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?”
Touting the tagline “Academic rigor, journalistic flair,” The Conversation pairs scholars in the academy with experienced journalists to provide the public with accessible information on important societal and global topics. Forty minutes of presentation, followed by questions and answers. Viewer feedback: “Clear, direct, specific, actionable!”
Barbara Blodgett from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi from Iliff School of Theology, and James Barber from Oral Roberts University Graduate School of Theology and Missions, address important principles and practices for offering field education in an online environment. Forty minutes of presentation, followed by questions and answers.
Julia Kostova, executive editor at Wiley's Research division, and Patrick Alexander, director of the Pennsylvania State University Press, return to present principles and practices of responding to and offering good peer review. A half hour of prepared presentation, followed by questions and answers.
Patrick Alexander, director of Pennsylvania State University Press, and Julia Kostova, executive editor at Wiley’s Research division, return to provide a “map” of the world of religious publishing and strategies for identifying the right publisher for your career goals. Thirty minutes of presentation, followed by responses to key questions.
Edwin Aponte, executive director of the Louisville Institute, and Ann Garrido, associate professor of homiletics and a spiritual formation director at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St Louis, unpack the complexities of formation, sharing a holistic framework for use in institutional conversations and raising high-level questions on several “sticky wickets." Forty minutes of presentation, followed by questions and answers.
Julia Kostova, executive editor at Wiley's Research division, and Patrick Alexander, director of the Pennsylvania State University Press, present helpful reasons and strategies for self-promotion. The recording includes 20 minutes of presentation and a half hour of important questions and responses.
Brooke Lester, director of digital learning and assistant professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, describes important benefits of online engagement, particularly for new faculty. He incorporates creative suggestions for moving from in-person to online environments and addresses how formation can take place in a “content-specific” online course.
ATS Webinar for New Faculty—Dissertation to Book: The Seven Secret Secrets that Guarantee Publication
Baylor University Press director, Carey Newman, returns to share how to approach turning your dissertation material into your (first) book. He names hard and realistic expectations initially, but stay with the presentation for true, hopeful nuggets in the latter half!
ATS Webinar for New Faculty—What They Tell You and What They Don't: Conversations with the Dean on Promotion & Tenure
Louisville Seminary professor and former dean, Susan R. Garrett, provides important perspectives on promotion and tenure, outlining critical principles and concrete steps toward success in what can often be a difficult journey of professional advancement. One webinar attendee said, "Another great webinar! Thank you!"
Don't miss the four key steps highlighted in this presentation!
Baylor University Press director, Carey Newman, explains the ins and outs of publishing and demystifies what may seem an obstacle-ridden process with his transparency. Feedback from a webinar attendee: "Well worth being late to my next conference! Glad I stuck around!"
Relevant and timely questions addressed throughout, the presentation is something you'll want to return to multiple times!
ATS Webinar for New Faculty: Living a Life of the Mind Without Losing Your Mind—Establishing a Research Agenda
Popular presenter, Andrea C. White, Assistant Professor at Candler School of Theology of Emory University, provides fresh perspectives on establishing your research agenda. White offers a balanced approach to scholarship and emphasizes the need for community and the integration of research and teaching. Watch the webinar for specific strategies on how!