By Riess Potterveld
Last week at the Biennial meeting of the Association of Theological Schools, comparative data was presented from 1981 and 2011 (a thirty-year span). While we have been looking carefully at this data over the past year and a half, it is worth reviewing from time to time.
The number of students in the Master of Divinity degree program across North America was: 50,559 in 1981 and is now 74,193 in 2011 – having declined for six years in a row from a high of 81,000.
By Jay Emerson Johnson, Faculty Lecturer in Theology and Culture
What if this picture were the future of all PSR/GTU classrooms? Get rid of the desks; replace them with round tables, all “smart.” What if we issued an iPad or tablet to all students?
You can watch a slideshow of the people and places we met on our second learning journey here. Our day showed us how much innovation and interesting work is already going on right around us, off “Holy Hill” on the UC campus, in areas that converge with PSR’s historic identity and future orientation: areas like ethically-informed social change work; critical thinking on culture, global citizenship, and the place of religious institutions; and the creative use of arts and technology to effect broader institutional change.