By nomination of academic dean. Faculty in the middle stage of their careers will gather to discuss issues of particular interest to racial/ethnic faculty as they emerge as leaders within their schools.
By nomination of academic dean. Faculty in the middle stage of their careers will gather to discuss issues of common concern and to explore next steps as they experience life after tenure and emerge into leadership positions in their institutions.
By invitation. The success of the “Preparing for 2040: Enhancing Capacity to Educate and Minister in a Multiracial World” consultations points to the effectiveness of longitudinal support, as schools develop and implement their strategic plans. In light of this fact, ATS will be facilitating a series of webinars to provide ongoing support for the forty schools that participated in those consultations. The intent is to solidify the gains that have been made, to explore other relevant issues, and to help schools take the necessary steps as they prepare their students to educate and minister in multicultural settings.
Deadline for Materials: March 7, 2014
Coach: Juan Francisco Martínez
Cohort: North Park Theological Seminary, Regent University School of Divinity, and Saint Paul School of Theology
Invitation only. This meeting is a continuation of the Association’s work to provide coordination for schools receiving grants under Lilly Endowment’s Theological School Initiative to Address Financial Challenges of Future Ministers. The consultation will enable project directors to connect with staff from the Endowment and ATS, and with other project directors and stakeholders. Project directors will offer brief preliminary reports on their projects and gather in conversation groups in order to explore possibilities for collaboration, sharing of information, and mutual support.
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 Resourcing Students in Theological Education: Strategies, Challenges, and Best Practices.
By registration. A preconference and workshops are scheduled to take place in conjunction with the ATS/COA Biennial Meeting and will offer professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of chief academic officers and visioning its future development. Click here for more information and to register.
By registration. The 2014 Biennial Meeting—Resourcing Theological Education—invites the leaders of member schools and related organizations to grapple with the challenges and opportunities presented by financial pressures, new educational models, and shifting patterns of ministry and to think critically about how in the future their institutions will resource theological education in the most effective ways possible—ways that respond to the changing global context, embrace innovation, and offer truly sustainable solutions.
A workshop on educational assessment will be offered two different times during the 2014 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting for interested schools, particularly those that are three to four years from their next comprehensive evaluations. Accrediting staff will preview the Commission’s new Section Eight of the Handbook of Accreditation: A Guide for Doing Assessment and help schools evaluate their strategies for assessing student learning and identify areas needing improvements.