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Continuous Quality Improvement in Radiology

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 4633
Section Number
RADS 4633
Semester
Summer I 2017
Location
Bridwell Hall
Professor
Vicki Sanders MSRS, RRA, RT(R)(CV)(CT) (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Overview


This course is a study of the principles and methodologies of continuous quality improvement. A comparison with traditional quality assurance will be included as well as implementation standards to satisfy The Joint Commission.

 

Course Objectives


Being a professional means making an investment in your profession. With today's patient being much more informed about health care, and much more discerning about treatment appropriateness and quality, it is vital that you rise to meet the challenges of the patient and health care delivery. As a working technologist, you will be asked to do more with less--more examinations, more patients, in much less time--without compromising quality. As a department director, you will be expected to provide the highest quality care in your department, with fewer people and a great deal less financial support.

The changes that have to be made to allow this to happen will be difficult and many times painful. This course is an overview of the concept of continuous quality improvement and how changes can be made without increasing the difficulty and pain.

 

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Delineate the role of the health care manager in continuous quality improvement.
  • Describe the 8 step model for continuous quality improvement.
  • Apply the tools used in implementing a continuous quality improvement program.
  • Identify the barriers to successful continuous quality improvement.
  • Analyze a scenario for the existence of a problem, customer identification, customer needs and expectations, and possible solutions.
  • Generate solutions for a problem using relevant tools and procedures.

 

Teaching Strategies


Independent reading assignments, Desire2Learn (D2L) modules, Video presentations, Discussion threads, Open book module quizzes, and a Closed book proctored final exam are used in this course.

Course Expectations

Course Requirements


The student must:

  • Complete reading assignments and watch instructional videos.
  • Successfully complete the required online examinations, including a proctored final exam.
  • Participate in asynchronous discussion threads.
  • Meet all submission deadlines.

 

Grading Standards

Course Requirements


The student must:

  • Complete reading assignments and watch instructional videos.
  • Successfully complete the required online examinations, including a proctored final exam.
  • Participate in asynchronous discussion threads.
  • Meet all submission deadlines.

 

Evaluation


Grade distribution

  • 40%     D2L open book module quizzes
  • 15%     Discussion board postings and responses
  • 45%     Proctored D2L comprehensive closed book final exam

 

Grade Scale

A = 100 - 90

B = 89 - 80

C = 79 - 70

D = 69 - 60

F = 59 and below

Grading Cycle

All assignments are graded together as a group to maintain a higher level of consistency. Grading begins on the first business day after a due date, outside of university holidays and professional meetings, and is typically completed before the next due date. You may track your progress through the Gradebook in D2L.

 

Feedback

Feedback varies throughout the course. The News section of the course is where the instructor will send messages to the entire class. It is best to set up your D2L account to receive an email notification (to the email of your choice) when News items are posted, so the student does not miss important updates.

  1. Click the down arrow in the News section on the 4633 course home page
  2. Select Notifications
  3. Check the box next to “News - new item available” and any other boxes you wish to receive an email notification for.
  4. Check the email address you wish to send email notifications. If you need to change this, select “change your email settings” and enter the new email address. This should be an email address you check frequently.

You are welcome to email questions to clarify concepts or look for further explanations. If I come across repeated questions I will provide feedback or supplementary resources in the News section of the course so that everyone can benefit from it. You might look there first, because your question may be located there.

 

Late Work

Due Dates.  Assignments must be submitted by 23:59 (11:59 pm) Central Standard Time, on scheduled due dates in the course schedule. If a student fails to meet a deadline the student will receive no (0) credit for the assignment not submitted on time.

 

Emergency Extension. If the student has a major event such as a death in the family, illness, hospitalization, or other extenuating circumstances, he/she must email the instructor at vicki.sanders@mwsu.edu  as soon as possible on or before the scheduled due date. The instructor will grant extensions on an individual basis. If an extension is granted, typically the following guidelines will be followed.

1.) The assignment may be up to one week late and still qualify for full credit. After the one week extension has passed ten points per day can be deducted until the assignment is no longer worth any credit.

