Summer 2020   

New senior leaders welcomed at 37 ATS member schools
Thirty-seven ATS member schools have recently announced the appointment of 42 individuals as new chief executive officers or chief academic officers. Read more.
ATS launches null
free improved versions of student questionnaires

ATS launched newly revised versions of its student questionnaires in August 2020, responding to changes in student demographics, educational delivery systems, and the nature of religious work in the United States and Canada. Read more.  
Proper planning
can lead to
effective online
accreditation visits across the globe 
With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated difficulties in conducting physical on-site accreditation visits, quality assurance agencies across the world are envisioning creative alternative approaches to this well-established practice. Read more.   
Luce Fellowship's quarter-century impact  in  the public square
ATS undertook a three-phased research project in the 2019-20 academic year to assess the impact of the ATS Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology Program (Luce Fellowship) that ran from 1994 to 2018. Read more.
New media partnership seeks ATS scholarly writers
ATS is pleased to announce a new program for faculty and scholars to write timely articles on current religion and/or theology issues alongside editors from The Conversation US to be posted in a variety of media venues via organizations such as the Associated Press and the Religion News Service. Read more.  

Letters of interest  being accepted for Science for Seminaries project 
Science for Seminaries: Integrating Science into Core Theological Education is an initiative designed to promote positive and respectful dialogue between scientists and religious communities by supporting science appreciation among future religious leaders. ATS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)|Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) will offer grants to a select group of seminaries to support them in their efforts to integrate science into at least two core courses and produce at least one campus-wide science-themed event. Read more.  
ATS faculty offered free access to 20-Minute Mentor Commons
ATS has renewed its subscription with Magna Publications' 20-Minute Mentor Commons, which is being made available to ATS member schools free of charge. Magna's popular video series covers a broad range of faculty development topics and offers an excellent resource for chief academic officers and faculty members. To receive instructions for activating your complimentary subscription, contact your academic dean or email Debbie Gin at ATS.
Resource articles related to COVID-19 made more accessible
Resource and research articles that were published in Colloquy Online to assist member schools with their work amidst the pandemic can now be found all in one location. Browse the list of a wide variety of articles that range from pandemic pedagogy to how to handle commencement to student loans and the CARES Act to predicting school closures and mergers.

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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.