Having worked hard to meet the expectations of their institutions and perhaps having been promoted and attained tenure, faculty members in the middle years of their careers face new challenges and opportunities. ATS convenes faculty in the middle stage of their careers at periodic roundtable seminars to discuss issues of common concern and explore next steps as they experience life after tenure and emerge into leadership positions in their institutions. The roundtable seminars for midcareer faculty discuss the changes in faculty roles and responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service during this middle stage.
When faculty members begin their work at theological schools, they inevitably face large tasks and significant adjustments. There are new courses to be created, new colleagues and students to meet, and new dynamics and institutional culture to explore and understand. In addition to those general demands of higher education are the distinctive challenges and opportunities of teaching in a theological school. ATS convenes periodic seminars designed for faculty who have completed their first or second year at a member school. These seminars address the unique vocation—both individual and corporate—of theological educators. Academic deans reflect on what they have learned from working with faculty, and faculty members share their experiences of surviving and thriving as theological educators.
2024 ATS Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty
March 1–3, 2024
The Hyatt Centric Hotel, French Quarter
New Orleans, LA
What is Instructional Design Theory?
Wednesday, March 20
1–2 p.m. ET
Why Online Learning Programs Need Instructional
Monday, April 29
1–4 p.m. ET
2024 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting
Theological School Students Needed to Participate in Health-Related Research Study
University of Alaska's Center for Behavioral Health Research and Services seeks students attending ATS member schools to participate in a research study about health, behaviors, and health-related needs. Please share this flyer with your students!
Research on multiple modalities published as part of Organizational and Educational Models initiative
Multiple Modalities in the Classroom: Read a summary of key findings and access reports from the ATS study group project
New study explores diversity, justice among seminary faculty and students from spiritual formation view
ATS members discuss balance between remote and residential faculty on Engage ATS
What do alums wish they had learned in seminary?
New era of ministry calls for theological educators to ask new questions
Choosing financial literacy resources? Consider these questions
Theological publishing guide—a resource for ATS member schools
New media partnership seeks ATS scholarly writers