2.) When the assignment is completed, you must send a follow-up email to let the instructor know it is ready to grade. Failure to notify the instructor could lead to a grade of zero.

3.) Avoid End of Course Late Work: Please note there are University deadlines for submitting grades at the end of the semester. All work must be turned in at least a week before grades must be posted.

4.) Since this course relies heavily on interaction between students in the discussion board, if extenuating circumstances will prevent the student from participating, an alternate assignment may be considered at the discretion of the instructor.

 

Technical Difficulties


On occasion, you may experience problems accessing D2L or class files located within D2L, Internet service connection problems, and/or other computer related problems. Make the instructor aware of a technical problem as soon as possible. If a problem occurs on our end, such as D2L failure, then a due date extension will typically be granted. Dropbox assignments that can be attached in an email should be emailed to the professor as soon as a problem is encountered. Failure to do so may result in points being lost.

For help:

  • Use the D2L help link in D2L
  • Contact your Instructor
  • And for other computer access issues, contact information systems at http://www.mwsu.edu/it/

 

Submission Format Policy

CLASS ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS


Order of Content

Since this course is highly interactive between students with much of the learning occurring in the discussion boards, students are required to complete the course content by the dates listed in the course schedule.

 

See the Course Schedule for specific information about activities and due dates. Late work is not accepted and a zero (0) will be recorded after the due date. It is strongly suggest you do not wait to the last minute to complete assignments.

 

If extenuating circumstances occur that may cause a delay in completing an assignment or quiz by the deadline the student should contact the instructor before the assignment is due (see the section on late work above); such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis.

 

HIPAA requirement: Do not place ANY patient name on your assignments. Any proper name that appears on an assignment, other than yours will be considered a HIPAA violation and the assignment grade may be dropped to as low as a zero, depending on the severity of the violation.

Introduction-Start Here!

In the course shell you must visit all four items in this section before continuing on with the modules. This brief introduction will get you started with the navigation and expectations of this course. Read the welcome document, review the syllabus, complete your introductions, and then take the four (4) question self-assessment quiz (the self-assessment quiz is not graded, but is required).

 

Introductions (required)

Introduce yourselves in the introduction discussion board and reply to at least two (2) of your peers by the due date in the course schedule. There are a wide variety of technologists in this course from entry-level to seasoned technologists, and a wide variety of technologists with experience in differing modalities. Please tell us about your radiology experience/s and connect with each other to enhance your learning.

You may also share personal information about yourself if you would like, such as hobbies, unique talents, or a picture of pets or family. Personal information is strictly optional.

 

After your introductions, students may continue to use this discussion area to talk, network, or to ask each other questions.

 

Modules

The course content is divided into six (6) individual Modules. Each module contains a study guide, an associated quiz, and a discussion topic.

See the Course Schedule at the end of this syllabus for all deadlines.

 

Independent Reading and Instructional Videos

Each module contains a study guide. These are your main sources of instruction.

Each study guide has objectives the student should pay close attention to while reviewing each module. At the end of each study guide there are some important key items listed that the student should review in addition to the objectives before attempting the associated quiz.

 

Several video files are embedded within the study guides to help you better understand the various charts, graphs, and content. When you click on these, a second window will open to display the video. When finished watching, just close that window and you can return to the course content. Note: the videos can take up to a few minutes to load. Please be patient as they really can be helpful. If you are unable to open them, you may have to enable pop-ups or you may have to change your browser

 

Module Quizzes -40%

When a student has reviewed a module and is ready for the quiz, he or she will log on to D2L and receive a customized timed module quiz consisting of randomized multiple choice questions. It is important to know the module content before attempting the module quizzes because they are timed.

 

Quiz questions will be from information learned in the modules. Be sure to read the study guides, practice applying and using the information learned, and watch associated video presentations. Review the important key items and the objectives before attempting a quiz.

 

Due dates.

