Radiological Sciences

Results of Assessment

2010-2011

Student Learning Assessed 2010-11

  1. Provide the knowledge, skills and judgment to render quality health care services.
  2. Processes a broad knowledge of the professional discipline.
  3. Maintain professional competency through life long learning.
  4. Possess knowledge of current practices and demonstrates clinical competency prior to graduation.
  5. Apply didactic and clinical knowledge and skills effectively.
  6. Have acquired a sense of professionalism and a desire to learn.
  7. Appreciate racial, cultural and human diversity.
  8. Promote the value of human dignity and ethical conduct with regards to patient care.

General Description of Data Collected and Reviewed 2010-2011

  1. Internal Assessment Measures:
    • Successful completion of all program didactic and clinical courses
    • Clinical Competency Evaluations
    • Student Retention Rates
    • Personal and Professional Growth Assessment
    • WSU Graduating Student Outcomes Survey
  2. External Assessment Measures:
    • Job Placement
    • Professional Certification Scores 2010-11

Radiography 96%
Radiation Therapy 85%
DMS Medical 100%
DMS Cardiac 100%
Nuclear medicine 100%
CT 92%
MRI 100%
Cardiovascular 100%
State Limited permit 100%
Mammography 100%
RPA 94%

    • Student Exit Surveys
    • Advisory Committee
    • Student clinical education site evaluation
    • Faculty/Lab Manager clinical education site visits
    • Number of Radiography students continuing their education in new modality
    • Utah State practical technician examination results

Description of When the Faculty Discussed These Results

  1. All assessment information is discussed monthly at regularly scheduled department faculty meetings.
  2. Twice annually the department holds an all day planning meeting to discuss changes and improvements to the programs within the Department.
  3. Advisory Committee meetings are held each semester.
  4. Individual clinical site issues are discussed regularly with clinical faculty.
  5. Appropriate information is shared with students annually during student orientation, during the semester as warranted and/or with student organization leadership.

Implications These Results Have On the Department and Changes Made

1.         Student evaluation of clinical education sites has been reviewed with each of the clinical sites and changes made to better facilitate the clinical education for students. Additional student rotations and new clinical sites were added in the specialty and 2 year program programs to maintain student enrollment numbers.

2.         Faculty teaching loads continue to be evaluated and re-assignments made when appropriate. Two new soft money faculty lines will be hired in 2012 to assist with course loads and allow program growth and development.

3.         Additional, adjunct faculty, lab assistants and graduate teaching assistant have been utilized to alleviated the teaching load of the faculty and travel to clinical sites

4.         Changes were made to streamline the student Orientation procedures, clinical placements, and required information, shot records, and background checks.

5.         The clinical competency evaluation system requiring the verification of clinical competency by the radiologist or the supervising technologist continues to be revised and streamlined.

6.         All courses in the Department of Radiologic Sciences are now technology blended and continue to be developed to include more power point presentation, chi tester based testing and web assisted delivery. Additionally, the program is looking at evaluation process for these course offerings.  The department is also looking at recruitment, retention and degree completion with the independent study programs.

7.         With the assistance of the Departments advisory committee the Department is continuing to develop the Masters of Science Radiologic sciences program. Twenty Five students will complete the degree in April of 2012, eighteen are currently enrolled and around twenty five will be selected for the fall of 2012.

8.         The Department is recruiting a Masters of Science in Radiologic Sciences Graduate Enrollment Director to begin working in the spring of 2012.

9.         Course offering in PAC’s administration and image data reconstruction has been implemented. Computers and other hardware and software has been obtained to further develop this area

10.       Long Range Plan for the Department is being developed in concert with the goals and long range plan of Dumke College of Health Profession and the new Northwest Standards for the University.

11.       The Department has worked closely with the development office to foster new relationships for potential donors for the Department of Radiologic Sciences. This has yielded several new scholarships and identified other potential donors.

12.       Three faculty in the department are now enrolled to Doctoral programs to meet the future growth of the department and provide additional support for graduate and undergraduate research.

