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
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 Spring Semester, 2010. 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.
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) OR 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, the guide
sheet, and the 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.
A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69
F = 58 and below
Deadlines for submission of assignments are provided in this syllabus. Failure to comply with established deadlines may result in a grade reduction.
Without exception, students MUST attend and participate in both graduate seminar weekends to receive credit for this course
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.