The first three (3) quizzes are open the day that classes begin. In the middle of the semester the first three (3) quizzes will close and the last three (3) quizzes will open. Be sure to start the quizzes well in advance of the close time for the exams. If you are not finished by the time the exam period closes, the exam you are working on will shut down even if you have not finished. Also, save your answers continuously to avoid losing your answers.

 

Quizzes not completed by the due dates, will receive a zero (0). Under no circumstances will an extension be made to complete quizzes not completed by the close date. Students should contact the instructor in extenuating circumstances before the close date of the quizzes; such cases will be dealt with on an individual basis (see the section on late work). All quizzes must be completed before taking the Final Exam. See the course schedule for the due dates for the quizzes.

 

Technical problems. If technical issues occur (cannot see an image, cannot see your grade, etc.) sometimes the easiest solution is to see if the issue can be corrected by simply changing browsers. Fewer occurrences have been noted by using Firefox as a browser for D2L.

 

If students have technical difficulties during a quiz, they should use the Help link at the top toolbar in D2L, contact the MSU Information Systems Support Staff (http://www.mwsu.edu/it/), and send an email to the course instructor explaining what happened. Screen shots and/or taking a picture of your screen may help in diagnosing the problem.

 

Scores. Quiz scores will be available immediately after a student submits his or her quiz for grading. Note: Keep in mind that even though the quizzes are multiple choices, the final exam is in a short essay/application format. Be sure to review the concepts from the quizzes as if you were applying them to real world applications. Practice doing this as you move through the course.

 

If a student finds a faulty quiz test item or believes that a quiz question has been scored incorrectly, he or she should send an email to the course instructor that includes the following:

  • Module Quiz Number (I -VI)
  • Answer the Student Thinks Should be Correct
  • Rationale Supporting Why the Student's Answer is Correct
  • Page numbers must be included when referencing the textbook in a rationale

 

After reviewing the case, if the course instructor thinks a revision is justified, the student's quiz score will be revised to reflect the additional points and the test bank will be updated.

 

Comprehensive Final Exam- 45%

All quizzes must be completed before the Final Exam is taken.

 

Exam Format

  • The proctored comprehensive final examination is closed book, and in an essay/application format.
  • The exam is a timed, 2 hour (120 min) test.
  • The comprehensive exam will be administered using Desire2Learn (D2L) and ProctorU online proctoring service.
  • To prepare for this exam:
      • The goal by the end of this course is to acquire truly usable problem-solving skills that will work for you and help you transform your workplace. The final will challenge you and test the knowledge you have gained this semester.
      • The final has been derived from the entire content of this course. Review all of your quizzes, your study guides, and your discussion exercises.
      • You will be given directions concerning a narrow-focused problem supplied by your instructor, and then you will have several tasks to complete regarding the problem.
      • You will be required to identify the problem and work through that problem using the skills you have obtained throughout the semester.
      • You will need to be able to identify your customers, prioritize them, understand the consequences of not satisfying their needs, and analyze the given problem.
      • You will need to critically look at the PDCA model and be able to work a problem thoroughly through that model.
      • You will need to be familiar with the tools you have learned about and be able to apply them to your problem.
      • The final will test you over all problem-solving techniques and tools contained in the course.

 

What to Bring

  • You may bring scratch paper with only ProctorU’s phone number on it.
  • No smart watches or any other electronic devices will be allowed.
  • Students are not allowed to print the final exam.
  • No textbooks or notes may be used.

 

