By registration; This free webinar will present highlights from the 2017-2018 Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ) Total School Profile and trends from the last five to ten years. It will focus on graduating student demographics, student debt, perceptions of educational effectiveness, and the vocational goals of graduates. Designed for academic administrators, this webinar would also benefit any faculty and board members who are interested in trends in theological education. Please register for the event to let us know if you will be attending or to receive a copy of the recorded webinar.
By invitation only; The forum is intended for recipients of the Educational Models Innovation Grants. Each grant recipient school is invited to bring up to two persons to attend the forum, normally the academic dean and/or project director(s). The purpose of the forum is to gather information and insights to inform other participating schools and for the benefit of the broader membership.
By registration; Headlines about cyber attacks dominate the news, and higher education institutions are not immune. It’s vital to understand not only the scope of current cybersecurity risks, but whether and how the institution is addressing them. This webinar will examine the key issues and risks, and how institutions can strengthen their cybersecurity defenses. We will provide the questions you should be asking to ensure your institution is taking the appropriate steps to guard against a cyber attack and keep the cybersecurity discussion moving forward.
By invitation; Offered by the staff of the ATS Commission on Accrediting, this workshop is for ATS member schools with comprehensive evaluation visits scheduled in the fall 2020 semester. It provides contexts and opportunities for participants to engage with one another and with the staff to obtain experience and tools for constructing appropriate, adequate, and effective institutional self-studies in preparation for comprehensive and initial evaluation visits. Registration is free of charge, but schools will be responsible for payment of travel and housing expenses for their representatives.
By registration; If you are involved in leading the Economic Challenges Facing Future Minister’s Initiative (ECFFM) at your school, you are invited to join us for a free webinar to kick-off the new academic year. This webinar will help reorient us to the purposes of the grant, share some initial research on the effectiveness of the grant, and highlight activities for the 2018-19 academic year. This will be a great webinar to help new coordinators and participants orient themselves to the work of the initiative.
By registration; This workshop—for new and experienced users of the Entering Student Questionnaire (ESQ), Graduating Student Questionnaire (GSQ), and Alumni/ae Questionnaire (AQ)—will address the basic use of the instruments and interpretation of the data, with a special focus on using the data for institutional assessment and its connection to the Commission Standards of Accreditation.
By invitation; The Women in Leadership gatherings for emerging women are designed for professional development, including attention to the distinctive skills needed by women to function effectively in theological schools. This event—with the theme Mentoring: Emboldening Women for Leadership—will bring together both mentors and mentees from the February 2018 mentoring program. Participants will gather for a time of mentoring and vocational support with senior academic leaders and engage in collegial sharing with other women in varied roles in theological education.
By registration; Immediately following the SpiceWorld 2018 Technical Conference, this one-day mini event will provide an opportunity for technology professionals who serve at ATS schools to have peer conversation regarding topics such as perimeter and endpoint security; cloud challenges, success, and questions; open floor or small group discussions about challenges faced in your IT environment, and best products of presentations seen at SpiceWorld.
By nomination of academic dean; ATS will host its 18th annual Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty in Theological Education for faculty members who are completing their first or second year in their institutions. ATS sees the exploration of vocation as the event’s overarching theme. Accordingly, two academic deans, two assistant professors, and two associate professors will share their own expectations and experiences regarding how an individual faculty member might not only survive, but hopefully thrive, within the shared vocation of a theological school. We also plan to address changes in faculty culture, faculty responsibilities, and issues of assessment of student learning and accreditation. Perhaps the most important aspect of this gathering is being able to talk with peers about common issues.
By invitation; Designed for schools experiencing significant growth in enrollment of racial/ethnic students, schools desiring to train all students for ministry in a racially diverse world, and schools that demonstrate success with racial/ethnic student populations, this program will involve teams of faculty and students from participating schools who will commit to two years of work developing educational strategies around cultural competence. Having been supported by a coach or consultant, at the conclusion of the two years, the school teams will return for a second conference to report on their efforts, what they have learned, and what application their learning may have for other ATS member schools. This work will be closely coordinated with work being done through the Educational Models and Practices project.
By invitation; The class of 2017–18 Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology will meet to present summaries of their research and to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion of their projects with conversation facilitators and invited guests.
By registration; limited to the first 100 participants (from ATS member schools). Focusing on the theme New Practices for Changing Times: Transforming Financial Leadership, plenaries, workshops, and peer learning will provide tools and opportunities to enhance the financial officer’s skills . . . all while in a beautiful setting!
By registration; In order to maximize opportunities for collaboration, ATS is linking the annual Seminar for New Presidents and the Presidential Leadership Intensive. The Seminar for New Presidents is designed for recently appointed presidents, rectors, and executive deans to explore the variety of responsibilities that are central to theological school leadership, and to engage in conversations about their roles and identities as institutional leaders in ATS member schools. New CEOs are encouraged to participate within first three years in new position. The Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference gathers chief executive officers to share insights about their distinctive work as leaders of theological schools. Participants engage crucial issues in theological education through conversations with peers, expert presentations, workshops, and interactions with ATS staff. December 3–4, for new CEOs/December 4-6, for all CEOs.
By application; Designed for academic deans in their first year or two of service, the school will provide new deans with important information and nurture the development of the skills that will make their work more effective and fulfilling. It will acquaint new deans with the resources available to theological schools through ATS, facilitate connections between academic deans serving within the distinctive world of theological education, and continue the process of formation into the vocation of the academic deanship.
By invitation. An annual conference to provide African American presidents, deans, and chief academic officers of ATS member schools the opportunity to discuss areas of common interest and concern.
By registration; The 37th annual conference will offer workshops on topics related to annual giving, planned gifts, personnel management, internal and external collaboration, and communications, with opportunities for professional development and peer interaction in a distinctly theological context.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN THIS FALL
By registration; This conference is structured around serving administrators from multiple areas of student services including admissions/recruitment, career services, enrollment management, financial aid, housing and student life, and registration. Persons like deans of students and directors who have broad oversight of other staff members working in these areas will also benefit from the practical how-to workshops and discipline-specific presentations and plenary gatherings.
REGISTRATION OPENS IN DECEMBER
By registration; This consultation—immediately preceding the 2019 Academic Officers' Conference—is designed to give women deans in theological education the opportunity to gain peer support as they work to enhance their leadership.
REGISTRATION OPENS IN JANUARY
By registration; Conferences are scheduled each year to provide educational and professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of the academic officer and envisioning its future development. This year's conference will immediately follow the 2019 Women in Leadership Deans' Consultation.
REGISTRATION OPENS IN JANUARY