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Views from the Corner Office

Posted on June 21, 2017

This is my last blog as executive director of the Association of Theological Schools, and T. S. Eliot was right: “. . . the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

Posted on March 24, 2017

Theological educators work with words and know that a word, even well defined, seldom adequately expresses the reality it signifies. Words flatten reality; they treat something that is multi-dimensional as if it were unidimensional.

ATS data
Posted on February 10, 2017

Almost anyone reading this blog surely knows that the occupant of the corner office will change when Frank Yamada becomes executive director of the Association of Theological Schools July 1.

Posted on November 22, 2016

A few years ago, Barbara Brittingham, president of the Commission of Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, conducted a review of the ATS Commission’s administrative, decision-making, and staff str

Posted on October 19, 2016

My colleague Chris Meinzer was going through some boxes in the storeroom last summer and found the chart pictured with this blog. It is the ATS (then AATS) data for 1946–1947. This month, ATS began collecting data for the 2016–2017 academic year.