Summer 2019 

Engage. Engage. Engage. ATS executive director reflects on
year three
ATS Executive Director Frank M. Yamada reports on the redevelopment of the standards, strategic priorities, and internal staff updates. Read more.

The "year of listening"--what did the Standards and Procedures Redevelopment Task Force learn?
Members of the task force gathered to review and reflect
on the findings collected from the ATS membership during the last year. Read more.
The complexity of simplicity: an update
on redeveloping the Standards
The task force has spent this past year doing the kind of "complexity" that is required for "elegant simplicity."
Read more.

New senior leaders take the reins at ATS member schools
New chief executive officers and chief academic officers have been named to serve at 55 member schools. Read more.   
The priorities you named
Perspectives submitted by the membership in the ATS Strategic Priorities Survey will play a key role in helping to determine goals for the Association's future.
Read more.        
The Global Forum for Theological Educators holds second meeting
in Crete
This year's gathering focused on the theme Vision and Viability in Contexts: Theological Learning and Formation. Read more. 
Competency-Based Theological Education: 
core values expressed in variety of
delivery models 
Are there common threads to define CBTE as an educational model versus a delivery model? This question will be a key focus at the CBTE 2019 Conference. Read more.

Grant applications open for the Science for Seminaries 2020 Cohort
ATS and the American Association for the Advancement 
of Science Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion program are seeking letters of interest from ATS member schools that are interested in expanding the role that science plays in theological education. Read more. 
Request for proposals--"Science and  Religion: Identity and Belief Formation"
Rice University and the University of California, San Diego are pleased to announce a $2.9 million re-granting initiative.
The project will specifically fund sociological research that empirically examines how identities and beliefs are related to science and religion. 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.