April 2021
ATS seeks director of accreditation
The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools is seeking a Director of Accreditation. The anticipated starting date for this position is September 1, 2021, or earlier. Read more.
Lessons from the ATS Black Student Debt Research Project
In 2019, ATS launched the Black Student Debt Research Project as part of Lilly Endowment’s Theological School Initiative to Address the Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers to learn more about why educational debt was disproportionately impacting our Black students and why theological schools were having such a hard time addressing this disparity. Read more.
ATS schools find creative ways to reach students and prospects amidst pandemic
In the year since the pandemic hit and changed the course of higher education, many ATS schools have pivoted to alternate modes of discourse. In doing so, schools have discovered strategies that could prove successful even in a post-pandemic future. Read more.
ATS writers reach wide audiences
In the last 12 months, 17 scholarly writers from ATS member schools have published 22 articles through The Conversation, with a total number of more than 940,000 readers. Read more.
Alum workforce survey to be offered to ATS schools
Interested to learn more about where your alums are working, the competencies they most heavily rely on, and their financial outlook? So are we! All ATS member schools are invited to participate in the 2022 Alum/Mapping the Workforce Survey. This survey invites schools to gather data from their 2011, 2015, and 2020 graduating classes. Part of the Organizational and Educational Models project funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., this survey is a follow up to the 2017 Alum/Mapping the Workforce Survey and will provide important data on trends in theological education. An invitation letter will be sent to your chief academic officer in May inviting your participation and asking you to name a coordinator at your school who will be responsible for distributing the survey to your alums. Participants will each receive a report on the data from their alums at no charge.
In Trust Center for Theological Schools to hold finance webinar
What are the financial challenges and opportunities facing seminaries and theological schools in North America? In that light, what are the key financial components of audited financial statements that board, administration, and faculty need to pay attention to? Join ATS Senior Director and COO Chris Meinzer as he discusses these questions and more in a webinar hosted by the In Trust Center for Theological Schools at 1 p.m. ET, on Wednesday, May 12. Register now.
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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.