Administration of Radiologic Education Programs

Course Details

Course Number
RADS 5223
Section Number
RADS 5223
Spring 2014
Bridwell Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times


Dr. Jeffrey Killion (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

Course Overview: This course focuses on the planning, administration, and evaluation of

radiologic science education programs in the various disciplines or modalities. Includes topics such

as recruitment, retention and evaluation of faculty and students, accreditation issues, personnel

relations, policy and procedure development, outcomes assessment and clinical education issues.


Course Objectives: At the completion of the course, the student will be able to:

1. Describe the various types of educational programs in the Radiologic Sciences.

2. Describe the policy-making process involved in health science educational programs.

3. Construct a table of contents for a Master Plan of Education.

4. Evaluate the role of faculty in Radiologic Sciences educational programs.

5. Describe administrative responsibilities related to faculty issues.

6. Describe student services utilized by educational programs in the Radiologic Sciences.

7. Compare programmatic vs. Institutional accreditation.

8. Describe programmatic accreditations requirements.

9. Evaluate an outcomes assessment plan

10. Assess the new Draft of the Standards

Course Expectations

Class Participation and In-class Projects-10%: Each student is expected to participate in class

discussions on each topic. The quality, relevancy, and consistency of participation will be evaluated

by the course faculty. Timeliness in attending class and submitting assignments will also be



Faculty Recruitment Plan-20%: Formulate a plan for the recruitment of one (1) full-time faculty

member for the upcoming fall Semester. You have $3,500 budgeted for the entire recruitment

process and you may not exceed your budget. Requirements include but are not limited to:

1) Narrative describing in detail, all recruitment procedures including advertisement plan,

screening procedures, schedule of on-campus interview activities, interview questions, rating

scales, and the selection process.

2) Recruitment cost analysis to include travel, lodging/meals, advertisement, postage, and

any other expenses.

3) Layout and content of the ad, projected date of ad publication, and rationale for decisions

regarding ad placement, circulation, target audience, etc.

4) Project time-table for all activities involved.

Hints: You may wish to interview a program director that has had experience in faculty recruitment

prior to finalizing your plan. Do not use fictional accounting - all costs must be factual. For example,

if advertising in a specific journal or publication, include the size of the ad and the actual cost of

placing it. Report actual dates of publication. Include any other details in your plan that you think

are appropriate. The assignment is to have a standard cover page, be typed, double-spaced, and

submitted in one file electronically as a Word document.


JRCERT Standards Project-20%: Each student will review JRCERT Standards for an Accredited

Educational Program in the Radiological Sciences (or other modality). Students will write a report

identifying the strengths (pros) and weaknesses (cons) for each of the six (6) Standards. In addition,

students will justify why they agree or disagree with each Standard. The JRCERT Standards Project

is to be submitted electronically as a Word document.


Scholarly Paper-30%: Each student will develop and write a term paper that focuses on some issue

related to any aspect of Education in the Radiologic Sciences. The paper must have a standard cover

page, be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 5-10 pagers excluding the title page and

reference list. Only references from peer-reviewed resources in the last five years may be used. The

font size should not exceed 12. The entire paper must be in APA format. It is to be submitted

electronically as a Word document all in one file.


Paper Presentation-20%: Each student will develop and lead a presentation on his/her paper

topic. Each presentation will be at least fifteen (15) minutes and not more than twenty (20)

minutes in length. Presentations will occur during the second class weekend.

Grading Standards

Grading Scale:

A = 90 – 100

B = 80 – 89

C = 70 – 79

D = 60 – 69

F = 58 and below

Submission Format Policy

  • Word 97 or newer version
  • Times New Roman or other typical legible font (not Courier) (10 or 12 point for bulk of text)
  • 1” margins on all sides
  • Double-spaced
  • Standard Cover Page

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

All late assignments will be dropped one letter grade per week past the deadline and will not be accepted 3 weeks beyond the deadline.

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.

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Attendance Requirements

Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course

Other Policies

Honor System:

 RADS 5023 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 Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.


Many components of RADS 5023 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn.  Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including Internet sites, handouts and module notebooks, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.


Specific components of RADS 5023 are designed to represent the efforts of each student individually and are NOT to be shared.  These components include the case summaries and paper. Students SHOULD NOT share their efforts in ANY WAY (including but not limited to discussion, electronic files, print copies, notes, etc).  The only exception to this rule, is during the final class presentations.


When students submit their efforts (paper and case summaries) for grading, they are attesting that they have abided by this rule.


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 product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes.

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, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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