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Staff Council

The Staff Council exists to represent the perspective of the staff with regard to the employment experience & sense of community at ATS. The Council will partner with the administration to make recommendations and present ideas for improvement of employment policies and programs relating to the work environment & community life.

Visit the Staff Council page for more information and resources, including the Staff Quarterly and the Staff Recognition form

For comments, concerns, or suggestions, please email, or reach out directly to your department’s representative.

Academic Council

The Academic Council exists for the purpose of academic strategic planning, academic policy review and recommendation, and coordination of academic programs among the schools.

Current Members

Institutional Assessment Committee (IAC)

The institutional assessment committee provides oversight and coordination of all assessment-related activities, including (1) assessment of student learning outcomes; (2) assessment of program effectiveness; and (3) assessment of institutional effectiveness.

Current Members

Curriculum Committee (CC)

The Curriculum Committee exists to provide leadership in the development, oversight, evaluation, and maintenance of all the Seminary’s degree programs. The committee is to ensure coherence in the overall structure of the curriculum and to ensure that it addresses the needs of the Church as well as the tradition of theological education.

Current Members

Faculty Committee (FC)

The Faculty Committee of the Plenary Faculty exists to watch over and promote the interests of faculty, including such things as appointments, tenure, and sabbaticals.

Current Members

Student Learning and Formation Committee (SLF)

The Student Learning and Formation Committee (SLF) ensures and promotes the intellectual, spiritual, and vocational aspects of formation in the curricular environment at Asbury Theological Seminary. Graduates of Asbury Theological Seminary will be intellectually, spiritually, and vocationally formed in their curricular experience by

  1. Demonstrating the ability to interpret Scripture for contemporary settings,
  2. Communicating knowledge of Christian theology for catechesis and apologetics,
  3. Conducting social and cultural analysis for interpreting the gospel in contemporary settings,
  4. Practicing a Wesleyan understanding of personal and social holiness, including the means of grace
  5. Applying practical skills in a ministry specialization of Christian Service.

The deployment of the above formational outcomes should contribute to the Seminary’s mission to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit-filled men and women to evangelize and to spread scriptural holiness throughout the world.

Current Members

Advanced Research Programs (ARP)

The Advanced Research Programs committee initiates policy development, coordinates all aspects of Advanced Research Programs and provides support and counsel for the Office of Advanced Research Programs.

Current Members

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The role of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) is to protect the welfare, rights, and privacy of human subjects in all proposed and on-going research activities by the students, faculty, and staff at Asbury Theological Seminary for the purpose of presentation and publication. This will be done in accordance with the principles set out for the protection of human subjects in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services federal legal requirements set forth in 45 CRS 46, and the Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research. In addition, researchers are expected to abide by the ethical principles of their discipline for protection of human subject research. On occasion, Asbury Theological Seminary students, faculty, and/or staff may be invited to participate in research that has been approved by the IRB of another institution. In such cases, the Provost or his/ her designee will decide whether (a) the research is appropriate for ATS community members to participate in, and if so, (b) whether ATS’s IRB should conduct its own review.

Current Members

For comments, concerns, or suggestions, please email The Provost distributes comments, concerns, or suggestions to the appropriate committee as needed.

Last modified: April 30, 2024