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New Year 2013
The new federation of the two smallest Episcopal seminaries, Toronto's complex multidenominational theological consortium, a conversation on accreditation with ATS's Dan Aleshire, and the intersection between theology and work.
Mapping the board's journey toward shared governance, a color-coded diagram for shared governance navigation, the elimination of faculty tenure at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, and the "delicate dance" of recruiting new board members.
New Year 2012
Leaders in transition: reflections from seven former presidents on their exits from office, the hope that can be found in succession planning, and the institutional benefits of an interim presidency. Plus, schools in transition: a step toward an institutional merger for three institutions, and a step back for two others.
The four habits of effective boards, the role of the executive committee, and the need to understand how your institution's graduate programs shape the faculty. Plus, the fourth in our series on Oral Roberts University, with a focus now on its new president.
New Year 2011
The importance of the annual fund and alumni giving, the board's responsibilities with annual giving, and staying true to your mission in times of change.
The future and mission of the theological library, the importance of mission when considering excess capacity, and Oral Roberts University's new scholarship for those that exemplify the "whole person."
New Year 2010
Indiana Wesleyan University is applying its model of distance learning to theological education. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is thinking carefully about its contributions to the community. And, how shared governance doesn't need to mean a standoff among competing factions — but can be a way for the board, president, and faculty to use their distinct roles, listen to others, and make decisions that work.
Changes in the way that Catholic theological education is funded, how endowment-driven schools can face the financial years ahead, and theological schools addressing the problem of student debt.
New Year 2009
Presidents and deans with international experience spur North American theological schools to greater engagement with world Christianity, and international programs and their enlivening effect on theological education.
New master's programs can change the scope of a theological school's mission, reciprocal blessings that arise in small-town ministry, and five challenges when developing online theological education programs. Plus, wing on wing: Dismantle the silo.