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Fifty Years of Trends and Issues in TR/RT Higher Education (.1 CEUs)

The session will provide a brief overview of the history of higher education in TR/RT and a longitudinal study that has occurred over the past 50 years; current trends and the status of higher education in TR/RT related to students, faculty and positions, and curriculum (e.g. covering various degree levels including BS/MS accelerated degrees, online instruction, numbers of courses, accreditation, etc.); where higher education in TR/RT may be heading in the future; and concerns, solutions, and ideas for the future in light of the effects from the pandemic. This discussion is needed profession-wide and is crucial to the future and advancement of the profession.

Upon completion of the module, participants will be able to:
1. Identify at least two historical trends from the past fifty years in higher education in TR/RT
2. Discuss at least two current and/or future trends in higher education in TR/RT
3. Give an example of concern and possible solution to address such a concern in higher education in TR/RT