ProctorU Scheduling

  • The comprehensive proctored final exam will be administered using Desire2Learn (D2L) and ProctorU online proctoring.
  • You may schedule your exam for any time within the testing dates in the course schedule. You must have ALL of your course work complete when you take your final or the final will not be accessible in D2L.
  • For ProctorU instructions, please read the ProctorU student instruction guide at http://www.proctoru.com/portal/mwsu/index.php
  • Be aware certain equipment is required. Review the ProctorU instructions as soon as possible.
  • Contact a ProctorU representative to check your equipment and bandwidth real time before your test date. If anything changes after this check (new computer, updates, ISP changes, etc.), REPEAT the check.
  • ProctorU allows you to take an exam on demand or by appointment. All appointments should be made at least three days in advance. To make an appointment, simply create an account at http://www.proctoru.com/portal/mwsu/index.php.
    • Once logged in, click on the “new exam” link and select the exam, date, and time you desire.
    • You must submit payment (based on the length of the exam) at that time- usually about $25.00.
    • You will receive an email confirming your reservation at the email address you provided to ProctorU.
    • Reservations made within 72 hours of an exam are subject to a $5 late registration fee.
    • Students without an appointment can take their exam on demand within 15, 30 or 45 minutes by using ProctorU’s convenient Take it Now feature. This premier feature is designed to give students added convenience and costs $8.75. Late registrations and Take it Now features are subject to availability. Note: If a proctor is not available because you did not schedule your exam in advance, the final is considered missed and a grade of zero will be given.
  • Be mindful when you schedule your final exam. If you schedule the exam outside of the five (5) day work week (M-F), there may be no one at MSU available to help if you have technical problems. Late submissions will not be accepted.

 

Technical problems

  • If you are disconnected during your exam, you must immediately send an email to your professor, and immediately contact ProctorU by phone. All exams are monitored and a log is created by the proctor and by D2L.
  • *All times will be documented*
  • The exam must be taken within the scheduled test dates, regardless of any technical issues that may arise. This is the student’s responsibility.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • A suggestion is to take the exam during the first days it is available (listed below) to avoid receiving a zero due to technical issues. If you have to reschedule, it must be within the scheduled dates and times.

 

All course requirements must be completed before a grade is awarded. Students must complete the final and all course work by the dates published in the course schedule.

 

 


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Late Work

Due Dates.  Assignments must be submitted by 23:59 (11:59 pm) Central Standard Time, on scheduled due dates in the course schedule. If a student fails to meet a deadline the student will receive no (0) credit for the assignment not submitted on time.

 

Emergency Extension. If the student has a major event such as a death in the family, illness, hospitalization, or other extenuating circumstances, he/she must email the instructor at vicki.sanders@mwsu.edu  as soon as possible on or before the scheduled due date. The instructor will grant extensions on an individual basis. If an extension is granted, typically the following guidelines will be followed.

1.) The assignment may be up to one week late and still qualify for full credit. After the one week extension has passed ten points per day can be deducted until the assignment is no longer worth any credit.

2.) When the assignment is completed, you must send a follow-up email to let the instructor know it is ready to grade. Failure to notify the instructor could lead to a grade of zero.

3.) Avoid End of Course Late Work: Please note there are University deadlines for submitting grades at the end of the semester. All work must be turned in at least a week before grades must be posted.

4.) Since this course relies heavily on interaction between students in the discussion board, if extenuating circumstances will prevent the student from participating, an alternate assignment may be considered at the discretion of the instructor.

 

All course requirements must be completed before a grade is awarded. Students must complete the final and all course work by the dates published in the course schedule.

 

Note: All assignments received are considered complete and will be graded as such. Any decision of the instructor is final and there will be no further changes made.

 

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance


This is an online course and there are no mandatory sessions. However, the student should be vigilant in logging in to D2L. Regular checks  will ensure that messages from the instructor are received in a timely manner.

Requesting an Incomplete

The last opportunity to drop this course with a grade of “W” is 4:00pm on July 13, 2017. Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for details about receiving a grade of “Incomplete” in a course. In an emergency or extenuating circumstance, a student may request a grade of “Incomplete” in a course before grades are submitted. If the instructor grants the “Incomplete,” the student has until thirty (30) days after the beginning of the next long semester to complete the course requirements. If the student does not complete the course requirements within the deadline, the grade of “Incomplete” will automatically convert into a grade of “F”.

Other Policies

Special Needs


In accordance with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Midwestern State University endeavors to make reasonable adjustments in its policies, practices, services, and facilities to ensure equal opportunity for qualified persons with disabilities to participate in all educational programs and activities.

 

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations, and serves as a liaison for students, instructors, and staff. The ODS has assistive devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software which can be loaned to qualified individuals. A student/employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Services in the Counseling Center, Clark Student Center Room 168 (940)397-4140 https://mwsu.edu/student- life/disability/  Documentation of disability from a competent professional is required.

