September 2021
New senior leaders welcomed at 84 ATS member schools
Eighty-four ATS member schools have announced the appointment of 100 individuals as new chief executive officers or chief academic officers in the past academic year. Read more.
Tom Tanner and Mary Young to retire from ATS staff in June 2022
Two ATS staff members have announced their intent to retire next June. Tom Tanner, director of accreditation, and Mary Young, director of leadership education, will retire after ten years and five years of work at ATS, respectively. Read more.
ATS schools continue to
address economic challenges facing students
This past year, ATS graduates reported the lowest educational debt in more than a decade. Read more.
Institutional policies can be more equitable with systematic solutions
As theological institutions, we are charged with creating space for difficult conversations. Read more.
Three strategies to support student success beyond COVID-19
As the global pandemic wears on, theological schools looking to support student success beyond COVID-19 find themselves uncertain about which "temporary" adjustments will eventually be left behind and which are here to stay. Read more.
CBTE Conference welcomes in-person and online participants
Join us November 9-12, for the fourth annual CBTE 2021 Conference! This interactive conference engages experts and participants in lively discussion on the philosophy, principles, and practices of competency-based theological education. Read more.
Lake Institute offers Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving is offering PhD students the opportunity to apply for the 2022-2023 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, worth $25,000. The Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship supports the last year of dissertation research that engages issues within religion and philanthropy or faith and giving. Applicants representing all fields of study are encouraged to apply. The link to the application, along with more information regarding the fellowship, can be found on the Lake Institute website. Applications are now being accepted until January 15, 2022.
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