innovation

What can we do? Pt. 1

We have spent the past nine weeks looking at the topic of operational models and student educational debt at seminaries within the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). We’ve spent some time looking at why we care and what we know. Today, we begin providing several practical ideas that may help us move forward. Student debt…

From Chronos to Kairos

There are two words for time in Greek. The first, chronos, refers to chronological time – seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, etc. The second, kairos, refers to a specific moment in time or a specific time in which an activity or incident occurs. For many years, the primary method of theological education has been…

How 80% = 41%

If your school retains 80% of its Master of Divinity students from one academic year to the next, that means your graduation rate may somewhere around 41% – which isn’t a great graduation rate. At the ATS CFOS Conference this week, we learned that according to ATS estimations the average MDiv student in an ATS…

Moving Beyond Product Innovation: How Integrated Innovation Builds Institutional Strength

When we talk about innovation in theological education, the conversation seems to hover around the topic of developing new academic programs, different degrees, or new content delivery methods. Henson will discuss opportunities to innovate in ways that can bring dramatic shifts and improvements to theological education as well as changing operational dynamics for individual schools….