 

Student Learning Outcomes To Be Assessed 2010-2011

  1. Provide the knowledge, skills and judgment to render quality health care services.

Internal Assessment Measures:

    1. Successful completion of all clinical and didactic program courses. (annually)
    2. WSU Graduating Student Outcomes Survey (annually)
    3. Work Keys Examination
    4. Student Retention Rates

External Assessment Measures:

    1. Employer Survey (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
    2. Job Placement (annually)
    3. Graduate Survey (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
    4. Professional Certification Scores (annually)
  1. Processes a broad knowledge of the professional discipline.

Internal Assessment Measures:

    1. Successful Completion of Radtec 2942, Career Planning and New Technologies. (annually)
    2. Successful Completion of Radtec 3463, Computerized Imaging. (annually)
    3. Successful Completion of Radtec DV3003, Psycho-Social Medicine. (annually)
    4. Successful Completion of Radtec 1022, Introduction to Radiologic Technology. (annually)
    5. Clinical education rotation assessment (annually)

External Assessment Measures:

    1. Number of students continuing in the Bachelor’s of Science programs (annually)
    2. Graduate surveys (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
    3. Exit surveys (annually)
  1. Maintain professional competency through life long learning.

Internal Assessment Measures:

    1. Successful completion of Radtec: 2861-2866 Clinical Education. (annually-end of each semester)
    2. All clinical education courses/internships offered in the advanced Radiologic Sciences programs. (Annually-end of each semester)

External Assessment Measures:

    1. Graduate Surveys (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
  1. Possess knowledge of current practices and demonstrates clinical competency prior to graduation.

Internal Assessment Measures:

    1. Successful completion of Radtec: 2861-2866 Clinical Education. (annually-end of each semester)
    2. All clinical education courses/internships offered in the advanced Radiologic Sciences programs. (annually-end of each semester)

External Assessment Measures:

    1. Advisory Committee Meetings (three times annually)
    2. Meeting ARRT Competency Requirements (annually)
    3. Meeting ASRT professional curricula requirements (annually)
    4. Student exit surveys (annually)
    5. Student Clinical Evaluations (annually)
  1. Apply didactic and clinical knowledge and skills effectively.

Internal Assessment Measures:

    1. Successful Completion of Radtec 1601-1681 Lab. (annually-end of each semester)
    2. Successful Completion of Radtec 2861-2866 Clinical Education. (annually-end of each semester)
    3. Clinical Competency evaluations (annually-end of each semester)
    4. Personal and professional Growth Assessments (annually-end of each semester)
    5. Student Retention Rates

External Assessment Measures:

    1. Employer Surveys (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
    2. Advisory Committee (annually-three times a year)
    3. Job Placements (annually)
    4. Student Exit surveys (annually)
  1. Have acquired a sense of professionalism and a desire to learn.

Internal Assessment Measures:

    1. Personal and Professional Growth (annually-end of each semester)
    2. Clinical Competency assessment (annually-end of each semester)

External Assessment Measures:

    1. Number of students completing higher degree’s (annually)
    2. Number of students obtaining additional certifications (annually)
    3. Graduate surveys (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
    4. Employer surveys (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
  1. Appreciate racial, cultural and human diversity.

Internal Assessment Measures:

    1. Successful completion of Radtec 1022, Introduction to Radiologic Technology. (annually)
    2. Successful completion of Radtec 2043, Patient Care and Assessment. (annually)
    3. Successful completion of Radtec 2861-2866 Clinical Education. (annually)
    4. Successful completion of Radtec 2992, Patient Case Studies. (annually)
    5. Successful completion of Radtec DV3003, Psycho-Social Medicine (annually)
    6. Personal and professional Growth Assessment. (annually-end of each semester)

External Assessment Measures:

    1. Employer Survey (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
    2. Advisory Committee (annually-three times a year)
    3. Graduate Survey (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)
  1. Promote the value of human dignity and ethical conduct with regards to patient care.

Internal Assessment Measures:

    1. Successful completion of Radtec 1022, Introduction to Radiologic Technology. (annually)
    2. Successful completion of Radtec 1502-1542 Anatomy and Patient Positioning. (annually-each semester)
    3. Successful completion of Radtec 2043, Patient Care and Assessment. (annually)
    4. Successful completion of Radtec DV3003, Psycho-Social Medicine (annually)

External Assessment Measures:

    1. Advisory Committee (annually-three times a year)
    2. Employer Survey (conducted every 3 years,--next survey 2014)

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