May 2020   

Online resources for Biennial Meeting and redevelopment of Standards now available
ATS has launched a new online site to help prepare members for the meeting, explore the proposed Standards and Policies, learn about ATS programs and services, and access new and timely educational resources. Read more.  
Once-in-a-generation motion to occur at ATS Biennial Meeting
Once a generation, the ATS membership votes on a motion to adopt completely redeveloped Standards and Policies. The last time was in June 1996. The next time will be in June 2020.
Read more. 
ATS announces grant to support schools amid COVID-19
The ATS Board of Directors approved the immediate implementation of a grant that will focus on supporting member schools through the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.  
Economics of the past teach us about the present
Chris Meinzer analyzes three economic indicators from the past and explains how they can help to shed light on theological school leaders' current perceptions about spending and budgeting. Read more. 
Predictive modeling offers insight to ATS schools during uncertain times
Is it possible to predict school closures or mergers? Patterns in the last 15 years of data yield statistically significant results that may provide some direction for schools as they consider their futures in the midst of economically challenging times. Read more.  
Virtual recruiting:
high-touch work in a high-tech world
ATS has been equipping member schools to respond to current challenges through a series of webinars, including a recent webinar on virtual recruiting. Read more. 
The value of learning ecosystems in  theological education
COVID-19 has been a disruptive force that has caused us to reconsider the way we teach and the way students learn. Among some of the results, it has brought to light the way in which the entire learning process is a highly interdependent
entity consisting of many variables: an ecosystem of sorts with many moving parts. 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.