• Highlights of the Centennial Biennial Meeting

    Amidst historical displays and an Innovation Expo, the meeting embraced the dual theme of Legacy and Innovation.

  • Membership unanimously approves motion to redevelop Standards and Procedures

    A task force of 19 seasoned theological educators will work closely with the membership to develop a new set of standards over the next two years.

  • Board of Commissioners names redevelopment task force

    The task force began its work in Denver, first in a working forum with the membership and then in an all-day planning session.

  • Envisioning 2020—The next two years may be momentous

    The Board of Commissioners lays out a proposed work plan and timeline for redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures.

  • ATS launches consultations with other graduate professional educators: What we can teach one another

    An interview with Stephen Graham reveals the shared challenges and new approaches from education, law, business, medical humanities, and social work.

  • ATS names three Distinguished Service Awardees

    This year’s honorees and six past awardees were celebrated at the Centennial Banquet.

  • Women in Leadership survey: What we found may not be what you think

    Recent research highlights topics such as leadership pathways, networks of support, and harassment based on gender.

  • Five reasons for a comprehensive redevelopment of the ATS Commission Standards and Procedures

    Tom Tanner explains why the Commission is proposing the first major revision since 1996.

  • Key questions and concerns regarding the redevelopment of ATS Standards and Procedures

    The Board of Commissioners considers the philosophy, content, and structure of what a revised set of Standards and Procedures might look like.

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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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