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2021 Intensive for Midcareer Faculty Registration

REGISTRATION FORM
Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 16, 2021

2021 Professional Development Intensive for Midcareer Faculty
May 17 - 22, 2021

Synchronous Engagements via Zoom
See below for options
Asynchronous Engagement on Canvas
(Free, this year only)
Moving into your professional "second half" comes with questions about the legacy you will eventually leave.  In this vocational season, the pressures of attaining tenure and rank promotion are no longer the preoccupation they were in the first years of your journey as faculty.

Having reached a halfway point in your career, you are in the position to review and perhaps reshape your vocation as a theological educator and take on important leadership roles within your school.  You are also poised to make an impact on broader audiences, particularly those outside the academy. 

In this time of significant changes within the world, the church, and theological education, how will you take on the responsibility of guiding important changes in your institution?  How might your gifts best be used to serve the mission of your school and the needs of society?  How should your own vocation develop within the context of that mission and broader publics?

This year's ATS Gathering for Midcareer Faculty has been designed both to help you discern your lasting legacy and to provide you with the opportunity to craft a product toward that legacy.  Choose between two options for this valuable intensive—attend to your own professional development and be done before Memorial Day!
1. CONTACT INFORMATION
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What might the futures of theological education look like and why is it important for midcareer faculty to know?  Why does getting your scholarship into the public square matter and how will you?  To address these important questions, we will offer two concurrent intensive sessions the week of May 17-22—one facilitated by authors from the Theological Education between the Times project (TEBT), one facilitated by editors from The Conversation US (TCUS). Both intensives will feature:
 
  • Live plenary presentations, followed by small-group discussions and interaction with TEBT authors/TCUS editors
  • Workshops in intimate faculty research communities
2. Which of the following will you attend: *This question is required.(Select one)
The Theological Education between the Times (TEBT) intensive will address the possible futures of theological education and feature discussions with senior faculty and administrators publishing with the TEBT project.  The intensive's schedule will additionally include:
  • Daily guided writing assignments, leading toward a publication
  • Workshops with TEBT authors (Keri Day, Princeton; Mark D. Jordan, Harvard; Hosffman Ospino, Boston College; Maria Liu Wong, City Seminary; and series editor Ted Smith, Candler)
  • Self-paced prep work (about 2-5 hrs total), made available two weeks prior to the intensive
An important objective of the intensive is to produce a publishable article/chapter.  Written pieces will be considered for publication, coordinated by the TEBT project.
The intensive with The Conversation US (TCUS) will address the why and the how of bringing your scholarship into the public square.  A recent ATS faculty member attended a TCUS workshop and published an article that had 80,000 views.  Building off the TCUS training webinars, the intensive's schedule will include:
  • Step-by-step instruction and feedback on written pieces or pitch ideas
  • Daily written or research assignments leading toward a publication
  • Workshops with TCUS editors (Kalpana Jain and Matt Williams) NOTE: faculty at our Canadian schools will also be supported by TCUS editors
  • This intensive will be limited to the first 30 registrants.
  • Self-paced prep work (about 2-5 hrs total), made available two weeks prior to intensive
An important objective of the intensive is to produce a publishable article/pitch.  Written pieces will be considered for publication, coordinated by TC editors.