-study workshop for member schools
Twenty-seven participants from 14 ATS member schools gathered September 17 and 18, for the first virtual ATS Commission on Accrediting
Self-Study Workshop. Read more. 
Revisiting global awareness and engagement amid multiple pandemics
After more than seven months of quarantining and physical distancing demanded by COVID-19, the pandemic continues to command attention in the public square. Read more.
Registration opens for CBTE 2020 virtual conference
CBTE 2020--the annual conference on competency-based theological education--is being hosted once again as a track in CBExchange, the world's foremost conference on competency-based education. Read more. 

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab hosts free online discussion series for students  
The Chaplaincy Innovation Lab is inviting students in degree programs who are interested in chaplaincy to attend its "Field Guide" series of online panel and small group discussions in the fall of 2020. These panels are intended to be practical, hands-on advice that prospective chaplains can put to use right away as they consider a calling or career in the profession. The first session, "I'm Thinking about Working in Spiritual Care: Key Issues to Consider," will be Tuesday, October 13, at 7 p.m., with optional small group discussion from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Read more.

    Roundtable Seminar for New Faculty
Oct. 2-3
Oct. 8
School for
New Deans

Oct. 12-Dec. 18 
Oct. 14-15
ATS Event for
Academic Leaders
Oct. 20-21

Virtual Gathering of ATS Financial Officers
(asynchronous /online)
Nov. 10-11
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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.