 

Individuals with grievances related to discrimination or lack of accommodation on the basis of a disability are encouraged to resolve the problem directly with the area involved. If the matter remains unresolved, advice and/or assistance will be provided by the Office of Disability Services for resolution. The grievance procedure may be found in the Student Handbook and Activities Calendar.

 

The ADA Coordinator may be contacted at (940)397-4140, or 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 168.

 

Administrative Process


Unresolved issues related to this course should be first addressed between the student and the course instructor. If there is no resolution, students must follow this sequence:

  1. Interim Department Chair – Debra Wynne (940-397-4608)
  2. College Dean - Dr. Jeff Killion (940-397-4679)
  3.  Dean of Students – Matthew Park (940-397-7500)

 

Honor System


RADS 4633 adheres to the MSU Code of Conduct.

In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student's participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code. All  components  of  RADS 4633 are designed to  represent  the  efforts  of  each  student individually and are NOT to be shared, copied, or plagiarized from other sources. When students submit their efforts for grading, they are attesting they abided by this rule.

 

Cheating includes, but is not limited to,

  • Use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations;
  • Dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or
  • The acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.

 

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to,

  • The use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and in the reference list,
  • The published or unpublished works of another person.
  • Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses.
  • The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism.1

 

Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.

 

Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism. If you have any questions about what constitutes plagiarism, please consult:

References

1 iParadigms. (2014). What is plagiarism? Retrieved from http://www.plagiarism.org/plagiarism- 101/what-is-plagiarism

 

The instructor will be using an online plagiarism checker in this course.

 

PLEASE NOTE

By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include, but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work/ project in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.

 

Senate Bill 11


Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at http://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.

 

RADS 4633-Summer 2017- Course Schedule


Date

Activity

* Note: These are Central Times*

June 5

Module Quizzes 1, 2, & 3 are Open

The first three unit quizzes are available from June 5-July 7. Quizzes become available on the date specified and expire at 23:59 on the closing date.

Module 1- Quality Improvement Development and Principles

June 9

Self-Assessment Quiz due by 23:59

June 9

Introductions in Discussion Board by 23:59

Module 1 Discussion-Original Post – Goal Date

June 15

Module 1 Discussions end 23:59

Module 1 Quiz – Goal Date

Module 2- Characteristics and Roles of the Quality Manager and Skills That Enable Effective Quality Management

June 16

Module 2 Discussion-Original Post – Goal Date

June 22

Module 2 Discussions end 23:59

Module 2 Quiz – Goal Date

Module 3 - The Management Model

June 23

Module 3 Discussion-Original Post – Goal Date

June 29

Module 3 Discussions end 23:59

Module 3 Quiz – Goal Date

July 7

Modules 1-3 Quizzes due by 23:59

July 8

Module Quizzes 4,5, & 6 are Open

The second three unit quizzes are available from July 7- August 4. Quizzes become available on the date specified and expire at 23:59 on the closing date.

Module 4 - Developing Measures to Monitor Performance

July 7

Module 4 Discussion-Original Post – Goal Date

July 13

Module 4 Discussions end 23:59

Module 4 Quiz – Goal Date

Module 5 - The Manager's Tool Kit - Part One

July 13

Drop day

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” by 4:00 p.m. CST

July 14

Module 5 Discussion-Original Post – Goal Date

July 20

Module 5 Discussions end 23:59

Module 5 Quiz – Goal Date

Module 6 - The Manager's Tool Kit - Part Two

July 21

Module 6 Discussion-Original Post – Goal Date

July 27

Module 6 Discussions end 23:59

Module 6 Quiz – Goal Date

August 4

Modules 4-6 Quizzes due by 23:59

August 5- August 10

Final exam

Closed Book Proctored Final Exam

The exam must be complete and submitted for grading by 1700 CST on August 10, 2017.

(2 hours, essay/application format, all quizzes must be complete, before taking the final)

 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.