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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Share your views with Panel on Theological Education.

Monday, September 24, is the deadline for input to a survey I sure wish I had known about sooner. The UUA's Panel on Theological Education, which is currently reviewing funding priorities that support ministerial and theological education, is conducting an online survey. Here's the introduction:

The Panel on Theological Education (POTE) has traditionally supported the formation of new ministers through financial support of the two UU theological schools: Meadville Lombard Theological School and Starr King School for the Ministry. The UUA Board of Trustees passed a motion at its April 2007, meeting, directing the POTE to present recommendations to the Board that would make the funding of ministerial formation, development, and excellence in ministry the first priority for the use of the Panel's resources, rather than the current singular focus on institutional support for theological schools. The POTE is conducting this survey to gather information from a wide variety of interested UU groups concerning how best to support ministerial formation, development and to foster excellence in ministry. The survey results will help the POTE develop recommendations on ways to fund efforts that will encourage excellence throughout a ministerís career. The survey will be available September 19–24. It should take around 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your opinions on this topic with us.

Needless to say, don't wait: Take the survey today!

For background, here's some reporting on the UUA board's recent actions regarding theological education: "Board shifts priorities for theological education" (5.7.07) and "UUA board cuts funds to seminaries" (6.22.07).

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 23 September 2007 at 9:14 PM

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Lois Reborne:

September 24, 2007 11:13 AM | Permalink for this comment

Gee, Philocrites, if you just heard about this survey, don't you wonder to whom it was promoted in a timely way?

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