By invitation. Offered by the staff of the ATS Commission on Accrediting, this workshop is for ATS member schools with evaluation visits scheduled in the next two to three years. It provides contexts and opportunities for participants to engage with one another and with the staff to obtain experience and tools for constructing appropriate, adequate, and effective institutional self-studies in preparation for comprehensive and initial evaluation visits. This will be the only self-study workshop offered during this academic year. Registration is free of charge, but schools will be responsible for payment of travel and housing expenses for their representatives.
By nomination of academic dean. Designed for faculty who have completed their first or second year in an ATS member school, this event will address the unique vocation—both individual and corporate—of theological educators. Academic deans will reflect on what they have learned from working with faculty, and faculty members will share their experiences of surviving and thriving as theological educators.
By registration. This workshop is intended for new users and those interested in learning the basics of the Profiles of Ministry (POM) instrument. We will provide an overview of the administration and interpretation of the POM as well as best practices in data use with a special focus on assessment.
By application; limited to forty-five participants. This year’s annual conference, Strategies for Inclusion in the Twenty-First Century: A Will to Change, is designed for female administrators and faculty with significant administrative components to their jobs. It is intended to further advance the professional development of “emerging” (i.e., women transitioning into new administrative roles or considering this change) women leaders in their administrative capacities.
By invitation. The class of 2013–14 Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology will meet to present summaries of their research and to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion of their projects with conversation facilitators and invited guests.
By registration. This workshop—for new and experienced users of the Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ), Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ), and Alumni Questionnaire (AQ)—will address the basic use of the instruments and interpretation of the data, with a special focus on using the data for institutional assessment and its connection to the Commission Standards of Accreditation.
By registration; limited to the first 110 participants from ATS member schools. The conference will focus on the theme, New Models for New Times: Managing Educational Change. Plenaries and workshops will provide tools and peer learning to enhance the financial officer’s and technology professional's skills.
Please be sure to have all applications received by the ATS office by the December 3, 2014 deadline.
By registration; limited to those in their first three years in office. Experienced leaders will move new presidents through issues associated with the president’s role as CEO. Speakers will address the value in the equilibrium model, institutional advancement, faculty relations, and team building. This event is a prerequisite for the Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference offered each January.
By application. Designed for academic deans in their first year or two of service, the school will provide new deans with important information and nurture the development of the skills that will make their work more effective and fulfilling. It will acquaint new deans with the resources available to theological schools through ATS, facilitate connections between academic deans serving within the distinctive world of theological education, and continue the process of formation into the vocation of the academic deanship.
By invitation. Annual conferences provide African American chief executive officers and chief academic officers the opportunity to discuss areas of common interest and concern.
By registration; open to all ATS presidents. This annual intensive will focus on timely issues related to the role of the president and on building skills for effective performance. Conference sessions cover topics featured in the Handbook for Seminary Presidents, with most topics covered at least once during the course of a three-year curriculum rotation. The Seminar for New Presidents in ATS Institutions is a prerequisite for attendance at this conference.
By registration. The 33rd annual conference will offer workshops on topics related to annual giving, planned gifts, personnel management, internal and external collaboration, and communications, with opportunities for professional development and peer interaction in a distinctly theological context.
By registration. This consultation—immediately preceding the 2015 Academic Officers' Conference—is designed to give women deans in theological education the opportunity to gain peer support as they work to enhance their leadership. It consists of guided conversations, along with planned times of rest and replenishment. This year's theme is New Models for New Times: Women Deans Managing Educational Change.
By registration. Conferences are scheduled each year to provide educational and professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of the academic officer and envisioning its future development. This year's conference—immediately following the 2015 Women in Leadership Deans' Consultation—will have plenaries and workshops structured around the theme of New Models for New Times: Managing Educational Change.
By registration. This conference provides a collegial network for support and information sharing for recruitment officers, admissions directors, financial aid officers, registrars, deans of students, housing staff, and career services staff. Practical how-to workshops, complemented by broader presentations common to those who work with students, will be the focus. This year's theme is New Models for New Times: Managing Educational Policy Change in Student Personnel.