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Specific lines of inquiry and research methods are built into each major initiative that ATS undertakes with external funding. In addition, the research team and outside consultants engage in special research projects to support a broad understanding of theological education. As each ATS research project is completed, it is disseminated in a variety of ways to ensure maximum accessibility to the full ATS membership, not only on this website but also through presentations at ATS events, Colloquy Online, and social media.
This collection of research on financial issues, conducted by ATS, participating schools, and other entities, includes topics such as educational debt, financial literacy, and the cost and structure of theological schools.
This four-year project incorporated a series of investigations into how schools are engaging and experimenting with various curricular and extra-curricular programmatic efforts.
In late 2019, ATS launched a study of six leadership education groups—presidents, deans, chief financial officers, chief development officers, student personnel administrators, and technology officers—to better understand the state of each role in theological education. Below are the final reports for each group.
A three-phase project designed to understand the baseline of faculty and institutional engagement at the intersection of science and theology