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 registration; Technology professionals and educational technologists who serve ATS members schools are invited for informal peer conversations regarding educational technology; perimeter and endpoint security; cloud challenges; successes and questions; and current challenges in your IT environment among other topics. #ATSTTEG2019
By invitation; Designed to provide time for networking, reflecting, and strategic thinking, the goals of the institute are (1) to further advance the professional development of women as administrative leaders in theological education, (2) to offer educational programming targeted to their specific experience levels, with an emphasis on skill-building for leadership in theological schools, and (3) to provide space for networking geared toward expanding thinking about the variety of roles and career paths women take in theological education. Application is open to women administrators in the following (or similar) senior administrative positions: academic dean/vice president, chief development officers, chief financial officers, deans of students, executive vice presidents, registrars, head librarians, directors of assessment, and vice presidents for administration. The theme of this year’s gathering is Leading Amid Change: Celebrations, Opportunities, and Challenges. #ATSWIL2019
By registration; ATS will be hosting a special forum that will combine the work of the ATS Financial Officers group and the Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers (ECFFM) Initiative, focusing on the theme Healthy Schools/Healthy Students Forum: The Economics of Theological Education within the Broader Financial Ecology of Ministry. The Financial Officers' Conference will be November 5 and 6, and the ECFFM Forum will be November 6-8, with a joint plenary and dinner planned for November 6 to celebrate the collaborative work of both groups. The Financial Officers' Conference is open to financial officers and others involved in institutional finances at ATS member schools. #ATSCFOS2019
By registration; ATS will be hosting a special forum that will combine the work of the Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers (ECFFM) Initiative and the ATS Financial Officers group, focusing on the theme Healthy Schools/Healthy Students Forum: The Economics of Theological Education within the Broader Financial Ecology of Ministry. The Financial Officers' Conference will be November 5 and 6, and the ECFFM Forum will be November 6-8, beginning with a special consultation on November 6 with CEOs and Board Members/Advisors from 15 participating schools. A joint plenary and dinner are planned for November 6 to celebrate the collaborative work of both groups. The ECFFM Forum is open to all financial officers and up to three additional representatives from each school that received an initial or sustaining ECFFM grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. The special consultation is by invitation only. #ATSECFFM2019
By registration; ATS is once again linking the annual Seminar for New Presidents and the Presidential Leadership Intensive to maximize opportunities for collaboration. 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. New presidents will gather December 9 and 10, and all presidents will gather December 10–13. #ATSCEOS2019
By application—event is full; 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. #ATSNewDeans2019
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By registration; The 38th 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. This year's theme is Re-envisioning Theological Education: Ensuring Sustainability in an Age of Uncertainty. #ATSDIAP2020
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. #ATSSPAN2020
By invitation; This event is designed to launch a mentoring program enabling experienced women leaders to provide mentorship for younger women leaders over a period of three years. The pilot mentoring program will gather together ten mentors with three mentees each for this initial conference to set up the program and provide guidance for the process.
By nomination of academic dean; ATS will host this gathering for faculty members who are completing their first or second years 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. #ATSFACULTY2020
By registration; A preconference for deans is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2020 ATS/COA Biennial Meeting and will offer professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of academic officers and visioning its future development. #ATSCAOS2020
By registration; The Biennial Meeting—centered around the theme of Quality. Clarity. Flexibility. Re-envisioning Theological Education for a New Generation—will include business sessions, workshops, and a banquet. In addition, the membership will vote on the redeveloped ATS Commission Standards and Procedures. The 2020 ATS Academic Officers' Conference will immediately precede this event. #ATSBiennial2020
By invitation; The goal of this program is to increase the educational effectiveness of ATS schools in educating racial/ethnic students and all students in cultural competence. Twenty schools involved in a two-year project to develop their capacities to educate racial/ethnic students more effectively and/or work on educational practices to prepare all students for ministry in a multiracial culture will reconvene to share best practices emanating from the implementation of their educational strategies.