In 2017, as part of the Educational Models Workforce Mapping project, ATS conducted a study on alums from member schools. One of the survey questions explored the preparation gap of alums with the question “What was not offered, but you wish you could have learned, in seminary/theological school?”
Seminary deans and other senior academic leaders enhance their abilities to manage from the middle, navigating between the president and the faculty, through participation in the Chief Academic Officers Society (CAOS). Annual conferences, webinars, and other resources focus on issues of academic administration, curriculum, academic leadership, teaching and learning, personnel, and educational evaluation. In addition, opportunities for peer interaction and networking through Engage ATS (a new online interactive community for those who serve at ATS member schools) enhance this community of practice.