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Educational Models and Practices in Theological Education

The Educational Models and Practices project—funded by a major grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. and guided by an advisory committee of representatives from ATS schools and partner organizations—involved more than 90 percent of member schools in five areas of work:

Mapping Study of ATS Schools' Programming
—reports from the study and peer groups

  • A two-part study: (1) survey of academic deans (2) survey of program directors
  • Key findings from the surveys presented at the 2016 ATS Presidential Leadership Intensive Conference
  • Individual reports from 18 peer groups, grouped according to topics and available to download
  • Reflections of the peer groups' findings written by Tom Tanner and Stephen Graham

Graduate Professional Education
—reports from the study group

  • Administrators and faculty from schools of education, medicine, law, business, social work, graduate humanities, and health humanities gathered in April 2018 and in October 2018 to explore common opportunities and challenges and to share what they learned during this time of dramatic change in higher education and the professions

Graduates of ATS Schools
—reports from the study

Innovation and Faculty Development Grants
—reports from schools, including assessment of opportunities and challenges, learnings from the project, and resource recommendations

Redevelopment of the ATS Accrediting Standards and Procedures
—summary of contributions to the redevelopment process

Read Stephen Graham’s summary of the project’s history, activities, and contributions to the redevelopment process.


Stephen R. Graham
Strategic Director of Context and Continuity