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29 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021

2021 School for New Deans

  • Price: FREE

Overview

By registration; This online event is designed for academic deans in their first or second years of service at an ATS member school. Canvas course modules led by the ATS staff will provide new academic deans with important information and nurture development of the skills that will make their work more effective and fulfilling. The event will acquaint new academic deans with the resources available to theological schools through ATS, facilitate connections among academic deans serving within the distinctive world of theological education, and continue the process of formation into the vocation of the academic deanship. #ATSNewDeans2021


Agenda

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29: SO, NOW YOU'RE THE ACADEMIC DEAN!

~ Asynchronous material to explore in Canvas module ~
Module Goals:
1. Facilitate a smooth transition into the role of academic dean.
2. Articulate the unique opportunities and challenges of being a dean at a theological school.
3. Build a community of new deans who can support one another in this work.
4. Learn about the resources ATS provides for the dean’s work and to support member schools.

~ Synchronous conversation on Zoom ~
Your Choice:
1. Thursday, December 2, 3–4 p.m. ET
2. Friday, December 3, 3–4 p.m. ET

 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 6: THE ACADEMIC DEAN AND INSTITUTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

~ Asynchronous material to explore in Canvas module ~
Module Goals:
1. Increase the effectiveness of the dean’s important institutional relationships (e.g., with the CEO and other key administrators).
2. Provide resources that will benefit deans across the variety of institutional forms and roles.

~ Synchronous conversation on Zoom ~
Your Choice:
1. Thursday, December 9, 3–4 p.m. ET
2. Friday, December 10, 3–4 p.m. ET

 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 13: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR ACADEMIC DEANS

~ Asynchronous material to explore in Canvas module ~
Module Goals:
1. Become more effective in the financial management required by your role.
2. Strengthen the working relationship between the academic dean and the chief financial officer.

~ Synchronous conversation on Zoom ~
Your Choice:
1. Wednesday, December 15, 3–4 p.m. ET
2. Thursday, December 16, 3–4 p.m. ET


Workshops

Accommodations

Presenters
Stephen R. Graham

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Stephen R. Graham

412-788-6505, ext. 251

Stephen R. Graham joined the ATS staff in January 2008 as director of faculty development and initiatives in theological education, was named senior director of programs and services in 2013, began assisting as a director of accreditation in 2020, and was named strategic director of context and continuity in 2021. Prior to joining ATS, he served as the dean of faculty and professor of American church history at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. A member of the American Academy of Religion and the American Society of Church History, he was active in the Chief Academic Officers Society of ATS and now provides staff leadership for the ATS School for New Deans.

Graham oversees the Association’s work of leadership education with presidents, is currently directing the ATS Organizational and Educational Models in Theological Education project, and provides the historical perspective of who ATS is and what it has been as an organization. He works to contextualize the Association's past legacy and its present, and studies how the two contribute toward the future. He has published two books—Cosmos in the Chaos: Philip Schaff’s Interpretation of Nineteenth Century American Religion and Come to the Table: North Park Covenant Church, 1898–1998, A Century of Heritage and Hope—as well as numerous articles on the history of Christianity in the United States and theological education.

He holds an MA from Wheaton College and a PhD in the history of Christianity from The Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

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Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 24

Feel free to test your Internet connection for Zoom ahead of time: https://zoom.us/test

CONTACT:
Monica Laughery
laughery@ats.edu

Date & Time
Mon, Nov 29, 2021 , 12:00 a.m.
Fri, Dec 17, 2021 , 12:00 a.m.

Location
Online via Canvas and Zoom

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