• Online resources for Biennial Meeting and redevelopment of Standards now available

    ATS launched a new online site to help prepare members for the meeting.

  • Once-in-a-generation motion to occur at ATS Biennial Meeting

    Once a generation, the ATS membership votes on a motion to adopt completely redeveloped Standards and Policies. The last time was in June 1996. The next time will be in June 2020.

  • ATS announces grant to support schools amid COVID-19

    The ATS Board of Directors approved the immediate implementation of a grant that will focus on supporting member schools through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Economics of the past teach us about the present

    Chris Meinzer analyzes three economic indicators from the past and explains how they can shed light on theological school leaders' current perceptions about spending and budgeting.

  • Predictive modeling offers insight to ATS schools during uncertain times

    Is it possible to predict school closures or mergers? Patterns in the last 15 years of data yield statistically significant results that may provide some direction for schools as they consider...

  • Virtual recruiting: high-touch work in a high-tech world

    ATS has been equipping member schools to respond to current challenges through a series of webinars, including a recent webinar on virtual recruiting.

  • The value of learning ecosystems in theological education

    COVID-19 has brought to light the way in which the entire learning process is a highly interdependent entity consisting of many variables: an ecosystem of sorts with many moving parts.

  • Student Loans and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

    The CARES Act provides for interest waiver, payment suspension, and collection suspension on specific federal student loans.

  • Finances amid COVID-19 are strong concerns for member schools

    Responses from a recent ATS survey indicated that financial concerns were at the forefront of school leadership in the midst of COVID-19.

  • Teaching online in the age of COVID-19: three findings from ATS survey

    ATS leaders are willing to share what they are learning and how anxious they are to learn what other ATS schools are doing to address a pandemic unparalleled in our lifetimes.

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The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct postbaccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer.

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